2018 LMS Preconference: Aug. 1

LMS PreConference / SIDLIT 2018 / Tools • Trends • Challenges


Registration is open for the LMS Pre-conference and the main conference!
Registration closes July 20.

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.

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

Hands-on Session

Infusing Online Courses in Canvas with AVID Strategies


Use Reusable HTML Objects in Your Course Today!


Integrating Microsoft OneNote into Blackboard

(Stuart and Kelly)

Accessible Web Design and Instructional Visual Design


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


11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Optional Lunch

(also Kansas Blackboard Users Group (KBUG) Monthly 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.  Room locations will be announced shortly.

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

LMS Panel (hosted by Dr. Rob Gibson)

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


Blackboard Ultra Roadmap

(Burton and Henningsen)

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

(Swisher and Dick)

CanvAnalytics: Leveraging Data Analytics in Canvas Using Google


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


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)

Building Practical Accessibility into an Online Course


UDOIT for Canvas Accessibility

(Lovitt and colleagues TBA)

Train Me! Credential Me! NOW!


Blackboard Ally: You’ve Got a Friend in Me

(Stuart and Eubank)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Analysis of the Back-end Data from the Mediasite Platform (at Kansas State University in 2017)


Panopto’s Integration with Blackboard and How We Use it


Using JS Hacks to Add Custom Code to Blackboard


Designing Courses in Blackboard: Looking through Various Lenses


Expanding the Library Experience through Canvas


6 – 8 p.m. C2C Social at Johnny’s Tavern Ridgeview (10384 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS  66061 (optional)





(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