Monday, October 29
How Moodle administrators can create curated experiences for different user groups within a single Moodle site by understanding how categories, system roles, access restrictions, and cohorts interact.
Jeremy Schweitzer & Courtney Bentley, eThink Education
This presentation will walk you though a successful implementation of Moodle and expose our thought process in developing a theme and enrollment plugin to help facilitate blended learning.
Chris Kenniburg, Dearborn Public Schools
LMS Governance: the What’s and Why’s
Overview of what LMS Governance entails at NC State and why it’s important! Attendees will be provided with resources that document our structure and SOP’s as well as some lessons we’ve learned.
Dr Martin Dulberg, North Carolina State University
Dynamic Cyber Training with Moodle
Moodle’s open source and highly configurable platform has enabled us to create training for cyber operators with high levels of fidelity and realism. In this presentation we’ll review the unique requirements for training students in cyber security, the customizations we’ve made to Moodle plugins for hands-on training in virtual environments, and our incorporation of automated assessment.
Adam Welle, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute
Dearborn Public Schools (a distinctly multi-cultural district) utilizes Moodle to focus students on learning. We’ll share some specific activities keystones, questions and perspectives.
Troy Patterson & Chris Kenniburg, Dearborn Public Schools
A success story on a training program developed for teachers who are new at Moodle and have to train employees and volunteers at The Smithsonian.
Mia Musolino, Smithsonian Institution
Are you ready to offer a richer active learning experience in Moodle? Do you want students to practice and interact with your course content, instead of just passively reading or watching? Do you like FREE and open-source technology? In this session you will learn how you can easily upgrade your Moodle course with dynamic, interactive HTML5 media using the new “Interactive Content” plugin, created by H5P.
Arlene Mendoza-Moran & Christopher Beeson, North Carolina State University
The SAS Education team will show how the release of the Boost theme, SAS Education provides customers with customized banners and messaging for personalization and extends the platform with many of the plug-ins provided at Moodle.org. The team will show how it is leveraging reporting to increase engagement with the customer teams.
Jim Farrell, SAS
Qengine, is a dynamic question engine that uses the Opaque protocol plugin (developed by Tim Hunt at The Open University and extended by Eric Fossas) to create an infinite number of questions from just one question file. Qengine is free open source software. In this presentation, I’ll discuss what Moodle & Qengine is capable of together and how you can use them to handle most, if not all, of your quizzing needs.
Eric Fossas, University of Colorado Boulder
Moodle Shift: How blended classrooms are changing knowledge and learning
What essential skills are emerging as blended courses replace traditional course delivery? Catch this Pico for a quick reminder about new skills for all courses.
David Gerber, Payson High School
Moodle App: present and future
In this session we will see the current status of the Moodle app and its latest features. We’ll also take a look at the short-term and mid-term future of the app.
Dani Palou – Moodle HQ
Presentation on how RecordRTC embedded in the Atto editor was used to create a Moodle course that allows for online sight singing exams at SUNY: how the course was set up and what settings for RecordRTC were used. I will also share the instructions given to students to allow them to complete the quiz successfully.
Lisa Melohusky, State University of New York
We will share specific strategies to help generate a well-balanced learning experience, such as using forums to create a communal space which lessens the barrier between instructors and students, incorporating microlearning to help learners acquire smaller ‘chunks’ of knowledge, and building culminating activities to help learners pull their knowledge together.
Cyndi Bishop, eThink Education
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)represent a federally-funded national program with 13 regional branches, and 80+ instructors, all offering free online training. In 2018 we embarked on a massive upgrade from Moodle 2.7 to Moodle 3.5. Our presentation will provide the insights and lessons learned about the Moodle user experience from the perspective of NNLM’s Moodle transition team.
Remzi Kizilboga, National Training Office/University of Utah
This presentation will show how Moodle is being used as an Event Management system for educators in Eastern Colorado. East Central BOCES has customized a Moodle installation to handle all of their professional development trainings from registration to attendance and certificate issuance. This presentation will show how it can be done.
Emma Richardson, Moodle User’s Association
Soft skills are already a top priority to employers around the world, and thanks to rapid changes in technology and the workforce, the demand for them keeps growing. Soon, soft skills like communication, collaboration, and critical thinking will be core requirements in most industries—including those purely technical in nature. There’s a glaring need, yet the soft skills gap keeps widening. Bongo aims to close it.
Melissa Hickey, Bongo
Join us to learn how IBM uses Moodle and IntelliBoard, the premier learning and analytics platform for the Moodle LMS, to train their clients, partners and IBMers and to inform their educational business decision-making. Meg Petersen, Sr. Program Manager for IBM Training & Skills, will share how IBM uses Moodle and IntelliBoard in an enterprise environment – providing insight into their real-world application of learning data.
Meg Petersen, IBM & Tonya Riney, Intelliboard
Presentation by Jeremy Schweitzer, eThink Education & Erin Zidlicky (Luther College)
One of Moodle’s super powers is the fact that it’s open source with a vibrant and competitive partner network. This gives organizations a range of choices for hosting and support. This joint presentation from Luther College (Erin Zidlicky) and eThink Education will explore the pros and cons of migrating from a self-hosted environment to a fully-managed service. It will also look at some of the practical steps involved in the process.
In this session, we will explore the process behind creating self-directed narrative-based content. Blending the technical with the creative, our focus will be empowering attendees to explore narrative form in their online courses. Keywords: Gamification, Storytelling, Engagement, Humor
Shalimar Anderson, Moonami
BigBlueButton is going mobile! The BigBlueButton team will show four ways to increase student engagement using the BigBlueButton HTML5 mobile client. We’ll also cover our plans ahead for the BigBlueButton project (open source web conferencing) and solicit your feedback. Bring your smartphone for a live demo.
Fred Dixon – Blindside Networks
One of the new features in Moodle 3.5 was an audio/video recorder for the html editor. Since Moodle 1.9, Poodll has been the go to plugin for audio/video recording. But now Moodle users have a choice available to them. So which should they choose? In this presentation we will see how they line up against each other.
Justin Hunt, Poodll
Updates on Moodle core, plans and new features from Moodle HQ. We will also brainstorm what features you want to see from Moodle!