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Tuesday, February 20
 

5:30pm

Informal Get Together at Novotel Hotel
An informal opportunity to meet and greet other Moodlers! Come and join us at the Trio Lounge in the hotel.  We'll be on gathered together on one side.  Stay in touch: http://www.mootparty.com/

Moderators
avatar for Frances Long

Frances Long

CEO, Open2Know
Frances Long is the owner-operator of Open2Know.ca which has been an authorized Canadian Moodle partner since 2009. Open2Know has been the lifeforce behind the organization of Canada Moodle Moot since 2005. Open2Know excels at providing high quality support services for educators... Read More →

Tuesday February 20, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Trio Lounge Novotel Toronto Vaughan
 
Wednesday, February 21
 

7:30am

PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION || INSCRIPTION
Separate registration is required for the Moot Pre-Conference:  Click here to register! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (Two half-day sessions)
  • Onsite: $89 (for half day), $170 (for full day)
  • Online: $50 (for half day), $85 (for full day)
Click here to register! 

Registration desk open for check in at 9:00 am

Moderators
avatar for Frances Long

Frances Long

CEO, Open2Know
Frances Long is the owner-operator of Open2Know.ca which has been an authorized Canadian Moodle partner since 2009. Open2Know has been the lifeforce behind the organization of Canada Moodle Moot since 2005. Open2Know excels at providing high quality support services for educators... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

9:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Geocaching your way through Moodle! An innovative approach to uncovering Moodle mysteries.
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/abf67a995206e624a6bad9716ca8c1eec3ce4e58-1519219310612/capture/

Geocache your way through Moodle - this presentation will introduce you to a geocaching toolbox for Moodle mysteries and strive to find as many hidden answers as possible...Have a question about Moodle? Know something about online learning? Want to find out how to get your questions answered? Maybe you think you already have the answers. Or perhaps you’re just curious to hear what you should be asking? Whether you are a seasoned expert or a total newbie, you’re sure to learn something in this session! As a group, we will strive to uncover as many Moodle mysteries as possible in the time allotted. Perhaps you will find you gave the best clues, or best discovery, and more as we strive to find the Super Moodle Geocacher in the group! Facilitated by Emma Richardson. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **



Moderators
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson

Chair, Moodle Users Association
Emma Richardson has worked with the Moodle platform for about 8 years. She runs a Distance Learning program that serves 17 K-12 school districts in eastern Colorado using video conferencing to connect students with teachers and college level programming with a Moodle site as sup... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:45am
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

9:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Learning Analytics Workshop

Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/e275604dd4ab1965bd9fc7460f049e90b1cf5216-1519217373601/capture/

This workshop will take in a variety of perspectives on Learning Analytics and how they work within and outside of Moodle. We will review several different learning analytics tools available within Moodle, including the new Moodle Learning Analytics feature (formerly Project Inspire). We will look at the use and value of learning analytics from the points of view of students, teachers, administrators, and researchers. A hands-on demo with access to a site with sample data will be provided. We will conclude with a discussion of privacy and ethics concerns around learning analytics. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **


Moderators
avatar for David Leblanc

David Leblanc

Academic Advisor, Burnaby School District
I am a teacher in Burnaby, British Columbia, where I am a non-enrolling teacher for one of our district's alternate programs. I also work indepently as an e-consultant in instructional design and collaborative learning solutions. I have been using MOODLE since 2003 and administer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth Dalton

Research Analyst, Moodle HQ
I have been a Moodle system administrator since 2012, as well as an Instructional Designer (supporting faculty preparing to teach online using Moodle) and an instructor in undergraduate statistics in both fully online and flipped classroom formats using Moodle. Prior to working with Moodle, I taught and administered WebCT and Blackboard sites.I am also a researcher in learning theory and curriculum theory, most recently specializing in learning analytics. I am a doctoral candidate at the University of New Hampshire. My dissertation explores using the Community of Inquiry model to predict learner success in online university courses.In 2016 I was invited to join Moodle HQ as a Research Analyst. This is my dream job.  I am now able to work full-time in helping to improve open source teaching and learning tools using everything I have learned about pedagogy, cognitive science, and user interfaces.For more about me... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:45am
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:45am

BREAK | Pause
Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

11:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Learning Analytics Workshop (Cont'd)

Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/e275604dd4ab1965bd9fc7460f049e90b1cf5216-1519217373601/capture/
 
This workshop will take in a variety of perspectives on Learning Analytics and how they work within and outside of Moodle. We will review several different learning analytics tools available within Moodle, including the new Moodle Learning Analytics feature (formerly Project Inspire). We will look at the use and value of learning analytics from the points of view of students, teachers, administrators, and researchers. A hands-on demo with access to a site with sample data will be provided. We will conclude with a discussion of privacy and ethics concerns around learning analytics. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **


Moderators
avatar for David Leblanc

David Leblanc

Academic Advisor, Burnaby School District
I am a teacher in Burnaby, British Columbia, where I am a non-enrolling teacher for one of our district's alternate programs. I also work indepently as an e-consultant in instructional design and collaborative learning solutions. I have been using MOODLE since 2003 and administer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth Dalton

Research Analyst, Moodle HQ
I have been a Moodle system administrator since 2012, as well as an Instructional Designer (supporting faculty preparing to teach online using Moodle) and an instructor in undergraduate statistics in both fully online and flipped classroom formats using Moodle. Prior to working with Moodle, I taught and administered WebCT and Blackboard sites.I am also a researcher in learning theory and curriculum theory, most recently specializing in learning analytics. I am a doctoral candidate at the University of New Hampshire. My dissertation explores using the Community of Inquiry model to predict learner success in online university courses.In 2016 I was invited to join Moodle HQ as a Research Analyst. This is my dream job.  I am now able to work full-time in helping to improve open source teaching and learning tools using everything I have learned about pedagogy, cognitive science, and user interfaces.For more about me... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: The Student Perspective: From Completion Tracking to Progress Reports

ONLINE DELEGATES: https://canada-moot.blindsidenetworks.net/canada-moot/index.jsp?getroom=18f122734156cf25ff1b33cd0809853b

Students do best when course expectations are clear and they can easily track their progress. In this hands-on session, we will explore the settings and best practices that make this possible. Bring along your laptop and join us as we unpack features like:

  • Activity completion settings
  • Course completion settings
  • Useful plug-ins
  • Progress tracking from the student perspectives
  • Tips, tricks and work-arounds
** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **






Speakers
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Moodle Performance Hands-On Tutorial Part1/2
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/42258b73f85a90c69dd0e8dd5481de158dd109bf-1519227824670/capture/

Over the last four years, York has invested hardware, tools, and a lot of staff time in improving the performance of our central Moodle infrastructure so that it now routinely supports over 1500 concurrent users.  

