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Educator Webinars

Register for any of our upcoming webinars using the form below. Upon registration, you will receive an email with further instruction on how to watch. Looking for your Brightspace login page? Get help here.   To register for formal product training from the D2L Training team, please visit here.

Upcoming

Personalizing Your Online Teaching Space for Elementary

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct 20 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

In the physical classroom, we think carefully about how to design our space to meet the needs of our learners. Like our physical classrooms, it is important to ensure that your online classroom is still personalized for you and your class. In this session, you will learn how to customize and personalize your online classroom to meet the needs of your students, including:

  • How to choose and share the digital tools your students use
  • How to design the look and feel of your online classroom

Register now for Personalizing Your Online Teaching Space for Elementary on Tuesday, Oct 20 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Personalizing Your Online Teaching Space for Secondary

Date & Time: Thursday, Oct 22 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

In the physical classroom, we think carefully about how to design our space to meet the needs of our learners. Like our physical classrooms, it is important to ensure that your online classroom is still personalized for you and your class. In this session, you will learn how to customize and personalize your online classroom to meet the needs of your students, including:

  • How to choose and share the digital tools your students use
  • How to design the look and feel of your online classroom

Register now for Personalizing Your Online Teaching Space for Secondary on Thursday, Oct 22 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Different Communication Forms with the VLE for Elementary

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct 27 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Ontario’s VLE provides many ways to communicate with your students. Join this session to learn how to create opportunities for videoconferencing with students and options for written communication to students.

Register now for Different Communication Forms with the VLE for Elementary on Tuesday, Oct 27 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Different Communication Forms with the VLE for Secondary

Date & Time: Thursday, Oct 29 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Ontario’s VLE provides many ways to communicate with your students. Join this session to learn how to create opportunities for videoconferencing with students and options for written communication to students.

Register now for Different Communication Forms with the VLE for Secondary on Thursday, Oct 29 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Getting Started…

Introduction à Brightspace

Date & Time: Friday March 26, 11am

Presenter: Jessica Schuessler, Customer Success Specialist

Vous pensez à donner vos cours en ligne maintenant et vous voulez savoir où commencer avec Brightspace ? Joignez-vous à nous à ce webinaire pour apprendre comment naviguer la plate-forme, trouver vos cours rapidement, et personnaliser votre espace numérique pour vos élèves. Nous ferons un survol de quelques outils disponibles dans Brightspace, tel que le fil d’activité pour communiquer avec vos élèves et créer des évaluations.

Watch nowgetting started with Brightspace for Secondary Educators webinar

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Getting Started with Brightspace

Date & Time: Wednesday April 8, 3pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe, Customer Success Specialist

This webinar will cover the basics of setting up your digital classroom in Brightspace. We will look at finding your course(s), setting up and navigating your Home Page, basic customizations and using Activity Feed to engage your students.

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An Introduction to Brightspace for K-3 Educators

Date & Time: Friday, May 8, 11am

Presenter: Valerie Howe, Heather Ryan

As a K-3 educator, navigating online learning presents you with a unique set of challenges to reach your students. D2L is here to help. Join us for this webinar to see how D2L’s Brightspace can help support your communication with families and students, document learning, as well as build and share learning activities. Come prepared to see an instructional demo and to walk away with a new perspective on how online learning can support even our youngest learners.

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Getting Started with Brightspace

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 10, 11am-12pm

Presenters: Valerie Howe (D2L)

This webinar will cover the basics of setting up your digital classroom in Brightspace. We will look at finding your course(s), setting up and navigating your Homepage, basic customization and using Activity Feed to engage your students.

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Transitioning your Online Classroom to Brightspace

Date & Time: Thursday, August 13, 4pm-5pm

Presenters: Andrew Bieronski (WRDSB, EdTech Consultant, Founder TEDxKitchenerED), Heather Ryan

Are you an educator looking to transition your online classroom to Brightspace this September? If so, this webinar is for you! In this session, we will discuss strategies to set you and your students up for success in your new learning environment, including:

  • How to pull resources from your current online classroom into Brightspace
  • How to engage and communicate with your students effectively
  • How to share learning materials, activities and assignments with ease

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

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Delivering Content

An Introduction to Delivering Learning Online for Elementary Educators

Date & Time: Tuesday March 24, 11am

Presenter: Heather Ryan, Customer Success Specialist

As you transition your classroom online, you’ll need a reliable space to share your content and activities. Have no fear—Brightspace is here! During this webinar, we’ll guide you through creating content for your students and how you can upload resources you already have (or resources you find along the way)! You’ll also learn how to organize your learning materials and easily share this information with your students.

