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Tuesday, February 20
 

5:30pm

 
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

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
TBA

9:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: 'Mazing Moodle Masters Session
Have a question about Moodle? Know something about online learning? Do you think you can stump the experts? Maybe you think you can’t be stumped! 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 delve into the best practices and the nuts and bolts of interacting with students in the Moodle environment. Perhaps you will find you gave the best question, or best answer, and more as we strive to find the Super Moodler in the group! Facilitated by Emma Richardson, Michelle Moore, and Kathryn Fortin.

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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
TBA

10:45am

BREAK | Pause
Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

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

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


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
TBA

11:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: Moodle Performance Hands-On Tutorial Part1/2
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.

Speakers
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 applicatio... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

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

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

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
TBA

1:00pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Moodle Performance Hands-On Tutorial Part2/2
Learn tips and tricks about performance management, LT Interoperability from the York University technical developers. New Moodle Theming model including pop ups and user tours.  More information to come

Speakers
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 applicatio... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
TBA

1:00pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Intro to Moodle V3
Learn more about Moodle and tips & tricks from long time Moodle users. 

Speakers
FF

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
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Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

2:15pm

BREAK | PAUSE
Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:15pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Of interest to Moodle Developers and Administrators
An opportunity to ask questions and get answers about Moodle technical directions.  


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
TBA

2:30pm

PRE-CONFERENCE: Intro to Moodle V3. (Cont'd)
Learn more about Moodle and tips & tricks from long time Moodle users.  Faciliator TBA 

Speakers
FF

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Patrick Thibaudeau

Patrick Thibaudeau

Manager, Information Systems & Technolgy Enhanced Learning, Glendon - York University
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Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

 
Thursday, February 22
 

7:30am

REGISTRATION | INSCRIPTION
Thursday February 22, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
TBA

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
TBA

8:45am

OPENING KEYNOTE PLENARY: The Future of Moodle
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.

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 8:45am - 9:45am
TBA

10:00am

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!

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
TBA

10:30am

Learming How To Learn
The presentation begins with my personal journey, a micro view of an individual learner in the 1990s, attending open learning universities. I quickly move into the educational domain of teaching university business courses and show how the accelerated growth of technology changed the way we learn.  Learning management systems provided corporations and government with new possibilities for training and development. In universities, the learning commons became reality due to Internet technologies. More recently, design thinking helps to polish curriculum in an integrated way, combining the vast array of hard and soft technologies to achieve assimilated learning. I end with questions about the next stage of MOODLE.

Speakers
avatar for Phyllis MacIntyre

Phyllis MacIntyre

Assistant Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University
An educator who began adult learning through open learning universities, transforming the second half of my personal an professional life as I progressed through career changes from engineering to business administration and doctoral studies in education. Regularly in my teaching practices I apply learning design processes and integrate... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Monitoring at Moodle HeadQuarters
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. 

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
TBA

10:30am

Succeeding at Delivering Healthcare Courses
de Souza Institute offers health care professionals across Canada online courses to standardize training in cancer and palliative care. This session will demo how we deliver both semestered and on-demand, start any time courses using Moodle. We will also dive into the anatomy of a complex, hybrid delivery standardized chemotherapy training program, including how we utilize Moodle's web services API to automatically grade and create groups in courses in combination with a custom student information system.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Brusich

Joy Brusich

Senior Application Specialist, 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 the Information Technology (IT) 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
TBA

11:00am

Transition
Thursday February 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am
TBA

11:10am

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!
 

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 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

11:10am

Extending Moodle Through Integrations
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.

Speakers
BC

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 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

11:10am

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

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 S... 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 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

11:10am

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.

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 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

12:00pm

LUNCH
Thursday February 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

PLENARY: ACCESS TO ONLINE EDUCATION
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: 
  • INDIGINOUS PEOPLES: how Moodle can support creating relational space for a diversity of perspectives – especially as this relates to addressing Indigenous methodologies. 
  • PHYSICAL:  What are the difficulties experienced while accessing Moodle and how do we best address them?
  • FINANCIAL:  What is the state of students loans in Canada for distance education students?
  • COURSE DESIGN: What are some of the tips used by instructional designers to meet access challenges?
  • OPEN CONTENT:  Some strategies that are used to open content for users.   

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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 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 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 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

3:00pm

The Fantastic 4 Plugins 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!
 

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
TBA

3:00pm

Capturing Data to Improve the eLearning Experience with Analytics
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.

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
TBA

3:00pm

Moodle Sub Courses for Dummies
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


Speakers
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Director, 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.  During his time at Adelaide University, studying Psychology (BA) Richard ran his own gardening business which then continued for another 10 years. After years of travelling and working as a Seismologist for the British government in Scotland, Richard returned to Australia to complete an IT Adv Dip in... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

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.

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 Fam... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

Transition
Thursday February 22, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
TBA

3:45pm

PLENARY: Making Open the Default: Moving Forward an Agenda of Open Education, Open Pedagogy and Open Practices in our Work.
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.