This tutorial will lead the attendees through a series of exercises, using their own Windows or Macintosh laptops, that introduce the basics of Moodle performance analysis and tuning.  Exercises will include:
  • use of open source tools to simulate high load
  • adjusting MySQL configuration
  • adjusting Moodle front-end configuration
  • adding caching
There will also be demonstrations of commercial tools that York uses for fine-grained performance tuning. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE**: Requirements: 2 or more cores, 4GB or more memory”

Moderators
avatar for Peter Rowley

Peter Rowley

Director, Applications and Integration, York University
As Director, Peter is responsible for the development and support of applications that enable the full scope of the University’s work from teaching and learning to administrative service delivery.  Applications and Integrations is also responsible for seeing that these applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denis Boroja

Denis Boroja

Manager, Enterprise Academic Application Services, York University
Denis Boroja is the manager of Enterprise Academic Application Services at York University and has been responsible for the technical support of the central Moodle for five years of major growth in use of the system.  He has extensive experience making Moodle handle enterprise l... Read More →
avatar for Ellio Mourinho

Ellio Mourinho

York Univeristy
Ellio Mourinho has been developing Moodle at York University since its first use about ten years ago.  He’s been in the code extending it, tuning it, and adding components to York’s Moodle architecture to handle high loads.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
007 Accolade East Lower Floor

12:00pm

LUNCH (not provided) | LUNCH (libre)
Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Course Settings: Going beyond Grade

Recording 1 (no desktop shared):
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/8ba18fca3170343056dddf6ecc4c510b7470b6fc-1519235179316/capture/

Recording 2 (desktop enabled):
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/8ba18fca3170343056dddf6ecc4c510b7470b6fc-1519238237466/capture/

In this hands-on session, we will probe some of the often-overlooked features and functions that allow teachers to tailor the way students move from one activity the next. We also look at how to use gradebook to “clump” activities into categories that have different “weights” in the overall final grade. Bring your laptop and join as we explore topics like:

  • Gradebook weighting + categories
  • Grade-to-pass settings
  • Restrictions and nested restrictions
  • Managing assignment resubmissions
  • Progress tracking from the teacher perspectives
  • tip, tricks and workarounds
** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Speakers
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

1:00pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Moodle Performance Hands-On Tutorial Part2/2
Continuation of the morning session.  Demonstration of tools that York University uses.

Recording (no screen recorded - audio only):
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/0213afdd0859e05a17af27ceed8b2a264f29d761-1519234702410/capture/ 

Moderators
avatar for Peter Rowley

Peter Rowley

Director, Applications and Integration, York University
As Director, Peter is responsible for the development and support of applications that enable the full scope of the University’s work from teaching and learning to administrative service delivery.  Applications and Integrations is also responsible for seeing that these applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denis Boroja

Denis Boroja

Manager, Enterprise Academic Application Services, York University
Denis Boroja is the manager of Enterprise Academic Application Services at York University and has been responsible for the technical support of the central Moodle for five years of major growth in use of the system.  He has extensive experience making Moodle handle enterprise l... Read More →
avatar for Ellio Mourinho

Ellio Mourinho

York Univeristy
Ellio Mourinho has been developing Moodle at York University since its first use about ten years ago.  He’s been in the code extending it, tuning it, and adding components to York’s Moodle architecture to handle high loads.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
007 Accolade East Lower Floor

1:00pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Intro to Moodle V3
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/0213afdd0859e05a17af27ceed8b2a264f29d761-1519234702410/capture/

Learn more about Moodle and tips & tricks from long time Moodle users. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Moderators
avatar for Aladin Alaily

Aladin Alaily

Director, Information Technology, Glendon College - York University
Chair, Canada Moodle Moot Program Committee 2018

Speakers
avatar for Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:15pm

BREAK | PAUSE
Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

2:30pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Intro to Moodle V3. (Cont'd)
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/bb23820a024d53ac28d92b088c97195421c39f3c-1519240605923/capture/

Learn more about Moodle and tips & tricks from long time Moodle users. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Speakers
avatar for Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:30pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Of interest to Moodle Developers and Administrators
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/80058ba71bc29e3a3c056eaef2bc7ba6a99f70db-1519239633025/capture/

An opportunity to ask questions and get answers about Moodle technical directions.  


Moderators
avatar for Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Manager, Learning Technology Services, York University

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

4:15pm

York University Welcome Wine & Cheese | York U Événement d'ouverture: vins et fromages
Moderators
avatar for Donald Ipperciel

Donald Ipperciel

Principal of Glendon College, York University
Donald Ipperciel, PhD, began a five-year term as Principal of Glendon College, York University, on July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ipperciel served as Vice-Dean (2012-2014), AssociateDean Information Technology (2011-2014) and as Assistant Dean Research (2007-2010), as well as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ).Principal Donald Ipperciel holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from l’Université de Montréal,and a PhD in Philosophy from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Ipperciel’s scholarly record includes more than 60 publications (books, chapters and articles), in addition topresentations at more than 60 academic conferences in English, French, and German. He is a specialist in contemporary German philosophy, with his recent research focusing on the theory of nationalism and the nation, as well as on Canadian nationalism and... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Schulich Dining Room

5:30pm

Continue the Welcome!
After the wine & Cheese, join Fernando, Joan and Solange for a trip to Shopsy’s - university pub.  More information here: http://www.mootparty.com/

Moderators
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 5:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, February 22
 

7:30am

REGISTRATION | INSCRIPTION
Moderators
avatar for Frances Long

Frances Long

CEO, Open2Know
Frances Long is the owner-operator of Open2Know.ca which has been an authorized Canadian Moodle partner since 2009. Open2Know has been the lifeforce behind the organization of Canada Moodle Moot since 2005. Open2Know excels at providing high quality support services for educators... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

8:45am

Welcome & Introductions

Speakers
avatar for Donald Ipperciel

Donald Ipperciel

Principal of Glendon College, York University
Donald Ipperciel, PhD, began a five-year term as Principal of Glendon College, York University, on July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ipperciel served as Vice-Dean (2012-2014), AssociateDean Information Technology (2011-2014) and as Assistant Dean Research (2007-2010), as well as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ).Principal Donald Ipperciel holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from l’Université de Montréal,and a PhD in Philosophy from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Ipperciel’s scholarly record includes more than 60 publications (books, chapters and articles), in addition topresentations at more than 60 academic conferences in English, French, and German. He is a specialist in contemporary German philosophy, with his recent research focusing on the theory of nationalism and the nation, as well as on Canadian nationalism and... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
ACE 102

9:00am

OPENING KEYNOTE PLENARY: The Future of Moodle
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/092a9ef1b4eaff06b8c602eaa85083e22010886c-1519304938770/capture/

Martin Dougiamas will discuss Moodle Headquarters, where Moodle has been, and where it is going for the coming year.  He will also update about the Moodle Users Association.

Moderators
avatar for Donald Ipperciel

Donald Ipperciel

Principal of Glendon College, York University
Donald Ipperciel, PhD, began a five-year term as Principal of Glendon College, York University, on July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ipperciel served as Vice-Dean (2012-2014), AssociateDean Information Technology (2011-2014) and as Assistant Dean Research (2007-2010), as well as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ).Principal Donald Ipperciel holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from l’Université de Montréal,and a PhD in Philosophy from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Ipperciel’s scholarly record includes more than 60 publications (books, chapters and articles), in addition topresentations at more than 60 academic conferences in English, French, and German. He is a specialist in contemporary German philosophy, with his recent research focusing on the theory of nationalism and the nation, as well as on Canadian nationalism and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
ACE 102

10:00am

BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS | Rencontre avec les exposants
Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Gamification for Self Paced Courses

Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/0448105bc4c014f44052c75e59ae5c259624fcf3-1519312173087/capture/

As a loyal Moodler with more than ten years working in Moodle platform, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share some of my experiences in designing Moodle courses. Currently, I am working on my PhD research focusing on the use of gamification in self-paced online courses. During the session, I would like to share some of my considerations when designing online courses for busy professionals, as well as my successes and failures when adopting gamification mechanics and strategies in Moodle courses.


Moderators
avatar for Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Manager, Learning Technology Services, York University

Speakers
avatar for Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang

Web Administrator, Geneva Centre for Autism
Web Administrator at Geneva Centre for Autism; PhD Candidate in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Monitoring at Moodle HeadQuarters
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/2438911de3d7d0e5fc964924c62893ea020db802-1519312393455/capture/

An overview of what Moodle HQ uses to monitor our core infrastructure and why monitoring is important for any system.  You will see examples of monitoring systems in use and ideas to implement them in your own systems. 