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An Introduction to Delivering Learning Online for Secondary Educators

Date & Time: Tuesday March 24, 4pm

Presenter: Heather Ryan, Customer Success Specialist

As you transition your classroom online, you’ll need a reliable space to share your content and activities. Have no fear—Brightspace is here! During this webinar, we’ll guide you through creating content for your students and how you can upload resources you already have (or resources you find along the way)! You’ll also learn how to organize your learning materials and easily share this information with your students.

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An Introduction to Delivering Learning Online

Date & Time: Tuesday April 7, 3pm

Presenter: Heather Ryan, Customer Success Specialist

As you transition your classroom online, you’ll need a reliable space to share your content and activities. No fear, Brightspace is here!

During this webinar, we’ll guide you through creating content for your students, and how you can upload resources you already have (or resources you find along the way)! You’ll also learn how to organize your learning materials and easily share this information with your students.

Watch now An Introduction to Delivering Learning Online

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Creating a Community in your Online Classroom

Date & Time: Thursday, July 30, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe

Building relationships and a community in your classroom is important, regardless of whether it is in your physical, blended or online classroom. In this webinar and Ask the Expert session, we will show how the teacher, social and cognitive presences can be incorporated into your online classroom space to enhance the engagement and learning experience for your students.

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30-minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

Watch now Connecting with your Students in Brightspace

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Supporting Non-Screen Activities with your Online Classroom

Date & Time: Thursday, August 6, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Heather Ryan

Creating a well-rounded online classroom includes providing non-screen activities for your students. In this webinar and ask the expert series, you will learn how you can leverage your online classroom to support your students with non-screen activities by utilizing various strategies in your online classroom. We will explore how you can:

  • Provide multi-media instructions for non-screen activities
  • Strategies to document and assess non-screen student learning
  • Ways to provide rich feedback for non-screen activities

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

Creating Content with Brightspace For Elementary

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct 6 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

During this webinar, we’ll guide you through creating content for your students, and how you can upload resources you already have, including resources from your Google Drive, One Drive or from the web! You’ll also learn how to organize your learning materials and easily share this information with your students.

Watch now Creating Content with Brightspace For Elementary

Creating Content with Brightspace For Secondary

Date & Time: Thursday, Oct 8 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

During this webinar, we’ll guide you through creating content for your students, and how you can upload resources you already have, including resources from your Google Drive, One Drive or from the web! You’ll also learn how to organize your learning materials and easily share this information with your students.

Watch now Creating Content with Brightspace For Secondary

Communication and Engagement

Connecting with your Students in Brightspace

Date & Time: Wednesday April 8, 11am

Presenter: Heather Ryan, Customer Success Specialist

Wondering how you will continue to check in with, connect, and engage with your students while teaching remotely?

During this webinar, educators will learn how tools in Brightspace can help them to reach out to, engage, and connect with their students while teaching remotely. Be prepared to walk away with some new ideas to help you stay connected.

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Let’s Get Them Talking: Getting Started with Discussions

Date & Time: Thursday April 23, 3pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe

The Discussions tool in Brightspace is a great option to engage with your students, but it’s also a great way to create an online community. In this session, we’ll look at how to use the Discussions tool through a live demo and share some ideas to help you get started.

Watch now An Introduction to Accessibility in Brightspace webinar

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Engaging with Your Students using Brightspace

Date & Time: Thursday April 23, 11am

Presenter: Heather Ryan

Wondering how you will continue to check in with, connect, and engage with your students while teaching remotely?

During this webinar, educators will learn how some tools in Brightspace can help them to engage and connect with their students while teaching remotely. Be prepared to walk away with some new ideas to help you stay connected.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Video Options in Brightspace

Date & Time: Friday April 24, 11am

Presenter: Valerie Howe

You asked; we listened! Join us to learn how video tools within Brightspace can support you and your students. We’ll cover ways to use video tools for engagement and communication.

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Facilitating Student Success in your Online Course

Date & Time: Thursday, July 9, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe

Did you know that Brightspace has tools that educators can use to track student progress and keep an eye on how your students are doing? Join us to learn more about the power of the Class Progress tool and the Course Overview widget and how these can help you support students in your course and facilitate learning conversations with your students. This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar, followed by a 30 minute Office Hours session.

