D2L Connection: Minnesota Edition

Friday, April 5, 2019
7:45am–4pm (Central Time)
Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave South
Bloomington, MN 55431

Why Attend?

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


Join your colleagues, peers, and D2L staff at the D2L Connection: Minnesota Edition on April 5, 2019 at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. For the past several years, the D2L Connection has been a great day of learning and sharing for Minnesotans and others in the region.

Keynote Speaker Troy Dvorak, Faculty, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Keynote speaker Troy Dvorak
Keynote speaker Troy Dvorak
  • How They Think: The True Key to Student Success
  • An interactive session about how educators offer effective thinking, learning, and psychological skills to help students become more confident, efficient, and productive.

Sponsored by D2L in collaboration with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and St. Catherine University, this conference will showcase many aspects of teaching and learning within Brightspace. Sessions will also feature related topics such as teaching design and instruction, innovation, inclusivity and engagement, as well as support, training and administration. Formats include 50-minute breakouts, 50-minute roundtable discussions, 25-minute lightning rounds, and 30-minute poster sessions. D2L Minnesota Connection is all about collaboration. With presentations, training sessions, and time for peer networking, attendees can discover how Brightspace supports every individual’s unique pathway and potential.

Registration Cost: $85 USD


Schedule Coming Soon.

Hotels & Accommodations

Hotel rates for conference attendees are available at these two hotels for the night of April 4, 2019. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55439 CALL: 1-888-627-8068 for availability and rates. No rooms are being held for this event due to the NCAA Final Four playoffs happening the same weekend. Hilton Garden Inn – Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W I Bloomington, MN 55437 RATE: $129 per night plus tax CALL: 1-844-856-8554 no later than Friday, March 8, 2019 Reserve Online Use Discount Code of "D2L" to make your reservation. The discounted rate of $129.00 per night plus tax will be available through Friday, March 8, 2019.

Call for Proposals

Sorry- proposals for this year are now closed!

D2L Connection: Minnesota Awards

Submit Awards Nomination Here about the Award

The D2L Connection: Minnesota Edition planning committee is pleased to announce the conference’s D2L Connection Awards! The awards are open to individuals or teams who use D2L Brightspace. Self-nominations are welcome! Submissions due by March 13, 2019 You may nominate yourself, another person, or even a team of people! The D2L Connection Awards are an annual event of the D2L Connection: Minnesota Edition conference. The awards recognize Minnesota faculty, technical staff, or administrators who have used D2L Brightspace to deliver learning experiences that are innovative, collaborative, or have made an extraordinary impact on learning outcomes. Anyone in Minnesota who uses D2L Brightspace is eligible for nomination. Award Categories
  • Innovation – Given to organizations or individuals who demonstrate exceptionally creative methods or technologies to address important student needs
  • Collaboration – Given to organizations or individuals who demonstrate exceptionally creative collaboration within a course, department, institution/school, or system of institutions
  • Impact – Given to organizations or individuals who through their work, construct or reflect an extraordinary impact on teaching and learning or other desired outcomes

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