Moderators
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Greidanus

Paul Greidanus

Site Reliability Engineer, Moodle
Paul is a Site Reliability Engineer working for Moodle HQ from Leduc, Alberta. | DevOps for MoodleCloud and Moodle ICT  Built the current Kubernetes based Moodle Infrastructure He has >15 years of experience in administering various systems. He is currently working on co... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

The Fantastic 4 PART 1/3
In this presentation, we will explore how these 4 plugins can improve the look and function of your Moodle site for administrators, instructors and students alike. 
  • Session 1: Marking Manager block:  Make grading easier for teachers through a centralized interface that does more than manage marks and provide feedback.
  • Session 2: Mentor Manager block: Allow mentors and parents to see student progress across all courses without compromising course privacy.  Allow administrators to send automated messages to students based on academic performance or last login.
  • Session 3: NED Course Format and My Progress block:  Create a new course layout that is easy to manage and improve the way students track their progress.  
These plugins can help take your Moodle site to a whole new level. Don't just take my word for it. Bring your laptops and see these plugins in action! ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Delivering Health Care Training: Opportunities and Challenges

de Souza Institute offers standardized and competency-based training in cancer and palliative care to health care professionals across Canada. This session will demonstrate how we deliver online courses in two different formats: an educator-led semestered approach or self-directed just in time design. 

We will demonstrate our use of Moodle and it's web services to develop 1) a custom-tailored information system with automatic grading, enrollment, grouping and tracking features to support the standardization of chemotherapy competency training, and 2) courses that learners can start at any time, with automatic grading setup using the Moodle Web API.


Moderators
avatar for Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett

Project Manager, eLearning & Educational Technology, Baycrest Health Sciences
Cindy Plunkett is Manager of eLearning and Educational Technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also the Executive Director of Finance for the eACH Conference, and a professor in the graduate studies programs for Fa... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joy Brusich

Joy Brusich

Senior Application Developer, de Souza Institute
Joy Brusich is de Souza Institute’s senior application specialist, playing a vital role in providing a complete learner’s experience by delivering customized web applications that support the institute's operations.
avatar for Mathew Gancarz

Mathew Gancarz

Manager, Information Technology and Operations, de Souza Institute
Mathew Gancarz leads Information Technology (IT) and Operations at de Souza Institute where he manages the technology platforms and course development team. He is the primary Moodle administrator and is always looking to leverage automation and technology to improve the learne... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
009 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Establishing a Positive Teaching Presence in the Moodle Classroom
As educators, we know that we must quickly establish a positive presence in the classroom or risk losing our students, by not establishing engagement, resulting in an ineffective learning environment. When we establish a positive teaching presence we are better able to engage our students in the classroom. Our teaching presence is found in our use of dialogue, gestures, verbiage, relatable experiences, and validation of student needs, ways of learning and culture. When we have a strong presence, our students demonstrate a higher level of cognitive thinking related to the concepts taught, perform better in assessments related to that content area and are better able to transfer information from the classroom to the real world. So, how do we ensure that we maintain this high level of presence in the Moodle classroom? In this session, we will explore and discuss ways to transfer our teaching presence skills to the Moodle classroom. Topics will include: Starting the course strong, understanding the needs of the online learner, communication, feedback versus meaningful feedback and identifying the differences between engagement and presence.

Moderators
avatar for Pablo Guerrero

Pablo Guerrero

Maths For More

Speakers
avatar for Amy Tessitore

Amy Tessitore

Instructional Designer, The Belanger School of Nursing
I am an Instructional Designer for the Belanger School of Nursing in Upstate NY, and adjunct faculty, teaching online general studies courses for a local career college. We primarily utilize Moodlerooms to support face-to-face courses, but will transition to a concept, hybrid cur... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
011 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:00am

Transition | Pause
Thursday February 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

Extending Moodle Through Integrations
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/853cf8fb8579b62339e818e9e5f175b9e8253174-1519315455142/capture/

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.

Moderators
avatar for Pablo Guerrero

Pablo Guerrero

Maths For More

Speakers
avatar for Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

eThink Education
Co-Founder and CEO | eThink Education | | Mr. Carlson co-founded eThink Education more than nine years ago and today has oversight of the entire operation. He brings over 14 years of education technology experience, including 6 years at SunGard HE (now Ellucian) as a Senior Tech... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

Keewaytinook Internet High School: Our way of mixing traditional and future education

Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/d78783a6ef813f9fe2d68b73a1e4c3f165d5e183-1519313953987/capture/

In this presentation, we will be discussing how we incorporate face-to-face learning with online learning at KiHS and other Moodle learning sites that we manage.  We will be showing the different Moodle features that are utilized in these blended-learning environments to increase student success and improve the student learning experience.  Some of the Moodle features that will be demonstrated are the Poodll Online Audio/Video tools, the Marking Manager (a custom tool) and the use of progress bar plugins. Other ways that KiHS blends traditional and future education is through the use of Moodle mobile, staff and student-led demonstration, and Google integration.

 http://kihs1.knet.ca/


Moderators
avatar for Randy LaBonte

Randy LaBonte

Canadian eLearning Network
I have been lucky to serve as a senior level executive for over 30 years in the education sector: - lead consultant for seven years at the BC Ministry of Education involved in field work leading to the development of policy, agreements, and e-learning standards; - helped develop... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Batsford-Mermans

Angela Batsford-Mermans

Ed.D. Course Instructor. Curriculum Lead. NED Administrator., Keewaytinook Internet High School
Dr. Angela Batsford-Mermans has been working at KiHS, an online high school, for the past 14 years. In addition, she is the administrator for the grade 7/8 NED online supplementary program for First Nation students across the province. Another project that Angela oversees is the... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Hardy

Aaron Hardy

ICT Administrator, Keewaytinook Internet High School
I am the ICT Admin for KiHS and I work out of Fort William. I have been with KiHS since 2002, it has been a great place to work, and learn about many things including increasing my computer/networking knowledge. I also teach through the Cisco Network Academy. I live in Thunder Ba... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

The Fantastic 4: PART 2/3
In these sessions, we will explore how 4 plugins that can dramatically improve the look and function of your Moodle site for administrators, instructors and students alike.
  • Session 1: Marking Manager block:  Make grading easier for teachers through a centralized interface that does more than manage marks and provide feedback.
  • Session 2: Mentor Manager block: Allow mentors and parents to see student progress across all courses without compromising course privacy.  Allow administrators to send automated messages to students based on academic performance or last login.
  • Session 3: NED Course Format and My Progress block:  Create a new course layout that is easy to manage and improve the way students track their progress.    
 
These plugins can help take your Moodle site to a whole new level. Don't just take my word for it. Bring your laptops and see these plugins in action! ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **
 

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

L’accessibilité des cours sur Moodle : Les démarches d’une équipe technique

L’accessibilité des cours sur Moodle : Les démarches d’une équipe technique

Powerpoint : https://www.slideshare.net/secret/kYBXIzKbxs1iNz

Ressources d’accessibilité : https://www.slideshare.net/secret/gSlkGbnmgPxTVm

 L’accessibilité des cours sur Moodle : Les démarches d’une équipe technique
Votre établissement vous a-t-il  déjà  demandé  d’assurer que les cours en ligne sur Moodle soient accessibles? Que veut-on dire par « accessible »? Que les cours soient accessibles par n’importe quel ordinateur, tablette et téléphone intelligent? Que le contenu des cours soit « lisible » et que les activités soient « faisables » par tous et toutes y inclut les personnes avec une déficience visuelle, une perte auditive, une incapacité physique ou un trouble d’apprentissage? Que les cours soient conçus pour une clientèle diverse avec différents styles d’apprentissage?
Cette présentation abordera les démarches entreprises en ce qui concerne l’accessibilité des cours par une équipe technique responsable de Moodle et du développement de cours en ligne.

Moderators
avatar for Francois Lizotte

Francois Lizotte

coordonnateur, DECclic
Enseignant au département de français du collège de Bois-de-Boulogne à Montréal, François Lizotte est coordonnateur de la corporation Plateforme collégiale DECclic depuis 2008.

