User Conference 2018

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Recorded sessions will be available soon

Learn - Reflect - Get inspired

Join and participate with users, experts and thought leaders for this one day user conference. An interactive day, showing upcoming features, customer success stories, tips, tricks and more.

Why should you attend?

  1. Get hands on tips from the itslearning team on how to better use the platform to enhance teaching and learning.
  2. Mix and Mingle with other users to share best practice and learn new ways of doing things.
  3. Save time and money by joining the complimentary learning sessions and you will able to share what you learn with your colleagues.


Host & Guest Speakers

Giulio Grosso

Service Manager, itslearning


Jane Dobson

Sales and Marketing Manager, itslearning

Steven Threadgold

Head of Product Management, itslearning

Peter Kilcoyne

ILT Director, Heart of Worcestershire College

Danny Nuttall

Pedagogical Consultant, itslearning


Ella Coles

Educational Consultant, itslearning


Bev Humphrey

Literacy & Technology Consultant




08:30 – 09:20

Registration and morning refreshments

09:20 – 09:30

Welcome and introduction

Giulio Grosso, Service Manager, itslearning

Opening and warm welcome to the 2018 itslearning User Conference.

09:30 – 10:30

Using technology to work smarter

Bev Humphrey, Literacy & Technology Consultant

Demonstrating why we need to engage with technology to keep up with today’s young people. Bev will explain how technology can enhance teaching , improve engagement and reinforce existing teaching practices. She will provide a toolkit of content creation and useful sites that are easy to use and have cross curricular use

10:30 – 11:00

itslearning past, present and future

Steven Threadgold, Head of Product, itslearning

When a learning platform is evolving, you want to stay ahead of the developments right? Steven will present what is in store for Europe’s leading Learning Platform, including new developments in student learning paths, peer assessment and deep cloud tool integration. A session not to be missed!

11:00 – 11:15

Morning break

11:15 – 12:15

The voice of customers

Hear success stories from users and how they apply the itslearning platform in their daily activities. Ask questions and engage with users whilst they are sharing their best practice stories.

12:15 – 12:30

Additional services

Danny Nuttall, Pedagogical Consultant

Do you know what more we offer? Danny will highlight the optional plugins available to help you make teaching time more productive and spend less time doing the administration.

12:30 – 12:45

Blended Learning Consortium for Schools

Peter Kilcoyn, ILT Director, Heart of Worcestershire College

The Blended Learning Consortium has been a huge success in the FE sector bringing together nearly half of all colleges to co-fund high quality interactive online learning content. itslearning is working with Heart of Worcestershire College, leaders of the BLC to explore how this model could work for the schools.

12:45 – 13:30



13:30 – 14:15

Workshop 1:

Collaboration: In and outside the classroom

Ella Coles, Educational Consultant, itslearning

See how itslearning can help develop the life skills that can give your learners a greater sense of social competency and self-confidence and prepare them for the adult world of work. Join Ella as she gives you examples through the platform.

Workshop 2:
Advanced reporting and time online

Steven Threadgold, Product Manager, itslearning

Workshop 3:
Tips, tricks and ideas

Danny Nuttal, Pedagogical Consultant, itslearning

There is so much that can be done on the itslearning platform. Join Danny, a veteran of itslearning now turned into a member of staff, as he goes through top tips and ideas that he’s learnt over the past six years. Take part in this interactive session and share your ideas along the way.

14:15 – 14:30

Afternoon break

14:30 – 15:15

Category discussions

Mix and mingle with itslearning users and employees. Gather around a range of category led tables, this is a great opportunity to discuss and share ideas with users who have similar needs to yours. Tables will be supported by itslearning experts but this is your chance to take control to help one another.

  • Assessment tool
  • Assignment
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Parental engagement
  • Reporting
  • Surveys
  • Tests

Don’t forget to bring your own device!

15:15 – 15:45

The itslearning panel

It’s Q&A with quiz master Jane Dobson and the itslearning panel. Submit your questions about the itslearning features, support and more and engage with the panel.

15:45 – 16:00


Giulio Grosso, Service Manager, itslearning

Register for your complimentary ticket

Travelling to Coombe Abbey

Coombe Abbey Hotel
Brinklow Road

Travelling by car:
Coombe Abbey is within easy reach of key M1 and M6 motorways. At the end of the motorway, follow lanes for A46. At the first main roundabout on the A46 take the second exit to the right (signed Walsgrave, Coombe Park) at the next roundabout turn left (signed Coombe Park) and at the traffic lights turn left onto the B4027. Coombe Abbey is one mile on the left.

Travelling by train:
The Coventry rail station is 6.5 miles from Coombe Abbey and will take approximately 25 minutes by taxi.

Need a hotel?
The Premier Inn (Coventry East Binley/ A46) is located 5 minutes from Coombe Abbey Hotel. Rooms can be booked here.

This conference has now closed