Tuesday, October 30
Elizabeth Dalton – Moodle HQ
Are you new to Moodle system administration? Feeling overwhelmed by the many configuration options Moodle offers? Join us for a quick orientation to the key decisions in starting up a new Moodle site, and helpful tips for tuning existing sites. Bring a laptop to follow along!
This session will show how we are using PHP Composer to manage our full deployment life-cycle. Participants will see how they can easily maintain, update, and deploy complex installations using this workflow.
Dimitar Ivanov & Mike Buchanon, Collegis Education
Custom Student Dashboard Analytics
How Blue Sky Online School implemented a unique student dashboard using a modified Configurable Reports plugin and custom analytics on the landing page of Moodle where participants never miss their information on their progress, level of achievement and other learning analytics.
Ben Haensel, Blue Sky Online School
How I spiced up my course by using peer evaluation tool in Moodle.
Similar to the Moodle core workshop activity, the new Assessment Workshop activity is for both self-assessment and peer-assessment pedagogical approaches made easy for the teacher to configure and make it available to students.
Orzu Kamolova, University of Montreal
Many Moodle administrators are interested in engaging their audience with user tours, but they find that creating and implementing them can be challenging. Join us live as we explain how to identify CSS selectors, make use of filters, and incorporate images and videos so that your user tours are not only used but us
Vanessa Royce & Courtney Bentley, eThink Education
Presentation on the Generico filter, that allows you to make custom widgets from within the Moodle admin settings, and several Generico based solutions for Moodle Users.
Justin Hunt, Poodll
How Moodle can play a central role in the new generation of learning ecosystem by utilizing xAPI as a benchmark standard for learning analytics.
Biljana Presnall, Jefferson Institute
This presentation looks at the development of the block stash plugin (A gamification plugin for Moodle) and some of the challenges that were overcome in its development. Join us as we give a brief overview as to how the plugin works and discuss some of the issues encountered working within the Moodle system.
Adrian Greeve, Moodle HQ
Accessibility First is a UX design pattern that allows building beautifully accessible web learning objects. In this session, you’ll see how to use the html accessibility features into rethink the way you design your web learning objects.
Rami Farran, American University of Beirut
Set your Moodle Platform ready for Moocs
How the University of Applied Science Western Swizterland (HES-SO) uses Moodle to host Mooc courses.
Anne-Dominique Salamin, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Getting comfortable with Quiz
How the Future Generations University has implemented the use of Quiz in all their courses for Fall 2018 to increase the auto-assessed assessment.
Kelli Fleming, Future Generations University
This presentation will provide an overview of how students can practice speaking and pronunciation within a Moodle course (e.g., using video and audio recordings, assessing their own recordings); and explain how the motivational needs of beginning foreign language learners can be fostered by the gamified elements available in Moodle
Michael Barcomb, Concordia University/MAIS Learning
Sarah Kunze & Kelly Dempsey, Colgate University
Moodle institutions need to stay current to make the most of what the platform has to offer and satisfy their users. During this presentation, you’ll hear about some of the key lessons eThink’s Support Team has learned about new features and the importance of planning after performing more than a hundred upgrades over the last several months.
Claire Machia, eThink Education
Bob McDonald, Moodle HQ
Moodle Partners have offered various forms of Moodle training since 2003. How does one provide examples of success in Moodle that educators can replicate in their own classrooms? How do we address digital competencies in engaging learning activities? How do we move beyond tool anxiety into deeper conversations about teaching efficacy?
This talk will explore these questions, as well as provide juicy details about the new Moodle Educator Certification: designed by Moodle HQ and brought to life by Moodle Partners.
In this session, we’ll explore Moonami’s favorite community-contributed plugins from the Moodle Plugins Directory and why we love them. We’ll also talk about checking a plugin for overall health, what to look for as you’re approaching a Moodle Upgrade, and how to troubleshoot common plugin pitfalls.