Speakers
JJ

Julie Joanisse

Université de Saint-Boniface
Responsable du Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance à l'Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), je travaille avec une équipe technique dans le dévelopement et la production de cours par Internet depuis 2007. Avant mon poste actuel, j'étais le coordonnatrice des Services informatiques (USB) pour plus de 20... Read More →
MR

Matthieu Roy

Université de Saint-Boniface
À l'USB depuis plus de 13 années, il est le technicien en chef au Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance (USB). Il est responsable de l'équipe technique qui appui le développement et la production de cours par Internet et du site Web de l'établissement. Il est... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
008 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

Personalizing Healthcare Training for Rural Alaska
In this session, we will examine strategies for facilitating the training needs of rural Alaska Native health care workers. The culturally responsive curriculum and the related teaching materials aimed at allowing them to access training in their villages. We will examine a project that developed a comprehensive, accredited online training program based on the current ANTHC Tobacco Treatment Specialist in-person program. We will discuss successes and challenges and the pros and cons of offering asynchronous online vs hybrid blended courses. Come prepared to share your ideas.

Moderators
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
009 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:45am

Transition | Pause
Thursday February 22, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

12:00pm

LUNCH
Thursday February 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

1:30pm

PLENARY: ACCESS TO ONLINE EDUCATION
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/b95ae4b1f06118c8a439a59dcf3474bdfdbbcb72-1519322443236/capture/

The different facets of accessibility for online learning. How to make your courses accessible for a variety of target groups.  Panel members will focus on: 
  • FINANCIAL:  What is the state of students loans in Canada for distance education students?
  • ACCESS & SUPPORT:  A quick peek into YU START.  A new student transition Program designed to support students to make their way into and through first year at York University.  Students connect with fellow classmates, student leaders, faculty members and student services staff, and become more familiar with campus life, supports and resources. 
  • DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY TRUST (DOT): is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.  DOT supports youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have a positive impact in their communities.
  • MCIS At the heart of this language agency is its interpreter training program, which assists primarily immigrants and refugees to use their mother tongue to link themselves to the economy in Canada.  With over 300 students enrolled in our online community interpreter training program, we’ve had a glimpse of the range of challenges, advantages, and serendipitous connections that can develop through online training. From ways of overcoming despair that can set it from technological difficulties, to the nature of discussion and repository of information that can flourish in this setting, I’d like to discuss how moodle has shaped the
    experience of learning for language professionals.   

Moderators
avatar for Celia Popovic

Celia Popovic

Director Teaching Commons, York University
Susan Vail, associate vice-president teaching and learning at York University, has announced that Celia Popovic has been appointed to the position of director of York University’s Teaching Commons. | | “I am so pleased that Dr. Popovic will now have the opportunity to share her pedagogical expertise as a faculty member in the Faculty of Education as well as continuing with her innovative work as the director of the Teaching... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Randy LaBonte

Randy LaBonte

Canadian eLearning Network
I have been lucky to serve as a senior level executive for over 30 years in the education sector: - lead consultant for seven years at the BC Ministry of Education involved in field work leading to the development of policy, agreements, and e-learning standards; - helped develop... Read More →
avatar for Roy Lamond

Roy Lamond

Vice-President, Program Development, Digital Opportunity Trust
Roy is a member of the executive team, supporting Digital Opportunity Trust operations at all levels through the oversight of the design and development of learning programs. Responsibilities include oversight of learning programs that target global operations staff, program faci... Read More →
avatar for Noah Morris

Noah Morris

Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Advanced Education Learners Support Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Noah Morris is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Advanced EducationLearners Support Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and SkillsDevelopment. The division is tasked with improving student access and protection, andwith modernizing digital access for Ontar... Read More →
avatar for Peter Rowley

Peter Rowley

Director, Applications and Integration, York University
As Director, Peter is responsible for the development and support of applications that enable the full scope of the University’s work from teaching and learning to administrative service delivery.  Applications and Integrations is also responsible for seeing that these applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →
avatar for Flavia Zaka

Flavia Zaka

Interpreter Training Coordinator, Mcis Language Solutions
Flavia Zaka is the Interpreter Training Coordinator at MCIS Language Solutions, a not-for- profit language agency committed to right-to- access of important public services for vulnerable populations across Canada. Flavia is an interpreter and translator.


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ACE 102

2:30pm

BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS | Rencontre avec les exposants
Thursday February 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

3:00pm

Capturing Data to Improve the eLearning Experience with Analytics
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/97306a1acc119bc4d9e61d96d9cd2a624df57d49-1519327735335/capture/

Regardless of what industry you work in, your training needs to have a purpose and produce outcomes-whether they are to inform, teach, improve, or change. The trick is implementing a system for evaluating how effective your training is. This is where data and analytics come in. By collecting and analyzing data, you will begin to paint a picture of what aspects of training are working, where you need to improve, and the steps you need to take to make those improvements. This session will demonstrate why access to your learning data and analytics is crucial for achieving your training goals, how to implement a system for measuring the impact of your online training programs, and how to leverage your learning data to make improvements and quantify the outcomes of your training programs.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot

Speakers
avatar for Ben Young

Ben Young

Director of Learning Solutions at Lambda Solutions, Lambda Solutions
Ben is a leader in eLearning and talent management solution implementations. Working with Fortune 500 Firms and leading Healthcare Organizations, Ben provides clients with in-depth knowledge of eLearning services and course creation strategies for learning that engages learners w... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

3:00pm

Moodle Sub Courses for Dummies
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/1ed0fb4291926c9472aba4723f6f1b93f436c0a0-1519327756586/capture/

Moodle Sub-courses are a powerful way of pulling in results from different courses into other courses, or one main "mother course" that can be used to easily show where students are up to and what their current grades are in a number of different courses.
An example of how this is used will be explained as well as a quick "how to" on setting this up in your own moodle instance.
Small video explaining what I presented at the Sydney Moodle Conference


Moderators
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Chief bottle washer, ChemLearn
Richard Wallace is passionate about the community, environment and education.  Having been raised in the Adelaide hills on 5 acres his love of gardening was inspired by his grand fathers "Beautiful haven" in Crafers that always bought much pleasure and produce to the family.  D... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

3:00pm

The Fantastic 4 PART 3/3
In these sessions, we will explore how 4 plugins that can dramatically improve the look and function of your Moodle site for administrators, instructors and students alike.
  • Session 1: Marking Manager block:  Make grading easier for teachers through a centralized interface that does more than manage marks and provide feedback.
  • Session 2: Mentor Manager block: Allow mentors and parents to see student progress across all courses without compromising course privacy.  Allow administrators to send automated messages to students based on academic performance or last login.
  • Session 3: NED Course Format and My Progress block:  Create a new course layout that is easy to manage and improve the way students track their progress.    
These plugins can help take your Moodle site to a whole new level. Don't just take my word for it. Bring your laptops and see these plugins in action! ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **
 

Moderators
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

3:00pm

Team-Based Learning in Moodle
A critical focus in helping older adults age safely is staff education aimed at reducing responsive behaviours.  Baycrest created a unique solution using 3 key elements: an online social environment, team-based cohort education, and the usage of virtual patient simulation.  The Dual Code, Moodle-based platform was used to host this program due to its unique ability to support social interactions, collaboration, and connections in the learning process to effectively cultivate both the constructivist and connectivist approach required.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
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Speakers
avatar for Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett

Project Manager, eLearning & Educational Technology, Baycrest Health Sciences
Cindy Plunkett is Manager of eLearning and Educational Technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also the Executive Director of Finance for the eACH Conference, and a professor in the graduate studies programs for Fa... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
009 Accolade East Lower Floor

3:00pm

WIRIS, the math piece for Moodle
WIRIS is a suite of mathematical solutions created to enhance the learning experience on math courses for students, and also to power the creation of math content for teachers.
In this session, we will see how WIRIS works with institutions, schools, and teachers, to improve math courses with:
  • WIRIS EDITOR: Our math equation editor with handwriting and accessibility features.
  • WIRIS QUIZZES: Great math questions with open answers, automated grading, and random parameters.


