UWindsor’s lightning speed transition to Brightspace: Success lessons

Title card of Brightspace video

In this presentation prepared for D2L’s Fusion 2023, Timothy Au-Yeung, Online Learning Systems Administrator, and Anna Galka, Learning Technologies Educational Consultant, describe the University of Windsor’s rapid transition to D2L Brightspace, taking just four months to prepare over 750 instructors and over 2,000 sections to move to the platform in the middle of an academic year. They identify the key actions in the engagement and implementation strategies that contributed to the university’s extremely successful transition.

Anna Galka

Anna Galka is the Learning Technologies Education Consultant within the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Anna helps faculty, sessional instructors, GAs and TAs, researchers, and staff develop their teaching skills and knowledge related to the implementation and use of teaching technologies, primarily supporting effective learning management system (Blackboard) pedagogy. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Windsor, MFA at UCLA, and Certificate in Adult Education at George Brown College. Anna completed the Foundations of University Teaching Certificate and is a Certified Training and Development Professional, accredited by the Canadian Institute for Performance and Learning.

Tim Au-Yeung

Tim Au-Yeung is currently the Online Learning Systems Administrator for the University of Windsor. He oversees the Brightspace Learning Management System and supervises full and part time LMS students in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. He holds a Master of Education, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Windsor. He also holds the designation of Ontario Certified Teacher from the Ontario College of Teachers.

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