FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

TDLS 2021 is ideal for adult education teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff who want to improve or enhance their educational technology skills.
Yes. Since the conference is virtual, you will need to download and ensure you have the most up-to-date version of the Zoom video collaboration software, located at https://zoom.us/download. Access to the conference website, located at https://tdls.otan.us/Conference, will also be required. Please have your TDLS login information available.
Yes. Technical assistance is provided. Simply click on “Live Help” in the top blue banner and join the live help desk/networking lounge for assistance. (You will need your TDLS login information to join the help desk.)
After signing in to the TDLS site, select the schedule and browse the titles. After selecting a title, the Zoom meeting link will be listed with its presentation description.
Yes. After signing in to the TDLS site, go to the Conference Schedule page. Select the star icon () to save a presentation for easy access for easy access under My TDLS.
No. Each presenter will have their own set of resources. Please ask your presenter to share the slides deck and handouts.
All sessions will be recorded, however, not all will be posted. OTAN staff will select sessions with the highest attendance and evaluation ratings for video archival. Be sure to evaluate the sessions you attend. After OTAN completes the video accessibility process, a notification on where to access the recordings will be sent out via email and social media.
Join the “TDLS Networking Lounge/Help Desk” from the Live Help page. Staff will do their best to get you where you need to go and you’ll be able to chat with others as well! (You will need your TDLS login information to join the help desk.)
Yes. Live Help will also contain networking breakouts where you can continue discussions with others.
Before the session ends, the host will put the link to the session evaluation in the Zoom chat. You can also return to the session on the conference schedule and click on the link that will appear to complete the session evaluation.
There will be practice breakout rooms made available so that presenters may practice before their sessions. Enter the Networking Lounge from the Live Help page and ask the Host to add you to a breakout.
The Tech Slam traditionally closes each TDLS. A Tech Slam is where you show everyone something "tech" you know or something you learned that you think everyone should know. You can sign up for your 3-minute presentation at http://bit.ly/tdls21techslam
No, OTAN is not issuing certificates of attendance for TDLS 2021.