Blackboard users have formed dozens of independently run user groups around the world. Members share ideas and best practices, get questions answered by peers and collaborate on e-Learning projects. The groups typically meet on a semi-regular basis, either online through Blackboard Connections or face-to-face, and many also host regional conferences.
Here's a brief clip of Paula Lee, instructional technologist at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, discussing her experience attending T-BUG 2008, the annual conference recently held by the Texas Blackboard User Group:
More video interviews with user group members are archived in the playlists of the BlackboardTV Channel on YouTube.