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Personalizing your Classroom Space

Date & Time: Thursday, July 16, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe

In face to face teaching, we think carefully about how to design our physical classroom space to meet the needs of our learners. Online, it is important to ensure that your virtual classroom is still personalized for you and your class. In this webinar and Ask the Expert series, you will learn how to customize and personalize your online classroom to meet the needs of your students, including:

  • How to choose and share the digital tools your students use
  • How to design the look and feel of your online classroom

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

Watch now Personalizing your Classroom Space

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Digital Engagement Tips for Online Learners

Date & Time: Thursday, July 23, 4pm-5pm

In a physical classroom, teacher presence ensures that students understand learning outcomes and receive regular feedback to support their goals. Digital teaching presence is just as important and should be considered in your online classroom. In this webinar and Ask the Expert series, you will learn how to customize and personalize your online classroom to meet the needs of your students, including:

  • How to create effective online communication plans
  • How to use digital tools to deliver timely and effective feedback virtually
  • Tips on how to build teacher presence and to mimic the in-class experience

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

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Building Online Learning Groups

Date & Time: Thursday, August 20, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe

Group activities and assignments are valuable for many reasons, such as enriching the student learning experience, differentiating learning and teaching learning skills. During this webinar and Ask the Experts session, you will learn how group activities and assignments can be utilized for blended and online learning, including:

  • How to create group activities and assignments in your online classroom
  • Examples of group activities in your online classroom

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

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Communication and Community Online for Elementary

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct 13 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

There are many options in Ontario’s VLE for communicating with students and fostering a community in your online classroom. In this session, we’ll cover how Ontario’s VLE can help you to reach out to, engage, and connect with your students.

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Communication and Community Online for Secondary

Date & Time: Thursday, Oct 15 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

There are many options in Ontario’s VLE for communicating with students and fostering a community in your online classroom. In this session, we’ll cover how Ontario’s VLE can help you to reach out to, engage, and connect with your students.

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Assessment and Evaluation

An Introduction to Assessment in Brightspace for Elementary Educators

Date & Time: Wednesday March 25, 11am

Presenter: Valerie Howe, Customer Success Specialist

Wondering how to move your assessments online? We’ve got you covered! Join us for this webinar on how you can use Brightspace as your assessment hub to have all your assessment information in one place. We’ll cover how to create assignments with different submission types, add assessment instructions, rubrics, and share assessment information with your students! We’ll also provide a quick introduction to our quiz tool and leave you with plenty of resources if you’re hungry for more!

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An Introduction to Assessment in Brightspace for Secondary Educators

Date & Time: Wednesday March 25, 4pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe, Customer Success Specialist

Wondering how to move your assessments online? We’ve got you covered! Join us for this webinar on how you can use Brightspace as your assessment hub to have all your assessment information in one place. We’ll cover how to create assignments with different submission types, add assessment instructions, rubrics, and share assessment information with your students! We’ll also provide a quick introduction to our quiz tool and leave you with plenty of resources if you’re hungry for more!

Watch now getting started with Brightspace for Secondary Educators webinar

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Creating Engaging Assessments for your Students using Brightspace

Date & Time: Thursday, June 11, 11am-12pm

Wondering how you will continue to check in with, connect, and engage with your students while teaching remotely?

During this webinar, educators will learn how some tools in Brightspace can help them to engage and connect with their students while teaching remotely. Be prepared to walk away with some new ideas to help you stay connected.

Watch now Providing Rich and Descriptive Feedback in Brightspace

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Providing Feedback

Providing Rich and Descriptive Feedback in Brightspace for Elementary Educators

Date & Time: Thursday March 26, 11am

Presenter: Jessica Schuessler, Customer Success Specialist

Now that you’ve moved to online learning, you’ve got a whole new world of feedback options available to you! From rubrics with built-in links and videos to in-line annotations to video and oral feedback and so much more, Brightspace makes it easy for teachers to quickly give personalized feedback for students in a variety of forms. Join us for this webinar for an overview of these powerful feedback features.

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Providing Rich and Descriptive Feedback in Brightspace for Secondary Educators

Date & Time: Thursday March 26, 4pm

Presenter: Jessica Schuessler, Customer Success Specialist

Now that you’ve moved to online learning you’ve got a whole new world of feedback options available to you! From rubrics with built-in links and videos to in-line annotations to video and oral feedback and so much more, Brightspace makes it easy for teachers to quickly give personalized feedback for students in a variety of forms. Join us for this webinar for an overview of these powerful feedback features.

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Providing Rich and Descriptive Feedback in Brightspace

Date & Time: Thursday, June 11, 2pm-3pm

Now that you’ve moved to online learning you’ve got a whole new world of feedback options available to you!

From rubrics with built-in links and videos to in-line annotations to video and oral feedback and so much more, Brightspace makes it easy for teachers to quickly give personalized feedback for students in a variety of forms. Join us for this webinar for an overview of these powerful feedback features.

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Créer des devoirs et donner de la rétroaction riche dans l’ÉAV – pour les niveaux intermédiaires.

Date & Time: le 25 août à 13h00

Presenter: Jessica Schuessler, consultante EAV

Joignez-vous à nous pour ce webinaire pour apprendre comment produire des devoirs en utilisant la nouvelle expérience de création et ensuite fournir les rétroactions riches !

