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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

 

Accessing Information

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

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.

 

Presenter Training

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:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ad84d64d50524a1eaf4d56694b3b184b 

 

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:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/ea29ef47ceef429e884533bd82611933

 

Common Questions

 

Question:

 

In preparing for the summit is it best practice to present a PowerPoint presentation during our allotted 15 minutes?

Answer:

 

Some sort of visual aid is common practice for our presenters. We will be using Blackboard as the meeting host so you will be able to share your screen to present any type of media. This may open up more opportunities for you as the presenter since you will have access to the same software and web based programs that you normally use rather than relying solely on a PowerPoint file. It's really up to you and what you think could be best to support your presentation. The 15 minutes may go by fast, so whatever you decide to use, make sure that you can do a couple of run-throughs to get a sense for the timing and your pacing. 

     

Question:

 

Is the 45 minute session only our presentation, or is this 45 minutes shared with another presenter?

Answer:

 

This year we have two types of sessions: 1. Concurrent Sessions, and 2. Workshop Sessions. Each of these session blocks will run for 45-minutes. Concurrent Sessions contain 3 separate Research Presentations that run back-to-back in 15-minute increments while Workshop Sessions have 1 presentation (a workshop) for the entire 45-minute block.  For this year's 2020 Knowledge Without Boundaries™ Research Summit we are fortunate to have 61 Research Presentations and 8 Workshop Sessions resulting in a total of 69 presentations!

For example, if your presentation is considered a Research Presentation and is part of our Concurrent Session that has a block of 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM, then within this 45-minute block, there will be three separate research presentations. Your presentation will be scheduled to be one of the three presentations. Let's say that your presentation is the first presentation in the line up. Therefore, in this example, the presentation will run from 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM. The second presentation will start at 9:15 AM and go to 9:30 AM. The third will run from 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM. 

 

     

Question:

 

I have started to pull together my final presentation material and wanted to reach out and find out if there are any specifications I should be following.  Do you have a previous presentation I can see to help guide me?  Let me know.  

Answer:

 

In terms of sharing a presentation as a model, we recommend that you review our sessions from last year and reach out to any of the presenters that we had in your field or a similar topic. All of our sessions, along with the presenters and their email address can be found at  https://research.phoenix.edu/kwb

     

Question:

 

How do I share my PowerPoint presentation using Blackboard Collaborate?

   

For presenters, there are 2 ways to share presentations formatted as a PowerPoint file: (a) Share Application and (b) “Share Files.” The Sharing Application option shows your full screen while the “Sharing Files” option will not show your entire screen, only the PPT presentation. 

For sharing your PowerPoint in “Share Application:”

  1. Open your PowerPoint file and have it available in the background.

  2. Click on the Collaborate link on the course menu

  3. Click on the Collaborate Room and click Join Session.

  4. Once your Collaborate room opens, click the purple chevrons on the bottom right of your screen, called the Collaborate Panel.

  5. Click on the Share Content icon.

  6. Click Share Files and click Share Application/Screen. Click Just an Application.

  7. Choose the PowerPoint application on your screen and click Share.

  8. Start running your PowerPoint presentation on the screen.

  9.  If you need to navigate to a different window (back to the made room), click and hold down Control + Tab.

 

For sharing your PowerPoint in “Share Files:”

  1. Click on the Collaborate link on the course menu

  2. Click on the Collaborate Room and click Join Session

  3. Once your Collaborate room opens, click the purple chevrons on the bottom right of your screen, called the Collaborate Panel.

  4. Click on the Share Content icon.

  5. Click Share File and click Add File. Choose the file from your computer and click Open.

  6. Your file will load under the “Add File” area. Click on the name of the file and click Share Now (bottom of screen).

  7. Click on the name of your file again and the Slide Navigator will open. Click on each slide thumbnail to navigate from slide to slide. 

More detailed information about sharing content can be found at:

https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Moderator/Moderate_Sessions/Share_Content