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What I Learned About Student and Instructor Success from Teaching Online

Top tips for teaching online have been gathered by an instructor with fourteen years experience in online teaching. From icebreakers to choices for assignments, learn techniques for helping students and instructors succeed online. Join us for a lively discussion about course design that enhances student engagement as well as tips and tricks for training new online instructors in the use of Brightspace.
Time 3:00pm ET
Audience: All

D2L Partner Webinar – Important Info for a Successful 2016

*Please note this webinar is for members of the D2L Partner Network only.

The D2L Partner Team has been hard at work reviewing and innovating on the D2L Partner Program these past few months. The result? A reimagined program that offers ease, flexibility and increased opportunity for mutual success. We invite you to join us online February 17 for important updates and announcements - we know you'll share our excitement about potential in 2016!

Time 2:00pm ET

Coping with an LMS breakup: Texas Christian University shares tips for finding “the one”

Going through a learning management system (LMS) change is not always easy. But with the right preparation and support, migrating to a new LMS can make a big difference. Texas Christian University (TCU) decided to break up with their LMS when they realized that they needed to find something that better fit their vision of the 21st century classroom. In this webinar, TCU will take us through the stages of their LMS breakup and share tips for other schools who might be embarking on a similar process.

They'll talk about:

  • Breaking up: How they knew their LMS relationship was over

  • Searching for the one: Tips for establishing the LMS criteria and evaluation committee

  • Finding acceptance: Strategies for gaining buy-in with all university stakeholders

  • Choosing the right one: Steps involved in their final selection process

  • Taking the plunge: Their LMS transition

Time 3:00pm ET
Audience: All
Presenter(s): Romana (Romy) Hughes, Assistant Provost of Educational Technology and Faculty Development, Texas Christian University

Using Creative Course Design to Increase Student Engagement

Keeping your learners engaged is a key to success in online learning. This webinar focuses on the tools and strategies that can be used to create an engaging learner experience and increase student success.  We’ll share the components of course design that will help you to improve your courses and provide examples of what an engaging course looks like. Conestoga College will be joining us to share their recent experience using the Creative Services team at D2L to improve their online courses, and the benefits that they’ve seen.
Time 2:00pm ET
Audience: All
Presenter(s): Sandra Memmolo eLearning Developer, Kim Regehr Course Instructor, Christa Johnston Instructional Designer, Courseware Development

Best Practices for Developing Engaging Content

With an emerging Millennial workforce, organizations are struggling with an influx of new business requirements being defined by consumer based solutions. Expecting engaging content through social and fun applications, organizations that cling to traditional methods of communication, learning, networking and certification will find themselves challenged in their ability to attract and retain top talent.

Join this webinar to discover best practices on how to develop engaging content, including:

  • Key trends in learning engagement

  • Effective design of course material

  • Tips and trick on making content interesting

Time 11:00am ET
Audience: Enterprise
Presenter(s): Jeff Salin, Senior Instructional Designer and Team Lead, Creative Services Department, D2L

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