Pay attention and “May the math be with you”

Moderators
avatar for Peter Rowley

Peter Rowley

Director, Applications and Integration, York University
As Director, Peter is responsible for the development and support of applications that enable the full scope of the University’s work from teaching and learning to administrative service delivery.  Applications and Integrations is also responsible for seeing that these applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Pablo Guerrero

Pablo Guerrero

Maths For More


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
008 Accolade East Lower Floor

3:30pm

Transition | Pause
Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

3:45pm

PLENARY: Making Open the Default: Moving Forward an Agenda of Open Education, Open Pedagogy and Open Practices in our Work.
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/716901085ce775530025801171ed3953216767db-1519331600862/capture/

Open Education is not revolutionary. It's an evolution and return to the core values of the academy - sharing knowledge freely for the benefit of society," (Mackintosh, 2017). eCampusOntario has embarked on a path to openness for Ontario higher education, offering a library of instructional resources that will support an accessibility and affordability scenario for learners and an empowerment strategy for instructors. David Porter will describe the research and development path that eCampusOntario is currently pursuing on behalf of member institutions, and will provide a glimpse into its strategy for 2018-2021.

Moderators
avatar for William Gage

William Gage

Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost, York University Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, York University

Speakers
avatar for David Porter

David Porter

CEO, eCampusOntario
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations. | | * Currently, CEO of eCampusOntario.ca... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
ACE 102

4:45pm

Informal Social - What I want to learn (about Moodle) is..... || I can teach you about... (in Moodle)
Join us for a no host bar and nibbles - an opportunity to ask questions about Moodle from other Moot delegates.  Check out what we did in 2013!!!

Thursday February 22, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
CIBC Lounge: Accolade Building

6:30pm

9:30pm

Continue the Party @ Moose & Firkin
Join Solange, Fernando and Joan for a journey to the Moose & Firkin.  Stay in touch: http://www.mootparty.com/

Moderators
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 9:30pm - 11:15pm
TBA
 
Friday, February 23
 

7:30am

REGISTRATION | INSCRIPTION
Friday February 23, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
TBA

8:45am

Welcome & Introductions

Speakers
avatar for William Gage

William Gage

Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost, York University Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, York University


Friday February 23, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
ACE 102

9:00am

KEYNOTE PLENARY: Why personal learning?
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/d2c8402eba7005c1d8b2a0cf0c7b2d08deab4dab-1519391469100/capture/

Personalized learning is defined in wikipedia as the "tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments by learners or for learners in order to meet their different learning needs and aspirations"  This includes: Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Learning environments.


Do we improve learning by employing such methods as learning analytics and big data? The question is whether we should apply these methods, for two reasons:
  • First, individual variability outweighs statistical significance; and  
  • Second, it shouldn’t be up to the education system to determine what a person learns, how they learn it, and where. 
It may be preferable to embrace an alternative to personalized learning, which might be called personal learning.  Personal learning often begins informally, on an ad hoc basis, driven by the need to complete some task or achieve some objective. The learning is a means to an end, rather than the end in itself. Curricula and pedagogy are selected pragmatically. If the need is short term and urgent, a simple learning resource may be provided. If the person wants to understand at a deep level, then a course might be the best option.  
More information here:http://www.downes.ca/post/65065











Speakers
avatar for Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes

Downes.ca
Stephen Downes works in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since 1995 and continues to focus on researching how educators approach internet-based education. His major goal for the future is help people create and join networks of meaningful and rewarding relationships so they are able to rise to their fullest potential through cooperation with each other and the wider... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
ACE 102

9:30am

Why Personal Learning? Reaction Panel

Speakers
avatar for David Leblanc

David Leblanc

Academic Advisor, Burnaby School District
I am a teacher in Burnaby, British Columbia, where I am a non-enrolling teacher for one of our district's alternate programs. I also work indepently as an e-consultant in instructional design and collaborative learning solutions. I have been using MOODLE since 2003 and administer... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett

Project Manager, eLearning & Educational Technology, Baycrest Health Sciences
Cindy Plunkett is Manager of eLearning and Educational Technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also the Executive Director of Finance for the eACH Conference, and a professor in the graduate studies programs for Fa... Read More →
avatar for Peter Rowley

Peter Rowley

Director, Applications and Integration, York University
As Director, Peter is responsible for the development and support of applications that enable the full scope of the University’s work from teaching and learning to administrative service delivery.  Applications and Integrations is also responsible for seeing that these applications work smoothly together and for providing consulting and strategic advice to members of the York community... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
ACE 102

10:00am

BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS | Rencontre avec les exposants
Friday February 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

BigBlueButton Feedback Session
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/4b5488ace630adca1525b8a9a664c9cd2bdda0ad-1519398604504/capture/

Blindside Networks develops both BigBlueButton and the BigBlueButtonBN plugin for Moodle (currently #7 in overall plugin downloads).  We invite you to attend this session to hear about the current features, the planned updates, and – most importantly – give us your feedback on improvements you would like to see to BigBlueButton and the BigBlueButtonBN plugin.  

Exhibitors
avatar for Fred Dixon

Fred Dixon

We enable educational institutions to fully leverage BigBlueButton to reduce their costs for providing on-line classes. We started the BigBlueButton project in 2008.
avatar for Jesus Federico

Jesus Federico

Senior Software Developer specialized in Web Development and Open Source integrations. Working at Blindside Networks as Software Engineer and part of the @BigBlueButton project. +En +Es -Fr


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Moodle Bending
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/a09aa6668b54b4a8fb74be6e41b2f63db4564b35-1519398040427/capture/

Let’s face it, Moodle is a great platform that does a lot of things right out of the box but it can be a real challenge to create a site that can make your Moodle mama/daddy proud.    
Over time, through in-house training, information gleamed from Moodle docs and forums, and good ol’ trial-and-error, you learn how to “bend” your Moodle site to create a better experience for students, teachers and administrators alike. Of course, by that time, you’ve figured out that the rabbit-hole is much deeper than you thought.
In this session, we will explore various tools, plug-ins, tricks, tips, work-arounds, hacks, etc. that people use to create their own unique Moodle world.
As the spoon-boy says in the Matrix movie: “Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.”  And the truth is that there’s a lot we can do to go beyond the Moodle box. 
Calling all Moodle benders! this is an opportunity to learn and to share. Bring your own bag of tricks to share with the group. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Making the Move to Peer Learning
Peer learning is becoming an increasingly important part of many learning programs, and it is being used in a variety of contexts and disciplines in many countries. Learn how a Canadian iNGO and Social Enterprise is making peer learning pervasive, and Moodle is being used to support the process, including the workshop activity, discussion forums and peer-led blended learning. We'll talk about lessons learned and what the future of peer learning looks like at both a learner and organizational level, as well as resources that will help you think about how peer learning can enhance your programs.

Moderators
avatar for Judith Zanderbergen

Judith Zanderbergen

Teacher/Course Developer, TLA Online
Currently I am busy engaging and instructing students in socials, history, geography, and psychology online in the senior high school years. Connecting the world to their studies is my focus.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Kelly

Christine Kelly

Manager, LX Design, Digital Opportunity Trust
Christine is the Manager, Learning Experience Design at Digital Opportunities Trust. She has over 10 years of experience in Instructional Design working with a variety of organizations such as the Canadian Space Agency and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. In her role, she foster... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
011 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Managing course content (One repository to rule them all)
In this brief presentation, we will look at our eServices team’s solution to optimizing the large-scale management of course content to meet Bombardier’s Customer Training needs.

