Joining Instructions


We look forward to welcoming you to ALT’s Online Summer Summit, 26 – 27 August. We are especially delighted to have hundreds of participants from 22 countries come together in these times of crisis and complexity. Thank you for joining us #altc #altcSummit.

We have worked hard to make the Summit engaging, sociable and useful and these joining instructions contain important information to help you make the most of the event. Please also download your virtual guide to the Summit.

Access to the Summit
The Summit website uses your main ALT/Summit username and password, which you would have created when you became an ALT Member or registered for the event. If you did not register yourself or don’t know your username, you can request a new password/username and if you are still stuck, use this handy video guide or you can email

Joining Summit session
Webinars which are part of the Summer Summit programme are all delivered using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To join these sessions you will need to be logged in to the Summit website and viewing the session details page, from there you can click the ‘Join Webinar’ button.

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.

Tips for getting the most out of the conference:
Please view our ‘video how to guides’ and read our tips for participation

  • 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.

If you are a speaker, please have a look at the Guidance for Speakers which includes information about how to make your session more accessible.

Social Programme
We have an action packed social programme to help you network and get involved with the community.

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 is included in our video ‘how to guides’.

If you can’t find help online the Summit Helpdesk is here to support you: Telephone: +44 (0)1865 819 009 Email:

Have a fantastic Online Summer Summit and if you get a chance pop by the virtual cafe!