Extensibility Program | Fusion 2018 | July 25-27, Houston, TX
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Extensibility Program

Extensibility Lab

Room: River Oaks C

Software developers, system administrators, and technical decision makers: join us in the Extensibility Lab! D2L developers and extensibility experts will be on hand to answer your questions, listen to your feedback, and help you get the most out of the Brightspace developer platform. Whether you’re using the Brightspace APIs, building an LTI integration, or looking for a Partner solution, the Extensibility Lab is the place to be!

This program of extensibility-focused seminars and discussions takes place throughout the conference schedule. Attendees can drop by any time to ask questions or even bring their own code or system design to seek help extending the Brightspace platform. The Extensibility Lab is designed and offered primarily for:

  • Developers
  • Programmers
  • Business analysts
  • System or LMS administrators
  • Technologists
  • Learning Technology Specialists

The Extensibility Lab isn’t just for these audiences, though! Throughout Brightspace Fusion, both D2L and our clients will be showcasing custom solutions that are solving unique teaching and administrative challenges. Non-techies of all types are encouraged to swing by to find new inspiration from their peers using D2L developer resources to engage learners, increase productivity, and spend more time on what matters most: teaching and learning.

Extensibility Breakout Sessions

Room: River Oaks AB


Leveraging Brightspace Tools to Create a Custom Attendance Widget
Wednesday @ 10:00AM

D2L has made customizations easier in Brightspace with Valence and External Learning tools. So much so that Parkland College was able to create a custom attendance widget to make grading efficient and effective for the faculty who use attendance in various ways.

What's New with LTI - LTI Advantage, oAuth 2, etc
Wednesday @ 11:00AM

IMS Global, through the work of it's contributing members, has been very busy this year. We'll review the most significant changes (LTI 1.3, the end of LTI 2.0, oAuth 2.0, LTI Advantage), as well as communicate the progress D2L has been making it this area. There will be an opportunity to discuss how these changes impact both those leveraging and building LTI Tools.

Using the API to Streamline Administration Tasks
Wednesday @ 1:55PM

This session will review applications and processes that we have set up at Memorial University to streamline our administrative tasks. Examples include enrollment streamlining, checking tool usage, grades transfer, external self-enrollment forms and automatic Capture recording publishing.

Custom Tools for Large-Scale Operations
Wednesday @ 2:55PM

Southern New Hampshire University's online learning operation is massively large. To support its rapid transition to Brightspace, custom tools had to be developed to support large-scale custom role enrollments, course roll-outs, org unit relationships, and template management.

Using the Brightspace API to Support Your Implementation at Scale
Thursday @ 1:10PM

Administering a learning management system can be a tedious affair. Come learn how two schools leveraged the Brightspace API to cut down on administrative busy work and support their institutions use of the Brightspace learning environment.

From Days to Seconds: Saving Time with the Valence API
Thursday @ 2:10PM

Showcasing tools created using Valence and the Data Hub that ease the assessment data collection process, automate administrative functions, provide participants with utilities to enhance their classes, and improve reporting. All of the steps leading up to the implementation will also be discussed.

Gold Medal Data Integration with the Commonwealth Games 2018 Games Management System
Thursday @ 3:10PM

This session will explore the sophisticated middleware solution built by TAFE Queensland that provided an unparalleled and seamless user experience during the training of the 15000 Commonwealth Games Volunteers in 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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