At a Glance

  1. We have a number of video ‘how-to’ guides and other help to get you started.
  2. Login to use features for creating your personal schedule
  3. Browse the Programme to find sessions you want to follow/attend
  4. Familiarise yourself with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, the platform used to deliver live webinar sessions.
  5. Follow on social media: participants can use #OER20 and @OERConf to communicate via Twitter, where you can share content and ideas, network with our community, and keep up to date with what is going on.
  6. Check out our tips for participants page for more ideas on how to prepare for the conference

Conference Hashtag

The hashtag for the event is #OER20, we encourage you to use it when tweeting about your interactions with the conference. We also use this tag for all our event information. Our Twitter account is @OERConf.

Conference Programme

You can access each of the webinar sessions directly from the conference programme.  All the sessions at the OER20 Conference have been through a double-blnd peer-review acceptance process. The online webinar sessions will be moderated by a member of ALT staff and supported by a session chair from the OER20 Committee.

Top tips for participation

We’ve prepared some tips for participants 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 conference Social Space. Also don’t forget to tune in to the introductory sessions each day.

Creating your personal schedule and commenting on sessions

This site is publicly accessible but to use features for creating your personal schedule or connecting with other participants, you need to be logged in. If you are not signed in, there is a ‘Log in’ link at the top of every page. This site uses your main ALT username and password, which you would have created when you became a member of registered for the event. If you did not register yourself or don’t know your username, you can request a new password/username here and if you are still stuck, you can email [email protected] Here is more information on creating your personal conference schedule.


To join webinars, click the ‘Join Webinar’ button on the individual session page, which can be accessed from the online programme. 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. For full guidance please see our help page for using Blackboard Ultra.

We’re here to help

If you have any issues during the event, please contact the conference helpdesk at [email protected]

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.