Product Discussions Track Professional Development Track
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.
8:30 - 9:15   Welcome & Registration
9:15 - 10:15   Solutions For A Changing Education Landscape
Blackboard Keynote & Roadmap Session
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 11:20   Blackboard in the Cloud, an update

  • Offline Grading
  • Automated creation ofassessment content
  • Grades integration with SIS
Student Centered Learning
  • Building an engaging course
  • Social learning tools
  • Retention center
11:20 - 12:05   Blackboard Mobile Learn: Roadmap, Interface,Mobile Grading

Blackboard's Changing Interface: UX/UI
12:05 - 13:05   Lunch
13:05 - 13:50   E-Assessment (Continued)

Student Competency Monitoring
How To Get The Most Out Of Digital Assessment
13:55 - 14:40   Blackboard Collaborate: Roadmap,
Integrations, and more

Designing Your Course For Mobile Devices
14:40 - 14:55   Break
14:55 - 15:25   Closing Session / Wrap Up
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.
For Learning Technologists....

It’s the perfect opportunity to meet and give feedback to the Product Management team who are responsible for designing and building the tools that you use every day.

For Course Creators, Teachers or Lecturers...

There will be training to help you become more efficient at creating courses and improving student learning outcomes. Training topics include student centred learning, digital assessment, and designing your course for mobile devices.

Our first stop is in Amsterdam. After that, we travel to London, Glasgow and Manchester.

Register now to guarantee a place for this free event by using the form on the right.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues in October!

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

Course Creators, Teachers & Lecturers: How to get the most out of Blackboard's solutions for your courses - a Professional Development / Training Track

Join our Training Consultants for a day of tips and tricks and best practices with Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate and Blackboard Mobile. These sessions are dedicated to giving course creators and teaching professionals the tools they need to create the best e-learning experience for themselves and their students. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Learning Technology Professionals: Share Your Experiences &  Vision - a 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, Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Mobile.

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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".
Agenda Blackboard Education on Tour 2013
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Blackboard Professionals Attending & Presenting

Your opinion and experience matters to us. That's why we are bringing a wide range of Blackboard product experts and training professionals on the tour. Below is an overview of some of the key people who you will be able to meet during the Blackboard Education on Tour 2013 series.

Jim Chalex Bret Dennis
Ryan Irwin

Sr. Director of Product Management, Blackboard Learn Course Delivery


Director of Product Management, Blackboard Analytics


Head of Product, Blackboard Mobile

Pepijn Kalis
Demetra Katsifli
Jennifer Matthews

Senior Training Specialist Blackboard International


Senior Director Product Innovations, Blackboard International


Senior Director of Product Marketing for Academic Platforms

Valerie Schreiner
Tony Shepherd
Matthew Small

Vice President, Product Marketing and Product Management for Blackboard Collaborate


Vice President EMEA Sales, Blackboard International


President, Blackboard International

Vivek Rampogal
Stephanie Weeks
Emily Wilson

Director, Product Marketing for Blackboard Learn


Vice President User Experience for Academic Platforms


Director, Product Marketing for Blackboard Mobile

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Where will the tour be heading?
Stop 1 - Amsterdam Stop 2 - London

Hotel Casa 400
Monday October 21

Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4
1097 BC Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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The Cumberland Hotel
Tuesday October 22

The Cumberland Hotel
Blue Conference Rooms
Great Cumberland Place
United Kingdom
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Stop 3 - Glasgow Stop 4 - Manchester

Glasgow Caledonian University
Wednesday October 23

Glasgow Caledonian University
George Moore Building
(Building no. 7 on campus map)
G4 0BA
Scotland, UK
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University of Salford
Thursday October 24

The University of Salford
The Crescent
Mary Secole Building
(Building no. 11 on campus map)
Ground and First floors
M5 4WT
United Kingdom
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Agenda subject to change without notice