To add to my post from yesterday, Blackboard Collaborate™ Connections Summit is in full swing. Yesterday was our first day of sessions, which are going great. I’ve heard high praise from attendees on the quality of their peers’ content. Sessions have been jam-packed. One session – by Sandra Mancuso of the University of the Cumberland – was so crowded the events staff had to add an additional 15 chairs. Valerie Schreiner and Annie Chechitelli gave their product presentation yesterday during which they unveiled and demoed the new Blackboard Collaborate 11, which combines the strengths of both Wimba and Elluminate in one powerful collaboration platform. Audience reaction was terrific with regular eruptions of applause. One tweet even said, “Either they’re really good actors or this is the best example of two companies coming together.” And just for fun, and back by popular demand, we added a night of good clean fun to the agenda, with ping pong and air hockey to round out the day. Keep following along on Twitter with #bbcollab.