FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

TDLS 2022 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 External Link Icon opens in new window or tab. Access to the conference website, located at https://tdls.otan.us/Conference External Link Icon opens in new window or tab, will also be 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).
Yes. 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.)
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 will be listed with its presentation description.

(Note that the Zoom link for a session will not be live until 15 minutes before the official start of the session.)

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.
On Thursday and Friday, please join our Networking Lunches from 11:45am to 1:00pm. Chat with your colleagues on specific topics or ask us to set up a breakout room on a topic of your choosing. Check the Schedule External Link Icon opens in new window or tab for the Networking Lunch Zoom links.
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 Schedule External Link Icon opens in new window or tab 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 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. 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 2022.