Shalimar Anderson, Moonami
This session will explore the different integrations that can be incorporated into Moodle to provide a customized and best-of-breed approach to eLearning. This includes various integrations with SIS systems that allow for real-time enrollment updates into Moodle, as well as the ability to send data collected in Moodle such as grades and attendance back to your SIS. ERP, eCommerce, and other third-party plugin integrations will also be explored to illustrate the endless customization possibilities that are available within the Moodle platform.
Brian Carlson, CEO & Co-Founder and Cheryl Patsavos, COO & Co-Founder (eThink Education)
Learn more about the complete eCommerce, multi-tenancy, and reporting solution that resides completely within Moodle™. With robust dashboards and reporting tools for customers, sales, products, coupons, waitlists and subscriptions – you have everything you need to track success. Join Jaime to discover the plugin that combines the data you know and trust from IntelliBoard with the reliability of dependability of all-in-Moodle eCommerce. The true value of data visualization lies in its ability to help you show – not just tell – your story.
Jaime Ade & Tonya Riney, Intelliboard
Jesus Frederico, lead developer for the BigBlueButtonBN plugin, will demonstrate the latest capabilities to integrate virtual classes into Moodle using BigBlueButton. Jesus will cover the road map ahead for upcoming features (including integration with the Moodle mobile client).
As a Premium Moodle Integrator, Bongo gives users direct access to Video Assignments and Virtual Classroom technology through the LMS. Join us for a deep dive into our video assessment and soft skill development platform, and learn how Bongo helps instructors assess learners’ soft skills and knowledge at scale.
Melissa Hickey, Bongo
AI is coming to education and Moodle with huge promise. Poodll has combined its new Cloud Poodll API with Amazon’s AI features to produce a tool for evaluating student’s oral reading fluency. In this presentation we will see it in action.
Justin Hunt, Poodll
Workshop – Intro to Moodle Educator Certificate
Bob McDonald – Moodle HQ
After a year of development, we are launching a new Moodle training curriculum designed for instructors (called the Moodle Educator Certification program). Join us for a sample of activities (laptops recommended), an overview of our unique assessment goals, and some simple challenges that will get you designing collaborative activities.
Workshop – MoodleNet
Doug Belshaw – Moodle HQ
The first beta of MoodleNet, a new open social media platform for educators, focussed on professional development and open content, arrives in January 2019. In this interactive workshop, you’ll not only learn about the history and current status of the project, but will have an opportunity to shape its future direction!
Please bring along a laptop or mobile device, along with your thinking cap! We’ll be getting creative thinking about the next steps for MoodleNet based on your current context. If you want to get up-to-speed with MoodleNet before the workshop, please check out https://moodle.com/moodlenet.
Workshop – Introduction to Moodle Learning Analytics Models
Elizabeth Dalton – Moodle HQ
In this hands-on workshop, we will introduce Moodle Learning Analytics, demonstrate how to enable and use the “Students at risk of dropping out” model that ships with Moodle 3.4+, and explore the design of a new model using the Moodle Learning Analytics API.
Both educators and developers are welcome to attend – no technical background is required. Submit completed designs to the Moodle Learning Analytics Online Workshop (Introduction to Moodle Learning Analytics) and earn the “Moodle Learning Analytics * Beginning Designer” badge!
We will also introduce the full “Designing and Developing Moodle Learning Analytics” online workshop series and the Moodle Learning Analytics Working Group at https://moodle.org/analytics.
Workshop – Moodle App
Dani Palou – Moodle HQ
Please bring a Mobile device (phone or tablet) with the Moodle app installed (available for Android 4.4+ and iOS 8+) and self-enrol in the workshop course by clicking on the “Read more” link below
This workshop will take a look at the following topics through the mobile lens:
Content creation for mobile
We’ll compare how some activities and features of Moodle looks like in a mobile browser and in the mobile app, discussing the strong and weak points of each case.
Some of the key learnings from this workshop will be:
– Taking mobile into account when using Moodle and creating content.
– Differences between the Moodle app and a mobile browser.