Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

The most impactful sessions come from you. There are so many new and exciting ways that people are using Blackboard to enhance online education. Help your peers make the most of their Blackboard tools by sharing your successes, lessons learned, and best practices.

CFP is now closed. Those who submitted proposed sessions will be notified if the session was accepted by the end of April. The full list of sessions will go live by the end of May.  

CFP Best Practices

  • Create a presentation title that clearly describes your session in 12 words or less.
  • Write an engaging presentation description that is 150 words or less.
  • Use correct Blackboard trademarking.
  • Come up with a bulleted list of three key audience takeaways.
  • Identify your target audience, which Blackboard technologies you used, and the level of experience needed to fully grasp the presentation.


Reasons to Present

  • Receive discounted registration fee
  • Share your best practices with peers
  • Influence and enhance teaching and learning at other institutions
  • Shape eLearning around the world


Presenter Expectations

  • The number of presenters can range from 1-4, with 4 being the maximum number per session.
  • All co-presenters must actively participate in the presentation.
  • Presenters from different institutions are encouraged to present together.
  • Presentations must reflect the description given when originally proposed/submitted.
  • Your session should relate to using Blackboard technologies to solve challenges at your institution and/or showcase innovative programs you have implemented.
  • Presenters are responsible for securing and paying for travel and lodging.


Selection Process

Please keep the content of your submissions related to using Blackboard technologies to solve challenges on and off campus or within your organization. All submitted proposals will be reviewed and submitters will be notified via email.


PowerPoint Best Practices

  • Use BbWorld presentation templates. (Will be sent after proposed presentations are accepted.)
  • Use a font size of at least 24 (Arial Font).
  • Use no more than 3 font sizes on slides.
  • Use bullets (not paragraphs). On average no more than 6 words per bullet and no more than 6 bullets per slide.
  • Consider using pictures/screen shots instead of words.
  • Practice makes perfect.





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