The Colleague 2 Colleague SIDLIT Steering Committee is excited to welcome you to our second virtual SIDLIT Conference on Humanizing Teaching and Learning at a Distance July 28-30. Follow @SIDLIT for conference announcements and updates! Share your experience with #SIDLIT2021.
We have strategically selected cutting edge technologies to facilitate this event:
- Sched Conference Platform
- Zoom Video Conferencing
- SIDLIT Virtual Conference FAQs
- Contact Support
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 the SIDLIT 2020 Conference, you may get directed to the SIDLIT 2020 event in Sched. If this happens, simply reset your password and you should be able to access the 2021 SIDLIT event. 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 2021 from the events listed on your directory.
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.
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:
- Personalize Your Schedule
- Your Schedule for Mobile, Print, or iCal
- Calendar Sync Time Zone Settings
- Bookmark on Mobile or Export to Outlook & Google Calendars
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.
Opening & Closing Sessions: Keynotes
The featured keynote speakers Josh Stock, Michelle Pacansky-Brock, and Rick Bartlett 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.
The webinar has a capacity of 500 attendees. When we reach full capacity, additional attendees will be directed to an overflow room to watch via livestream.
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
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!