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)
Time Room Presenters Organization Presentation Title
8:35am-10:15am F 1265 Auditorium Barry Dahl and Deon Clark  D2L and TCI Solutions Welcome Address

Keynote Address: Innovation in the Age of Limited Resources


10:30am – 11:20am Breakout Sessions
10:30am-11:20am P0838 Deon Clark TCI Solutions Keynote Follow-Up: Innovation in the Age Limited Resources
10:30am-11:20am P2840 Elizabeth McMahon Northland Community & Technical College Accessibility, UDL, and You
10:30am-11:20am P2802 Giovanni Antunez St. Cloud State University Online Education Works! Lessons Learned
10:30am-11:20am P0842 Maggie Glazer and Susan Engel; Karen Wenz and Suzanne Schlangen SCTCC and Minnesota State System Office Don’t put your cell phone away! Leverage the Brightspace Pulse App
10:30am-11:20am P2808 Troy Dvorak Minneapolis Community & Technical College Studying vs. Learning
10:30am-11:20am P0840 Rahul Kane Century College OER, Adaptive Learning, Light Boards and More for Online Student Success
10:30am-11:20am P1810 Lindsey Gill and Kim Grzybala  Cengage Learn Give ‘Em All You’ve Got! Improving Student Access and Affordability with Cengage Unlimited
10:30am-11:20am P0808-A Dan Semi D2L MN State Brightspace Moving to the Cloud
10:30am-11:20am P0808-B Barry Dahl D2L Intelligent 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-1:30pm P0838 Karen Wenz, Suzanne Schlangen, and Kim Vossen Minnesota State System Office D2L Brightspace: What’s New in Version 10.8x?
12:40pm-1:30pm P0842 Kristine Carey and Dan Semi Normandale Community College and D2L Demonstrate Student Learning Outcome Achievement & Provide Accreditation Data
12:40pm-1:30pm P0840 Deb McManimon and J.C. Turner Riverland Community College Innovating Course Delivery with FlexPace
12:40pm-1:30pm P2840 Karen LaPlant and Linda Paquette Hennepin Technical College Six Ways to Engage Online Students
12:40pm-1:30pm P1802 Kathleen Coate Normandale Community College Jazz Up your Content in D2L!
12:40pm-1:30pm P1810 Kip Thorson and Carolyn Weber Minnesota West This is NOT a Fake Session: Find out about the LARC
12:40pm-1:30pm P1804 Carol Lacey and Bilal Dameh Metropolitan State University A Faculty Jump-Start for Advising and Assessing Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
12:40pm-1:30pm P0808-A Mark Gierach D2L Badges and Certificates with the Brightspace Awards Tool
12:40pm-1:30pm P0808-B Barry Dahl D2L Ten Bright Ideas to make your Brightspace Courses More Accessible
1:40pm – 2:35pm Breakout Sessions
1:40pm-2:35pm P0842 Phil Darg Lake Superior College; Pine Technical & Community College Elements of Streamlined Online Course Design
1:40pm-2:35pm P0838 Karen Wenz and Dan Semi Minnesota State System Office and D2L D2L Brightspace ePortfolio–Learn All About It
1:40pm-2:35pm P2840 Jon Werth and Charles Kroger Minnesota State System Office Moving to D2L’s Cloud
1:40pm-2:35pm P2802 Miki Huntington and Kleber Ortiz Minneapolis Community & Technical College A Conversation about Equity, Inclusion & Academic Technology
Lightning Rounds
1:40pm-2:05pm P2808 Giovanni Antunez St. Cloud State University Making D2L Rubrics Work for You
2:10pm-2:35pm P2808 Cassandra Labairon South Central College Make It Personal: Connecting with Online Students
1:40pm-2:05pm P0840 Karen LaPlant Hennepin Technical College Testing, Testing, 123. Is this test really online that fast?
2:10pm-2:35pm P0840 Karen LaPlant Hennepin Technical College Using-Text-to-Speech Technology to Improve the Quality of Learning Online
1:40pm-2:05pm P1810 Amy Jo Swing Lake Superior College Getting Students to Show Up: Online Students Retention and Engagement Strategies
2:10pm-2:35pm P1810 Elizabeth McMahon Northland Community and Technical College Search, Evaluate, Collaborate: Group Work using Social Bookmarking
1:40pm-2:35pm P0808-A Mark Gierach D2L The 90-Day Review/Preview
1:40pm-2:35pm P0808-B Barry Dahl D2L Using Web 2.0 Tools inside Brightspace, with an Eye on Accessibility
2:50pm – 3:45pm Breakout Sessions
2:50pm – 3:45pm P0838 Karen Wenz and Jon Werth Minnesota State System Office Awards Tool: Badges and Certificates in D2L Brightspace
2:50pm – 3:45pm P0842 Suzanne Schlangen, and Kim Vossen Minnesota State System Office D2L Brightspace Group Discussions without the Road Blocks
2:50pm – 3:45pm P1802 John Oughton Century College Exemplary Design and Use of D2L and Web Teaching for Student Engagement
2:50pm – 3:45pm P2802 Jon Moe Normandale Community College Creating Faculty Training and Support in Brightspace
Lightning Rounds
2:50pm – 3:15pm P1810 Jane Greathouse South Central College Streamlining Your Course Using Kaltura MediaSpace
3:20pm – 3:45pm P1810 Lori Hood South Central College Using Publisher’s Resources to Enhance Student Learning
2:50pm – 3:15pm P0840 Cyndy Krey St. Catherine University Using the Brightspace Learning Objective Repository
3:20pm – 3:45pm P0840 Jane Melander Minnesota State University Moorhead Keep Your Students on Track Using the Checklist Tool
2:50pm – 3:45pm P0808-A Mark Gierach D2L Brightspace 101: Getting Started in the Learning Environment
2:50pm – 3:45pm P0808-B Dan Semi D2L Getting the Most Out of Virtual Classrooms and Video Assignments
3:50pm – 4:00pm Announcements and Prize Drawings