2022 SIDLIT Technical Support

The Colleague 2 Colleague SIDLIT Steering Committee is excited to welcome you to our third virtual SIDLIT Conference on Empowering Learners Through Personal Connections July 27-29.  Follow @SIDLIT for conference announcements and updates! Share your experience with #SIDLIT2022.

We have strategically selected cutting edge technologies to facilitate this event:

Technology Requirements

This is an interactive, virtual event. For the best experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer with a high-speed internet connection. You may experience limitations on how you can participate from a Chromebook, tablet, or mobile device.


  • We encourage turning cameras ON during sessions. However, a webcam is not required to participate.
  • A USB headset microphone will produce the best quality audio, but is not required.
  • Please make sure you have v5.3.0 of Zoom or higher on your local computer before attending sessions. You can get the newest version of Zoom at https://zoom.us/download

Sched Conference Platform:

We are using a conference platform called Sched. When you register for the event through EventBrite, you will receive an email inviting you to set up your account on Sched. Once your account is setup, you have access to all session information including session descriptions and speaker bios. You can select the sessions that interest you to create your custom schedule.

Navigating to Events in Sched

If you attended other SIDLIT virtual conferences, you may see previous events in Sched. To view all the events associated with your account, 1) click on the “Sched” logo in the upper left to go to the directory; 2) click on your profile in the upper right; and 3) select “My Events”. Then, you can select SIDLIT 2022 from the events listed on your directory.

If you are running late to an event and it is not showing up on your schedule, use the “Show Earlier Events” button to reveal sessions that are in progress or over.

Show Earlier Events

All presentation sessions are conducted via Zoom; the meeting room URL for that session will be listed in the session description in Sched. See the “Joining Zoom Sessions” below for more information.

Time Zones

Session times are in Central Time by default, however you can personalize your timezone on the right-hand panel of the Schedule page.

Sched works in a browser or a mobile app. Please refer to the following guides for help with common tasks in Sched:

NEW! Sched Chat

This year you are able to chat with attendees who are online in the Sched platform. Click the speech bubble icon in the upper right to view a list of online attendees.

Web Tour for Attendees

App Tour for Attendees

Zoom Video Conferencing:

Sessions will be hosted in Zoom. Sessions will allow for chat and cameras of individual participants. A room moderator will be available in each session to provide support for the speaker and attendees.

Join Zoom Meetings:

Zoom links can be found in the session description in Sched. Once you click on the session in your schedule all you need to do is click on the yellow “Open Zoom” button. Please ignore the expanded Zoom block, which asks for your Name and the reCAPTCHA. The blue Join button does not seem to work with all browsers.

Sched session description includes an "Open Zoom" button to join the presentation.

Opening & Closing Sessions: Keynotes

The featured keynote speakers Chris Aviles, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, and Bryan Alexander will be conducted using Zoom webinars. You can direct questions to the speakers via the Q&A. Chat and cameras of individual participants will not be available to limit distractions.

Engage with Sponsors

Check out the Sponsors in Sched to learn about their products and services, access their contact information, and find opportunities to interact with them in a virtual booth.

Networking Lounge, Exhibit Hall & Support

The Networking Lounge & Exhibit Hall is a virtual space (Zoom session) for for getting connected during the conference. This session will not be recorded.

Join us the hour before the first session each day to review the day’s schedule, talk about relevant topics in distance education, and answer any questions you may have about the conference.

This space will stay open throughout the conference day so you can use breakout rooms to:

  • Connect with others
  • Meet with sponsors
  • Ask any questions you may have
  • Clarify anything you’re not sure about
  • Look for colleagues and acquaintances
  • Make a few new friends
  • Etc.

We’re glad you’re here and we look forward to meeting you!

Need Technical Assistance?

If you have questions or concerns about the conference platforms, we’re here to help!