Moderators
avatar for Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang

Web Administrator, Geneva Centre for Autism
Web Administrator at Geneva Centre for Autism; PhD Candidate in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning

Speakers
AK

Anton Kassimov

After completing his studies in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Anton worked as a substitute teacher and tutor for kids of all ages. Anton then enrolled in the Educational Technology master’s program and successfully completed his internship as an Instructional Design... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
008 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:30am

Moodle As A Framework

Accessiblity of Courses on Moodle : A Technical Team’s Approach

Powerpoint : https://www.slideshare.net/secret/1BcMkem6TxZGnc

Accessibility Resources: https://www.slideshare.net/secret/gSlkGbnmgPxTVm

 Contrary to its intended use as a Learning Management System (and perhaps contrary to expectations), Moodle can serve as such a framework for integrating a heteroclitous set of programs/functions/modules.  System design used to be top-down, hierarchical, and all-encompassing. Now Moodle has the ability to have many modules that all interact in a network.  This session covers the benefits of Using a Framework, as well as the benefits of using Moodle as a Framework.   Examples of Application Integration Based on a Moodle Framework will be shown including:  Language Lab, Scheduler, inventory management, Mobile applications, ticketing system, GEO and many more.


Moderators
JJ

Julie Joanisse

Université de Saint-Boniface
Responsable du Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance à l'Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), je travaille avec une équipe technique dans le dévelopement et la production de cours par Internet depuis 2007. Avant mon poste actuel, j'étais le coordonnatrice des Services informatiques (USB) pour plus de 20... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aladin Alaily

Aladin Alaily

Director, Information Technology, Glendon College - York University
Chair, Canada Moodle Moot Program Committee 2018
avatar for Donald Ipperciel

Donald Ipperciel

Principal of Glendon College, York University
Donald Ipperciel, PhD, began a five-year term as Principal of Glendon College, York University, on July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ipperciel served as Vice-Dean (2012-2014), AssociateDean Information Technology (2011-2014) and as Assistant Dean Research (2007-2010), as well as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ).Principal Donald Ipperciel holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from l’Université de Montréal,and a PhD in Philosophy from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Ipperciel’s scholarly record includes more than 60 publications (books, chapters and articles), in addition topresentations at more than 60 academic conferences in English, French, and German. He is a specialist in contemporary German philosophy, with his recent research focusing on the theory of nationalism and the nation, as well as on Canadian nationalism and... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
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Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:00am

Transition | Pause
Friday February 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:10am
TBA

11:15am

Expand the Reporting and Analytics options of your Moodle LMS with IntelliBoard
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/0ef47c60a7ce8ae6e861ea478e3f79658bbadc81-1519401698763/capture/

As a Moodle Premium Integrator, IntelliBoard expands your reporting and analytics options with 90+ reports, and role-based access that includes Learner and Instructor dashboards. Allow us to show you how Moodle users worldwide are benefitting from this plug-and-play tool that does not store or duplicate your data – and provides you comprehensive information in real-time.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Breckner

Naomi Breckner

Marketing Coordinator, IntelliBoard, Inc
avatar for Tonya L. Riney

Tonya L. Riney

VP, Client Services, IntelliBoard, Inc.
Expanding the reporting and analytics of your Moodle LMS! Dashboards! Notifications! And our NEW platform launching in the spring!



Friday February 23, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

Moodle Bending (cont'd)
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/94ec53b771b68ad97d822762c24fdf281e8dcd3d-1519401714604/capture/

Let’s face it, Moodle is a great platform that does a lot of things right out of the box but it can be a real challenge to create a site that can make your Moodle mama/daddy proud.    
Over time, through in-house training, information gleamed from Moodle docs and forums, and good ol’ trial-and-error, you learn how to “bend” your Moodle site to create a better experience for students, teachers and administrators alike. Of course, by that time, you’ve figured out that the rabbit-hole is much deeper than you thought.
In this session, we will explore various tools, plug-ins, tricks, tips, work-arounds, hacks, etc. that people use to create their own unique Moodle world.
As the spoon-boy says in the Matrix movie: “Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.”  And the truth is that there’s a lot we can do to go beyond the Moodle box. 
Calling all Moodle benders! this is an opportunity to learn and to share. Bring your own bag of tricks to share with the group. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

Moodle dans les cégeps
Avec DECclic, plus de 40 établissements collégiaux forment une véritable communauté de pratique. Né au siècle dernier d'un projet de cours en ligne, DECclic a connu deux environnements numériques d'apprentissage avant de faire le saut à Moodle en 2010. Quotidiennement, DECclic assure l'hébergement de Moodle pour ses membres et soutient les enseignants et leurs conseillers pédagogiques dans leur appropriation de l'outil.

Speakers
avatar for Francois Lizotte

Francois Lizotte

coordonnateur, DECclic
Enseignant au département de français du collège de Bois-de-Boulogne à Montréal, François Lizotte est coordonnateur de la corporation Plateforme collégiale DECclic depuis 2008.


Friday February 23, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
008 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:15am

Sharing Cart plugin for OEP support
As OER are moving beyond content, and OEP (Open Educational Practices) are emerging to suggest a learner + teacher participation in the co-creation process of teaching/learning material. It is the intention of this presentation to illustrate how with Moodle, and the “Sharing Cart” plugin it is possible to create an environment for teachers to share educational resources among faculty and with students. The culture of sharing exist already in education institutions, it is our role to provide platforms, tools and training to facilitate and promote OEP locally, for it to have an impact on a global scale.



Moderators
avatar for David Leblanc

David Leblanc

Academic Advisor, Burnaby School District
I am a teacher in Burnaby, British Columbia, where I am a non-enrolling teacher for one of our district's alternate programs. I also work indepently as an e-consultant in instructional design and collaborative learning solutions. I have been using MOODLE since 2003 and administer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tami Belhadj

Tami Belhadj

Tami Belhadj is currently a techno-pedagogical consultant for for the Laurier Competency Development Centre at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Tami is also a sessional lecturer at the University of Sherbrooke, Faculty of Education, Department of pedagogy. More recently, he... Read More →



Friday February 23, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:45am

Transition | Pause
Friday February 23, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Introduction to Lunch & Learn Groups: Moodle Users Association, Moodle Technical Workshop, Learn Moodle
ONLINE DELEGATES: https://canada-moot.blindsidenetworks.net/canada-moot/index.jsp?getroom=ba5d6b8162a4ba7f4eca47e382d39878

During the plenary session, leaders of the following Lunch & Learn groups will introduce their topics.  Choose the group of your choice:
1. Moodle Users Association:
2. Moodle Technical Workshop:
3. What’s driving Learn Moodle?

Delegates will then grab their boxed lunch and go to the session of their choice.


Moderators
avatar for Chris Russel

Chris Russel

Interim Chief Information Officer & ISO, York University
Chris Russel is the Interim Chief Information Officer & ISO,  University Information Technology,  for York University

Speakers
avatar for Paul Greidanus

Paul Greidanus

Site Reliability Engineer, Moodle
Paul is a Site Reliability Engineer working for Moodle HQ from Leduc, Alberta. | DevOps for MoodleCloud and Moodle ICT  Built the current Kubernetes based Moodle Infrastructure He has >15 years of experience in administering various systems. He is currently working on co... Read More →
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →
avatar for Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson

Chair, Moodle Users Association
Emma Richardson has worked with the Moodle platform for about 8 years. She runs a Distance Learning program that serves 17 K-12 school districts in eastern Colorado using video conferencing to connect students with teachers and college level programming with a Moodle site as sup... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
ACE 102

12:15pm

Transition | Pause
Friday February 23, 2018 12:15pm - 12:30pm
TBA

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Moodle Technical Workshop

Speakers
avatar for Paul Greidanus

Paul Greidanus

Site Reliability Engineer, Moodle
Paul is a Site Reliability Engineer working for Moodle HQ from Leduc, Alberta. | DevOps for MoodleCloud and Moodle ICT  Built the current Kubernetes based Moodle Infrastructure He has >15 years of experience in administering various systems. He is currently working on co... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: What’s driving Learn Moodle?
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/dd15d796d20c3372350e688fdecbea6a9208a44e-1519405378571/capture/

Join Moodle Education Advisor, Solange Lalonde, to learn how a focus on “empowering educators to improve our world” is the driving force behind the Learn Moodle program. Participants will be introduced to the Learn Moodle professional development program that provides levels of expertly designed modules for teaching and learning as well as multiple entry points for learning about Moodle tools and resources. In this 1.5 hour session, find out more about how you can connect, communicate, and collaborate with the exciting programming that’s happening at Learn Moodle.


