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On Demand

Instructional Technology and Design Network

What You Will Learn:

  • Gain practical experience with in-depth sessions on the Brightspace platform
  • Build your network by meeting others who share your interest in Instructional Technology and Design
  • Get inspired to grow your expertise in digital teaching and training

Join us for a special day of learning and sharing with the D2L Instructional Technology and Design Network. This Connection event is available for all people who have an interest in the effective uses of instructional technology and designing and creating digital learning assets.

Spend the afternoon with like-minded educators, trainers, designers, and developers to learn about the many possibilities for using design and technology to enhance education and training, advance your career, and further your craft.

Our main goals are to provide you with useful information, important contacts, and more fun than you would normally have on a Tuesday afternoon.

Watch recordings


Network Welcome and Announcements

12:00pm – 12:05pm ET

Implementing & Customizing HTML Templates, No Coding Required!

12:05pm – 12:25pm ET

Presenter: John Bayerl, Minnesota State College Southeast

D2L released HTML Templates Version 3.0 in December 2020. They are a great tool for instructors to enhance the Content of their courses. Implementing them is quick and easy. HTML Templates can also be customized for an institution or individual instructor, no coding required, to pre-format pages that you’ll use often, add branding and so much more.

Scripts & Storyboards: How to Get the Most Out of Your Video Content

12:25pm – 12:45pm ET

Presenter: Sheridan Adams, University of Maine

We all know that creating educational video content takes a lot of time and effort. This presentation will walk you through an established process that ensures that your videos will be effective, efficient, accessible and engaging.


12:45pm – 1:00pm ET

Creating a Virtual reality Classroom: 2 choices – Virbela Frames and Mozilla Hubs

1:00pm – 1:30pm ET

Presenter: Mfon Akpan and Pau Guardiola, Harold Washington College

How to use Virbela Frames and Mozilla Hubs in Brightspace to create a virtual reality classroom.

Prize Giveaway Contests

1:30pm – 1:45pm ET


1:45pm – 2:00pm ET

Tech Adoption Case Study: PlayPosit at Pima Community College

2:00pm – 2:20pm ET

Presenter: Tom Tenney, Reed Dickson, Emily Bliebel, Pima Community College

College-wide adoption of third-party tools for D2L Brightspace can be easier said than done. This session walks through our process including all aspects of rollout and faculty development. We also will highlight how our faculty use Playposit within D2L Brightspace to promote dynamic, asynchronous learner engagement.

Flying Lessons – Training your Brightspace Superteam

2:20pm – 2:40pm ET

Presenter: Jennifer Brenner, Dematic

How does a Brightspace ID Superteam earn its wings? Learn how to deliver your ID training in a dynamic space that becomes the launchpad for teaching your team how to fly by creating a collaborative documentation wiki where team members share their tools and knowledge and help each other refine processes and create best practices.


2:40pm – 3:00pm ET

Using visual content to enhance inclusivity: A conversation

3:00pm – 3:40pm ET

Presenter: Keya Mukherjee, Jennifer Gianico, Monique Liles, Arielle Harvey, Saint Leo University

This discussion is designed to consider ways in which learning designers can improve inclusivity through the selection of visual components of design that support inclusivity and diverse learners. After a brief presentation on the use of images and color, several questions will be presented.

Wrap-up and sign-off

3:40pm – 3:45pm ET


Implementing & Customizing HTML Templates

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Scripts & Storyboards: How to Get the Most Out of Your Video Content

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Creating a Virtual Reality Classrom: 2 Choices: Virbela Frames and Mozilla

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Tech Adoption Case Study: PlayPosit at Pima Community College

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Flying Lessons: Training your Brightspace Superteam

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Using Visual Content to Enhance Inclusivity: A Conversation

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D2L Affinity Networks

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