2018 LMS Preconference: Aug. 1

LMS PreConference / SIDLIT 2018 / Tools • Trends • Challenges


The second annual 2018 LMS Preconference will be held at the JCCC Co-Lab located in the OCB Building on JCCC’s campus on Aug. 1, 2018 (Wed.)!  The event begins 10:30 a.m. and will wrap around 5 p.m.  Tweet @SIDLIT with #2018LMSPreconference!  (Registration has just closed.)

Presentations based on Role Tracks

This year, the presentations are organized by “role” tracks:  administrator, instructional designer, faculty/instructor/teacher, educational technologist, librarian, and other.  (Organizers welcome those who can present from Zoom or another web conferencing tool as well, to enable a wide range of LMS types to be included in the schedule.)

An optional no-host social will follow at 6:00 p.m..  This will be at Johnny’s Tavern Ridgeview (10384 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS  66061).

Related Costs

The 2018 LMS Preconference event is $10, and the optional boxed lunch is an additional $15.  This event is an add-on to the SIDLIT 2018 conference and is billed separately.


LMS Preconference Schedule 

A draft schedule follows.  This will be updated as new information is made available.


  Role Track:  Administrator


Role Track:  Instructional Designer Role Track:  Faculty / Instructor / Teacher Role Track:  Educational Technologist Role Track:  Librarian, and Other
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Hands-on Session

Infusing Online Courses in Canvas with AVID Strategies



OCB 107

Use Reusable HTML Objects in Your Course Today!


OCB 144

Integrating Microsoft OneNote into Blackboard

(Stuart and Kelly)

GEB 233

Accessible Web Design and Instructional Visual Design


OCB 100P

Co-Creating a Diagram in Microsoft Visio to Explore Underlying Image Rules


OCB 142

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Optional Lunch

[also Kansas Blackboard Users Group (KBUG) Monthly Meeting]  (RC 270)

Lunch and KBUG Meeting

Participants may join the optional lunch session.

Boxed Lunches:  Those who want boxed lunches need to indicate this during their registration.  The Classic boxed lunch consists of a sandwich (turkey with Swiss cheese on a kaiser bun, or a grilled / marinated vegetarian sandwich with herb cream cheese on a kaiser bun), a red delicious apple, a bag of potato chips, and two chocolate chip cookies.  The drinks may be soda, water, or iced tea.

KBUG folks have a monthly meeting at this time.  The KBUG meeting will be held in RC 270.  A light snack will be  provided, sponsored by Blackboard.

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

LMS Panel 

Host:  Dr. Rob Gibson

Nominated Panel Members:   Kendra L. Barker – UMKC (ID), Brandy Diltz – Butler (ID), Dr. Marty Crossland – MidAmerica Nazarene University (admin & ID), Dr. David Swisher – Tabor (admin & ID), and Chris Burton (BlackBoard Rep), Dr. Trish Schmidt – Wichita Area Technical College (dean), and Kelsie Nunally – University of Kansas (ID), and others


1:30 – 2:20 p.m. How to Better Serve Learners:  Running a Basic Conjoint Analysis in Qualtrics Research Suite


OCB 142

Blackboard Ultra Roadmap

(Burton and Henningsen)

GEB 233

Maximizing the TurnItIn-Canvas Integration: From Both a Faculty and Admin Perspective

(Swisher and Dick)

OCB 107

CanvAnalytics: Leveraging Data Analytics in Canvas Using Google


OCB 100P

Making Electronic Textbooks from Publishers Immediately Available to Students in Moodle Courses


OCB 142

2:30 – 3:20 p.m. LMS Deployment On a Shoestring: How a Small Private College with No Application Developers Partnered with PDG Creative to Roll Out a Robust SIS Integration

(Swisher and Warlick)

OCB 144

Building Practical Accessibility into an Online Course


OCB 142

UDOIT for Canvas Accessibility

(Lovitt and colleagues TBA)

GEB 233

Train Me! Credential Me! NOW!


OB 107

Blackboard Ally: You’ve Got a Friend in Me

(Stuart and Eubank)

OCB 100P

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. Analysis of the Back-end Data from the Mediasite Platform (at Kansas State University in 2017)


OCB 142

Panopto’s Integration with Blackboard and How We Use it


OCB 144

Using JS Hacks to Add Custom Code to Blackboard


OCB 107

Gamification in Blackboard


GEB 233

Expanding the Library Experience through Canvas


OCB 100P

4:30 – 5:30 Augmented Reality Showcase! 

Check out how local institutions are using augmented reality and virtual reality technology in their courses and programs! Technology demonstrated will include the Microsoft HoloLens, Google Expeditions and Oculus Rift. Institutions participating include JCCC, Washburn Tech and WSU Tech.

JCCC CoLab VR Room

C2C Social!  From 6 – 8 p.m., C2C will be hosting a social at Johnny’s Tavern Ridgeview (10384 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS 66061. This is optional. All are welcome!




(The photos of the inaugural 2017 LMS Preconference above are by David Swisher.  These are used with his permission.)



If you have any questions, please contact the event co-chairs:  Brian A. Dye (bdye@butlercc.edu) and David Swisher (davids@tabor.edu).


Event Location Map

The JCCC Campus is located at the corner of College Blvd and Quivira at the following address:

12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park. Kansas 66210