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D2L Fusion 2020

D2L Fusion 2020 | Heroes Unite

As we face a time of great uncertainty, it’ll take more than one hero to transform the way the world learns. Improving learning is a mission that requires all heroes to join forces, just like in your favorite comics and movies! So put on your tights, don your cape, and get ready for an all-new virtual experience unlike any other. Your trusty D2L sidekicks have your back. Heroes Unite!

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Session:
Stop. Think. Proceed. In an ever-changing world with many new normals, why do we want to just be the normal?
Presented By:
Wynand Espach – COO, Agricolleges
Time:
15:00-15:50 GMT
Covid-19 has forced us to stop what we were doing, think about the implications and consequences and then proceed with an adapted outlook. Keeping up with the times, Agricolleges is proud to share their success journey during the pandemic and how we to continue stop, think, and proceed.
Session:
A Small Fish in a Large (Bright)Space – Adopting Brightspace as a UK Secondary School
Presented By:
Mark Deans – Deputy Headteacher, West Bridgford School
Dr. Alastair Stutt – Head of Science, West Bridgford School
Time:
16:00-16:50 GMT
What can large organisations learn from how a comparatively small organisation coped with the adoption of a fully-featured learning environment?
‘All we wanted was to make students engage with home learning a bit better’ says Deputy Headteacher Mark Deans. 4 years later what have they learnt and what has been the impact of working with D2L? Has the education of the pupils been made ‘a bit better’?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Session:
Fantastic feedback from pivoting the Certificate of Learning and Teaching programme to fully online
Presented By:
Kathy Wright – Associate Head of Academic and Professional Development, Advance HE
Time:
15:00-15:50 GMT
Pivoting to online learning is always a challenge, especially when done mid-course. Kathy Wright from Advance HE will be talking through how she delivered the last 60% of the CLTHE programme at Walailak University due to Covid-19 to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants about the revamped format.
Session:
Exploring online course tasters for campus programmes during lockdown
Presented By:
Margaret Korosec – Head of Digital Enterprise Learning, UDOL
Time:
16:00-16:50 GMT
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the higher education market was uncertain. Therefore, University of Derby created online taster courses to give prospective students an opportunity to explore subject areas through a range of online activities.
Dr. Margaret Korosec – Head of Digital and Enterprise Learning Solutions – will talk to the process and how collaboration enabled a quick response.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Session:
A journey with Ghent University: The process and tools to move from an in-house LMS to Brightspace
Presented By:
Patrick Cool – e-learning Team Leader, Ghent University
Time:
15:00-15:50 GMT
Back in 2018, Ghent University embarked on their journey to migrate from their in-house LMS over to Brightspace by D2L.
This session will explore: the full journey from tender process to implementation and all the steps in between. The commercial edtech tools and in-house tools developed to fill the functional gap during Ghent Universities migration of platforms, and COVID-19 best practices implemented by UGent.
Session:
Moving the needle in certification completions
Presented By:
Elizabeth Hanna – Digital Accelerator, PwC
Time:
16:00-16:50 GMT
Uncompleted technology training not only means lost time for technology personnel, it also means a reduction in the workforce ready to be staffed to an area identified as high need. This presentation focuses on using the features and functionality of D2L to improve completion numbers in technology training.

All session times reflected in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

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