I2 Online: Internet2 NET+ Learning Management Systems (LMS) Town Hall Virtual Series

Session Information and Free Registration


Transitioning to an Online Learning Environment ‘On the Fly’ During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2PM ET/1PM CT/11AM PT (60 Minutes)

This vendor agnostic panel discussion features higher education LMS thought leaders and LMS owners. They will focus this discussion on how the existing LMS technology and support helped prepare higher education institutions to deal with the transition to ALL online instruction and remote learning, and the implications of doing so. Panelists will focus on sharing: lessons learned; opportunities for improvement; best practices that may benefit the research and education community; and more.

Speakers: Diane Butler, Rice University; John Fritz, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Wendy Lampner, The University of Akron; Tom Lewis, University of Washington


COVID-19 Next Steps: Preparing for Fall 2020 Semester and Beyond

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2PM ET/1PM CT/11AM PT (90 Minutes)

In this session, higher education institutions, in collaboration with the NET+ LMS providers (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Instructure Canvas) will outline their plans for the upcoming Fall semester. This includes lessons learned in shifting focus from in-person learning environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts to higher education and each service provider. Institutions and LMS providers will also talk about how they are preparing for online learning environments in the Fall.

Speakers: Crista Copp, Loyola Marymount University; Suzanne Harrison, University of California-Berkeley, John Fritz, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Tom Lewis, University of Washington; Jim Chalex & Tim Tomlinson, Blackboard; Melissa Loble & Shaun Moon, Canvas; Ken Chapman & Chris Sessums, D2L

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