Information and Resources for Presenters
Register for the Research Summit
All presenters should register for the Knowledge Without Boundaries™ Research Summit as soon as possible to help with attendance data and scholarship credits if applicable. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knowledge-without-boundaries-2020-research-summit-online-tickets-114166898266
The main site for this year’s Knowledge Without Boundaries™ Research Summit is https://research.phoenix.edu/research-centers/knowledge-without-boundaries. We are fortunate to have 61 Research Presentations and 8 Workshop Sessions resulting in a total of 69 presentations!
An effort was made to group presentations around similar themes in concurrent sessions. There are two types of sessions for this year’s Summit: 1. Concurrent Sessions, and 2. Workshop Sessions. Each of these session blocks will run for 55-minutes. Concurrent Sessions contain 3 separate Research Presentations that run back-to-back in 15-minute increments with a 10-minute period for questions at the end of the 3rd presentation. Workshop Sessions have 1 presentation (a workshop) for the entire 55-minute block.
Presentation schedules are located on the KWB home page. Schedules are located at the menu on the left and several versions are provided based on the manner in which presentations are sorted (by concurrent sessions, workshop sessions, presenter, etc.). This allows for attendees to access a particular version of the schedule to help plan their conference plans with ease. In addition, a complete conference plenary containing all versions may be downloaded and saved if the attendee prefers to do so. If this is your preferred method, then please download the complete plenary as close to the start of the Summit as possible since revisions to the document may be required.
Blackboard Collaborate will be the platform to power this year’s summit.The event link will be the same for all 3 days and for all of the sessions. The break out rooms will be incorporated into the main room so that participants can easily move between spaces without signing out or using a new link. Upon entering the main room, you will move to your designated breakout room for your presentation. Your permissions will already be set to “Presenter” to help you share materials at your own will.
There are two options available for presenters who may need training using Blackboard Collaborate. A synchronous training and an asynchronous training is provided below.
Synchronous Training Session
There will be a synchronous training session for presenters on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 Am AZ time to 10:45 AM AZ time using Blackboard Collaborate. In the event that you can not attend, the session will be recorded and posted on the KWB home page.
There is no need to RSVP for this training; if you can attend then please drop in to do so. All in all, the majority of the training content is shared in this document. If you are a presenter who has additional questions or feel the need to attend for face to face training and/or reassurance in using Blackboard Collaborate then you may find the training session to be a good use of your time.
To access the training, use:
Asynchronous Training Session
In reviewing the resources below, keep in mind that all attendees will assume the role of “Presenter” in Blackboard Collaborate. If materials reference curtain features for attendees then the applicable information is related to the “Presenter” role that you will have.
Technology Checks and Rehearsals
The actual Main room for KWB is open and available between now and the Research Summit. Presenters and their teams (if applicable) are encouraged to log into the Main Room any time between now and August 6, 2020 to perform a technology check, rehearse their presentation with Collaborate tools, and get comfortable with the pacing of their presentation in the 15-minute (Concurrent Sessions, Research Presentations) or 55-minute window (Workshop Sessions, Workshop Presentations).
Again, the link to access the Main Room is: