Moodlemoot Dublin 2013 – Pre-Moot Workshop Details

On Monday 18th Feb 2013 we have four pre-conference all day workshops/training sessions. Access to these workshops are available only as part of the 3-day ticket and not available individually without attending the conference.

Taking on board feedback from the Moot this year, we have made some changes to the “pre-conference” training/workshops sessions.

Firstly, there is no entry-level “Introduction to Moodle” or “Entry level” Developer session, although if there is demand we may add this, but would need to have a lot of demand.

Secondly, each of the workshops is split into two distinct halves which means that it would be possible to go to one for the morning session and another for the afternoon if that was covering your specific interests.

We will soon confirm all of the facilitators, however we have some already confirmed as outlined below.

Note- There is also going to be a half-day hands-on developer workshop on IMS LTI but this is being held on the Thursday Hackfest session. More Details Soon.

Teaching with Moodle 2 Workshops

Facilitators: Michelle Moore (Chief Evangelist, Remote-Learner.net), Second person to be confirmed..

This workshop is aimed at teacher, lecturers, learning technologists and trainers who already have done some Moodle courses before and want to move beyond simple file storage to using more of the advanced tools in Moodle 2.

This will be structured as two distinct sessions.

Teaching with Moodle 2 Workshop 1 (morning session)
The first session will be focusing on best practice in usage of the following tools:
– Using the Glossary & Database for content storage and creation and searching
– Using Workshop for Peer review

Teaching with Moodle 2 workshop 2 (afternoon session)
This session will focus on some of the more advanced tools in Moodle including the new assignment tool
– How to plan and create a Lesson for case studies or path based learning
– Using the new Assignment tool
– Using Conditional Activities to create self-directed learning

It is preferable if you have a Moodle 2.4 running on your local machine with a number of specific plugins installed – details to be provided later, however access to a course area during the training will be provided. Any questions about your setup should be asked in the Moot forums for attendees before the workshop. No technical support of this nature will be provided during the workshop.

Course Assessment in Moodle 2 Workshops

Facilitators: Mary Cooch (Moodle.org Documentation Fairy and ICT trainer at Our Lady’s Preston), Second person to be confirmed.

This workshop is aimed at teacher, lecturers, learning technologists and trainers who already have done some Moodle courses before and want to explore the options available for graded assessment in Moodle 2.

This will be structured as two distinct sessions.

Course Assessment in Moodle 2 – Workshop 1 (morning session)
The first session will focus on the following:
– Gradebook overview
– Custom Grading Scales
– Outcomes
– Grading forum posts
– Grading Glossaries
– Grading database entries

Course Assessment in Moodle 2 – workshop 2 (afternoon session)
The second session will focus on using the following:
– Quiz – beyond MCQs
– New assignment Tool
– Customising the Gradebook

You will be required to have a Moodle 2.4 running on your local machine with a number of specific plugins installed. Support related questions about your setup and how to get this ready should be asked in the Moot forums for attendees before the workshop. Limited technical support of this nature will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

Moodle Developer Workshop

Facilitators: Mark Melia (Learning Solutions Consultant,Enovation Solutions), Second person to be confirmed.

This workshop is aimed at developers who already have done some minor Moodle changes and who understand how to set up the Moodle environment for testing. It will take attendees through developing a number of enhancements to Moodle.

First Session: (morning session)

  • A new student block for MyMoodle
  • A new media filter

Second Session: (afternoon session)

  • A new admin report
  • Another command line feature for the Moodle MOOSH Admin Tool

You will be required to have a Moodle 2.4 running on your local machine with a number of specific plugins installed. No technical support of this nature will be provided during the workshop. Any questions about your setup should be asked in the Moot forums for attendee before the workshop.

Moodle 2 Admin Workshops

Facilitators: Jonathan Moore (Chief Technical Officer, Remote-Learner.net), Second person to be confirmed.

This workshop is aimed at Moodle admins who already have done some Moodle admin before and want to understand the changes that Moodle 2 brings to the Admin, and how also how to help optimise their Moodle site.

This will be structured as two distinct sessions.

Moodle 2 Admin Workshop 1 (morning session)
The first will be focusing on the new aspects of Moodle 2 covering:

  • User Management
  • Enrolment management
  • Course management
  • Plugin Management
  • Backups management
  • Security

Moodle 2 Admin workshop 2 (afternoon session)
This session will focus on performance related aspects of Moodle 2 including:

  • The hosting application layer (Web server, Database)
  • The different server options  for hosting Moodle
  • Performance testing
  • Typical areas which affect performance
  • Performance tweaking

You will be required to have a Moodle 2.4 running on your local machine with a number of specific plugins installed. No technical support of this nature will be provided during the workshop. Any questions about your setup should be asked in the Moot forums for attendee before the workshop.

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