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Hands On Workshop [clear filter]
Wednesday, February 21
 

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

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

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: 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

2:30pm

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
.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA
 
Thursday, February 22
 

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

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!
 

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 - 12:00pm
TBA

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
 
Friday, February 23
 

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

11:15am

Docker Containers for Moodle Development
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.

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 11:15am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:15am

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 11:15am - 12:00pm
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 - 3:00pm
TBA

2:45pm

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 2:45pm - 3:15pm
TBA
 
Saturday, February 24
 

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