FE User Group Events

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FE User Group Events

Next meeting - Friday 31st January, central Birmingham, and virtually via Collaborate - please save the date!


Last meeting - Friday 7th June, London, and virtually via Collaborate

Click on the links below to access the presentations and Collaborate recordings.



11:30 Arrival and networking
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Introductions, Blackboard update – Chris Boon, User Group Leader
12:40 Accessibility statement: what's needed to comply with the new legislation?” Hervé Didiot-Cook, Client Success Advocate, Blackboard
As you may be aware, the Government Digital Service has published on 17th May a template to help public sector organisations to comply with the new legislation:
Please join us for a discussion and share with us your published or draft statement.
12:55 From Accessibility to Universal Design for Learning: 12 small steps or a giant leap to make your digital content accessible Hervé Didiot-Cook, Client Success Advocate, Blackboard
We will share Bb Accessibility Checklist and discuss UDL with reference to CAST http://udlguidelines.cast.org/
13:10 Hands on Ally session: Let’s fix that PowerPoint! Hervé Didiot-Cook & Emma Thompson-Chesters, Client Success Advocates, Blackboard
Bring your PowerPoints or any other documents (Word, scanned pdf…) you’d like to improve the accessibility of.
We will use either CourseSites or a dedicated environment. Don’t forget your laptop.
13:50 Review of Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference at the University of Northumbria - Chris Boon, City College Norwich

Collaborate recording for first half
14:30 Break
14:50 Round table discussion – Show Us your Blackboard - updated! A chance to show your latest Blackboard user interface with the group, and any recent updates or changes
16:10 Blackboard updates – Emma Thompson-Chesters, Client Success Advocate, Blackboard

Collaborate recording for second half
16:30 Finish