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Hands On Workshop [clear filter]
Wednesday, February 21
 

9:00am

Learning Analytics Workshop

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.


Speakers

Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:45am
TBA

9:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE: 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.

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
TBA

11:00am

Learning Analytics Workshop (Cont'd)

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.


Speakers

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.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Manager, Learning Technology Services, York University

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

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: 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

Moderators
avatar for Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Manager, Learning Technology Services, York University

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. 

Moderators
AA

Aladin Alaily

Glendon - 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
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 

Moderators
AA

Aladin Alaily

Glendon - 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 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

11:10am

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

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

11:10am

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

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.

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

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

2:40pm

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.

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

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
 
Saturday, February 24
 

9:00am

Open Space: 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
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
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 9:00am - 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