The highlight of the conference for me, so far, has been the session on integrating library resources in Blackboard with Joe Russo. This has been a resent discussion with our team and the librarians. We (and they) feel they are being underutilized but could potentially be a huge help in Bb courses if instructors would let them in PROPERLY to help guide research and citation and take that off the plate of the instructors.
Mr. Russo had a great open discussion with us about how his institution used template variables to seamlessly integrate LibGuides into courses. What a great team effort they have there.
"For every course specific LibGuide in a Bb course saves an instructor at least 25 hours of training time per semester." - Joe Russo
After the keynote we met with our Blackboard Representative to talk about all the exciting new ideas and product potential for Stevenson. This was followed by a vendor reception and a trip down to Fremont Street with the crew.