Jenna Dulak will be attending the annual Blackboard conference, BbWorld14, in Las Vegas next week. Dulak will be launching the Western New York Blackboard Users Group (WNY BUG) in a session that will also be available live through Blackboard Collaborate (web streaming -see details below.) The WNY BUG was founded by Dulak and peers from Buffalo State. The mission of the WNY BUG is to “Support the community by collaborating and sharing expertise in the use of Blackboard for emerging innovations, teaching and learning, and community building.” This group is acknowledged and support by Blackboard Inc. Several events will be hosted throughout the year which includes the launch at BbWorld14, informational webinars, and an in person eLearning day and Hilbert College, sponsored by Blackboard Inc. Save the date for this free eLearning day at Hilbert, October 17th, 2014. The launch at BbWorld14 will include additional information about the group, a recap of BbWorld14 from Blackboard experts, and the launch of the WNY BUG website. Hilbert College faculty and staff are welcomed and encouraged to join the WNY BUG! Please join our listserv and see additional information below in a release from Blackboard Inc.:
Western New York Blackboard User Group
The formation of a Western New York (WNY) Blackboard Users Group (BUG) has been approved by Blackboard. This is a great opportunity for our region to start an active BUG that enables us to meet and exchange ideas about Blackboard. We will also be hosting conferences and scheduling interesting keynote speakers.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: A WNY BUG listserv has been created. Please take a moment to subscribe. Thank you to those that have already subscribed. We look forward to your participation and building a strong user group
KICKOFF: The official launch of the WNY BUG is slated for Bb World 2014, July 17th, at 9:15 AM (PST)/12:15 PM (EST). If you are attending Bb World this year, the launch will take place in Veronese 2402/2403 of the conference venue. If you are not attending Bb World, you may virtually access the launch HERE.
Bb WORLD RAFFLE: for those of you that attend in person or virtually, you’ll be eligible to win during our kickoff meeting raffle, so be sure to join if you can!
Western New York Blackboard Users Group (WNY BUG) Board
Jenna Dulak, Hilbert College, Founder & Co-Chair
Meghan Pereira, Buffalo State, Founder & Co-Chair
Ginger Bidell, Buffalo State, Event Coordinator
Ellen Sidey, Buffalo State, Communication Coordinator