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BeachBoard Learning Event: The D2L Connection

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Join us for this special, one-day conference hosted by Academic Technology Services and sponsored by Desire2Learn (D2L), the developers of BeachBoard. CSULB faculty and colleagues from other institutions are invited to attend and discover new insights for leveraging the many capabilities of the D2L/BeachBoard platform. This is a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge of online course design and network with your peers. 

The program includes breakout sessions presented by D2L experts and ATS Instructional Designers on a variety of topics such as creating multimedia content and increasing student engagement. Bring your questions and be inspired!

The D2L Connection will be held on Friday, November 30 from 8:45am to 2:20pm at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid. Breakfast and lunch are provided; there is NO registration fee. See the agenda and reserve your seat.


8:45am - 9:15am: Registration Open

Continental breakfast will be available at this time.

9:15am - 10:10am: Welcome and Opening Session

Presenter: Cheryl Ainoa, Chief Operating Officer D2L

We understand that there is a lot going on in your day to day. With a continuous delivery model, this session will give insight into our product roadmap. This session will allow you the opportunity to review what great features have been released by D2L in the past 90 days, what is being released this month, and what is coming soon.

10:20am - 11:05am: Breakout Sessions

Day 1 Digital Access Program (E-Book & Courseware Integration in Brightspace)

Presenters: Rochelle McCoy and Liem Nguyen, CSULB

Studies show that students who obtain their course materials immediately perform better than other students who forego or delay purchasing their course materials.  This session will describe how Academic Technology Services and the CSULB Bookstore combined their efforts to launch “Day 1 Digital Access” and deliver affordability and ease of access with 21st century educational tools.

The Day 1 Digital Access Program that allows students immediate access to their course materials:

  • on day one of classes
  • in a digital format
  • thru Single-Sign-on in BeachBoard  (D2L/BrightSpace)
  • at specially reduced pricing

Intelligent Uses of Intelligent Agents – New and Improved

Presenter: Barry Dahl, D2L

Brightspace Intelligent Agents can assist instructors, administrators, and students by providing an automated email when defined activity occurs in a course or when there is a lack of system login or course entry. This session will focus on various use cases for Brightspace Intelligent Agents and pay special attention to the most recently released new features. We'll also look at effective practices to make sure that the uses of Intelligent Agents produce the desired results.

Finding Value in the D2L Learning Object Repository

Presenter: Jane Mathers, D2L

The Brightspace Learning Object Repository (LOR) has been available for many years now, but many institutions aren’t leveraging it to its full potential. Come learn how to connect individuals with a valuable ecosystem of resources that can be used effectively and receive some step-by-step instructions of how to do so. Interested in sharing your content with colleagues? Yes, that’s a possibility; but no, it’s not a requirement. Interested in harvesting content from external sites? Interested in making a portion of your course available to the public? Interested in managing your own course content in an organized manner? Join us for this session to learn about what you’ve been missing in the LOR.

11:15am - 12:00pm: Breakout Sessions

Brightspace On Two Campuses: Where Are We? How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?

Presenters: David Scozzaro, Loyola Marymount University and Marvin Mayo, CSULB

This session will explore how Brightspace is used on two campuses, Cal State Long Beach and Loyola Marymount University. On the surface, the two universities may appear quite different. However, when digging deeper into how both CSULB and LMU are currently implementing and supporting Brightspace, as well as where they are planning on going with it in the future, there are a lot of similarities. This session will discuss those similarities and differences and help spurn a variety of ideas for how to use and support Brightspace at an institution of higher education, no matter what it may look like.

Using the New Data Hub and Admin Reports

Presenter: Maury Hillstrom, Marymount California University

Ten Bright Ideas to make your Brightspace Courses More Accessible to Students with Disabilities

Presenter: Barry Dahl, D2L

Web accessibility concerns have moved to the forefront in the world of online learning. This session will provide ten simple techniques for improving the accessibility of courses offered in the Brightspace Learning Environment. The focus will be on correcting common accessibility errors in Course Content, although the same techniques would apply in many other tools within the Learning Environment. All techniques can be executed by people with minimal knowledge of the generally accepted standards for web accessibility. 

12:00pm - 12:40pm: Lunch

Lunch is provided at the event.

12:45pm - 1:30pm: Breakout Sessions

Riding the Media Wave at the Beach: Enhancing Learning Experiences

Presenters: Daniel Magno, Adam Mitchell, Francisco Romero, and Preston Wingrove, all from CSULB

Multimedia course content has a substantiated place in both coursework and the overall pedagogical process. Keeping students engaged is an ever-growing challenge as online course offerings become more pervasive. In our experiences at CSULB, incorporating multimedia content into our curricula can give way to more comprehensive and gripping learning experiences. Our academic technology support team created a workflow that facilitates the multimedia content creation process for instructors. We’ve also streamlined the integration of media into Brightspace using Kaltura, providing our campus community easy and accessible means to engage with media content.

Using Brightspace Tools to Increase Student Engagement and Instructor Presence

Presenter: Barry Dahl, D2L

There are many tools available within the D2L Learning Environment that instructors can use to increase their course presence and inspire greater levels of student engagement. We'll look at custom home page widgets, personalized text through Replacement Strings, and Release Conditions for customized mini-journeys. Resources for a deeper dive into each topic will be made available to participants.

Brightspace Analytics, Insights, and Data

Presenter: Jane Mathers, D2L

Data and analytics are a vital part in of many organizations strategy today. Brightspace offers a number of options to meet the diverse data needs of our client base. Together we will explore Brightspace Analytics, Insights, Data Hub, Data Exports, and the Student Success System. 

1:40pm -2:25pm: Breakout Sessions

Brightspace as an Intranet

Presenter: Maury Hillstrom, Marymount California University

Going Mobile with Brightspace

Presenter: Jane Mathers, D2L

Learn how Brightspace can help mobilize your learning experience so that it’s available anytime, anywhere. In this session we'll examine the new Daylight Experience and its responsive design, the student app Brightspace Pulse, the teacher app Brightspace Assignment Grader and the Brightspace ePortfolio mobile app.

Using D2L Badges for Micro-credentialing

Presenters: Maria Aceituno and Penni Wells, CSULB

Learn how Brightspace awards can be used to highlight a student’s skills to potential employers. In this session, we will provide a brief overview of micro-credentialing and the process for incorporating the Brighstspace badges tool. Joins us as we discuss the process undertaken by The College of Continuing & Professional Education and Academic Technology Services to create a micro-credential system.

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Closing Session

Closing remarks and prize drawings.