2016 eLearning Conference

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Third Annual WNYBUG eLearning Day

September 30th 2016 - Hilbert College

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Provided by Stan Skrabut, Ed.D., Director for Technology Enhanced Instruction at Jamestown Community College!



Want to begin your semester on a positive note? Come join us at the Western New York Blackboard User Group (WNYBUG) eLearning Day.

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn from your peers, interact and collaborate with one another, gain new ideas and perspectives AND enjoy a free (delicious) lunch.

This is a free day of professional development that includes complimentary parking and lunch.

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WNYBUG Event - eLearning Day at Hilbert College September 30th, 2016.


Agenda (PDF) & Session Descriptions (PDF)

8:00AM – 9:30 AM

  • Registration & Breakfast – West Herr Atrium

9:00AM-10:30AM: Swan Auditorium

  • WNYBUG members-Welcome
  • Keynote:
    • Teaching, Learning & Student Success - Terriane Sousa, JD, Blackboard, Principal Strategist, Enterprise Consulting
    • A New Learning Experience: Blackboard Teaching & Learning Roadmap - Naveen Ramnanan, Blackboard, Customer Success Advocate


  • Blackboard and LibGuides Integration: Automating Library Content - Ken Fujiuchi-SUNY Buffalo State (Room 205)
  • No More Broken Links! A Beginner's Guide to Kaltura - Mary Beth Scumaci, Gian Martinelli, and Ray Drescher-Medaille College (Room 204)
  • Designing a Gamified OER Learning Module - Jeremiah Grabowski-University at Buffalo (Room 217)
  • Getting Creative with Blackboard Discussion Boards - Michael Berta-Daemen College (Room 206)


  • Kaltura - Ken Taylor (Room 205)
  • ProctorFree - Karina Mariotti (Room 204)
  • Examity - Jillian Wiseman (Room 216)
  • A/V Rover - Doug Smith (Room 206)
  • Sharp Electronics - Akisa Matsuda and Mark Griffin (Room 215)

12:25PM – 1:25PM

  • Lunch – Atrium Lobby, Swan 124
  • Vendor Showcase – West Herr Atrium


  • Ensemble Video - Scott Nadzan (Room 205)
  • ReadSpeaker - Paul Stisser (Room 216)
  • Ricoh USA Robert Filice (Room 206)
  • Blackboard - Ken Smith (Room 203)


  • Institutional Portfolio Use: Considerations and Models for Scale - Danyelle Moore-Alfred State, SUNY College of Technology (Room 205)
  • Effectively Communicating with Others - Brandy McDonough-Bryant and Stratton College (Room 204)
  • Tricks of the Trade: 5 Instructional Design Strategies to Improve Learning and Motivation - Marie Larcara-Hilbert College (Room 217)
  • Creative Student Assessments Using Social-media and Tools of Engagement - Robin Sullivan-University at Buffalo (Room 206)


  • Leveraging Durable Learning Strategies to Improve Student Mastery - Ginger Bidell-Western Governors University (Room 205)
  • Quality by Design (QbD): Strategies for Effective Teaching and Quality Course Design - Anne Reed-University at Buffalo (Room 204)
  • Course Design in the 21st Century - Renee Flierl, Stephanie Martin, and Dan Lukasiewicz-Bryant and Stratton College (Room 217)
  • The Joys (and a few challenges) of Using a Template for Course Design - Keith Glover, Deb Burch, Joe Bailey, and Mark Bloxsom-Alfred State, SUNY College of Technology (Room 206)