Speakers
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

12:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Moodle Users Association
The Moodle User’s Association (MUA) is a way for any user of Moodle to have an effect on its future direction! Users propose projects for integration into Moodle core - projects are then voted upon and funded by member fees.  The recycle bin and the new dashboard are both MUA projects and we are currently working on calendar improvements for 3.4.
If you are an MUA member or just interested in hearing more about the MUA, come and join other members and some of the MUA committee in an interactive discussion where we will discuss current projects and active goals of the organization and, of course, answer any and all questions!

Speakers
avatar for Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson

Chair, Moodle Users Association
Emma Richardson has worked with the Moodle platform for about 8 years. She runs a Distance Learning program that serves 17 K-12 school districts in eastern Colorado using video conferencing to connect students with teachers and college level programming with a Moodle site as sup... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

1:45pm

Transition | Pause
Friday February 23, 2018 1:45pm - 2:00pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

2:00pm

How a redesigned Workshop activity spiced up my course.
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/e4b13090b791b18cff8aefe7487a36314b9f72b3-1519411452717/capture/

Moodle Workshop activity is the best powerful peer assessment activity. The students participating in the workshop activity submit their own assigned work and then given the task to assess the other students work based on the teacher’s specifications. It is primarily a student focused activity. But the workshop activity has its own big learning curve and it may be pretty difficult to use the workshop activity first time.
Development team of Université de Montréal, in Québec, figured out the steep learning curve for the workshop activity in Moodle and came up with a new Assessment Workshop activity. 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.
Audience:
Advanced users of Workshop activity.

Moderators
avatar for Francois Lizotte

Francois Lizotte

coordonnateur, DECclic
Enseignant au département de français du collège de Bois-de-Boulogne à Montréal, François Lizotte est coordonnateur de la corporation Plateforme collégiale DECclic depuis 2008.

Speakers
avatar for Orzu Kamolova, CSPO; M.A., (Ed.tech)

Orzu Kamolova, CSPO; M.A., (Ed.tech)

Coordinator/Product Owner, Educational Technology Unit, Université de Montréal
As an Educational Technology Unit Coordinator/Product Owner, Orzu participates in the coordination of the online course production process and coordinates the analysis of the educational and technological needs of all online educational projects of Montreal University, Montreal... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:00pm

Using interactive H5P assessment tool
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/1c10a0d198034f0c37bea75f9ea96863825e79bf-1519410592663/capture/

H5P is an amazing online tool that allows Moodle course developers to build engaging, rich interactive content that can be marked and grades passed back to the moodle gradebook very simply.
Think of Articulate or Storyline but free, open source, and simple to use.
We love it. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Moderators
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Chief bottle washer, ChemLearn
Richard Wallace is passionate about the community, environment and education.  Having been raised in the Adelaide hills on 5 acres his love of gardening was inspired by his grand fathers "Beautiful haven" in Crafers that always bought much pleasure and produce to the family.  D... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:00pm

Accessibility of Courses on Moodle: A Technical Team’s Approach
Have you ever been asked to make sure that the online courses on Moodle are accessible? What does “accessible” mean? That all courses are accessible through any computer, tablet and smartphone? That the course content is “readable” and activities are “doable” by all students, including those with visual impairment, hearing loss, a physical limitation or a learning disability? That the courses are designed for a diverse clientele with different learning styles. 
This presentation will describe the steps taken to make courses “accessible” from the perspective of a technical team responsible for Moodle and online course development.

Moderators
avatar for Pablo Guerrero

Pablo Guerrero

Maths For More

Speakers
JJ

Julie Joanisse

Université de Saint-Boniface
Responsable du Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance à l'Université de Saint-Boniface (USB), je travaille avec une équipe technique dans le dévelopement et la production de cours par Internet depuis 2007. Avant mon poste actuel, j'étais le coordonnatrice des Services informatiques (USB) pour plus de 20... Read More →
MR

Matthieu Roy

Université de Saint-Boniface
À l'USB depuis plus de 13 années, il est le technicien en chef au Service des technologies d'apprentissage à distance (USB). Il est responsable de l'équipe technique qui appui le développement et la production de cours par Internet et du site Web de l'établissement. Il est... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:00pm

Get to know your Moodle Partners
This session will introduce you to our Certified Moodle Partners in Canada as they provide expert advice and tips on how to extend your Moodle sites and get the results you need / want for your organisation.

Moderators
avatar for Garnet Berry

Garnet Berry

Partnerships Manager, Moodle HQ
I work as part of the Moodle HQ within the Partnerships team. I grew up in Canada but now live and work in Ireland. Before joining Moodle I was a teacher with an interest in all things eLearning. I have also worked with other eLearning companies so try and bring what I have le... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Garnet Berry

Garnet Berry

Partnerships Manager, Moodle HQ
I work as part of the Moodle HQ within the Partnerships team. I grew up in Canada but now live and work in Ireland. Before joining Moodle I was a teacher with an interest in all things eLearning. I have also worked with other eLearning companies so try and bring what I have le... Read More →
avatar for Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

eThink Education
Co-Founder and CEO | eThink Education | | Mr. Carlson co-founded eThink Education more than nine years ago and today has oversight of the entire operation. He brings over 14 years of education technology experience, including 6 years at SunGard HE (now Ellucian) as a Senior Tech... Read More →
avatar for Frances Long

Frances Long

CEO, Open2Know
Frances Long is the owner-operator of Open2Know.ca which has been an authorized Canadian Moodle partner since 2009. Open2Know has been the lifeforce behind the organization of Canada Moodle Moot since 2005. Open2Know excels at providing high quality support services for educators... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Fred Dixon

Fred Dixon

We enable educational institutions to fully leverage BigBlueButton to reduce their costs for providing on-line classes. We started the BigBlueButton project in 2008.

Sponsors
avatar for Tonya L. Riney

Tonya L. Riney

VP, Client Services, IntelliBoard, Inc.
Expanding the reporting and analytics of your Moodle LMS! Dashboards! Notifications! And our NEW platform launching in the spring!


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
011 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:30pm

Transition | Pause
Friday February 23, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

2:45pm

3 LMS Features that Increase Engagement
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/8858b5872a5a76c8877f6de94f32dcbf729eabcb-1519414538401/capture/

Monday morning, the alarm goes off. Are you confident that your team members jump out of bed, ready to start the work week; or do they hit snooze, avoiding going to a job that does not excite them? If you suspect the latter, then you may have an issue with employee engagement.
You are not alone.
Increasing employee engagement is a top priority for most organizations. Disengaged employees cause productivity loss which hurts morale and your bottom line. Adopting an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) like Moodle helps you manage your team’s learning and reduces the time you spend creating and maintaining the learning program. Investing in employee learning and training creates a culture of growth, fuels energy and turns apathy into passion.

