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A Day With D2L

Instructional Innovation Conference 2019


Work with other faculty to maximize your D2L experience!


Collegewide D2L Professional Development Event

Learn to build courses and teach in D2L

Open to adjunct and full-time instructors

Presented by faculty and CCIT

You Asked, We Answered!

At last year’s Ed Camp, faculty had the opportunity to vote for their most pressing issues in teaching and learning.

The top-rated issue identified was Maximizing D2L.

So this year, now that the entire college has migrated to the new learning management system, we decided to focus our entire conference around this top priority. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from your peers who have already been using D2L as well as CCIT. Everything from setting up a grade book to promoting a positive learning environment.

How It Works

Four workshop sessions will be offered throughout the day. At each session you’ll get to choose from a variety of D2L related workshops to attend. Most workshops will be offered at every session, so you’ll be able to join plenty of them.

Lunch will be on your own.

Not up for a workshop at any particular time? Head over to the Faculty Lounge for refreshments, networking, and even a massage chair. Or, drop in the Open Lab for help with any of your D2L needs.

Need college-wide department time? This is also the perfect chance to get together with your college-wide counterparts to discuss recent curriculum changes or other important updates. If you would like to schedule space and time, just indicate that on your registration form and we will make it happen. You may also select the “Request a Department Room” button below to request a room for your department.

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This professional development day is free and open to
all full-time and adjunct instructors at Delaware Tech.

August 15, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Del-One Conference Center
Terry Campus
100 Campus Drive
Dover, Delaware 19904


9:00 – 9:30 Coffee and Networking
9:30 – 10:00 Opening Presentation
10:00 – 10:10 Transition
10:10 – 11:00 Session 1
11:00 – 11:10 Transition
11:10 – 12:00 Session 2
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 -2:20 Session 3
2:20 – 2:30 Transition
2:30 – 3:20 Session 4
3:20 – 3:30 Wrap Up


Choose one of the following events during each session.

Communicating with Students Using D2L

Presenter: Molli Carter

D2L offers a variety of ways to communicate with students. This session will go over how to set up intelligent agents — automated communication to students based on criteria you select such as grades, completion, and due dates. We will also go over features such as activity feed and email to ensure that instructors in courses have a variety of ways to communicate with students.

Faculty Lounge

Open during every workshop session for those looking for a chance to relax. The faculty lounge offers refreshments and a chance for informal networking with your colleagues. And you’ll have the chance to relieve some stress with a professional massage.

Gradebook and Assessment in D2L

Presenter: Ish Stabosz

Getting your grades to calculate right can be a headache. Points or weighted? Categories or nah? How do you know if it’s calculating correctly? In this workshop, we’ll work through what you need to know to get your grades done right.

Open Lab

The open lab is available for walk-in help during all of the workshop times. Stop on in if you need direct help with anything D2L related, or if you just want some time to work on one of your courses.

Pimp My Slide: Using HTML Templates to Improve Course Content

Presenter: Dani Brunet

Create great looking, responsive, and accessible content topic pages using HTML templates in D2L. This session will showcase instructor-friendly layouts that are designed to be edited using the HTML Editor in D2L. No coding experience needed!

Portfolios in D2L

Presenter: Josh Barnes

Do you use a portfolio in your technology and hate having to keep track of the HTML addresses of all your students. Want students to be able to upload samples of coursework throughout your program and get feedback from other students and instructors as the student moves through the program. Are students weary of placing info on the internet? Need a place to store credentials for each student like CPR, artifacts from conferences, etc? D2L Portfolios might be the option for you.

Positively D2L: Creating a Positive Learning Environment in the New LMS

Presenters: Stacey Hoffer, Kathi Mahoney, & Jill Austin

How do you promote positive attitude and engagement in the classroom? What about the online classroom? Choose from a list of possible strategies for building a positive experience from your students’ first login to their final logout. We will offer tips on how you can use D2L tools to provide engagement in online and face-to-face classes with minimal effort. This session focuses on workshopping these features in your actual courses as well as discussing strategies to avoid engagement burnout!

Save Time with Office 365 and D2L

Presenter: Kim Bates

If you use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint , Excel) in D2L, this workshop is for you! You will learn how easy it is to integrate Office 365 with D2L. Why would you want to do this – save time when edits are needed; free up space on your PC; access your documents anytime, anywhere (no more flash drives to carry around)! In this session, you will learn how to upload documents to Office 365 and how to link to these documents in D2L.

Student Collaboration Using D2L

Presenter: Brad Thompson

While you’ve probably utilized group projects, class discussion, or collaborative assignments in your courses before, it can be challenging to find ways to translate those same valuable learning experiences for online and hybrid courses. This session will focus on strategies and tools to incorporate authentic collaborative experiences for students, both in traditional and distance education courses.