Ideas for Improving Student Engagement – How an LMS like Brightspace can Help

Concurrent Session 1

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

When your students succeed, so do you. Some of the strongest indicators of learner performance can be identified within a learning management system (LMS). So, the use of a smart, flexible LMS can help increase student engagement, improve classroom management, and enable anytime/anywhere learning. This demonstration will focus on how D2L’s Brightspace platform supports student success.

Presenters

Brad Ketelaars is a Solutions Engineering Manager with D2L, working with higher education institutions across North America to improve academic outcomes through technology. With over 15 years of experience in EdTech, Brad helps administrators and faculty to make the move to online learning in all capacities, including face-to-face with tech, hybrid, and fully online delivery methods. His areas of expertise include course development, technical documentation, and Learning Management System integrations

Extended Abstract

When your students succeed, so do you. Keeping students on track to graduation is a challenge faced by all colleges and universities. Some of the strongest indicators of learner performance can be identified within a learning management system (LMS). So, the use of a smart, flexible LMS can help increase student engagement, improve classroom management, and enable anytime/anywhere learning. This demonstration will provide an overview of D2L’s Brightspace platform, featuring our Daylight UI with responsive design, drag and drop, multimedia, conditional content releases, and automated messages to improve individualized learning and surface important learner data. The session will focus on how these features benefit faculty and students in their day-to-day learning activities.