Fusion Presenter Toolkit | D2L Virtual Fusion | July 13-15 and 20-22, 2021
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D2L Fusion 2021
Presenter Toolkit

Thank you for being a part of D2L Fusion! We look forward to having you present at Fusion and want to provide some information and tools to help you prepare for, announce and deliver an excellent presentation.

1. Take Care of Your Registration Details

Make sure you register for Fusion. You must be registered in order to access the Fusion “venue” and resources. And be sure to confirm your mailing address so that we can send you a presenter gift!

2. Share Your Participation on Social Media

We’re excited to include your session in this year’s Fusion and encourage you to share your participation on social media.

Feel free to use the social graphics here in conjunction with any social media posts you’re sharing about Fusion.

  • As soon as your presentation is confirmed, you can start promoting your session on your own social media channels to increase exposure for your presentation and build interest in your topic(s).
  • If you are on Twitter, in addition to tweeting regularly before the event, remember to also tweet on the day of your session to continue to generate excitement and spark conversation about your presentation.

We also want to share your posts, so be sure to tag @D2L and use #D2LFusion!

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3. Add and Then Confirm Your Materials in Our Learning Repository (LOR)

Once you register for Fusion, we can add you as a presenter in the LOR so that you can share your presentation resources (slide deck, documents, etc.). Note: The LOR will be available starting closer to Fusion.

  • You’ll find the LOR in the Brightspace course being used for Fusion On-Demand.
  • To find Fusion On-Demand, log in to the virtual conference platform, then click one of the links to Fusion On-Demand.
  • Once you’re in there, you’ll see a link on the navigation bar titled “Add My Session Materials.” (link to the LOR)
  • Please fill out the requested information, including your session title, and then publish everything to the Fusion 2021 repository.

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4. Upload Your Photo to the Website

  • Log in to the Speaker’s Portal.
  • Select “Speaker Details.”
  • Select “Edit.”
  • Select “Upload Photo.”
  • Select the photo you would like to use for your profile.
  • Select “Save.”
  • Your photo will automatically populate on the “Speakers” page of the Fusion website.

screenshot of Speakers Portal

Your Session Information:

  • Approximately two weeks before Fusion, you will receive a placeholder calendar invite with your session date and time. D2L will confirm your session by April 30, 2021.
  • You will receive a separate email from Fusion@D2L.com with your unique panelist Zoom link 24 hours before your session and a reminder email one hour before your session (do not share this link with others). If you do not receive this email, please contact Fusion@D2L.com and we will resend it to you.
  • Please join the call 15 minutes before the top of the hour so we can test your sound, video, and slides. You can then mute your audio until attendees begin to arrive.
  • Be aware that your camera may be on even when the event hasn’t started.
  • Only panelists and hosts will be on video—not attendees, and we strongly encourage you to have your video on while you’re presenting.
  • Chat and Q&A will be enabled.
  • Closed captioning will be available.
  • All sessions are recorded and posted in Fusion On-Demand.

Tips for a Great Presentation

Practice your session. Be thoroughly familiar with your material, and ask others for feedback on your presentation and presenting style.

Be engaging. Encourage attendees to use Q&A and chat and to share about the presentation on social media. To hold the audience’s attention, engage attendees with storytelling and by asking them to share related and relevant experiences.

Strive to make a lasting impression. Have one to three takeaways from your session that the audience can use or learn from—point them out verbally or include them in your presentation or a handout that attendees can download.

Share your contact information. Provide your social media handles, LinkedIn profile, and email address so attendees can connect with you after the session.

Join the conversation. Check social media and the discussion forum in Fusion On-Demand, and reply to any posts or questions about your session.

Presenter Tips and Tricks:

  1. Check your internet connection in advance. Use a wired connection if possible, and for the duration of your presentation remove all other nonessential devices that are connected to your network.
  2. Log in to the event 15 minutes early and test your audio and video.
  3. Have a backup plan. You can use a cellphone hotspot as a Wi-Fi backup.
  4. More information and a complete list of presenter tips and tricks for more information.

FAQ and Technical Assistance

Visit our Attendee FAQ page for troubleshooting any technical difficulties.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at Fusion@d2l.com.