What is a BUG?
Blackboard User Groups, or BUGS, bring together Blackboard users interested in networking, learning, meeting subject matter experts and sharing best practices with one another. They may meet virtually or in person. Most importantly, Blackboard user groups are run by users, for users.
A BUG gives you the opportunity to leverage the expertise of your peers, collectively address issues or challenges as they arise, stay informed about the latest trends and product updates, help your institution to remain a key contributor toward innovating education in your region, and to enhance and improve the greater Blackboard community.
Who should participate?
Anyone with an interest in supporting Blackboard on their campus, whether you provide technical support or maintenance, faculty or student training, pedagogical support, or are a power user trying to get the most out of Blackboard for your own teaching.
While this is called the "Chicago Area" BUG, everyone is welcome. Our face-to-face meetings will be held within the greater Chicago-land area, but we hope that our neighbors from nearby states or the far-away southern edge of the state will still join us.
Goals for 2019
- Meet twice annually in person
- Welcome new members
- Learn more about topics important to our members: SaaS, Ultra Course View, Ally, Blackboard Data, Integrations, and more