Join your colleagues, peers, and D2L staff at the D2L Connection: Minnesota 2018 conference on April 13 at Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN. Barry Dahl, Senior Community Manager at D2L, is excited to share all of the new advancements with D2L 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 minutes breakouts, 25 minute lightning rounds or 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.

Date & Time

Friday, April 13, 2018
7:45 AM – 4:00 PM
(Central Time)


Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave S,
Bloomington, MN 55431

Hotel Recommendations

Staybridge Suites Minneapolis/Bloomington
5150 American Blvd West, Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-831-7900,
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 West 78th Street. Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (952) 835-1900

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington
3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437, USA
Go Online to reserve your room or call 844-856-8554 and use group code “D2L

Brightspace MN Connection Awards

2018 Award nominations are now open!

Submissions due by March 23, 2018

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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