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See schedule for: Monday, 8 April | Tuesday, 9 April | Wednesday, 10 April

Monday, 8 April  
13:40 – 14:00 Welcome Address
Main Building: Great Hall
Presenters: William Chesser, VitalSource and Professor Dame Julia King, Aston University
14:00 – 15:00 Blackboard Keynote
Main Building: Great Hall
Presenters: Matt Small, Blackboard and Jessica Finnefrock, Blackboard
15:30 – 16:15 Text to Teach - How to Ride to Success Through a Perfect Storm
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Brian Hipkin, Regent's College
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15:30 – 16:15 Learning Content in the Cloud: An Introduction to Blackboard xpLor – A Cross-Platform Learning Object Repository and Authoring Environment
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Rich Caccavale, Blackboard Product Marketing and Tim Tomlinson, Blackboard Cloud Services
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15:30 – 16:15 Engage Everyone, Every Time, Everywhere: The Blackboard Collaborate Roadmap
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Sheetal Chudasama, Blackboard Collaborate; Marlen Rittiner, Blackboard Collaborate; Jon Taylor, Aston Business School
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15:30 – 16:15 Many into One Does Work: Why and How to Present Disparate Content on One Page Using Building Blocks
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Ashley Wright, Newcastle University and Paul Pattison, Newcastle University
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15:30 – 16:15 St. Petersburg State University Blackboard Educational Project
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Yulia Leevik and Ivan Grigoriev, St. Petersburg State University
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16:25 – 17:10 Workplace Learning: Using Students' Mobile Phones to Support Learning Outside the Classroom
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Debbie Holley, Anglia Ruskin University
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16:25 – 17:10 The Online Learning Student Experience – Expanding the Reach of a World-Class Education
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Rob Robinson, Blackboard
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16:25 – 17:10 The Use of Blackboard Assessments in Aiding and Guiding Virtual Microscopy Histology Labs
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Joost Koedam, University Medical Centre Utrecht
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16:25 – 17:10 To Mobility and Beyond…
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Bert Coenen, KU Leuven
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16:25 – 17:10 The Best Practice: eLearning Standards at Zagreb School of Economics and Management
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Karmela Aleksic-Maslac, Zagreb School of Economics and Management
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17:20 – 18:20 Keynote
Main Building: Great Hall
Presenter: Jessica Poettcker, National Union of Students UK
18:20 – 20:00 Welcome Reception
Exhibit Hall, Aston Business School Restaurant
18:20 – 20:00 Poster Session: Using Blackboard to Deliver Effective Online Ethics CPD
Exhibit Hall, Aston Business School Restaurant
Presenter: Megan Kime, University of Leeds
18:20 – 20:00 Poster Session: Deployment and Evaluation of the Blackboard Learn 9.1 System at the University of Hradec Kralove
Exhibit Hall, Aston Business School Restaurant
Presenter: Petr Tucnik, University of Hradec Kralove
Tuesday, 9 April  
09:00 – 10:00 Blackboard Learn Roadmap
Main Building: Great Hall
10:40 – 11:25 Using Blackboard Collaborate to Engage Postgraduate CPD and eLearning Students
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Chris Blackmore, Graham McElearney, and Andy Tattersall, University of Sheffield
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10:40 – 11:25 WileyPLUS and Blackboard: Engaging, Motivating and Improving Outcomes for Students
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: James Nicholas, Wiley
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10:40 – 11:25 Blackboard: A Software AND Content Distribution Company
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Rich Caccavale, Blackboard Cloud Services and Emily Lange, Blackboard Learn Product Marketing, Partnerships
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10:40 – 11:25 Dream, Plan, Achieve with Blackboard Mobile Learn
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Alice Bird and Alex Spiers, Liverpool John Moores University
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10:40 – 11:25 Is Your Communication Strategy Future-Proof?
