Joining Instructions

Please find your joining instructions and information to help you prepare for the Conference below.

Conference sessions can be accessed directly from the conference programme at https://altc.alt.ac.uk/online2018/.

The conference hashtag is #altc.

Most webinars will take place in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. 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. Please see our Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra page.

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.

Tips for getting the most out of the conference:

Read in full on our tips for participation page.

  • Make a commitment: We have a full programme every day. Block out time or consider participating away from your usual desk to avoid interruptions.
  • Be prepared: Check that you are familiar with the timetable and how to access sessions.
  • Be realistic with your time: It might not be realistic to participate in every session, so look for sessions that interest you the most.
  • Keep other participants in mind: The conference is open to everyone with a diverse set of skills and will include those whose first language might not be English. Please keep this in mind when engaging with others.

Don’t forget that you can also log in to the conference site to make your personal schedule and follow/comment on sessions. More information on how to do this are included the schedule/comment help page.

The conference helpdesk is there to support you. Should you need assistance during the event, please contact helpdesk@alt.ac.uk.

Information regarding Online LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Workshop [176] – this session will be delivered via MashMe and is limited to 12 participants. If you wish to participate in this session please read and follow the instructions on the session page.

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.

If you are participating in the conference, are not yet a member, and would like to join ALT, membership starts at £54 p.a., visit our membership pages and join today!

As part of a research study into virtual versus in person events we would invite all participants to complete a short survey. The study is being conducted by Emma-Jane Brazier, ALT’s Events Manager, as part of her MSc International Events Management. We hope that you can contribute to this project by completing the survey. Taking part is of course optional and should you choose to opt in all information you provide is anonymous.

Have a fantastic Winter Conference and if you get a chance pop by the virtual cafe!