TLC Europe Agenda


25 May 2021
9:00 – 9:15 BST Welcome to TLC
9:20 – 9:55 BST Executive Conference
10:00 – 10:30 BST Wellness Break
10:30 – 11:00 BST Braindate
11:00 – 11:45 BST Executive Panel
12:00 – 13:00 BST Accessibility and Inclusion Panel
26 May 2021
9:00 – 9:50 BST Keynote with Helen Sharman
9:55 – 10:40 BST Student success fuelled by data

This session takes a deliberately non-technical approach to understanding the value that institutions have derived from their use of Blackboard’s Data and Analytics solutions. In this 50-minute session you will hear from a cross-section of European institutions about how they have used data to progress student success in different ways, and there will be time at the end to ask questions. We will also introduce a series of on-demand videos that you can use to find out more about how different institutions have found success in analytics.

Speakers: Carly Foster - University of Northumbria and Dr Charles Knight - University of Salford
10:40 – 11:00 BST Wellness Break
11:00 – 11:30 BST Roadmap Session
11:35 – 12:25 BST Roundtable - Assessment strategies in the online world

How institutions are evolving their assessment practices while ensuring academic integrity and inclusion.

Topics may include: emerging methods of assessment and feedback ; equitable and inclusive experiences ; ethics and privacy ; formative and summative approaches; authentic assessment; assurance of learning and/or assessment tools/techniques. Participants are encouraged to send their questions for the panel of speakers to [email protected] by 24th May 2021.

Speakers: Carol Chatten - Edge Hill University
12:30 – 13:00 BST Partnering with Blackboard Academy to accelerate the transition to Ultra. The case of Teeside University

Staff development has been identified as the best way to overcome the challenges posed by new developments (UCISA, 2020 TEL survey). In this session, we will focus on the challenges of designing a professional development plan for academics in the context of the pandemic and the transition to Ultra. Paul Durston and Mike Highfield will share the experience of Teeside University working with Blackboard Academy to define the outcomes, content and delivery mode for academic’s development.

Speakers: Paul Durston - Teeside University
12:40 – 13:00 BST Conference
27 May 2021
9:00 – 9:25 BST Europe’s Best Practices – Part 1
9:30 – 9:55 BST Europe’s Best Practices – Part 2
10:00 – 10:25 BST Fostering inclusive education and accessibility

Emerging technologies continue to change how we support all learners regardless of learning style. Explore methods for ensuring you are building an inclusive learning environment, and that pedagogy, content, technology, and services are accessible for everyone.

Speakers: Kate Molloy and Jane Ennis - NUI Galway
10:30 – 10:45 BST Wellness Break
10:45 – 11:25 BST Student Induction
11:30 – 11:55 BST Optimising the student experience with Blackboard Ultra

How institutions can support students and remove barriers to success outside of the classroom throughout the student lifecycle from prospect to alumni.

Topics may include student engagement and experience; AI and automation; digital student experience; design principles and approaches.

Speaker: Neil McLennan - Aberdeen University
12:10 – 12:50 BST Keynote with Charlie Cannon
13:00 – 14:00 BST Closing Networking Game