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ePortfolios: Assess Student Learning and Help Students Stand Out in the Interviewing Process

This session will explore ways in which the learning process can be made visible through the use of ePortfolios (eP). Topics covered will include choosing the right type of eP to meet learning objectives, effectively organizing an eP, ways ePs can be used by students beyond graduation, and how our students use the eP to improve their interviewing opportunities. This session will include actual examples of ways the eP has been used on our campus. Many students take their eP presentations with them when they graduate – creating a show case/job portfolio and professional development plan using Brightspace Integrated Learning Platform. This session will include a discussion about using a common “template”, which works best for competency eP.
Time: 3:00pm ET
Audience: Higher Education
Host(s): Ronda Leahy and Saundra Solum of UW – La Crosse; Barry Dahl, Senior D2L Community Manager

Closed Captioning and Video Accessibility in Higher Education: What you need to know NOW

With video becoming a key component in educators' tool kits, it is essential that schools not only understand, but employ video accessibility best practices. Recent class action suits against prominent universities have brought renewed attention to the importance of closed captioning, both in terms of the scope and the quality of captioning. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of the accessibility features in Brightspace, describe relevant accessibility compliance issues and recent enforcement changes that schools should be aware of, and highlight one school’s experience of video captioning which resulted in improved learning outcomes for a diverse variety of learners.
Time: 1:00pm ET
Audience: Higher Education
Host(s): Janna Cameron, Senior Usability Specialist, D2L; Kevin Erler, Ph.D., Founder and President, Automatic Sync Technologies; Art Morgan, VP Partner Development, Automatic Sync Technologies; Rebecca Graetz, Ed.D., Instructional Designer/Technologist, Inver Hills Community College

Using Predictive and Adaptive Analytics to Drive Student Success in the K-12 Standards-based Online Learning Environment

Academy School District 20 will share their experiences deploying predictive and adaptive analytics to drive student success in an interoperable and standards-based K-12 learning environment.
Time: 5:30pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Rick Tanski and Mike Arsenault of Academy School District 20; Barbra Thoeming, D2L Learning Community Manager

Big Data and Analytics in Education: Are You Prepared?

Big data doesn’t have to be a big deal if you’ve got a plan. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of developing a focused data strategy, and in determining business goals and success criteria prior to embarking on a large scale data project.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to prepare for enterprise-level analytics, from developing a data strategy, to implementing data governance, privacy considerations, and more.
Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: K-12, Higher Education
Host(s): Michael Moore, Senior Advisory Consultant, Analytics, D2L; Rob Dolan, Manager, Industry Solutions, IBM Big Data and Analytics, IBM

Game Based Learning for Enterprises

Gamification utilizes employee interests to present and drive business goals in a non-intrusive manner. Users become engaged, monitoring their own progression through visual cues such as levels or points and leaderboards, while unlocking new information through success. Learning leaders can integrate concepts of gamification into existing content, making these concepts as simple or as complex as they like.

In this session, we will examine techniques and simple examples of games applied in training material. We will also cover the game-based learning service from D2L.  We will be using a scenario of a Leadership Development program as our case study.
Time: 1:30pm ET
Audience: Enterprise
Host(s): Sarah Nicholl, Senior Solutions Engineer – D2L

Ten Commandments for Creating Successful Discussion Board Assignments

This webinar will cover pedagogically-based “commandments” to help participants understand the nature of the Discussions tool and ways to use it most effectively. Best practices and sample assignments will be included. All resources will be shared.
Time: 3:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Amanda Dills of Oklahoma City University; Barry Dahl, Senior D2L Community Manager