The Education On Tour is coming your way!
Amsterdam 3 Nov | Dublin 4 Nov | Edinburgh 5 Nov | Manchester 6 Nov | London 7 Nov

Join us on one of our tour dates and share your experiences, listen to what's new and what's coming, and get training on how to use Blackboard's solutions to develop best practices for designing engaging online courses.

The Education on Tour series is designed with you in mind – to hear your voice in the areas that matter most to you.

Register now to guarantee a place for this free event by using the form on the right. We hope to see you this November.

An event for all teaching & learning professionals

The Blackboard Education on Tour series is focused on teaching professionals and learning technologists in higher and further education. 

What's in it for learning technologists?
Share your experiences & vision: join the product discussions track

Join Blackboard's product specialists and designers to discuss and learn more about the roadmap for the wide range of Blackboard solutions, such as Blackboard Learn, Collaborate, Mobile, and Analytics.

Take the opportunity to provide feedback to Blackboard's Product Management team which is responsible for designing and building the tools that you use every day. Have your voice heard in the development and roadmap of Blackboard solutions.

What's in it for course creators and lecturers?
How to get the most out of Blackboard's solutions for your courses: join the training track

Join our training specialists for a day of tips and tricks and best practices with Blackboard's solutions. These sessions are dedicated to helping you become more efficient at developing courses, improving student learning outcomes, and creating the best e-learning experience for yourselves and your students.

Training topics include student centred learning, digital assessment, and encouraging positive learning habits. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Use the form on the right to sign up.
The event is free and open for anyone from institutions which use Blackboard solutions.

Agenda Education on Tour 2014

The event will begin with a Blackboard Keynote and Roadmap Session. Following this opening plenary session you can choose to attend either of the two breakouts: the "Product Discussions Track" or the "Personal Development Track".

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  Product Discussions
Professional Development
From   To   Discussion track for elearning professionals and system administrators who are interested in having a dialogue with Blackboard's product specialists. Training track for academic staff, teachers, lecturers, and others involved in teaching students.
8:30am - 9:15am   Welcome & Registration
9:15am - 10:15am   Reimagining Education - Solutions for a changing education market
Opening keynote and Blackboard roadmap session
10:15am - 10:30am   Break
10:30am - noon   Blackboard Learn and Mobile Learn, an update on the new user interface, hosting options, and other developments.

  • Blackboard Grading App
  • Grades integration with SIS
  • Student Offline Access
Encouraging positive learning habits
Explore ways to encourage the development of positive learning habits through effective use of tools such as Achievements and Portfolios. This hands on session will involve working with others to create a design you can implement in your own courses.
noon - 1:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm   Open Education

Blackboard Analytics
Student-led Learning
Students engage better with learning opportunities when they are actively involved and feel a sense of ownership of their learning. Explore tools and tips for supporting student led learning.
1:45pm - 2:30pm   Blackboard Collaborate

Getting the most out of digital assessment & feedback
Effective assessment and feedback practices can support assessment for learning as well as assessment of learning. This session will explore resources and tools to help you make the most of your assessment practices.
2:30pm - 3:00pm   Break
3:00pm - 3:30pm   Closing Session / Wrap Up

Where will the tour be heading?

Amsterdam Dublin Edinburgh Manchester London
3 November 4 November 5 November 6 November 7 November
Radisson Blu Hotel
Schiphol Airport
Prince William Ballroom

Boeing Avenue 2
1119 PB Schiphol-Rijk
Fitzwilliam Hotel
Fitzwilliam Room

St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
University of Edinburgh
John McIntyre Conference Centre
Pentland Suite

18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AY
University of Salford
Allerton Building
Bryant Suite

The Crescent
Salford, M5 4WT
The Law Society
Council Chamber

113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL