D2L Connection: Minnesota Edition Schedule

    Special Guest Keynote

    Deon Clark – CEO, TCI Solutions, LLC

    Deon Clark is the CEO of TCI Solutions, LLC, a company providing innovative education and training solutions for educators of and educational institutions in traditional and non-traditional settings. His organizations have serviced over 4000 middle and high school students, and over 40 educational facilities throughout Illinois, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.

    Draft Schedule (subject to change)
    TimeRoomPresentersOrganizationPresentation Title
    8:35am-10:15amF 1265 AuditoriumBarry Dahl and Deon Clark D2L and TCI SolutionsWelcome Address

    Keynote Address: Innovation in the Age of Limited Resources


    10:30am – 11:20am Breakout Sessions
    10:30am-11:20amP0838Deon ClarkTCI SolutionsKeynote Follow-Up: Innovation in the Age Limited Resources
    10:30am-11:20amP2840Elizabeth McMahonNorthland Community & Technical CollegeAccessibility, UDL, and You
    10:30am-11:20amP2802Giovanni AntunezSt. Cloud State UniversityOnline Education Works! Lessons Learned
    10:30am-11:20amP0842Maggie Glazer and Susan Engel; Karen Wenz and Suzanne SchlangenSCTCC and Minnesota State System OfficeDon’t put your cell phone away! Leverage the Brightspace Pulse App
    10:30am-11:20amP2808Troy DvorakMinneapolis Community & Technical CollegeStudying vs. Learning
    10:30am-11:20amP0840Rahul KaneCentury CollegeOER, Adaptive Learning, Light Boards and More for Online Student Success
    10:30am-11:20amP1810Lindsey Gill and Kim Grzybala Cengage LearnGive ‘Em All You’ve Got! Improving Student Access and Affordability with Cengage Unlimited
    10:30am-11:20amP0808-ADan SemiD2LMN State Brightspace Moving to the Cloud
    10:30am-11:20amP0808-BBarry DahlD2LIntelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents – New and Improved
    11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch, Networking and Vendors Available
    12:00pm – 12:30pm Poster Sessions including 2017 Award Winners
    12:40pm – 1:30pm Breakout Sessions
    12:40pm-1:30pmP0838Karen Wenz, Suzanne Schlangen, and Kim VossenMinnesota State System OfficeD2L Brightspace: What’s New in Version 10.8x?
    12:40pm-1:30pmP0842Kristine Carey and Dan SemiNormandale Community College and D2LDemonstrate Student Learning Outcome Achievement & Provide Accreditation Data
    12:40pm-1:30pmP0840Deb McManimon and J.C. TurnerRiverland Community CollegeInnovating Course Delivery with FlexPace
    12:40pm-1:30pmP2840Karen LaPlant and Linda PaquetteHennepin Technical CollegeSix Ways to Engage Online Students
    12:40pm-1:30pmP1802Kathleen CoateNormandale Community CollegeJazz Up your Content in D2L!
    12:40pm-1:30pmP1810Kip Thorson and Carolyn WeberMinnesota WestThis is NOT a Fake Session: Find out about the LARC
    12:40pm-1:30pmP1804Carol Lacey and Bilal DamehMetropolitan State UniversityA Faculty Jump-Start for Advising and Assessing Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
    12:40pm-1:30pmP0808-AMark GierachD2LBadges and Certificates with the Brightspace Awards Tool
    12:40pm-1:30pmP0808-BBarry DahlD2LTen Bright Ideas to make your Brightspace Courses More Accessible
    1:40pm – 2:35pm Breakout Sessions
    1:40pm-2:35pmP0842Phil DargLake Superior College; Pine Technical & Community CollegeElements of Streamlined Online Course Design
    1:40pm-2:35pmP0838Karen Wenz and Dan SemiMinnesota State System Office and D2LD2L Brightspace ePortfolio–Learn All About It
    1:40pm-2:35pmP2840Jon Werth and Charles KrogerMinnesota State System OfficeMoving to D2L’s Cloud
    1:40pm-2:35pmP2802Miki Huntington and Kleber OrtizMinneapolis Community & Technical CollegeA Conversation about Equity, Inclusion & Academic Technology
    Lightning Rounds
    1:40pm-2:05pmP2808Giovanni AntunezSt. Cloud State UniversityMaking D2L Rubrics Work for You
    2:10pm-2:35pmP2808Cassandra LabaironSouth Central CollegeMake It Personal: Connecting with Online Students
    1:40pm-2:05pmP0840Karen LaPlantHennepin Technical CollegeTesting, Testing, 123. Is this test really online that fast?
    2:10pm-2:35pmP0840Karen LaPlantHennepin Technical CollegeUsing-Text-to-Speech Technology to Improve the Quality of Learning Online
    1:40pm-2:05pmP1810Amy Jo SwingLake Superior CollegeGetting Students to Show Up: Online Students Retention and Engagement Strategies
    2:10pm-2:35pmP1810Elizabeth McMahonNorthland Community and Technical CollegeSearch, Evaluate, Collaborate: Group Work using Social Bookmarking
    1:40pm-2:35pmP0808-AMark GierachD2LThe 90-Day Review/Preview
    1:40pm-2:35pmP0808-BBarry DahlD2LUsing Web 2.0 Tools inside Brightspace, with an Eye on Accessibility
    2:50pm – 3:45pm Breakout Sessions
    2:50pm – 3:45pmP0838Karen Wenz and Jon WerthMinnesota State System OfficeAwards Tool: Badges and Certificates in D2L Brightspace
    2:50pm – 3:45pmP0842Suzanne Schlangen, and Kim VossenMinnesota State System OfficeD2L Brightspace Group Discussions without the Road Blocks
    2:50pm – 3:45pmP1802John OughtonCentury CollegeExemplary Design and Use of D2L and Web Teaching for Student Engagement
    2:50pm – 3:45pmP2802Jon MoeNormandale Community CollegeCreating Faculty Training and Support in Brightspace
    Lightning Rounds
    2:50pm – 3:15pmP1810Jane GreathouseSouth Central CollegeStreamlining Your Course Using Kaltura MediaSpace
    3:20pm – 3:45pmP1810Lori HoodSouth Central CollegeUsing Publisher’s Resources to Enhance Student Learning
    2:50pm – 3:15pmP0840Cyndy KreySt. Catherine UniversityUsing the Brightspace Learning Objective Repository
    3:20pm – 3:45pmP0840Jane MelanderMinnesota State University MoorheadKeep Your Students on Track Using the Checklist Tool
    2:50pm – 3:45pmP0808-AMark GierachD2LBrightspace 101: Getting Started in the Learning Environment
    2:50pm – 3:45pmP0808-BDan SemiD2LGetting the Most Out of Virtual Classrooms and Video Assignments
    3:50pm – 4:00pm Announcements and Prize Drawings