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 - 4:30pm
TBA

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

Moot Banquet (separate registration)
Thursday February 22, 2018 6:30pm - 11:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, February 23
 

7:30am

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

8:45am

Welcome & Introductions
Introduction to Day 2 of the Canada Moodle Moot 2018

Speakers
WG

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
TBA

9:00am

KEYNOTE PLENARY: Why personal learning?
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
TBA
  • about 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 community.  Stephen Downes is a Canadian philosopher and commentator in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since the 1995 software project. 

9:30am

Why Personal Learning? Reaction Panel
Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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 applicatio... Read More →


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

10:00am

10:30am

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
Speakers
BC

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 a certified Canadian Moodle partner since 2009. Open2Know has been the lifeforce behind the organization of Canada Moodle Moot since 2005. Open2Know excels at providing services for educators, not-for-profits and s... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
TBA

10:30am

Moodle Bending
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..

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
TBA

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.

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
TBA

10:30am

Moodle As A Framework
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.

Speakers
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
TBA

11:00am

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

11:10am

Moodle Bending (cont'd)
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..

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 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

11:10am

3 LMS Features that Increase Engagement
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.

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 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

11:10am

How to integrate a MOOC into Moodle
The Faculty of Science is the leader in MOOC development at the University of Alberta, with more of 12 MOOCs offered already and 4 more under development.
We use some our MOOCs to build credited courses combining MOOCs video contents and MOODLE interactive features and assignments.
At the beginning, we received some comments coming from students finding the double login process a little bit confused (login with Coursera and log in with University MOODLE).
By using MOODLE blended with Kaltura we are now able to move streaming video contents inside our courses.

Speakers
MR

Mauricio Rivera Quijano

Mauricio is a seasoned education professional with more than 25 years of experience in education, communication, project manager and Instructional Designer as well. He used to work as Senior Professional Development Specialist at CTL and IST (University of Alberta). His first ap... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

11:10am

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.



Friday February 23, 2018 11:10am - 11:55am
TBA

12:00pm

Networking Groups: Moodle Users Association, Moodle Technical Workshop (more to come)
During the plenary session, leaders of the following networking groups will introduce their luncheon groups.  Choose the group of your choice:
1. 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!
2. Moodle Technical Workshop:
"How to use Docker to create a local development environment for Moodle" to be led by Moodle HQ's Paul Greidanus

















Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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 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
TBA

12:15pm

Networking Groups Lunch: Moodle Administrators, Moodle Users Group, Moodle Educators
During this time you are encouraged to join a networking group of your choice:

Moodle Users Association
Developers
TBA

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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 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 12:15pm - 2:00pm
TBA

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.

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 S... 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
TBA

2:00pm

How a redesigned Workshop activity spiced up my course.
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.

Speakers
avatar for Orzu Kamolova

Orzu Kamolova

Coordonnatrice en technologie éducative, 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
TBA

2:00pm

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 2:00pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Using interactive H5P assessment tool
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.

Speakers
FF

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Director, 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.  During his time at Adelaide University, studying Psychology (BA) Richard ran his own gardening business which then continued for another 10 years. After years of travelling and working as a Seismologist for the British government in Scotland, Richard returned to Australia to complete an IT Adv Dip in... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
TBA

2:30pm

Transition
Friday February 23, 2018 2:30pm - 2:40pm
TBA

2:40pm

Using interactive H5P assessment tool (cont'd)
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.

Speakers
FF

Frank Fucile

Open2Know | Canada Moot
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Director, 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.  During his time at Adelaide University, studying Psychology (BA) Richard ran his own gardening business which then continued for another 10 years. After years of travelling and working as a Seismologist for the British government in Scotland, Richard returned to Australia to complete an IT Adv Dip in... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:40pm - 3:15pm
TBA

2:40pm

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

Speakers
MS

Matthew Switlik

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 2:40pm - 3:15pm
TBA

2:40pm

Expand the Reporting and Analytics options of your Moodle LMS with IntelliBoard
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.

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 February.


Friday February 23, 2018 2:40pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:15pm

 
Saturday, February 24
 

8:45am

ALL MORNING CONTINENTAL COFFEE BREAK
Saturday February 24, 2018 8:45am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

Open Space: Mazing Moodle Masters Session
Have a question about Moodle? Know something about online learning? Do you think you can stump the experts? Maybe you think you can’t be stumped! 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 delve into the best practices and the nuts and bolts of interacting with students in the Moodle environment. Perhaps you will find you gave the best question, or best answer, and more as we strive to find the Super Moodler in the group! Facilitated by Emma Richardson, Michelle Moore, and Kathryn Fortin.

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

Open Space: Moodle Mobile Learning
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

Saturday February 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

Open Space: 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. 

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come
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 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

9:00am

Open Space: Educators
An opportunity to get together to share resources with each other.  Get together for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda. An opportunity to present and talk with others.

Speakers
TB

to be announced

more speakers to come


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

REPORTING OUT & CLOSING KEYNOTE:
Martin Dougiamas will provide a summary of the Moot and reflections on where to from here for Moodle.

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
TBA

11:30pm

Conference Close
Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA