Texas Blackboard Users Group Annual Conference – Presenters Announced!

We are pleased to announce the following speakers at the Texas Blackboard Users Group Annual Conference in Granbury, Texas on November 11-13, 2015:

Title Presenter(s) Institution(s)
Keynote: Competency-Based Education: Hard Work – Big Payoff Karen Yoshino Blackboard
Keynote: Blackboard Teaching and Learning Roadmap Valerie Schreiner Blackboard
Keynote: Public Policy and Higher Education Van Davis Blackboard
Flipping the Classroom Wade Fields Blackboard
How to Move to the SaaS and the NLE Jorge Salinas Blackboard
Analytics Jorge Salinas Blackboard
Authentic Assessment Rita Vela Blackboard
Mashup and More with Atomic Learning’s Blackboard Building Block Bonnie Blan Atomic Learning
 Infusing Best Practices in Blended/ Online Classrooms Wayne Ballentine Prairie View A&M University
 Universal Design Andres Lopez El Paso Community College
Storytelling Techniques to Build Learning Communities Janet Bickel-Burton Texas Woman’s University
How to Engage and Inspire your Students Through the Flipped Classroom Model Dr. Trinette Jones & Justin Carrell Tarleton State University
Strategies for Implementing an Online Readiness Course Diane Sudman & Justin Carrell Tarleton State University
  • Collaborative Learning 
  • Learning with Social Media
Dr. Melissa Roberts Becker, Dr. Rebecca Putman & Dr. Pam Winn Tarleton State University
Leveraging Game Mechanics Through Creative Use of Blackboard Tools Dr. Ramiro de la Rosa The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Get ‘Em Writing Luz E. Cadena El Paso Community College
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an OER? Philip Anaya Alamo Colleges
Using Blackboard Organizations to Support Faculty Mentoring Lisa Bunkowski Texas A&M University Central Texas
 Using Blackboard and Course Design Features to Promote Academic Integrity Sheila Ammons Austin Community College
15 Tips When Working with New Technologies and Learning Ideas Diana Amis The University of Texas at San Antonio
Instructional Design in the Flipped Classroom: Using Blackboard to Facilitate Pre-Service Teacher Development Dr. Dorothy Elizabeth Garcia & Dr. Anna Fox Tarleton State University
Technology Training is Easy with Eesysoft Manual Fernandez University of Houston-Downtown
Learner-Centered Lectures Chuck Wilson Southwestern Assemblies of God University


Please join me in congratulating our presenters on social media! Please mention T-BUG (@_tbug) and #TBUG2015 in your posts. Click to tweet!

The Early Bird Registration Fee ($250) is available until October 11, 2015.  After October 11, the registration fee increases to $300.  Please begin registering now if you need to secure payment from your institution.  Also, your institution can register and pay for multiple attendees at the same time using our conference registration system.

There are a few rooms still available at the conference rate ($109/night).  Please call the conference hotel (Hilton Garden Inn Granbury) at 817-579-3800 to book the conference rate.  You can also ask for the state rate, if available.  Please identify your affiliation with the 2015 T-BUG Conference in order to receive the conference rate.

We look forward to see in you at the conference in November!


Dr. Anthony Edwards

President, Texas Blackboard Users Group

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