Guidance for Participants

Conference Programme

You can access each of the webinar sessions directly from the conference programme at  All the sessions at the ALT Online Winter Conference are led by Members of ALT.

Conference Platform

The online conference will be supported by a dedicated website from which you can access all sessions and connect with other participants. The platform is publically accessible but if you would like to enable additional features you need to sign in. For more guidance on using the platform visit:

Pre Conference Activities

Join us for a pre conference orientation session on Monday 7 December at 11am. To be live streamed at

A pre conference webinar hosted by the ALT Open Education SIG will be held at 12.30pm on Monday 7 December. The webinar will feature updates from the recent OpenEd Conference in Vancouver. Full details are at:

Resources that support each of the sessions will be published on each of the session pages on Monday 7th December.

Top tips for participation

We’ve prepared some tips for getting the most out of your online conference experience at As the conference goes on you can take time out to chat with friends and new acquaintances in our Virtual Cafe: Also don’t forget to tune in to the introductory and closing sessions each day.


Webinars will take place in Blackboard Collaborate. Even if you are familiar with Blackboard, it is important that you check in advance that your system and connection are capable of handling a session, and that you have the (small) Blackboard Collaborate client successfully installed. For full guidance please see the FAQs at

Tweet Chats

Tweetchats will be led by presenters. The hashtag for tweetchats will be included on the session page and also announced from the @A_L_T account with the #altc hashtag.

We’re here to help

If you have any issues during the event please contact the conferenced helpdesk at

This conference is free to attend…

…but if you can support the conference financially and help us keep this and other events free and active you will further support our community. All supporters will be listed on the conference platform: for organisations who contribute £100+ we’ll also include a logo, and for anyone contributing £500+ we’ll include a full listing and text. You can also choose to contribute any other amount from £1. Contribute now at

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