How to Use the BbWorld 20 Platform
The BbWorld Space Station will open Friday, July 17 for attendees to start building their schedules. You should have received your log in credentials when you registered. The code included in this email will be your password for the BbWorld Log In Portal. If you do not have the email, you can reset your password from the log in page.
When you log in, make sure to complete your profile (located under “Tools”). Add a photo and fill out your ‘mission credentials.’ This will be your virtual business card to exchange with other attendees. Don’t forget to change your time zone–session listings will update to your local time!
When you log in to BbWorld on the event day, you will be taken to the virtual Lobby. The lobby will be your access point to the different spaces within the BbWorld Space Station. At any point, you can return to the lobby by clicking “Lobby” in the top navigation bar. From the lobby, you can access the Mission Control help desk–your one-stop shop for BbWorld questions and assistance, the Guide to the Galaxy–a high-level overview of all of the virtual spaces and the Social Wall. The top navigation bar will stay with you wherever you are, allowing for easy access to key spaces.
The BbWorld program can be accessed via the Launch Pad Theater and the Breakout Session Theaters. The Launch Pad is our main stage. On Tuesday, July 21 at 9:15 AM ET, hear from Blackboard leadership in our out-of-this-world general session. And come back on Wednesday, July 22, for the general session with Dr. Michael K. Moore and keynote by Manny Scott.
When you’re ready to start building your schedule and browsing BbWorld sessions, head to the theaters. Looking to narrow your search? You can filter sessions by theme/track. You might notice the BbWorld themes have had their names condensed into tracks. Below is a handy chart to see what to look for:
|Looking for sessions from:||Find it in the tab:|
|Designing Robust Training Programs||Training Programs|
|Enhancing the Teaching and Learning Journey||Teaching & Learning|
|Fostering Inclusive Education||Inclusive Education|
|Learning Continuity||Learning Continuity|
|Optimizing the Student Experience to Support Growth & Retention||Student Experience|
|Preparing for Change||Preparing for Change|
|Using Analytics to Drive Learner Success||Analytics|
|Sessions tailored to educators||Educators|
|Sessions for K-12||K-12|
|Sessions for government, military or corporate attendees||Business & Government|
The platform is open for you to start building your schedule. You are able to browse sessions, add them to your agenda and also download an invitation to add to your personal calendar. Next to the ‘filter’ search bar, click More to change your time zone! Looking for a big-picture version of the agenda? Look no further, we have a grid view so you can see all the sessions going on at once.
When you attend a session, your window will look like the below. You will see presenter video, slides, chat and Q&A by default. The pink circles along the bottom of the player will show or hide additional panels like session abstract, handouts & links or closed captioning. You will not have video permissions as an attendee, but you can communicate with other attendees via the chat. (TIP: you can customize your view by zooming in/out on your browser, moving panel windows around, resizing them and hiding any you don’t want to see. It will only affect your view!)