Speakers Corner

Join D2L along with our Partners for face-to-face discussions and conversations around various solutions, experiences and live product demos.

Wednesday, July 25 | 9:45-10am

Using Portfolio to capture and share evidence of learning

Students, young and young-at-heart, have been having a blast capturing and sharing their work using Portfolio’s friendly, animated cartoon “Funster” to guide them through every step. For courses with older students, teachers can now set whether the “Funsters” are used, and whether evidence approval is required or not. Come and see why Portfolio has fast become a fan favorite, with teachers raving that it is revolutionizing the classroom.

Giancarlo Mancuso – D2L

Wednesday, July 25 | 10:15-10:30am

Scaling Inclusive Access

As digital programs like inclusive access continue to solidify their presence in the higher education space, the ability to scale programs with efficiency becomes increasingly essential. The foundations of these digital programs are rooted in essential publisher partnerships and key integrations that allow the programs to grow with ease. This session will elaborate on this concept through two examples: an API integration with McGraw-Hill allowing publishers to track opt opts in real-time, and an LTI integration with Pearson that eliminates the need for students to copy & paste access codes. Examples like these, in addition to LTI Advantage, are paramount to the ability to scale inclusive access programs with efficiency.

Shannon Godfrey – RedShelf

Wednesday, July 25 | 10:45-11am

Harness the Power of Your Brightspace Community!

Join the Brightspace Community team as we explore the features and benefits to be found within YOUR Brightspace Community. We will provide an overview of key locations on the site, including our vibrant Peer-to-Peer Discussion area as well as the newly integrated Support Portal to enable you to get the most out of your Community participation.
We are excited to meet members of our Online world in real life, so come check us out!

Joshua van Wijk – D2L

Wednesday, July 25 | 11:15-11:30am

What’s New in Quizzing

We’ve been making some significant improvements to quizzing to streamline the process to create a quiz and make the experience more intuitive. Join us to see the latest improvements.

Marilyn Powers – D2L

Wednesday, July 25 | 12-12:15pm

Online Courses Face to Face with VoiceThread

VoiceThread brings energy to your content, discussions and assignments. Adding voices and faces can improve social engagement and provide instructor immediacy to meet the needs your students in the online environment. Our session provides a range of ideas on how you can convert your text heavy course to something more fun and interactive for your students. New features and upgrades enhance the VoiceThread experience.

Lisa O’Sullivan – VoiceThread

Wednesday, July 25 | 12:30-12:45pm

Using Technology to Proctor Exams and Protect Data at Fast-Growing Institutions

Every institution or company is looking to grow its online enrollment or test-taker base, but how do institutions provide scalable proctoring while minimizing the risk of data breaches as more users actually come online? Leveraging technology that provides the exam security, scales for large and growing programs, and still completely protects user data is critical in our day and age. Join Proctorio’s session to see and hear how institutions are growing their programs in D2L while still getting the exam security and user authentication they’re looking for online. Best of all, you’ll hear about Proctorio’s cutting-edge approach to protecting your institution from any malicious attempt to steal your data.

Dave Ernest – Proctorio

Wednesday, July 25 | 2-2:15pm

What’s New with the TAM Program? Technical Account Management Program Update for 2018

Are you an existing client in the Technical Account Management (TAM) program or are you interested in finding out more about the TAM program? Join us to find out more about the TAM program and the exciting changes happening for 2018 and beyond!

Joel Guerin – D2L

Wednesday, July 25 | 2:30-2:45pm

Increasing Student engagement using an activity feed

The activity feed provides one central spot to communicate easily with students about reminders, upcoming assignments, new content, or discussions in an engaging way to keep everyone on track. Join us to take a look at the latest features that make it even easier to stay organized and connected with students.

Joseph Chapman – D2L

Wednesday, July 25 | 3-3:15pm

D2L Champions Program

Learn about the launch of our new D2L Champions Program. This program recognizes customers who are leaders in learning and development by giving them a voice and broadening their impact in this field. A D2L Champion showcases their innovation and achievement in leveraging our platform and helps others make the best possible use of D2L solutions.

