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Welcome to OTTL's events page.

Here is where you can find information about upcoming events that we are sponsoring as well as announcements about other professional development opportunities, such as upcoming webinars and conferences, that you may find helpful to support your teaching, learning and technology journey. Check back frequently for updates!

Upcoming OTTL Events

Teaching with Technology Week 2019 Schedule and Registration Now Available!

The full schedule and all the details for Teaching with Technology Week 2019 is now available and registration is open for this growing annual event to be held August 12-16 from 9 AM until 3:15 PM. Feedback from past year’s events has been overwhelmingly positive - come and see why!

There will be a wide variety of sessions available for all levels, face-to-face and online instructors, and sessions geared toward brand new Wilkes faculty. Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including tools to support academic integrity, using video in your classes, active teaching strategies, new features in D2L, Turnitin, supporting creativity in students and so much more! 

Earn the TWT 2019 Attendee Badge by attending at least three sessions throughout the week. All session attendees also get entries to win prizes that will be raffled off at the end of the week! Refreshments will be available at all face-to-face sessions. You can get all of the details and register for sessions by visiting the TWT website. Register for at least one session by July 25 and get an extra raffle entry for the prize .

The OTTL staff looks forward to seeing you! Any questions, please contact Kristine Pruett at kristine.pruett@wilkes.edu or ext. 4676.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) 

Future session dates will be announced soon.

FLO is a 3-week fully online course designed for instructors interested in teaching and/or developing an online course. Instructors will get to experience online learning from the student's perspective while learning about researched best practices in online learning.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize what it feels like to be a student in an online course;
  • Compare and contrast online with face-to-face teaching and learning;
  • Identify ways in which you can adjust your teaching approach to designing and/or facilitating your online course;
  • Consider how to support online learners while maintaining a work/life balance;
  • Reflect on your online learning experience and consider how to foster community and teacher presence in an online course
  • Follow up with relevant action, whether it's learning more about teaching online, proposing a course, or continuing to work with your Instructional Designer on a course already approved.

Course load is approximately 2-3 hours per week. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive our OTTL FLO badge that can be displayed on D2L/LIVE, LinkedIn and other social sites, showcasing your newfound skills in online education!

Registration is currently closed, but please email ottl@wilkes.edu if you are interested in being added to the waitlist.

Other Events

D2L BrightSpace Fusion - July 15-17, 2019 in Kissimmee, FL
Attend the D2L user conference for our LMS. Learn about the various tools, network with other professionals, get the scoop on what's new and upcoming and talk to D2L employees at this premiere annual event.

BrightSpace webinars - on-demand and upcoming
Participate in or view webinars on various topics within the D2L BrightSpace LMS. Search by topic or role to find webinars geared to your interests and needs.

Past OTTL Events

Teaching with Technology Week – all years
You need to be logged in to the Wilkes network to access the page. Find presentation slides and resources from the event here. 2018 materials available under the 2018 link at top. To access past years, go to 'More' then select 'Archives' from the list.