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Presenters 2.015

This is the discussion and email group for conference presenters. You must join this group as part of submitting a proposal, as important communication with presenters will be sent to this group's members.

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Oct 5, 2016

Important Presenter Information

Practice Room:

Join the Practice Room anytime to try uploading your slides, test your audio, and explore Blackboard Collaborate features. Click here to enter.

Instructions for Presenters:

  1. Download a copy of the Library 2.015 conference slides (PPT or JPEG) 
  2. Add your name and session title to the title slide (Slide 2)
  3. Copy and paste your slide presentation in the placeholder on Slide 6. You can delete slide 6 after completing this step.
  4. Save file for upload on day of conference

Library 2.015 Slide Deck (PPT)
Library 2.015 Slide Deck (JPEG)


Here are some notes that you will want to keep handy during the event:

  • Training information for you is here. You are responsible for learning to use the Blackboard Collaborate platform.
  • Timing of your presentation session(s) is listed on the schedule page for your time zone. Please double check to make sure you know when you are going to present.
  • IMPORTANT: The private page that lists the presenter/moderator links for each individual session is is where you will find the link to enter your session room with the correct privileges. This page is just for presenters and moderators, so please do not share it.
  • Enter your presentation room at least 30 minutes before your session begins to check your microphone and sound, to upload any presentation slides, and to welcome attendees.
  • If you need some help before your session, the volunteer lounge will be open during the conference and we will be glad to help you. The link to the room is
  • We will work hard to try and have a volunteer moderator for each session, and at the very least one of the volunteer supervisors will come in and check you you before your session. If for some reason you do not have a volunteer moderator in your session and you experience any difficulty, you can come into the volunteer lounge room and ask for help.
  • We would really appreciate it if you could help to moderate some sessions when you are not presenting! It makes a huge difference to a presenter to have someone else there. You can sign up for volunteer time slots during the conference here, or just show up in the lounge and let us know you are available. We could really use as much help as you can give--so don't be shy about helping for multiple sessions!
  • Consider the audience that attends your session as a "studio audience." Because we have multiple sessions in each hour time slot, many who will want to attend your session will have to watch the recording--so remember that your "studio" attendance only represents a portion of those who will watch and benefit from your presentation.
  • Please continue to let people know about this free conference! You can find promotional materials here.

Discussion Forum

Thanks for the opportunity 1 Reply

Started by María García-Puente. Last reply by Victoria Raish Oct 20, 2015.

Could someone help me to make sure that my desktop sharing is working? 4 Replies

Started by Donna Frederick. Last reply by Steve Hargadon Oct 17, 2015.

Comment Wall

Comment by Richard Sigwald on October 5, 2015 at 8:23pm

To piggy back on that, I assume we'll be given a blackboard log in and link to access our session rooms early to upload slides?

Comment by Amy Brinkley on October 5, 2015 at 9:39pm

Hi Bekti and Richard,

Yes, I will be sharing the conference slides with you all via email shortly. I will also post links to the slides on this group page.  

Links to your sessions will appear shortly on The rooms will not be available until the day before the conference, but I will share a link to a "drop in" session where you are welcome to practice before Oct. 20th.


Comment by Anita Brooks Kirkland on October 7, 2015 at 1:02pm

Thanks for the training session, Amy. It was very useful.

Comment by Amy Brinkley on October 14, 2015 at 6:33pm

A recording of today's training session is available at

Please be aware that as a viewer of the recording, you will not be able to see all of the moderator level tools and features.  Visit the Practice Room to get hands on experience with the Collaborate platform.


Comment by Joseph Dudley on October 18, 2015 at 9:51pm

I'm having problems with java - the system is reporting that I need to update, but when I click the link provided, the screen is blank.  Please advise!

Comment by Rebecca Herwatic Leonhard on October 19, 2015 at 7:50am

Are you using Chrome? I could only get Java to update in Firefox because the latest version of Chrome doesn't allow Java, etc. anymore. 

Comment by Joseph Dudley on October 19, 2015 at 10:31am

Hi Rebecca - I'm using Firefox.  I'm going to try a few more things tonight after work and see if I can get it to update....

Comment by Tina D. Jagerson, JD, MLIS on October 19, 2015 at 5:58pm

Is there a way to add the conference slides you sent into my PPT w/o having to adjust the theme? I add my slides, but it either removes my current theme I'm using on the slides or adds it to your conference slides. Neither one looks right.

Comment by Richard Sigwald on October 19, 2015 at 6:16pm

I ended up adding their slides to my powerpoint to avoid that issue.

Comment by Tina D. Jagerson, JD, MLIS on October 19, 2015 at 6:26pm

Thanks Richard. I did it that way too and it just seems like whatever theme is being used in the PPT has to be used on every slide. I can't find a way to change the theme or delete it from just certain slides. All or nothing it seems?


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