2021 UK & Ireland Moodlemoot: Day 2
Tuesday, 11th May brought the second day of the 2021 UK & Ireland Moodlemoot.
MootIEUK21 was hosted “in the cloud” using a combination of our Moodle site, Zoom Webinar, Congregate Live and Telegram to facilitate online access, live sessions and interactive networking.
Almost all presentations at MootIEUK21 were performed and recorded live via Zoom Webinar. Attendees gained access to the live webinar sessions through a singular Zoom room link for each day.
Please note: all sessions from MootIEUK were recorded and can be accessed on the site by those who have a registered email.
Day 2 kicked off with a panel discussion on ‘The Future of Online Learning’ With Mark Manning, Alistair Spark, Tim Hunt, Marcus Green and Gavin Henrick.
The closing panel discussed Accessibility, with Gavin Henrick (Brickfield Labs), Suzanne Stone (DCU), Laia J. Conet, Trevor Boland (AHEAD UDL), Jessica Bryant (My Learning Consultants) and Miranda Melcher (KCL)
The developer sessions were hosted on a separate DevJam stream, across Monday and Tuesday of the moot. All DevJam session recordings are available for viewing on the Moodlemoot site.
What our Sponsors got up to
- Mark Glynn from DCU introduced us to Moodle Board, developed by both teams from DCU and Brickfield Education Labs, in his presentation: Improving Student Engagement through Moodle Board.
Sa Thin Wetsandornphong from University of Bolton and Catalyst IT’s Sam Taylor discussed redesigning Masters programmes during the pandemic, in their presentation: Identifying the blend: Designing Masters programmes for the ‘new normal’.
Enovation’s Ciaran O’Connell showcased a development that allows teachers and admins change course completion criteria without affecting the course completion date due to a new run of cron process, in Recording course completion – a flexible approach to completion criteria.
In the afternoon, Tonya Riney from Intelliboard spoke on the importance of engagement and retention in her session: Retention: Definitions, Measurements, Reporting and Interventions.
Next up was Enovation’s Oswaldo Rojas presentation: Embedding videos hosted in Onedrive (personal and business) to Moodle activities.
Oswaldo was up again shortly after, to present Moodle integration with Microsoft Teams new features: Moodle course reset (Teams archive) and course sync management page (how to sync existing Teams to Moodle courses)
Edel Gallagher and Dr Orna Farrell discussed how DCU adapted tutor for their students on placement amidst the pandemic in their session: Moving tutors to a different place.
Tomasz Muras from Enovation gave a Moodle storage usage analysis in his presentation: Dude, where’s my free space- Moodle storage usage analysis.
Brickfield Education Lab’s Gavin Henrick presented: Accessibility – how is the journey going towards full compliance? In the afternoon.
DCU’s Rob Lowney discussed Using Moodle to support student partnership in assessment during his live session.
The moot hashtag #MootIEUK21 gained plenty of traction on our social media throughout the 3 days!
Below are some highlights from our attendees:
Moodlers regrouped during the evening time for Day 2 Quiz night (BYOM – Bring Your Own Mojitos!).