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. Barry Dahl, senior community manager at D2L, is excited to share all of the new advancements that have been made to D2L’s solutions and services.

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 & Accomodations

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
RATE: $109.00 per night plus tax
CALL: 1-888-627-8068 no later than Thursday, March 7, 2019
Ask for the “D2L Connection” block of rooms.
The discounted rate of $109.00 per night plus tax will be available through Thursday, March 7, 2019.

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

Proposals are being sought from higher education and K-12 faculty and teachers, as well as staff and administrators. This year we are especially looking sessions that “push the envelope” a bit more by focusing on emerging technologies, recent innovations or pilot projects, your creative use of D2L Brightspace or other instructional technologies, or recently redesigned faculty development efforts

Additionally, if you’ve been using one of the newer D2L Brightspace tools such as YouSeeU, data analytics, or ePortfolio, please consider creating a session to share what you have done or how you have used the tool and what you have learned.

Proposals will be accepted for the D2L Connection: Minnesota Edition until February 1, 2019. Submit your proposal today to be a part of the Minnesota conference!

Learn more about Call for Proposals

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 8, 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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