Guidance for Participants

Conference Hashtag

The hashtag for the event is #altc. We use this tag for all our events and information. You can find out more about how we encourage the members to get connected.

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 publicly accessible but if you would like to enable additional features, you need to sign in. For more guidance on using the platform visit our help pages.

Top tips for participation

We’ve prepared some tips for getting the most out of your online conference experience. 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 sessions each day.


Most 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 our Blackboard Collaborate Guide.

To join webinars click the ‘Join Webinar’ button on the individual session page which can be accessed from the timetable.

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 conference helpdesk at

This conference is free to attend…

… but if you can support the conference financially you’ll be supporting the community by helping us to keep this and other events open and active. You can choose to contribute now or at any point during the conference.

ALT is an independent charity, funded through membership contributions and events. Our Members support the delivery of ALT’s main conferences, along with our other events and activities.

ALT members are part of a community of around 2000 learning technology professionals, whose shared expertise helps us to realise our aims of ensuring that the use and understanding of Learning Technology is effective, efficient and informed.

Why join? Show support for what we do and be part of the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK.

If you are participating in the conference and are not yet a member, join today:

To join ALT as an individual member for just £54 p.a., visit our membership pages.

Employees of Organisational Members of ALT qualify for a free Associate Membership. If you are part of an organisation that would like to join ALT, organisational fees start at £200. You can find out more about membership fees.

If you are unsure whether your organisation is already a member or ALT see our current Organisational Members List. If your organisation is a Member, you can join as an Associate Member for free by following the link on our membership page.