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D2L Connection: London is your opportunity to connect with peers and D2L staff, exchange product feedback, share effective practices, and network with other Learning Professionals. Brightspace Connection will showcase teaching and learning within Brightspace, and sessions will feature topics such as effective practices in instructional design, technology integration, and administrative management. It’s a great opportunity to exchange new ideas, as well as learn more about the Brightspace community. This event is sponsored by D2L in partnership with the High Commission of Canada to the UK.

This event is now fully booked! If you would still like to attend please reach out to Sara Munoz and we will try our best to save you a last-minute spot!

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Canada House,
Trafalgar Square,
London SW1Y 6BJ


9:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Registration and refreshments
  • Partner booths

10:00 am – 10:40 am

Opening Session

  • Welcome remarks from Canadian Senior Trade Commissioner
  • Keynote: John Baker, President and CEO, D2L
  • Introductions to our newest community memebers

10:40 am – 11:25 am

  • Upcoming developments in the Brightspace platform: Roadmap and themes – Chad Lane, Senior Director, Product Management, and Marilyn Powers, Senior Product Manager, D2L

11:25 am – 11:45 am

Coffee break

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout sessions

  • Product management feedback session: Assessment strategy – Marilyn Powers, Senior Product Manager, and Chad Lane, Senior Director, Product Management, D2L
  • Evaluating the quality of online learning – Barry Dahl, Senior Community Manager, D2L

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Advanced HE: Working collaboratively with D2L’s Creative Services
  • Partner Showcase – Planet eStream, Course Merchant

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Change management: University of Surrey’s approach to change management, incorporating staff and student feedback – Marius Jugariu, Learning Technology Systems Manager, and Darren Gash, Skills and Competencies Developer
    Change management strategy at Bournemouth University – Wendy Drake, Programme Manager
  • Ins and outs of ePortfolio implementation at Radboud University – Bea Edlinger, Educational Advisor at Radboud University

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee break

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Breakout sessions

  • Managing professional development in Brightspace – Alan Hiddleston and Israel Rosales, D2L
  • GDPR special interest group/GDPR round-table discussion

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Customer quick connects – A chance to network with other customers in a fun, fast format

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Networking reception

  • Networking reception – Drinks and Nibbles

In partnership with the High Commission of Canada to the UK


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