Sadaf Qayumi – D2L

Rosemary Lundberg – D2L

Wednesday, July 25 | 3:30-3:45pm

Using the Manager Dashboard for Professional Development

Learn how the Manager Dashboard can be used to orgnaize, assign and track professional development and learning opportunities for staff, teachers and instructors.

James Storm – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 10-10:15am

Simplifying Security – How Anyone Can Become a Privacy Advocate

Most professionals know that data security and privacy are critical and that it only takes one data breach to permanently harm an institution’s reputation. For the less-technical, basic security concepts can still seem ambiguous or even dry. Still, knowing how to protect your institution is a must, and knowing what questions to ask software vendors is critical. Come to this session to hear security simplified, and learn about the lengths Proctorio goes to in order to protect user data.

Dave Ernest – Proctorio

Thursday, July 26 | 10:30-10:45am

Harness the Power of Your Brightspace Community!

Join the Brightspace Community team as we explore the features and benefits to be found within YOUR Brightspace Community. We will provide an overview of key locations on the site, including our vibrant Peer-to-Peer Discussion area as well as the newly integrated Support Portal to enable you to get the most out of your Community participation.
We are excited to meet members of our Online world in real life, so come check us out!

Joshua van Wijk – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 11-11:15am

Keep Parents connected with Brightspace for Parents

Brightspace for Parents is a great way to stay connected with parents and guardians, keeping them engaged in their child’s education. Join us to learn how all of this can be done with very little extra effort from the teacher – making it easy to keep parents in the loop.

Surekha Rao – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 11:30-11:45am

D2L Champions Program

Learn about the launch of our new D2L Champions Program. This program recognizes customers who are leaders in learning and development by giving them a voice and broadening their impact in this field. A D2L Champion showcases their innovation and achievement in leveraging our platform and helps others make the best possible use of D2L solutions.

Sadaf Qayumi – D2L

Rosemary Lundberg – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 12:30-12:45pm

Scaling Inclusive Access

As digital programs like inclusive access continue to solidify their presence in the higher education space, the ability to scale programs with efficiency becomes increasingly essential. The foundations of these digital programs are rooted in essential publisher partnerships and key integrations that allow the programs to grow with ease. This session will elaborate on this concept through two examples: an API integration with McGraw-Hill allowing publishers to track opt opts in real-time, and an LTI integration with Pearson that eliminates the need for students to copy & paste access codes. Examples like these, in addition to LTI Advantage, are paramount to the ability to scale inclusive access programs with efficiency.

Shannon Godfrey – RedShelf

Thursday, July 26 | 1-1:15pm

Online Courses Face to Face with VoiceThread

VoiceThread brings energy to your content, discussions and assignments. Adding voices and faces can improve social engagement and provide instructor immediacy to meet the needs your students in the online environment. Our session provides a range of ideas on how you can convert your text heavy course to something more fun and interactive for your students. New features and upgrades enhance the VoiceThread experience.

Lisa O’Sullivan – VoiceThread

Thursday, July 26 | 1:30-1:45pm

Gamify your learning

See how the Course Adventure Pack makes it easy to create content that learners won’t want to leave. By integrating game-based learning, storytelling, interactive assessment and awards leaderboard elements into your courses and training material, you can help improve learner engagement, retention, achievement and outcomes.

Dan Semi – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 2-2:15pm

What’s New with the TAM Program? Technical Account Management Program Update for 2018

Are you an existing client in the Technical Account Management (TAM) program or are you interested in finding out more about the TAM program? Join us to find out more about the TAM program and the exciting changes happening for 2018 and beyond!

Joel Guerin – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 2:30-2:45pm

See the Latest Improvements in Rubrics

Rubrics are a commonly used tool for assessments – join us to check out the latest improvements that make creating and using rubrics even better.

Nadiya Wilson – D2L

Thursday, July 26 | 3-3:15pm

The New Content Experience for Brightspace

Join us to see the new content experience for Brightspace. This intuitive tool will help you to create lessons quickly, and align them to outcomes.

James Storm – D2L

Schedule subject to change