Brightspace Ohio Connection

Brightspace Ohio Connection is your opportunity to connect with peers and D2L staff, exchange product feedback, share effective practices, and network with other Learning Professionals. Brightspace Connection will showcase teaching and learning within Brightspace, and sessions will feature topics such as effective practices in instructional design, technology integration, and administrative management. It’s a great opportunity to exchange new ideas, as well as learn more about the Brightspace community. This event is sponsored by D2L and hosted by Sinclair Community College.

Date & Time

Friday, October 20, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM


Sinclair College,
Charity E. Earley Auditorium (12-172),
444 W 3rd Street,
Dayton, OH 45402

Sponsorship Opportunities

Brightspace Connections are an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with D2L clients looking for innovative ways to improve teaching and learning with the Brightspace platform and partner solutions.


9:30 am – 10:10 am

Welcome and Opening Session

  • 90-Day Brightspace Review/Preview; Barry Dahl, D2L

10:15 am – 11:05 am

Breakout Sessions

  • Rubrics: Improve Student’s Learning and Save Instructors’ Grading Time – Sheri Stover, Wright State University
  • Tips and tricks for Getting a CBE Program Started – Christi Amato, Sinclair College
  • Ten Bright Ideas to make your Brightspace Courses More Accessible to Students with Disabilities – Barry Dahl, D2L
  • Document, Reflect, and Share your Journey with Brightsapce ePortfolio – Dan Semi, D2L

11:15 am – 12:05 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Leveraging D2L’s LOR for Consistency, Scalability and Student Success in Course Design and Delivery – Jennifer Davis and Vandana Rola, Sinclair College
  • Grading Dropboxes on the Go! – Nicholas McDonald, Sinclair College
  • Going Mobile with Brightspace – Dan Semi, D2L
  • Intelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents, New and Improved – Barry Dahl, D2L
  • How UDL and Proactive Accessibility Features like Text to Speech Support All Learners – Paul Stisser, ReadSpeaker

12:15 am – 12:55 pm


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • ABC: Awards = Badges + Certificates: How Digital Credentialing Can Support Student Success – Christopher Prokes, Sinclair College
  • Leveraging Open Educational Resources to Empower Students – Gregory Deye, Sinclair College
  • Brightspace Analytics, Insights, and Data – Dan Semi, D2L
  • Seven Ways to Use the “Not” Release Conditions to Impact Teaching & Learning – Barry Dahl, D2L
  • Setting Students Up for Success Through Student Engagement – Josh Kamrath, YouSeeU

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Closing Session

  • Closing remarks and prize drawings

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