Once a year Blackboard hosts the BbWorld conference over several days for faculty, students, administrators, instructional technology specialists, training professionals, developers, and system administrators. Due to COVID-19, the BbWorld 2020 conference was rescheduled for a virtual platform on July 21-22.
Registration is now open for this free virtual event. Sessions will be offered from 6 AM to 11 PM to support a global audience. Themes include new models of teaching & learning, accessibility & inclusivity, student engagement, and the impact of COVID-19 on education. The conference will feature interactive breakout sessions, experiential discovery hall, and a virtual partner exhibit.
Although the full schedule is not yet posted, this year's BbWorld features two sessions from Instructional Technology staff:
- “Hacking Ultra: Innovating & Redesigning Original Courses”
- “Preparing your GO (Go Online) Kit for Learning Continuity”
Most sessions will be recorded. Once registered, download the mobile app for iOS or Android to get access to session handouts and slide decks. During the BbWorld conference, follow social media via Twitter hashtag #BbWorld20.
The technical side of Bb World, known as DevCon, is scheduled for July 6-20. Targeted primarily to developers, system admins, and analytics specialists, DevCon is also free this year.