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Margot Hirsch, Vice President of Connect International
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11:35 – 12:20 Supporting Interaction Between Language Learners
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Teresa MacKinnon, University of Warwick
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11:35 – 12:20 Digital Textbook Programs: Best Practices
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Jeni Evans, VitalSource and William Chesser, VitalSource
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11:35 – 12:20 E3: Elevating use of eLearning, eSubmission, eMarking and eFeedback
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Gillian Fielding, University of Salford
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11:35 – 12:20 Nomophobia: The Disease Affecting Your Students That No One Talks About
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Emily Wilson, Blackboard Mobile
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11:35 – 12:20 The Known Unknowns: Discovering What Our Blackboard Users are Doing Through Monitoring with EesyAnalytics
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Peter Obee, Cardiff University
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13:30 – 14:15 Help I Need Somebody: A Study Into the Effectiveness of Blackboard Collaborate Instant Messaging for Tutorial and Pastoral Support
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Dominic Gore and Matthew Northall, University College Birmingham
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13:30 – 14:15 How to Help Your Instructors in Finding the Right Tools in Blackboard
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Jiska Bomans-Memelink and Klazine Verdonschot, Leiden University
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13:30 – 14:15 Online Assessment Incorporating Reflective Practice and Teamwork: Technology-Enhancing Learning in the Final Semester
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Cicely Roche, Trinity College Dublin
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13:30 – 14:15 Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Are we Blue?: University of Leicester's VLE Re-launch
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Nichola Hayes, University of Leicester
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13:30 – 14:15 Easy Analysis within Blackboard
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Ruud Koopmans and Leen van Kaam, Saxion
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14:25 – 15:55 Is Your Blackboard Getting Its 5-a-Day? Planning and Controlling Your SIS Integration
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Nicola Randles, Rob Oakes and Gareth Hall, Staffordshire University
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14:25 – 15:55 Designing, Developing and Implementing a MOOC on CourseSites
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Luke Miller, University of Sheffield and Sarah Bishop-Root, Blackboard CourseSites
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14:25 – 15:55 Mobile Incident Registrations Synced with the Blackboard Content System to be Reflected with Peers
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Jeroen ten Haaf, Maastricht University
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14:25 – 15:55 Blackboard Collaborate Workshop
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Sheetal Chudasama, Blackboard Collaborate and Jon Taylor, Aston Business School
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16:30 – 17:15 Learning Analytics in the Agile Institution
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Kent Chan, Blackboard Analytics
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16:30 – 17:15 Get more from Managed Hosting – One Stop Support
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Jan-Willem van der Zalm, Blackboard Managed Hosting
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16:30 – 17:15 Demonstration of Blue Software for the Automation of Surveys and Course Evaluations
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Francois Beneteau, eXplorance Inc.
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16:30 – 17:15 Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Video
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Panopto
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16:30 – 17:15 Results-Driven Innovation: The McGraw-Hill Education Blackboard Building Block
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Kiltie Tompkins, Blackboard Partnerships
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Wednesday, 10 April  
09:00 – 10:30 My Blackboard: Building Community in New Ways
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: John Hendy, Blackboard Consulting
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09:00 – 10:30 Building an Exemplary Course
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Sheryn Anthes, Blackboard Learn and Sarah Bishop-Root, Blackboard CourseSites
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09:00 – 10:30 Higher-Ed Institutions Use Blackboard and VitalSource Bookshelf Content Option to Solve Enterprise-level eTextbook Distribution
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Rick Johnson, VitalSource
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09:00 – 10:30 Teaching or Learning: Where is the Value in Video? Show Me What Blackboard and Kaltura MediaSpace Can Solve
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Kaltura
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09:00 – 10:30 Blackboard Rubrics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Adel Gordon, University of Northampton and Pepijn Kalis, Blackboard
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11:00 – 11:45 Where's Wally? Why Structure is Important in Blackboard Sites
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Rob Howe and Lee Jones, The University of Northampton
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11:00 – 11:45 New Connections and Spaces: Developing a Data Exchange System to Support Innovations within Blackboard
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Jim Turner and Jack Butterworth, Liverpool John Moores University
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11:00 – 11:45 Delivering a Self-Service Blackboard Course Administration System Across a Large Institution
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Cath Dyson and Christopher White, University of Manchester
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11:00 – 11:45 Engaging Communities
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Mary Jacob, Aberystwyth University
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11:00 – 11:45 Go with the Flow
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Bert Leene and Rick Dijs, Avans University
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11:55 – 12:40 Student Expectations of Technology Enhanced Learning
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Helen Parkin and Helen Rodger, Sheffield Hallam University
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11:55 – 12:40 Supporting an Institution-Wide Step Change in Technology Enhanced Learning Provision
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Hilary Griffiths, University of Bristol
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11:55 – 12:40 The Good Life: Featuring Easy Learning, Easy Tutoring, Easy Administration
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Sandra Stevenson-Revill and Esther Jubb, University of Derby
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11:55 – 12:40 Developing a Tool for Creating Content in Blackboard
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Luke Miller, University of Sheffield
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11:55 – 12:40 Blended Learning with Blackboard: Leeds' Students Views about a Blended Approach
MB568 West Wing Classroom
Presenter: Neil Morris, University of Leeds
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14:00 – 15:30 Sticky Stuff: Creating Engaging VLE Content
MB549 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Kardi Somerfield and Rachel Maxwell, University of Northampton
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14:00 – 15:30 My Blackboard: Building Community in New Ways
MB550 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: John Hendy, Blackboard Consulting
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14:00 – 15:30 Blackboard Mobilisation!
MB554 East Wing Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Richard Lilleker, Middlesbrough College
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14:00 – 15:30 Enterprise Surveys: Gathering Data Beyond a Single Course
MB564 West Wing Classroom
Presenters: Pepijn Kalis, Blackboard Consulting
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