Dans ce webinaire on présentera comment :

  • Créer les devoirs dans la nouvelle expérience
  • Fournir les commentaires avec les annotations
  • Utiliser note vidéo pour donner la rétroaction
  • Gagner du temps avec la rétroaction précréé dans les grilles d’évaluation
  • Trouver tous les devoirs à corriger en même place dans l’outil évaluation rapide

Documenting Student Learning

Sharing Learning at Home with Brightspace Portfolio

Date & Time: Thursday, April 9, 11am

Presenter: Heather Ryan, Customer Success Specialist

An integral part of the Brightspace, Portfolio offers students the ability to easily transition from creating work to showcasing their efforts in a digital portfolio that they create themselves.

Learn how students can create a digital portfolio at home through this introductory webinar, and how you can offer rich feedback remotely.

This webinar will include an instructional demo of Portfolio including the web experience and apps, showcasing student and teacher workflows.

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Other

An Introduction to Accessibility in Brightspace

Date & Time: Wednesday April 22, 11am

Presenters: Sam Chandrashekar, Carin Headrick , David McGeary

Host: Heather Ryan

Have you been wondering how Brightspace can support students who have accessibility needs?

Join us for a webinar to learn how Brightspace can help support students who require accommodations or use accessibility tools to be successful in their learning. This webinar will include both a presentation, as well as an instructional demonstration of some commonly used accessibility tools.

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An Introduction to Brightspace for Principals

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 6, 3:30pm

Presenter: Valerie Howe

As a principal in the world of remote learning, you are faced with an overwhelming amount of information that you are being asked to communicate with your school community. We know it can be tough to filter through it and share the most valuable pieces of that information. Join us for this webinar to learn more about how D2L’s Brightspace can help support learning at home. We can help answer some of the common questions we have been hearing to better prepare you to for those conversations.

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An Introduction to Navigating Brightspace for Families Supporting Student Learning at Home

Date & Time: Thursday, May 7, 11am

Presenter: Heather Ryan

As a family, we know you are working hard to support students learning from home, and we are here to help. Join us for an introduction to Brightspace from D2L. We will showcase “a day in the life of a student” to assist families with learning at home. During the webinar, we will demonstrate some of the most commonly used tools, so families can better understand how to navigate Brightspace with ease.

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Brightspace for Principals

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 3, 3-4pm

Presenters: Valerie Howe (D2L), Patrick Brophy (HCDSB), Mark Witter (HCDSB), Lorraine Boulos (HCDSB)

As a principal in the world of remote learning, you are faced with an overwhelming amount of information you are being asked to communicate with your school community, as well as find a consistent and reliable platform for your staff and students. Join us for this webinar to learn more about how D2L’s Brightspace can help support learning from home. We will hear from Principals on how they use Brightspace to support educators and students, how their school transitioned from using Brightspace in a blended learning environment to fully online, as well as how Brightspace helps them with school improvement plans, communicating school news, and more.

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Ask the Expert – Teams Integration

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 18, 11am-12pm

Presenter: Joseph Chapman, Senior Product Manager, D2L

D2L has a new Microsoft Teams integration to support your synchronous learning to increase engagement in your online classroom! Join us for a quick demo of the MS Teams integration followed by an Ask the Experts session.

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Ask the Expert

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 25, 11am-12pm

Presenter: Nancy MacMillan, Customer Success Specialist

With September quickly approaching, you may have some questions as you set up your online classroom as an engaging and rich digital space for your students. We’ve got you covered! Our Ask the Experts session is the perfect place to ask your questions and learn from Brightspace tips and tricks along the way!

Differentiating Learning in Brightspace

Date & Time: Thursday, August 27, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Heather Ryan

In every classroom, whether face to face or online, learners have their own interests, strengths, needs, and knowledge base. This webinar will explore strategies to create differentiated learning in your online classrooms. During this webinar we will explore strategies to:

  • Group students by shared interest, topic, or ability for assignments.
  • Assess students’ learning using formative assessment.
  • Continually assess and adjust lesson content to meet students’ needs.
  • Manage the online classroom to create a supportive and engaging environment.

This session will be divided into two parts: a 30 minute webinar and a 30 minute Ask the Experts session.

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Ask the Expert

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 1, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Nancy MacMillan, Customer Success Specialist

As you get classroom ready, we know you may also be preparing a digital learning space for your students. Have some questions as you set up and explore your online classroom? Our Ask the Experts session is the perfect place to ask your questions and learn some Brightspace tips and tricks along the way!

Ask the Expert

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 8, 4pm-5pm

Presenter: Nancy MacMillan, Customer Success Specialist

Happy new school year, educators! Have some questions as you set up and explore your online classroom? Our Ask the Experts session is the perfect place to ask your questions and learn some Brightspace tips and tricks along the way!