Blackboard Seminar – Supporting Mission Critical e-Learning


I am pleased to invite you to a Seminar ‘Supporting Mission Critical e-Learning’, hosted by Blackboard.  This seminar features guest speakers from Educational institutions in The Netherlands, who will share their views on challenges faced in supporting mission critical e-Learning applications. This seminar is for IT Directors, Managers and e-Learning Advisors in universities, colleges and schools who support e-Learning implementations, and will be held at Blackboard International offices in Amsterdam on Wednesday 25th April 2007 from 12.00-17.00.  It will be a great chance to network and exchange successful strategies with colleague institutions, and to discuss plans and priorities for supporting mission critical e-learning implementations, covering topics such as:

  • How to support 24 x 7 availability
  • Business Continuity, how to achieve optimal reliability
  • Delivering higher quality and value through Shared Services
  • Why choose hosting for a mission critical Blackboard implementation?

We are pleased to welcome two guest speakers:

Marc Dupuis, e-Learning Programme Manager, Leiden University, Netherlands.
Marc Dupuis will discuss some of the key reasons which led to Leiden
’s strategic decision to use Blackboard’s hosting facilities in Amsterdam, and the process involved in making that decision.

Bert FrissenCoördinator eLearning Service & Support, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.
Bert Frissen will discuss how Avans manages e-Learning services in a mission critical environment for 20,000 students, detailing Avans’ shared services concept, organizational requirements and support processes
designed to manage the latest software releases and annual migration to the newest Blackboard infrastructure. Discuss best practices in this interactive session!


12:00 – 13.00    Lunch
13:00 – 14:00    “Leiden University’s decision to use Blackboard’s Hosting Facilities”
                        Marc Dupuis, Leiden University
14:00 – 15:00    “From Pilot via Project to Mission Critical e-Learning Application Services”
                        Bert Frissen, Avans University of Applied Sciences
15:00 – 15:15    Break
15:15 – 16:00    Open Discussion
16:00 – 17.00    Cocktails

You will have an opportunity to interact with the speakers, fellow participants and Blackboard executives. 

To attend the Seminar, please Register Online via, or send your R.S.V.P. to Christoffer Hoogeveen  We will send you detailed information closer to the event. For further information, please contact Christoffer Hoogeveen

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam on 25th April! Sincerely,

Tim Collin
Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa
Blackboard International


One thought on “Blackboard Seminar – Supporting Mission Critical e-Learning

  1. Hoi allemaal,
    Gaat er eigenlijk iemand hier naar toe?
    Zo ja, wie?

    Vriendelijke groet,
    Steve Pang

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