Shape close collapse expand hamburger logo-bbcommunity logo-bbworld2 logo-bbworldlive2 bbworldlive-logo logo-devcon logo-tlc more

Agenda

 

The Teaching & Learning Conference 2018 Agenda

This year’s conference will be packed with inspirational keynote speakers, informational sessions, lots of networking opportunities, plus the chance to talk to industry experts.

Join us on 9th April for our preconference activities, and from 10th to 12th April, for 3 days of thought provoking, future proofing TLC content to take back and apply at your own institutions.

Below is a quick overview of the conference schedule, visit the Sessions page for a detailed look at the programme.

Agenda: Monday 9th April 2018

8:00 – 17:30 Registration and Information Desk Open Stop by registration to obtain your conference badge. Staff are available all day to answer questions
9:00 – 17:30 DevCon preconference programme A more detailed agenda is available on the DevCon page
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break Mix and mingle with other attendees while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
10:30 – 17:00 Academic Adoption Day preconference programme Join us and Professor Plum, in the Library with the Candlestick: People, places and technology that create gamified learning experiences.
The session will give you an opportunity to experience, explore, engage and evaluate key pedagogical practices including gamification, personalised learning and blended approaches. You will:
• Experience a gamified course that blends people, places and technology
• Explore and unpack implementation approaches
• Engage with technologies and build practical examples
• Evaluate varying innovations to gamified and blended learning
12:15 – 13:30 DevCon & Academic Adoption Day lunch Lunch for DevCon & Academic Adoption Day participants
15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon break Mix and mingle with other attendees while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
18:00 – 20:30 DevCon Social at Dog Bowl, Manchester Celebrate a successful day of DevCon with everyone at Dog Bowl. Bowling, food and beverages will be provided. The venue is walking distance so connect with a peer and walk over following the last session!

*Subject to change

Agenda: Tuesday 10th April 2018

8:00 – 19:30 Registration & Information Desk Open Stop by registration to obtain your conference badge. Staff are available all day to answer questions
9:00 – 12:00 DevCon & eTeacher preconference programme
10:15 – 10:45 Morning Break with exhibitors Mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
12:00 – 12:50 Lunch for all attendees Lunch for DevCon, User Groups, eTeacher and TLC attendees
13:00 – 13:15 TLC Blackboard Welcome – Jeremy Cooper, Vice President Europe
13:15 – 14:15 External Keynote – Volker Hirsch
14:30 – 15:15 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon break with exhibitors Mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
15:45 – 17:30 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
17:45 – 18:45 Blackboard Corporate Keynote – Bill Ballhaus CEO, Tim Atkin CCO, Tim Tomlinson CTO
18:45 – 20:00 Reception with exhibitors Network with attendees, exhibitors and Blackboard staff in Tuesday’s welcome reception. Beer, wine, and canapes will be provided

*Subject to change

Agenda: Wednesday 11th April 2018

8:00 – 17:30 Registration & Information Desk Open Stop by registration to obtain your conference badge. Staff are available all day to answer questions
9:00 – 10:00 Blackboard Learn – Growth, Change, and a Vision for the Future Join Blackboard’s product management leaders as they walk through Blackboard’s Teaching & Learning platform strategy and upcoming product development initiatives for Learn and Mobile
10:00 – 10:30 Morning break with exhibitors Mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
10:30 – 12:15 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Lunch for all TLC attendees
13:30 – 14:30 TLC Panel – Edtech as a driving force of global education An executive panel discussion that aims to shed some light on the current and future role of technology in promoting better education for everyone, and to discuss what’s coming next in EdTech
14:45 – 15:30 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon break with exhibitors Mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
16:00 – 16:45 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
17:00 – 18:00 Blackboard Path to Saas and Learn Ultra Strategy

*Subject to change

Agenda: Thursday 12th April 2018

8:00 – 16:00 Registration and Information Desk Open Stop by registration to obtain your conference badge. Staff are available all day to answer questions
9:00 – 10:00 Blackboard Ally and inclusive learning – Nicolaas Matthijs, Ally Senior Software Engineer
10:00 – 10:30 Morning break with exhibitors Mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
10:30 – 12:15 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Lunch for all TLC attendees
13:30 – 15:15 TLC Breakouts See more detail on the sessions available here
15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon break with exhibitors Mix and mingle with other attendees and exhibitors while coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided
15:45 – 16:45 TLC Closing general session
19:00 – late TLC Customer Appreciation Party Celebrate the close of a successful TLC at Artisan. Welcome drinks will be served from 18:30

*Subject to change

Programme Details

Final details of the programme are still coming together but TLC attendees can expect to have sessions on topics including:

  • Analytics
  • Collaborate
  • MoodleRooms
  • GDPR
  • Client Focus Groups Topics
    • Learn Ultra
    • Learn Original
    • Mobile

There will also be a range of consulting supported initiatives like:

  • eTeacher certification
  • Student Retention
  • Support for SaaS
  • Support for Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA)

Sessions discussing the collaborative design thinking process and how Blackboard localises products based on input from client will also be available.

In addition to the above, there will be nearly 30 customer stories throughout the programme presented by client institutions from EMEA.

Haven’t registered to attend these valuable sessions?

Register today

Sign up for updates

    By submitting your details, you are indicating your consent to receiving marketing communications from us, unless you have unticked the box above to indicate your objection to receiving these messages.

Connect with us

Get Social

#BbTLC18

Join The TLC Community