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Wednesday, February 21
 

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

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
 
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! ** 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

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

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
 
Saturday, February 24
 

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