Registration is Now Open! Wisconsin Desire2Learn Ignite Regional User Forum

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Desire2Learn Ignite


Join us in Madison!

Wisconsin Desire2Learn Ignite is your forum to make an impact by exchanging insights, strategies, and best practices with your local peers. Take advantage of the day and work with your educational neighbours to build a community of collaboration and spark the passion for learning that connects us all.

Date:Friday, November 8, 2013
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(registration starts at 8:00 AM)

Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, Wisconsin

Registration is Now Open!

The agenda in now finalized and registration is open. Check out the agenda summary below or visit the Wisconsin Desire2Learn Ignite site for a full agenda and session descriptions.

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Be sure to return to the registration site to select your sessions. They will fill up quickly.

2013 Host:

Registration Deadline

November 1, 2013

Exclusive Partners   

CENGAGE Learning

Key Highlights

  • Sit in on both Desire2Learn-led and user-led presentations
  • Gain practical experience with hands-on sessions
  • Provide firsthand feedback in focus groups
  • Experience a first-look demonstration of the latest solutions Desire2Learn has to offer
  • Share tips and tricks with your peers during scheduled networking opportunities
With presentations, training sessions, and dedicated time for peer networking, attendees can engage directly with Desire2Learn staff – and each other – to discover how the latest developments in online learning technology are changing the educational landscape from a local perspective.


8:00-9:00 AMBreakfast, Registration and Networking
9:00-10:05 AMWelcome and Introductions

Innovation or Replication? What's Going On In E-Learning?
Barry Dahl, Desire2Learn
10:05-10:15 AMBreak
10:15-11:15 AM
Choice of 1 of 7 sessions
12 Strategies to Promote Online Growth while Ensuring Quality
Brian Udermann, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Re-Thinking Information Literacy Training with Desire2Learn Learning Environment and SCORM
Eric Kowalik, Marquette University
API's Make us Happy! Working Smart with Desire2Learn API's
Patricia Fellows, University of Wisconsin Colleges
Choose Your Own Adventure: Adaptive Release of Content
Les Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Use of Desire2Learn Learning Environment in Foreign Language Teaching
Claire Hicks, University of Parkside, Wisconsin
Best Practices for Competencies and Rubrics
Marsha Conley, Desire2Learn
The Value of Video, an overview of the New Desire2Learn Learning Environment-Kaltura Integration
Galen Silvestri, Kaltura
11:15-11:25 AMBreak
11:25 AM-12:25 PM
Choice of 1 of 7 sessions
Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t Do: Automated Interface Testing of the Desire2Learn Learning Environment
Dave Long, University of Iowa
Desire2Learn Learning Environment Flexibility: Allowing Pedagogy to Take a Front Seat
Christopher Miller, University of Wisconsin, Milkwaukee
The College Readiness Math MOOC: Our Implementation Story
Robert Hoar, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Program Level Assessment using the Competencies and Rubrics Tools
Karyn Biasca, University of Wisconsin, Steven's Point
Enhance Online Lectures using Interactive Content
Blaire Bundy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
How am I doing?  Strategies for Keeping Students on Track - Updated!
Marsha Conley, Desire2Learn
Adding Video to Your Learning Environment Courses
Mark Bevenour, Desire2Learn
12:25-1:25 PMLunch and Networking
1:25-2:25 PM
Choice of 1 of 7 sessions
Using a Publisher's etext and Creating an OER eText to Engage Students in a Biology Course
Gerald Bergtrom, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Karla Farrell, University of Wisconsin Colleges
ANVIL Project - Integration with Desire2Learn Learning Environment through Valence
David Hietpas, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Design for Active Learning Using Desire2Learn Checklists
Jonathan Klein, University of Wisconsin
2 in 1 Session!
Adult Degree Programs-Implementation of Desire2Learn ePortfolio
Heather Pokorsky, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Using ePortfolios to Make Learning Visible
Jennifer Snook, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Steep Grade Ahead
Marsha Conley, Desire2Learn
The Evolution of Desire2Learn Binder
Shabbir Lasani and Aaron Stuart, Desire2Learn
2:25-2:35 PMBreak
2:35-3:35 PM
Choice of 1 of 7 sessions
2 in 1 Session!
TechQuest: Leveraging Desire2Learn Learning Environment for Student Technology Training
Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Non-credit uses of Desire2Learn Learning Environment: Examples and Implications
Jeff Bohrer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2 in 1 Session!
Universal Instructional Design and Desire2Learn Learning Environment: Increasing Accessibility Awareness
Regina Nelson, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Is Web Accessibility a Four Letter Word on your Campus? It doesn't have to be!
Jennifer Hendryx, University of Wisconsin Colleges Online
2 in 1 Session!
Facilitating an Online Course: a 3-week Online Course
Heidi Schweizer, Marquette University
Social Presence: The Secret Ingredient in the Recipe for Online Teaching Success
Julia Lehman-Caldwell, University of Wisconsin, MBA Consortium
2 in 1 Session!
Using Desire2Learn Discussion Forums for Accountability and Communty Building
Tyler Christensen, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Deconstructing the Discussion Board Dilemma
Beth Austin and Beth Grbavcich, University of Wisconsin, Superior
2 in 1 Session!
Desire2Learn Learning Environment as Framework: The Theory, Practice, and Results of Embedding All The Things
John Martin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Desire2Learn Learng Environment Homepage/Navbar/Widgets Customization
Theresa Ballweg, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Desire2Learn Campus Life: Extend Your Campus On Demand – Mobile App Builder Demo
Mark Bevenour, Desire2Learn
MindTap Personal Learning Experience & Desire2Learn Learning Environment
Kelley Scoble, Delilah Fuller and Elizabeth Yoke, Cengage Learning
2:35-3:35 PMAsk the Expert!
Marsha Conley, Desire2Learn
3:35-3:40 PMBreak
3:40-4:00 PMClosing Remarks and Draws

Please visit the Wisconsin Desire2Learn Ignite site for a full agenda and session descriptions.


Cory Kittel
Manager, Client Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
1-519-772-0325 x 217

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