FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

TDLS 2024 is ideal for adult education teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff who want to improve or enhance their educational technology skills and effectively apply technology to their work.

Yes. Access to the conference website for both in-person and online participants, located at https://tdls.otan.us/Conference, is required. Please have your TDLS login information available (and call us at 916-228-2580 or email us at support@otan.us if you are having trouble logging into the website).

If you plan on connecting to TDLS 2024 online, 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 External Link Icon opens in new window or tab.

Yes. For online participants, technical support is provided. Simply click on ā€œLive Helpā€ in the top blue banner and join the live help desk for assistance. (You will need your TDLS login information to join the help desk.)

For in-person participants, please come to the registration area next to the Multi Purpose Room for assistance.

After signing in to the TDLS site, select the Schedule External Link Icon opens in new window or tab and browse the titles. After selecting a title, the Zoom meeting link for online participants will be listed with its presentation description.

(Note that the Zoom link for a session will not be live until 5 minutes before the official start of the session. Zoom sessions will start at the scheduled time.)

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 under My TDLS.
No. Each presenter will have their own set of resources. Please ask your presenter to share the slide decks and handouts.
Most sessions will be recorded. However, not all will be posted. OTAN staff will select sessions with the highest attendance and evaluation ratings for posting on the OTAN website. 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.

You can return to the session on the Schedule External Link Icon opens in new window or tab and click on the link that will appear to complete the session evaluation. There are also QR codes at the end of the slides and in the classroom that you can scan for session evaluations.

Before the Zoom session ends, the host will also put the link to the session evaluation in the Zoom chat for online participants.

For online presenters, join the Live Help Zoom room and work with the Host on any online presentation questions you have.

For all presenters, OTAN staff will schedule some practice sessions ahead of TDLS where you can ask questions and learn more about presenting either in-person, online, or in a hybrid session.

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. Each presentation is three minutes, and you can sign up to present during the Tech Slam. All tech tips are encouraged!
No, OTAN is not issuing certificates of attendance for TDLS 2024.