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Blackboard User Group Regional Workshops - February 2017


The Blackboard Customer Success team are coming to a region near you to provide a free workshop - "Enhanced Assessment and Feedback". This hands on workshop will provide you and your peers with an opportunity to review, analyse and prioritise key institutional assessment and feedback related challenges and opportunities. We will then identify relevant Blackboard solutions and share with you use cases and best practice examples to inspire you use these to best effect.


These workshops are free for Blackboard customers and are being held across regions.  Bring as many colleagues as you like. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.


Workshop Content:

Assessment and feedback – an institutional perspective

Examination of key drivers and challenges

(Reputations, quality of process, quality of data, legal, business efficiencies, risk etc.)

Placing use cases on a confidence/effectiveness model

Highlight relevant Blackboard solutions


Assessment and feedback – innovation and organizational change

Identifications for drivers for change

Gap analysis of practice and stakeholder experiences

Prioritisation of opportunities for change

Highlight relevant Blackboard solutions


Target audience:

Academic staff, eLearning staff, TEL Champions, staff engaged in quality assurance and curriculum enhancement, Learning Technologists, academic staff developers, etc.





Venue booked


Link to campus map

Booking link


6th Feb

Edinburgh University

Argyle House (3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR) (Edinburgh Uni is spread over the city and this shows where Argyle House actually is). It is roughly a 15 mins walk from Waverley (main station) and Haymarket.


7th Feb

Sheffield Uni

Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225)


9th Feb

UCD, Dublin


O'Brien Centre for Science - West


10th Feb

Regents University, London

Acland 201


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09:30 coffee, registration and networking

10:00-16:00 prompt



Alan Masson, Head of International Customer Success, Blackboard

Gillian Fielding, Customer Success Advocate, Blackboard


Any questions just ask and I hope to meet you at one of these events.







Gillian Fielding, BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE, SFHEA, FIITT

Customer Success Advocate

Blackboard Inc.


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