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


OTTL is happy to announce that Teaching with Technology is back this year! Instead of a  week-long format we will offer TWT sessions on Wednesdays from July 14th through August 11th.The full schedule and all the details for Teaching with Technology Wednesdays 2021 is now available and registration is open for this annual faculty development event.Our theme this year is “What We Learned and Moving Forward from Here.” Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including tips and tricks to save you time, a panel discussion of our shared Pandemic teaching experiences, active learning strategies, tools for student engagement, and how to move forward and plan for what’s next!

Earn the TWT 2021 Attendee Badge by attending at least three complete sessions over the course of the event.  

You can get all of the details and register for sessions by visiting the TWT website

The Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning staff looks forward to seeing you!

Faculty Development Offerings

OTTL continues to offer trainings and workshops as needed to support faculty as they navigate shifts in teaching modalities, learn new technologies and enhance their skills with D2L, Panopto and other tools. Visit the Trainings and Workshops page on the Online Teaching Contingency Plan site for details. 

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) 

FLO is a 3-week fully online, asynchronous 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 tried, tested, and research-based practices in online learning and instruction. While the course topics are geared towards someone who has not yet taught online, experienced online educators will find value in the tips, tricks, and sharing opportunities encouraged by the course as well.

FLO 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
  • Create an action plan for follow-up, whether it's learning more about teaching online, making changes to your current teaching practices, or continuing to work with an Instructional Designer on a course already developed.

Course load is approximately 2-3 hours per week depending on your level of experience and how much time you choose to invest. Please be prepared to participate regularly and submit assignments and discussions according to a set course schedule. Upon successful completion (75% or better) of the course activities and assignments, 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!

Session dates are TBD and will announced through Today@Wilkes and D2L/LIVE announcements.

Any questions, please contact ottl@wilkes.edu


Other Events

D2L BrightSpace Fusion - July - December, 2020 will now be offered virtually!
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. All users are encouraged to attend, not just the "technical folks"!

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, resources and links to video recordings from the event here. To access past years, go to 'More' then select 'Archives' from the list.