External Speakers at this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference: Part 2: Bangor University

To complement the keynote sessions from Blackboard, we’re delighted to welcome colleagues from Bangor University: Bethan Wyn Jones and Alan Thomas.

View our full programme and book your place online.

One thing that we were keen on having as part of the conference is to hear about colleagues’ experience of moving over to Blackboard Ultra. Bangor have been using Ultra since 2020.

Please see below for their biographies:

Dr Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is the manager responsible for overseeing the multi-skilled Teaching and Learning Support team at Bangor University. With a track record spanning more than 25 years, he has served as an IT manager and learning technologist across various departments within the university. Notably, Alan played a pivotal role in the laptop learning project in Nurse Education, a significant initiative at the time.

Throughout his career, Alan has actively participated in numerous projects aimed at enhancing teaching and learning practices across different campuses. Additionally, he has contributed his expertise as a module leader and lecturer for undergraduate programs and technology courses at Bangor Business School. Particularly during the transition to Blackboard Ultra, Alan supported his colleagues while gaining first-hand experience using the ULTRA platform during the challenging times of the pandemic and beyond.


Bethan Wyn Jones

Bethan Wyn Jones is a Senior Learning Technologist working within the Teaching and Learning Support Team at Bangor University. She has 20 years’ experience working in e-learning and works specifically on the use of learning technology within a bilingual environment.  Bethan instigated the development of the Welsh Language Pack for Blackboard which was originally developed by Bangor University. More recently Bethan is involved in the adoption of Blackboard ULTRA at Bangor, supporting staff in making the best use of the tools and features available and would be more than happy to discuss further with anyone interested in sharing experiences on using Blackboard Ultra in a bilingual context.


We’re looking forward to hearing about Bangor’s experience and welcoming Alan and Bethan.

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