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D2L Connection: Arizona Edition

Friday, March 29, 2019
8:45am–2:20pm (MST)
University of Arizona
*McClelland Hall
Tucson, AZ 85721

*McClelland Hall is located at 1130 E. Helen Street, between Helen and Speedway, and Park and Mountain.

Why Attend?

  1. Gain practical experience with in-depth sessions on the Brightspace platform
  2. Provide firsthand feedback directly to D2L staff
  3. Share tips and tricks with peers
  4. Enjoy networking opportunities

D2L Connection: Arizona is your opportunity to connect with peers and D2L staff, exchange product feedback, share effective practices, and network with other Learning Professionals. This D2L 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 and hosted by The University of Arizona and Pima Community College.

D2L Connection: Arizona is now sold out. Stay tuned for upcoming Connection events here.


Registration and refreshments
Coffee and pastries available at this time
Opening session
Welcome remarks from D2L- Barry Dahl, Teaching & Learning Advocate

Keynote: Fireside Chat with John Baker, D2L CEO

Coffee break
Breakout sessions
Online Course Design Boot Camp: A Resource for GTAs Creating Online Courses- Kristen Chorba, UA; Nicole Schmidt, Office of Digital Learning

Get Your Pilot Certification! - Katy Holt and Elizabeth Nguyen, UA

Intelligent Uses for Intelligent Agents - Barry Dahl, D2L

Badges and Certificates with the Brightspace Awards Tool - Jane Mathers, D2L

Breakout sessions
Gotta Have Soul: Building Interactivity and Instructor Presence at the Course and Program level- An Interactive Discussion- Christopher Hauser, PCC

Meeting Quality Assurance Goals with D2L Design Sets: Notes from the Field- Elyssa Naval and Janet Smith, UA

Ten Bright Ideas to make your Brightspace Courses More Accessible to Students with Disabilities - Barry Dahl, D2L

Going Mobile with Brightspace – Jane Mathers, D2L

Breakout Sessions
Faculty Panel Sharing Experiences on Adjusting Their Teaching Practices and Creating Different Assignments - Sheena Brown, Charlette Padilla, Brian Moon, Fabian Alfie, Gina Macaluso, all of UA

Assignment Annotation: New features for marking up student work - Christine Kalel, UA

Designing Courses for Flexibility - A Key Component of Student Satisfaction - Barry Dahl, D2L

Using Brightspace Tools to Increase Student Engagement and Instructor Presence – Jane Mathers, D2L

Closing Session
Connection wrap-up and prize drawings
schedule subject to change

Hotels & Accommodations

Hotel rates for attendees are available at Aloft Tucson University from March 26, 2019 to April 1, 2019. Aloft Tucson University 1900 East Speedway Boulevard Tucson, Arizona 85719 RATE: $163.00 per night plus tax RESERVE: Use the link provided to book your room. The discounted rate of $163.00 per night plus tax will be available until Thursday, February 28, 2019. Book your hotel reservation now.

Learn more about the Sponsorship Opportunities

Hosted By

University of Arizona

Sponsored By

Pima Community College

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