Moderators
avatar for Pablo Guerrero

Pablo Guerrero

Maths For More

Speakers
avatar for Ben Young

Ben Young

Director of Learning Solutions at Lambda Solutions, Lambda Solutions
Ben is a leader in eLearning and talent management solution implementations. Working with Fortune 500 Firms and leading Healthcare Organizations, Ben provides clients with in-depth knowledge of eLearning services and course creation strategies for learning that engages learners w... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:45pm

Using interactive H5P assessment tool (cont'd)
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/6096b8c8e78d8b09512d8343203c72a8d1662422-1519414184514/capture/

H5P is an amazing online tool that allows Moodle course developers to build engaging, rich interactive content that can be marked and grades passed back to the moodle gradebook very simply.
Think of Articulate or Storyline but free, open source, and simple to use.
We love it. ** BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE **

Moderators
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Frank Fucile

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Chief bottle washer, ChemLearn
Richard Wallace is passionate about the community, environment and education.  Having been raised in the Adelaide hills on 5 acres his love of gardening was inspired by his grand fathers "Beautiful haven" in Crafers that always bought much pleasure and produce to the family.  D... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:45pm

Daily Moodle Backup Scripts
We needed a way to keep an entire semester of live daily Moodle backups of the database, file repository, and PHP code. Having this system has helped us immensely with providing Moodle support, content recovery, and recreating issues. With a 3.5TB file repository, removing duplicate files across instances was a priority. With these scripts we are able to keep 136 days of live daily Moodle backups with minimal hardware and cost.   https://github.com/SWiT/moodle-backup_scripts

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
.

Speakers
MS

Matthew Switlik

Oakland University
I have been a Moodle Developer and Administrator for Oakland University in Rochester Michigan since 2010. I have a deep passion for open source as a method for better software and better communities. My current interests include educational VR, open source hardware, and the Maker... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
013 Accolade East Lower Floor

2:45pm

Moodle-Banner Integration using ILP
With the sunset of Luminis Message Broker, ILP has become the new way to connect Moodle to Student Information Systems. Here we will look the data flow that happens between Banner and Moodle, and look at both the official Banner ILP plugin and the new LMB/ILP plugin I have developed for those moving from the current LMB plugin.

Moderators
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Merrill

Eric Merrill

Learning Management Programmer, Oakland University
I have been a Moodle developer and system administrator at Oakland University since 2005, and have been teaching with Moodle since 2014. We are a public University of about 22,000 students in Rochester, Michigan. I publish a number of Moodle plugins, including the Banner-Luminis... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
011 Accolade East Lower Floor

3:15pm

3:30pm

Group and Go to various places in Toronto
Sign up sheets will be at the registration desk if you want to group and go.  Suggestions include: pub crawl, CN Tower, the aquarium....  Stay in touch: http://www.mootparty.com/

Moderators
avatar for Joan Coy

Joan Coy

Independent Educational Consultant
Joan works as an Independent Educational Consultant focusing on on-line and blended learning. She began teaching with Athabasca University, then a rural K to 12 school followed by serving as Principal of the PWSD on-line school, PAVE. She provides support to on-line educators and... Read More →
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira

Director of Education Technology, Rosedale Academy
Fernando Oliveira is a committed teacher, instructional designer and developer. Over the past decade Fernando has assisted schools and organizations to develop effective online learning environments, particularly in remote communities that are inadequately served by bricks-and-mo... Read More →

Friday February 23, 2018 3:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 24
 

8:15am

HOT BREAKFAST
Saturday February 24, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
corridor Accolade East Lower Floor

9:15am

Moodle Mobile Learning
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/3b96e2b62c291f4491cc2f817f2ac66a7a02439f-1519480002261/capture/

The Moodle Mobile App now has all tools included for user functionality and continues to evolve.  It is important to understand the benefits and items to consider around impact of Mobile learning which can differ through the many devices available to users.     
This session will take a look at the following through the mobile lens:
– Content creation and suitability
– Assessment approaches
– Communication
– Mobile Strategy, Moodle Mobile App and going offline

Speakers
avatar for Garnet Berry

Garnet Berry

Partnerships Manager, Moodle HQ
I work as part of the Moodle HQ within the Partnerships team. I grew up in Canada but now live and work in Ireland. Before joining Moodle I was a teacher with an interest in all things eLearning. I have also worked with other eLearning companies so try and bring what I have le... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:45am
003 Accolade East Lower Floor

9:15am

Reflecting Innovation in Moodle Course Design
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/f38f314364249349b717757fddbf9cd91a47f103-1519479862018/capture/

What makes something innovative? Join Moodle Education Advisor, Solange Lalonde for this 2 hour workshop which provides the opportunity to consider Moodle course design in an innovative way. Participants will explore how the Learn Moodle program supports a reflective process for determining what success looks like in relation to course design and the practice of teaching and learning. Throughout the workshop, Moodlers will be able to learn from, with, and alongside each other as we look at the Learn Moodle program together and reflect on how it can support building capacity and a community of empowering educators.


Speakers
avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Moodle Education Advisor, Moodle HQ
I'm very excited to be a part of the Education Team at Moodle HQ here at #MootCA18! My passion in education is fuelled by a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness as to how education can serve our communities and how we can contribute to making our world a better place to live and l... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:45am
005 Accolade East Lower Floor

9:15am

Geocaching your way through Moodle! An innovative approach to uncovering Moodle mysteries.
Geocache your way through Moodle - this presentation will introduce you to a geocaching toolbox for Moodle mysteries and strive to find as many hidden answers as possible...Have a question about Moodle? Know something about online learning? Want to find out how to get your questions answered? Maybe you think you already have the answers. Or perhaps you’re just curious to hear what you should be asking? Whether you are a seasoned expert or a total newbie, you’re sure to learn something in this session! As a group, we will strive to uncover as many Moodle mysteries as possible in the time allotted. Perhaps you will find you gave the best clues, or best discovery, and more as we strive to find the Super Moodle Geocacher in the group! Facilitated by Emma Richardson.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Richardson

Emma Richardson

Chair, Moodle Users Association
Emma Richardson has worked with the Moodle platform for about 8 years. She runs a Distance Learning program that serves 17 K-12 school districts in eastern Colorado using video conferencing to connect students with teachers and college level programming with a Moodle site as sup... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:45am
009 Accolade East Lower Floor

9:15am

Moodle Technical Workshop: How to use Docker to create a local development environment for Moodle
Docker Containers are a new technology to allow application deployment and development. In this workshop, we will work through setting up your system with Docker and setting up a Moodle test and development environment. This can be used for both code level Moodle work as well as local course and plugin testing.

If there is time available, the remaining time will be used to  discuss additional Moodle technical concerns. 

If possible, please download and install Docker on your laptop prior to this workshop:
https://moodledocker.moodlecloud.com/mod/page/view.php?id=19

Feel free to signup for the course and start working in advance as well

If you need help, feel free to find me in advance and I can assist.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Greidanus

Paul Greidanus

Site Reliability Engineer, Moodle
Paul is a Site Reliability Engineer working for Moodle HQ from Leduc, Alberta. | DevOps for MoodleCloud and Moodle ICT  Built the current Kubernetes based Moodle Infrastructure He has >15 years of experience in administering various systems. He is currently working on co... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:45am
007 Accolade East Lower Floor

10:45am

BREAK | PAUSE
Saturday February 24, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Recording:
https://recordings.rna1.blindsidenetworks.com/canada-moot/090233eb81f23efc161662f33b6815182179662d-1519487505757/capture/

Martin Dougiamas and others from Canada Moodle Moot will provide  summaries of the Moot and reflections on where to from here for Moodle.

Moderators
avatar for Donald Ipperciel

Donald Ipperciel

Principal of Glendon College, York University
Donald Ipperciel, PhD, began a five-year term as Principal of Glendon College, York University, on July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Ipperciel served as Vice-Dean (2012-2014), AssociateDean Information Technology (2011-2014) and as Assistant Dean Research (2007-2010), as well as Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ).Principal Donald Ipperciel holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from l’Université de Montréal,and a PhD in Philosophy from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany. Ipperciel’s scholarly record includes more than 60 publications (books, chapters and articles), in addition topresentations at more than 60 academic conferences in English, French, and German. He is a specialist in contemporary German philosophy, with his recent research focusing on the theory of nationalism and the nation, as well as on Canadian nationalism and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

Director, Moodle Pty Ltd
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world. | | As the CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project and the global network of over 70 Moodle Partner service companies that help provide funding for this independent open source software project... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
001 Accolade East Lower Floor

11:30am

Conference Close
Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am
001 Accolade East Lower Floor