Register by Sept. 20 to attend this year’s Arkansas Blackboard Users Group conference

The Arkansas Blackboard Users Group will host their annual conference at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Sept.29 and 30 — register to attend before the Sept. 20 deadline on the ArBUG website.

This year’s conference, the first after a three year hiatus, will include Blackboard-sponsored workshops, a series of breakout sessions split into tracks geared specifically toward faculty and system administrators, and a panel discussion on digital course media featuring representatives from four major academic publishing companies.

Dr. Laura Little, senior implementation consultant at Blackboard, will lead a Friday workshop focusing on assessment strategies for accreditation using Blackboard Outcomes. Blackboard will also showcase their new accessibility tool Ally in a Friday workshop.

The Saturday morning breakout sessions include a presentation by special guest speaker Carolyn Ponce, Blackboard system administrator at Arkansas State University, who will discuss her school’s recent implementation of the Dropbox cloud storage integration for Blackboard.

Scott Hurry, senior software engineer, will also present Saturday morning about development for Blackboard using the new REST API framework.

For more more information about the conference, including an agenda and information about accommodations, visit the ArBUG website.

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