Brightspace Oklahoma Connection

Brightspace Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma City University.

Date & Time

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
(Central Time)


Oklahoma City University
Sarkeys Law Center
2501 N Blackwelder Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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.


9:00 am – 9:30 am


  • Registration will take place in the Sarkeys Law Center foyer. A light continental breakfast will be served at this time.

9:30 am – 10:10 am

Welcome and Opening Session

  • Opening Keynote

10:15 am – 11:05 am

Breakout Sessions

  • D2L Game Changers (Course Builder, Quizzes in “Conjoined” Courses, Graded Discussion Boards) – Adam Ryburn, Aaron Mooney, and Regina McManigell Grijalva, all of Oklahoma City
  • Ten Bright Ideas to make your Brightspace Courses More Accessible to Students with Disabilities – Barry Dahl, D2L
  • “Meet Me at the Coffee Shop” – Maximizing Brightspace Discussion Board Potential – Kathy Essmiller, Oklahoma State University
  • Setting Students Up for Success Through Student Engagement – Josh Kamrath, YouSeeU

11:15 am – 12:05 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Going Mobile with Brightspace – Joanna Niewiandomska, D2L
  • What I Wish My Professors Know About Using D2L In their Classes: A Student Panel – Jenny Minsberg, Oklahoma City University
  • Intelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents, New and Improved – Barry Dahl, D2L
  • Two Minute Tips: Revolutionizing Faculty Brightspace Support – Simon Ringsmuth and Stacey Jones, Oklahoma State University

12:15 am – 12:55 pm


1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Brightspace Assessment: Tying the Tools Together – Joanna Niewiandomska, D2L
  • Forget Flipping. Think Maximizing. (2.0) – Amanda Dills, Oklahoma City University
  • Using Web 2.0 Tools, with an Eye on Accessibility – Barry Dahl, D2L
  • Faculty eLearning Students: A Case Study of an eLearning Facilitation Workshop – Kyle Motsinger and Steph Rogers, University of Central Oklahoma

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Closing Session

  • Closing remarks and prize drawings

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