Note that this event goes all week.

Forgot to Register for the CNIE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?


Don’t worry it is not too late.

You can register up to 30 minutes before the session and still gain access:


Some tips to ensure successful participation:

  • Test the link at least 15 minutes before your session is set to start.  We will be using blackboard collaborate for the session and this requires you to load a small launch program, follow the wizard as directed and log in using the name you would like people to use during the session. Once you login it is also a good idea to run your sound set up wizard to optimise your sound for the session. You will receive instructions on this when you log in.
  • We cannot emphasize enough the use of a separate headset (even earbud type headphones will do!) for sound. Using both speakers and a microphone together often causes an echo that makes sound very difficult not only for you but other participants as well.
  • Blackboard Collaborate works best with a standard desktop or laptop computer, you can connect with mobile devices such as tablets, but some of your usability will be limited.
  • In order to facilitate good quality for everyone, only presenters will have access to video broadcast and simultaneous speakers will be limited to 6, you may find it preferable to mute your microphone when you are not speaking to reduce background noise and also ensure you don’t become one of the 6 speakers unwittingly.


We look forward to seeing you on Monday, Tuesday and/or Thursday!


Reminder of the session topics:

Monday March 7th: Innovative Classroom Practices

Tuesday March 8th: Using Educational Technology in non-Traditional Classrooms

Thursday March 10th: Informal Continuing and Professional Development Applications


The full program can be downloaded from:


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.

Kathy and Martha



Kathy Snow, EdD

Assistant Professor, School of Professional Studies


Cape Breton University

PO Box 5300, Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2

Ph:  902.563.1170

Fax: 902-563-1449



at CBU you will discover the effect you are going to have on the world  #happencbu



Editor, Journal of Professional Continuing and Online Education (JPCOE)

Associate Editor, International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education (IJEDE)

Executive Board Member, Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)