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Freedom on Brightspace Means That You Can Teach with a Fork or a Spoon – it’s up to you

Within this seminar Professor Shaun Iles and Professor David Wearing of Mohawk College will discuss their very different approaches to online and blended learning. Shaun Iles is a proponent of online delivery and utilizes online materials and Brightspace tools extensively in the delivery of his courses. David on the other hand, is a traditional “chalk and talk” professor who is slowly opening up to using online tools and resources in his classes. This webinar will focus on the transition from f2f delivery to blended and online delivery, aiming to bring light to the fact that there are many avenues you can take to build a pedagogically sound delivery within Brightspace regardless of your history and comfort zones in education.
Time: 3:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Shaun Iles and David Wearing, Mohawk College; Barbra Thoeming, D2L Learning Community

How Your Organization Can Benefit from Measuring Social Learning

Are you measuring the social learning in your organization?  Social learning is the theory that individuals learn from each other, via observation, imitation, and modelling.  This includes anything related to social media and its viability for usage in learning.   In this session our presenter, Robin Yap, will help you gain a better understanding of social learning, provide insights on how to measure it in a learning system, and also offer a guide on how to improve it within your organization. Attendees of this session will be given a rubric to measure and track social collaboration dialogue which we’ll show in Brightspace and can be also used independently.
Time: 1:00pm ET
Audience: Enterprise
Host(s): Dr. Robin Yap, Managing Partner at the Centre for Social Learning and Research; Sarah Nicholl, Corporate Learning Strategist at D2L

Adaptive Learning: The Breakthrough Innovation Impacting Education Today?

An engaged student is a successful student. Teachers and faculty have been using personalization to engage their students since the beginning of teaching and learning, but delivering personalization at scale can be challenging. What if you could mitigate some of these challenges by supporting a student’s achievement and highlighting areas of risk? What if the topics to be taught adapted to the pace of the individual student? What if the system was able to provide content that matched the objectives they had yet to master?

These questions and more will be discussed by our group of industry innovators and experts. In this webinar, we will discuss the trends, insight, and research that has led to adaptive learning being identified as the key technology that will enable breakthrough innovation. We’ll also discuss the technology that supports a truly student-centered approach to adaptive learning. Finally, we’ll also get the perspective of a forward-thinking institution on their motivation to pursue adaptive learning.
Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Kenneth Chapman, VP of Market Strategy at D2L; Karla Berry, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Southern Illinois University; Brian Fleming, Senior Analyst, Eduventures; Mark Walston, Moderator

Streaming Media for Enhanced Learning: The ShareStream Video Platform and Brightspace

The use of video and audio streaming for education has skyrocketed, driven largely by the emergence of flipped classrooms and MOOCs as well as the growth of blended and fully online programs for remote learners.

This session, co-sponsored by D2L partner ShareStream, will provide an overview of how to integrate an online video and media management solution within Brightspace.  It will provide strategies for leveraging streaming media to improve student engagement and learning outcomes, as well as a demonstration of the following workflows:

  • Extending Brightspace with ShareStream Pick-n-Play, an easy-to-use solution for faculty and students for uploading, tagging, playing and collaborating on instructional and student-generated media

  • Adding media stored in the ShareStream Platform to various locations in Brightspace directly from Brightspace’s “Insert Stuff” feature

  • Enabling students to submit media to instructors for assessment, or to fellow students for collaboration in a course.

Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): David Weinstein, Co-Founder and CEO, ShareStream; Gayraud Townsend, Director of Business Development, ShareStream; Mike Gruber, Senior Director Global Alliances, D2L

Improving Student Engagement Through Technology

Current statistics show that as many as half of college students won’t complete their program. It’s no wonder that faculty are always looking for ways to better engage students in the learning process. There are many tools available that claim to help instructors create a more personal and engaging learning experience, but it’s difficult to know which tools are the most useful and how they actually improve engagement. In this webinar, attendees will hear from Brightspace partners SoftChalk and newrow_ about how their solutions can improve student engagement, and ultimately, student success.
Time: 1:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Sue Evans, CEO/Founder, SoftChalk; Dan Merritts, COO, newrow_

Keeping the Focus on Learning: Tools to Help Increase Productivity in Education

Instructors and students should spend most of their time teaching and learning, not managing software. With the surge in online programs and courses over the last few years, it’s more important than ever that institutions have tools available to them which allow them to enable both faculty and student productivity, keeping them focused on learning. In this webinar, attendees will hear about how two solutions (Office 365 and Examity), when paired with Brightspace,  can help to increase productivity for faculty, students, and institutions.
Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Randy Grosberg, VP of Sales, Examity; Mike Gruber, Senior Director Global Alliances, D2L

From Managing to Transforming Learning: Enabling Personalized Learning Through Technology

By implementing tools that enable personalized learning, institutions are able to begin moving from simply managing learning to transforming learning. In this webinar, attendees will hear from two Brightspace partners (ReadSpeaker and Kaltura) about how they are attempting to scale personalized learning.
Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Paul Stisser, Business Development eLearning and Mobility, ReadSpeaker; Justin Beck, VP of Global Education, and Perry Fetterman, Director of Product Marketing

Growing Your Online Presence

In a time when many schools are searching for innovative ways to foster and promote learning to increase enrollments, D2L helps them to overcome some of the challenges that they are facing with regards to declining enrollments and resource constraints.

Learn strategies that will help you to increase your online presence and leverage the experts for the administrative components of managing the Brightspace platform, so that you can focus on what matters the most – teaching and learning.

Register for the webinar to get a first-hand account from an institution that is using the Brightspace platform and discover how they increased their online presence.
Time: 1:00pm ET
Audience: Higher Education
Host(s): Dan Hoppe, Senior Advisory Consultant, Bob Mathers, Director of Premium Account Services and Christina, Interim Director at Mercy College

Leveraging technology to create a more engaging learning experience: Part 1

Although every school now uses educational technology in some way, many students still feel that it could be used more effectively. At the same time, administrators often struggle to find ways to better leverage technologies that were purchased at an institutional level. The solution? Implement powerful, easy-to-use tools that help both faculty and students get the most from educational technology. In this webinar, attendees will hear from two Brightspace partners (eXplorance and Respondus) about how their solutions attempt to tackle the challenge of creating a more engaging, productive experience by leveraging existing technologies.
Time: 2:00pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Ian Haugh, VP Channels & Partnership, eXplorance; Arie Sowers Sr. Product Specialist, Respondus

Enabling Personalized Learning Through Technology

Institutions know they need to deliver personalized learning to improve student outcomes, retention, and attainment. To compete, they also need to deliver an innovative learning experience—not just in individual classrooms, but across the institution. But often, the perception is that there is a lack of time and resources needed to innovate. In this webinar, attendees will hear from two Brightspace partners (Atlas Systems and IBM)  about how they are attempting to scale personalized learning.
Time: 2:30pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Dan Specht, VP for Sales and Marketing, Atlas Systems; Bruce D. Gardner, North America Program Director, IBM

Leveraging technology to create a more engaging learning experience: Part 2

Although every school now uses educational technology in some way, many students still feel that it could be used more effectively. At the same time, administrators often struggle to find ways to better leverage technologies that were purchased at an institutional level. The solution? Implement powerful, easy-to-use tools that help both faculty and students get the most from educational technology. In this webinar, attendees will hear from Brightspace partners Software Secure and Dublabs about how their solutions attempt to tackle the challenge of creating a more engaging, productive experience by leveraging existing technologies.
Time: 12:30pm ET
Audience: All
Host(s): Ryan Burg, Business Development Manager, Software Secure; Chris Hopkinson, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Dub Labs