At #iMoot15 Miriam and I facilitated as session aimed at getting a conversation going and gathering information in the Moodle community about how we manage enrolment, access, and semester rollover. Miriam and I hoped that this would feed into the working group at #mootau15 on archiving and roll-over.
Our institute is reviewing how we manage enrolment, access and course rollover in Moodle. We have struggled to find solutions that work across the board and maintain an exception list that we see increasing. Initial conversations with other institutes suggested that the perfect solutions are yet to be established. We hoped this iMoot discussion would build on the work started at https://docs.moodle.org/28/en/Year-end_procedures and in the forum https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=50298 and that we could find out more from the Moodle community about what the issues we collectively have so as we can understand them better and work towards resolving them.
We have so far found that most institutes do not automate creation of groups, and many duplicate courses each time they are run. Each institute has their own approach to where the teacher’s role starts and ends. With everyone using different student management systems, and having different strategies around re-use of courses and access periods for students to their learning resources (and artefacts the students create!) it is very helpful to share ideas on how to meet the requirements of your institute and your learners.
You can also comment on this blog post if you prefer. Looking forward to further discussion.
I hope you have all registered for mootau15 and I will see you at Monash University in (Clayton) Melbourne, 6 to 8 July 2015. This is going to be one very exciting Moot, boasting an impressive range of keynotes and with a new schedule format that makes the most of the time together. The introduction of working groups to the Moot format brings together users, researchers and developers to work together to make Moodle better.
Monday 6 July is professional development day. There will be keynotes and sector based sessions, working groups, and drinks reception.
Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July are community days, focusing on the interests of users in different roles. More keynotes, role based sessions, new features and roadmap, and more social activities.
Thursday 9 July is developers’ day. Even though the main conference is over, this will be a day of action for working group members and developers. There will be new developer training and a hackfest with working group interaction.
See you there!
If you haven’t already heard, it’s Moodlemoot time again in NZ. You’ll be in the right place if you find yourself in Hamilton at the University of Waikato this Monday to Wednesday 22 – 24 April 2013.
The first day is workshops, with four offerings:
- Moodle Foundation for newer users
- Moodle Administration
- Multimedia in Moodle
- Cool Course Competition
Moodlemoots in New Zealand usual boast three streams: technical, general and teaching.
Keynotes this year include Martin Dougiamas (founder of Moodle) and Don Christie (ex-President of the NZ Open Source Society, councillor of InternetNZ, co-Chair of NZRise).
The usual fun and frivolity can be expected at the conference dinner, this year at Viligrads.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Guest International Keynote Speakers:
- Martin Dougiamas – a man who needs no introduction in the Moodle community; Martin will be presenting remotely on “Where 2.0 now?”
- Gavin Henrick of Remote-Learner in Canada and Enovation Solutions in Ireland – Gavin will be sharing his experiences with us in his keynote “Moodle from multiple perspectives”
There will be a great range of presentations throughout the conference, including technical sessions like Dan Marsden’s talk on “Crot and Turnitin: plagiarism detection tools” and school sessions like “Moodle and Teaching as Inquiry” with Mark Osborne.
Perhaps the best bit on the programme – “Open Space” – time for ‘user generated’ discussion – it’s led by you! and the conversation can go anywhere.
As usual, we will have workshops running the day before the two day conference.
- Mobile Moodle workshop with Thom Cochrane and Vickel Narayan
- Beginning Moodle Administration with Teresa Gibbison
- Moodle foundation – essentials for newer users with Miriam Laidlaw
- Using Moodle in NZ schools with Anton Coltham and Jacqui Land
The conference dinner, a not to be missed experience, will be held at “The Floating Pavilion” at the Viaduct.
If you haven’t already registered this is really the last chance, so go to the online registration form here now. I look forward to seeing you there!
Registration is AUD50 early bird. The call for presentations has been made so start thinking about what you might be interested in presenting on.
Announcing iMoot 30 April to 3 May – http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=166133&parent=728350
Call for presentations – http://2011.imoot.org/mod/data/view.php?id=10
Due to a date clash with Moodlemoot Australia 2011, we have changed Moodlemoot New Zealand 2011. Here are the udpated details:
We expect it will be the largest NZ Moot ever! Looking forward to seeing you there.
I am excited to let everyone know that Moodlemoot 2011 NZ has been announced. Read the announcement notice on http://moodlemoot.co.nz/ and bookmark the website for future reference.
Dates: Tuesday 19th – Thursday 22nd of July 2011
Venue: Unitec, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland