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Wednesday, February 13
 

10:30am

Learning Together About First Nations Pedagogy

The First Nations Pedagogy project is conceived as a learning community for educators, elders, curriculum developers, educational leaders, and students to share resources, discuss practices, and support one another in creating the best possible educational experiences for our aboriginal learners. While the basic framework is in place, a key component requiring further thinking and development is a “Learning Centre”, a Moodle site to co-create, share, and implement learning activities that may be utilized by teachers and other educational leaders who work with aboriginal students. During this session we invite you to participate in the design of this Learning Centre.


Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Currie

Sylvia Currie

Learning and Teaching, BCcampus
I'm part of the professional learning team at BCcampus. Talk to me about facilitating learning online, social learning, learning communities, facilitating in the open, communities of practice, and dogs :)
avatar for June Kaminski

June Kaminski

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
June Kaminski is a post-secondary educator and administrator at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a PhD candidate in curriculum and pedagogy. June is Metis, from Anishinabe and European bloodlines.


Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Gilford Room

10:30am

Moodling in Australia - a few examples

We will look at how Moodle is used within numerous organisations around Australia (Health sector, Public Broadcasting and Pest Management) and solutions used to overcome common issues such as student engagement, uploading and management of user access, training and the ongoing use of "business rules" when developing new courses, use of Moodle modules as well as reporting on user participation and completion within courses.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace

Richard Wallace – WWDaD BA - Adelaide University, Cert IV Information Technology - TAFESA), Moodle Teachers Certificate Qualification (MTC). Lead Web Developer, Project Manager and Accessibility expert. Richard is an experienced manager, web developer and project leader of various... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Bayside Room

10:30am

Sustaining Moodle in a Large Institution

We would like to present how a small team provides technical support, software development and instructor training for the central Moodle at the University of Alberta with about 40,000 users. Topics include:

  • Background and history of running the central LMS at the U of A
  • Software development: how we handle feature requests and plug-in development
  • Automation: user account management, course creation and enrollment synchronization with the Student Information System
  • Technical support: how we handle tier 1, 2, and 3 support
  • Training: how various types of training sessions were developed to accommodate teaching staff’s pedagogical and technical needs
  • Challenges, lessons learned and discussion

Speakers
avatar for Asim Aziz

Asim Aziz

University of Alberta
Asim Aziz has worked as a learning systems analyst/consultant at various institutions in Australia and Canada since 2003. He is currently working as a senior elearning analyst with the University of Alberta since 2007. He has an MSc in Computer Sciences from the Victoria University... Read More →
avatar for Chris Goetz

Chris Goetz

University of Alberta
avatar for Dave Sun

Dave Sun

Dave Sun is the Technology Services Team Lead at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. He oversees the technical support and software development of the central Moodle at the University of Alberta. Dave has a diverse IT background in developing and maintaining large software systems... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Beach Room

11:20am

43 000 Students– Which architecture?

We will present the hardware equipment we have in place to ensure the best performance and a high level of safety (redundancy, backup and disaster recovery).

We will show the monitoring solutions we use and we will present the main problems we had to solve and optimizations that we have done.


Speakers
avatar for Olivier Guillot

Olivier Guillot

Moodle Team Lead, Université de Montréal
Olivier Guillot leads the Moodle Team at the Université de Montréal
avatar for Gilles-Philippe Leblanc

Gilles-Philippe Leblanc

Analyste en informatique / Computer analyst, Université de Montréal
Gilles-Philippe Leblanc est analyste informatique pour l'Université de Montréal et possède une forte expertise en intégration web et multimédia. Il travaille depuis 2011 sur le projet StudiUM, une implémentation de Moodle 2.x. Gilles-Philippe Leblanc is a computer analyst... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Beach Room

11:20am

Inter-connecting worlds: Moodle for social workers in indigenous communities

Caring for First Nations Children’s Society is moving its traditional face-to-face instructional programs for BC Child Welfare social workers in Indigenous communities to a blended learning model using Moodle and Mahara.  Inter-connecting worlds refer to practical training based on BC ministry policies, competencies and legislation in relation to Aboriginal practice standards and Indigenous ways of knowing, as well as the blending of face-to-face instruction and its relation to online learning. We ask ourselves, how do we honor these inter-connecting worlds that promote diversity, creativity, inspiration and knowing as practicing Child Welfare social workers?  We will discuss how these considerations shaped our curriculum building, engagement and delivery methods within Moodle and Mahara.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Gerrity

Scott Gerrity

University of Victoria
I am currently a PhD candidate in the UVic Faculty of Education. My academic interest is professional learning/development, primarily for adult learners. My dissertation focuses on integration of electronic portfolios and personalized learning environments within professional education... Read More →
avatar for Laurie McDonald

Laurie McDonald

Laurie McDonald, InstructorB.Ed (UofA), CreeLaurie has several years of experience working with Indigenous children and families and over 29 years of experience in the education field. Laurie vibrantly interweaves knowledge of diverse Indigenous protocols and ceremony, while profoundly... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Mikkelsen

Kirsten Mikkelsen

Caring for First Nations Children’s Society
Kirsten Mikkelsen, InstructorBSW, MA IGOV (UVIC), AnishinaabeKirsten has worked with various post-secondary education programs delivering on-campus, online, and blended learning courses centering decolonizing Indigenous content.
avatar for Gail Roach-Leforte

Gail Roach-Leforte

Gail Roach-Leforte, Training ManagerBA, CYCP (Honors)- (Manitoba)Ojibway Woman from Couchiching First NationGail has 18 years in various areas of Child Welfare and Instruction.“I enjoy the challenge of bringing forth historical truths that impact one’s understanding about Indigenous... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Gilford Room

11:20am

Moodle and Language Learning in Rural Nicaragua: A Tool for Hope?

The session will explore the use of Moodle as a distance language teaching tool for an asynchronous language course in rural Nicaragua. The pilot project will test the platform’s functionality and I hope to share my experiences from start to finish, aware of the largely inequitable dynamics within and between the dominant (English speaking culture) and the Nicaraguan end-user particpants. The project will also try to identify technology-enhanced strategies for student success.  The session will be organized around the following questions: Is this kind of language instruction feasible? What’s at stake? What are the resulting challenges? Is technology a tool for hope or a reinforcement of the status quo? Do even the best of us have assumptions about student success and solidarity?


Speakers
avatar for Merrianne Couture

Merrianne Couture

Faculty, Dawson College
Merrianne Couture is full-time faculty in the English Department at Dawson College in Montreal. This is her first exploration of Moodle as a distance education tool for teaching language. Her research interests include (self) representation and power in literature, writing across... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Bayside Room

2:15pm

0 to 100 in 18 months

University of Alberta went from a pilot project of 13 courses in January 2011 to running all centrally supported courses (3600+) in Moodle in September 2012. Our central Moodle instance has seen more than 500,000 page loads and 24,000 unique visitors per day. This is a technical discussion of the challenges involved with providing this solution in large enterprise environment.  We will discuss the architecture decisions, processes required to support this project, major incidents, resolutions and workarounds that were encountered during the first year and a half of the life of this project.


Moderators
avatar for Tori Klassen

Tori Klassen

Communications Director, BCcampus
Advocate and marketer

Speakers
avatar for Grzegorz Dostatni

Grzegorz Dostatni

University of Alberta
Grzegorz Dostatni is a Team Lead with University of Alberta and has worked with the E-learning group since February 2007, helping to administer central Blackboard Vista environment. Grzegorz has been involved in University of Alberta's transition from Blackboard to Moodle and has... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Beach Room

2:15pm

Innovative Teaching in Moodle: Open Access Case Studies

Funded through BCcampus, these open access, web-based case studies profile higher ed instructors across disciplines who use educational technologies in effective and innovative ways. Learning activities within Moodle are the primary focus. The case studies include videotaped interviews, best practice guidelines and tips from faculty, biographies, transcripts, and accompanying sample learning materials.

The goal of the case studies is to help other instructors adapt, conceptualize and apply strategies and best practices in their own courses and contexts. We will highlight site uses and potentialities, and profile particularly engaging Moodle activities in an open discussion atmosphere.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Gerrity

Scott Gerrity

University of Victoria
I am currently a PhD candidate in the UVic Faculty of Education. My academic interest is professional learning/development, primarily for adult learners. My dissertation focuses on integration of electronic portfolios and personalized learning environments within professional education... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Gilford Room

2:15pm

Moodle Modifications and In-House Enhancements

We have a very high degree of customization across the board in our asynchronous Moodle LMS.  These include automatic bi-weekly grade reporting, inactivity notifications, final report card processing, automatic course-specific SMS messages to students that feed off of our Moodle calendar app, and much, much more.  All of these adaptations were developed in division by our programmers and integrated to assist our teachers in their day-to-day Moodle responsibilities, as well as improve the communication between home and school.  These enhancements have created a better learning experience for our online students.


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hauber

Ryan Hauber

Principal, Greater Saskatoon Catholic SD
I enjoy hanging out with my wife and two sons. I spend some of my time playing hockey, and watching some sports on TV when I can. I am very lucky because I get to spend my days at work dealing with the things I like to do; helping students and teachers, integrating and implementing... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Pacific Room

2:15pm

Sharing Healthcare Expertise with Moodle

The mission of the Rachel Flood Education Program is to provide a regional, national, and international centre of excellence in education, clinical skill development, and research in ostomy and wound management. It will enable health-care professionals to provide best practice for the enhancement of quality care outcomes for people and families across the continuum of care.  With Moodle at its foundation, this innovative program will provide advanced education and practical training for health-care professionals in leading approaches to caring for people with ostomies. Course delivery will use the latest educational methods, including technology-enhanced learning methods.


Speakers
avatar for Zain Ali

Zain Ali

Mount Sinai Hospital
avatar for Cindy Plunkett

Cindy Plunkett

eLearning Project Lead & LMS Administrator, Mount Sinai Hospital
Cindy has a Masters in Educational Technologies and Bachelors of Education from UBC and has been in the training and development field for 15 years; specifically in health care for 10 years at two of the largest academic teaching hospitals in Canada.  Currently she is the eLearning... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Barclay Room

2:15pm

Using Moodle at a Non-Profit Organization

Monica Mao, bravely took on the administration and development of Moodle use at the English Language Centres of Vancouver non-profit organization MOSAIC, an immigrant serving agency. With Patricia Fahrni, online learning developer, Moodle use has developed to serve a number of 300 (current 220 clients and past around 100 clients)MOSAIC clients and staff over two years. The presentation discusses the hair-raising lows and gratifying highs of the fairly informal development of Moodle use at a non-profit organization.


Speakers
avatar for Patricia Fahrni

Patricia Fahrni

MOSAIC
Patricia Fahrni (MEd Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education, MCCC ) is online learning developer at MOSAIC English Language Centres.
avatar for Monica Mao

Monica Mao

MOSAIC
Monica Mao (Dats) is and Moodle administrator at the Vancouver non-profit organization MOSAIC, an immigrant serving agency. Patricia Fahrni (MEd Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education, MCCC ) is online learning developer at MOSAIC English Language Centres.


Wednesday February 13, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Nelson room

3:30pm

20,000 Exams and Counting

Since opening the University of Lethbridge (U of L) invigilated Test Centre in Fall 2000 the utilization of this facility has continued to increase; currently facilitating over 20,000 exams being written each semester. Instructors schedule tests outside of regular class time allowing students greater flexibility in completing examinations. Participants will learn how this unique facility is managed collaboratively between Faculty, Moodle support, and IT. This session will also explore years of research on student perceptions that have allowed the U of L to continually adapt the facility to better meet the testing needs of today’s students and instructors.


Speakers
avatar for John Kometz

John Kometz

University of Lethbridge
avatar for David Hinger (University of Lethbridge)

David Hinger (University of Lethbridge)

Director - Teaching Centre, University of Lethbridge
David Hinger completed a BFA in multimedia in the spring of 2003, and a Master of Education degree in spring 2007 from the University of Lethbridge. He joined the CRDC in January 2003, and assumed the Director position in July 2007. In September of 2007 David assumed additional responsibilities... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Beach Room

3:30pm

Building a FSL community health care professionals

Through a program funded by Consortium national de formation en santé, Collège Éducacentre College has developed a series of 13 modules targeting health professionals who wish to improve their French language skills. 

Our presentation will explain the consultative and creative processes involved in establishing this unique online Community using MOODLE 2.0. Presentation -French or English


Speakers
avatar for Françoise De Pauw

Françoise De Pauw

E-Learning consultant, De Pauw Tech
I work as an independent E- learning consultant with francophone colleges in the implementation and design of their online programs and courses using LMS such as Moodle and Desire 2 Learn. I am also interested in helping small business companies create their training online with... Read More →
avatar for Isabelle Thibault

Isabelle Thibault

Isabelle Thibault has completed a Master Degree in Counseling at University Laval. Since 2004, she has been the Coordinator of College Studies at Educacentre College and is responsible for the offering various online college  programs via MOODLE.


Wednesday February 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Barclay Room

3:30pm

Collaboration Without Compromising

Running open source software opens up many opportunities to build a community of users to participate in developing solutions to meet their own needs. Such collaboration can be a great experience but can also raise a number of hardships. One of the most daunting of these hardships is maintaining the stability, reliability, and upgradability of your production system, while keeping collaborators engaged. In this presentation we will discuss the University of Alberta’s method for managing customizations to Moodle, integration of plugins from the campus developer community, and our process for deploying the application to testing and production servers.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Gibeau

Greg Gibeau

University of Alberta
Greg Gibeau has worked as a Programmer analyst with the University of Alberta since 2007. He has been a part of the Centre for Teaching and Learning as one of the primary developers for the Moodle LMS project since 2011. He has a BSc in Computing Sciences from the University of A... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones

University of Alberta
Trevor Jones has worked as a Programmer Analyst with the University of Alberta since 2007. He has been a part of the Elearning Technologies group as one of the main developers for the Moodle LMS project since 2010. He has a BSc in Computing Sciences from the University of Alberta... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Gilford Room

3:30pm

Mahoodle and Web 2.0 Employability ePortfolio

Career Portfolio Manitoba is an employability eportfolio using Mahara for adults in transition, including the unemployed, immigrants and mature workers. It is funded by Workplace Education Manitoba and WPLAR, non-profits working to promote Essential Skills and the recognition of learning in the workplace.

Learners reflect on their lifewide experience to discover and assert Essential Skills for their target occupations. They learn how to present professional pages backed by authentic evidence in multiple media for employers.

This presentation will show how Mahara is integrated with Moodle for some activities and Web 2.0 applications such as YouTube and Linked In.


Speakers
avatar for Don Presant

Don Presant

President, Learning Agents, CanCred.ca
Don is Canada's leading expert on Open Badges. He is President of Learning Agents and CanCred.ca, a Canadian cloud service for Open Badges.  In November 2017, Don and eCampusOntario co-hosted the first Ontario Open Badges Forum, which featured presentations from the Fairness Commissioner... Read More →


Wednesday February 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Nelson room
 
Thursday, February 14
 

10:30am

Creating Accessible Mathematic Courses in Moodle

In 2012 Athabasca University converted a first year calculus course from a print-based (PDF documents generated from LaTeX) to an online format (MathML) in the process configuring the content so that it was accessible to people with disabilities. The process of creating this content was informed by a set of accessibility guidelines developed in-house and based on the W3C’s WCAG guidelines and the POUR set of principles. This talk will outline the accessibility guidelines, discuss how they were applied in this project and detail the process involved in converting an inaccessible format into accessible online content.


Speakers
avatar for Audrey Krawec

Audrey Krawec

Athabasca University
Audrey Krawec has been with Athabasca University for 26+ years and is a Multimedia Web Specialist with the Centre for Learning Design and Development. Working closely with colleagues, she formats and translates course content into visual form for the Moodle environment. Audrey has... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Law

Sandra Law

Athabasca University
Sandra Law has been with Athabasca University for five years and is a Learning Designer with the Centre for Learning Design and Development. She works with academics in the faculties of Science and Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences and is involved in developing online... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Parkside Room

10:30am

Creating Tools and Automation for Moodle Using SQL Server

The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools CyberSchool runs on Moodle in a Microsoft Windows and SQL Server environment. This technical presentation will start by discussing configuring Moodle in a high availability Microsoft environment. It will then move into a detailed look at automation tools developed using SQL Server code (T-SQL) as the base and minimal PHP source code modifications. Custom applications such as automated attendance tools and fully automated report cards will be shown. This session will look at the code (T-SQL and PHP) and the database architectural elements used.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

Manager, Information Technology, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Jim Bennett, Manager of Information Technology with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School board is an IT professional, with over 25 years of software development and management experience. During his time with the GSCS he has created a highly customized and automated Moodle site... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Nelson room

10:30am

Developing community-driven plagiarism detection service

Digital plagiarism became one of the major problems in information century. The presentation is aimed on engaging the participants into discussion on community driven plagiarism detection project for Canadian institutions. With Moodle community support such a service would help to improve the integrity and quality of education. The presenter would like to share the possible architecture for such a service and discuss it with the community and commercial Moodle providers.


Moderators
avatar for Tori Klassen

Tori Klassen

Communications Director, BCcampus
Advocate and marketer

Speakers
avatar for Sergey Butakov

Sergey Butakov

Associate Professor, Concordia University College of Alberta
Sergey Butakov is an Associate professor at Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. He initiated Crot plagiarism detection project for Moodle in 2009 and it quickly became one of the most popular plugins for Moodle. He authored and co-authored a number of works on plagiarism... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Pacific Room

10:30am

Open Access Online Teaching Resources

The use of K-12 online learning is growing, more in British Columbia than elsewhere in Canada. However, to date most teacher education programs have not provided the necessary training for pre-service/in-service teachers to give them the skills to effectively design and deliver online courses. This reality has meant that the burden has fallen upon K-12 distributed learning programs themselves.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Barbour

Michael Barbour

Touro University California
Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University, California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for two decades as a researcher, teacher, course designer and... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 10:30am - 11:15am
Beach Room

11:20am

Creating our 21st Century Learning Organization

Rocky View Schools is transforming into a 21st Century learning organization focused on the creation of blended learning environments. This presentation will discuss how ubiquitous personalized online access has resulted in improved performance measures at Rocky View Schools as well as the leadership practices that have guided this journey. The critical components necessary for sustained improvements in teaching/learning practice will be discussed: Organizational alignment, Leadership, Infrastructure, Open Source Learning Tools, Professional learning and the creation of Universal Learning Environments.


Speakers
avatar for Todd Kiernan

Todd Kiernan

Principal of Learning, Rocky View Schools
Todd Kiernan, Principal of Learning, Rocky View Schools, has served Rocky View Schools as an administrator for the last 12 years. Currently the Principal of Learning, Todd works with the development and delivery of online and blended learning within Rocky View Schools.
avatar for Kevin Wttewaall

Kevin Wttewaall

Rocky View Schools
Kevin Wttewaall, Learning Director of Technology, Rocky View Schools, has been leading technological innovation for 13 years as a teacher and 13 years as a school division technology administrator.


Thursday February 14, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Pacific Room

11:20am

FreeMoodle.org (Free and Open Hosting)

FreeMoodle.org was started in mid-2011 and provides completely free Moodle hosting for individuals and organisations, provided that the courses are open and free to others.  With it's roots in the open knowledge movement, FreeMoodle.org represents an OER project (Open Educational Resources) similar to initiatives such as Wikieducator and Wikiversity.  FreeMoodle.org is however unique in being Moodle based, bringing with it the pedagogically sound principles of Moodle, and supported is and managed by an official Moodle Partner (HRDNZ).  FreeMoodle.org is fundamentally unique in that it provides a free central Moodle-based destination for learners – whoever and wherever they are.


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Mealor

Stuart Mealor

HRDNZ Moodle Partner
Stuart Mealor is Managing Director of Human Resource Development, Moodle Partner in New Zealand (since 2006) with staff in Europe, Latin America and Asia. HRD's MoodleBites courses (www.moodlebites.com) are used by Teachers, Designers, and Administrators around the world. Stuart manages... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Parkside Room

11:20am

Moodle Integration using API’s

This presentation will take you through what LearnNowBC has implemented to support single sign- on and, email and more from custom application to open source Moodle.


Speakers
avatar for Rahim Jessa

Rahim Jessa

LearnnowBC
Computer & Network Security Professional, LearnNowBC


Thursday February 14, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Comox Room

11:20am

Supporting Faculty: Course Development in Moodle2 (Royal Roads - Sponsor)

This session provides an overview of course development support available to faculty at RRU, including a review of the support strategy we developed for our recent transition to Moodle 2. We'll take a look at the various resources we provide for faculty:  

  • Moodle 2 resource sites
  • self-directed course
  • facilitated courses 

We’ll also take a look at some customizations we’ve made to support faculty in teaching and grading.  We have custom ‘team assignment’ functionality, a ‘course compile to pdf’ plugin, an ‘upload zip response files’ plugin and a ‘grade approval’ process.  We manage our student enrollment via a custom middleware solution between Moodle and our student system and also auto create course shells from the student system.

All of this requires the efforts of several units at Royal Roads including the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies, IT Services and our program areas.  Join us to learn how this partnership between units results in a quality educational experience for our faculty and students.


Moderators
avatar for Tori Klassen

Tori Klassen

Communications Director, BCcampus
Advocate and marketer

Speakers
avatar for Bobbi Bjornholt

Bobbi Bjornholt

Royal Roads University (Sponsor)
Bobbi Bjornholt is Manager of Web Systems and has worked in many areas of the university supporting faculty.  She is now responsible for the development and maintenance of our Moodle platform.
avatar for Carlos Chiarella

Carlos Chiarella

Royal Roads University (Sponsor)
Carlos Chiarella is a Web Developer and has been working with Moodle since we adopted it so has worked on a lot of changes in our customizations  
avatar for Emma Irwin

Emma Irwin

Royal Roads University (Sponsor)
Emma Irwin is a Senior Web Developer and has developed and maintained many of our Moodle customizations  
avatar for Sandra Rogers

Sandra Rogers

Royal Roads University (Sponsor)
Sandra Rogers works as an instructional designer at Royal Roads, and has many years of experience supporting faculty with teaching and course development in Moodle.  
avatar for Carrie Spencer

Carrie Spencer

Royal Roads University (Sponsor)
Carrie Spencer is an Associate Faculty with Royal Roads and also manages learning technologies for Vancouver Coastal Health  


Thursday February 14, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Beach Room

11:20am

Widening the Circle

In 2012, Kwantlen Polytechnic University moved from an internally hosted Moodle environment to the BCcampus Collaborative Educational Service for Moodle, bringing with them close to 900 course sections. The reasons for the move, the challenges, and the lessons still being learned, will be discussed from the perspectives of three system partners: the Kwantlen Moodle team; the BCcampus team (management and infrastructure support), and the Lambda Solutions team (application support).


Speakers
avatar for Meg Goodine

Meg Goodine

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
I'm the manager of Learning Technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, located in the metro Vancouver region of British Columbia, Canada. Our unit provides support for Moodle, Mahara, and other learning technology tools. The best thing about my job is working with people who... Read More →
avatar for Donna Hrynkiw

Donna Hrynkiw

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Meg Goodine and Donna Hrynkiw, Kwantlen Polytechnic University: Meg is the Manager of Learning Technology, Donna is Kwantlen’s Moodle Administrator. In partnership with Kwantlen’s Information and Educational Technology Department, they provide Moodle support and training for... Read More →
avatar for Ian MacKinnon

Ian MacKinnon

Client Services Manager, BCcampus
Ian is a client services manager at BCcampus. He has over 20 years’ experience at educational institutions and with post-secondary service providers supporting institutional IT products and services. With BCcampus, he assists B.C. post-secondary institutions implement ongoing enhancements... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm
Nelson room

2:15pm

Effective Online Course Design

Scroll of what? Not at Abbotsford Virtual School! Todd, Glenda and Michelle will share their experience with designing courses that are visually appealing, focus on Project Based Learning, and empower students to be self-sufficient learners.


Speakers
avatar for Todd Diakow

Todd Diakow

Abbotsford Virtual School (SD#34)
Todd Diakow, Glenda Dyck and Michelle Krack are high school online teachers with more than 20 years of MOODLE experience among them, including design and instruction of asynchronous and project based learning courses.
avatar for Glenda Dyck

Glenda Dyck

Teacher, Abbotsford Virtual School
Glenda has been with AVS for 9 years and focuses on Biology 11 & 12 and Science 9/10 and Math Foundations 10. Course development is an ongoing process at our school and we are continually seeking out the best possible practices in an online environment. We bring to you what we feel... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Krack

Michelle Krack

Teacher, Abbotsford Virtual School
Michelle has been teaching and developing courses in the online environment for the past 5 years with Abbotsford Virtual School. Her current courses include Physics 11 & 12, Chemistry 11, Precalculus 11 & Foundations of Math 11.


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Barclay Room

2:15pm

Help! They want me to Moodle!

For three years RV Schools have been on a journey to introduce teachers and students to an online environment (Moodle) that support learning in our district. Originally implemented to provide students in remote schools with access to courses not offered at their school, it was expanded to be an expectation that all teachers have an online presence for their students. This aligns with our district’s 3 YP and learning model.

We’ll explain how we created a flexible support system that includes instructional design, technical support and training for teachers and administrators. Moodle is now being used extensively throughout our district.


Speakers
avatar for Joan Kollewyn

Joan Kollewyn

Educational Technology Specialist, Rocky View Schools
avatar for Lucie Pratte

Lucie Pratte

Lucie Pratte has been with Rocky View since 1989; first as a Grade 2 French Immersion teacher, and since 1999 as an online teacher. She has taught French, Phys. Ed., Health, Psychology. For the past 2 years she has been supporting teachers with Moodle.


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Bayside Room

2:15pm

Make Your Moodle Mobile

Moodle 2.1 introduced the ability to set different themes to be used when different devices are detected. Moodle 2.2 now has a standard theme as part of the core which was designed for smartphone and tablet browsers screens.  The first half of this session will cover what features work – and what features don’t – when accessing Moodle page from a mobile device.  The second half will work with the audience in building a resource regarding when m-Learning is appropriate and effective with Moodle.


Speakers
avatar for Chad Leaman

Chad Leaman

Director of Innovation, Neil Squire Society
avatar for Ben Young

Ben Young

Director of Learning Solutions at Lambda Solutions, Lambda Solutions
Ben is a leader in eLearning and talent management solution implementations. Working with Fortune 500 Firms and leading Healthcare Organizations, Ben provides clients with in-depth knowledge of eLearning services and course creation strategies for learning that engages learners while... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Parkside Room

2:15pm

Studying Process: From Muddle to Moodle

Course management systems such as Moodle afford tremendous convenience within blended learning contexts. However, more importantly, Moodle affords instructors ways to develop deeper insights into how students are doing their course work outside of class. Using Moodle log data and reports in conjunction with other Moodle tools makes it possible to better analyze and guide the process of student work, not just the product. In turn, this makes it possible to provide students with formative assessment on the process of their work. This presentation will report on uses of Moodle to analyze and guide the process of student work.


Speakers
avatar for Esther Tiessen

Esther Tiessen

Esther Tiessen is currently an instructor of Business Math and Statistics at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has spent many years working in education and with educational technology as a K-12 teacher, post-secondary instructor, education researcher and education consultant... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Pacific Room

2:15pm

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The University of Lethbridge implemented the use of the WebCT in September 1999. In June 2010 the U of L LMS Transition Steering Committee selected Moodle 2.x as our new LMS. In less than 12 months we transitioned over 2000 courses and completely converted from Blackboard to Moodle 2.0. We’ve gone from running a 2.0 pre-release version with live courses to a fully load balanced system with custom blocks and plugins. In this session we’ll share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of moving to Moodle and some lessons learned in the last 2 years as a Moodle School.


Speakers
avatar for David Hinger (University of Lethbridge)

David Hinger (University of Lethbridge)

Director - Teaching Centre, University of Lethbridge
David Hinger completed a BFA in multimedia in the spring of 2003, and a Master of Education degree in spring 2007 from the University of Lethbridge. He joined the CRDC in January 2003, and assumed the Director position in July 2007. In September of 2007 David assumed additional responsibilities... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Beach Room

2:15pm

Why,when and how to upgrade Moodle ?

In this session, we will focus on the choices we made for Montreal University: 2 updates each year to keep pace with the community.
Thus, since January 2011 we have installed versions 2.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.1.2 and 2.2.1 and we are preparing to migrate to 2.3.2 for February  2013  We will present all the steps of an update including the quality assurance procedures that we have implemented.


Moderators
avatar for Tori Klassen

Tori Klassen

Communications Director, BCcampus
Advocate and marketer

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Guillot

Olivier Guillot

Moodle Team Lead, Université de Montréal
Olivier Guillot leads the Moodle Team at the Université de Montréal
avatar for Gilles-Philippe Leblanc

Gilles-Philippe Leblanc

Analyste en informatique / Computer analyst, Université de Montréal
Gilles-Philippe Leblanc est analyste informatique pour l'Université de Montréal et possède une forte expertise en intégration web et multimédia. Il travaille depuis 2011 sur le projet StudiUM, une implémentation de Moodle 2.x. Gilles-Philippe Leblanc is a computer analyst... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Gilford Room
 
Friday, February 15
 

8:50am

Consistency and Simplicity with Delivery

One of the greatest advantages of using MOODLE to support course delivery is the ability to provide consistent and repeatable learning outcomes. By leveraging MOODLE and a content management system created by Red River College, Vancouver Community College has created programs that provide students, high school teachers, adjunct faculty, and faculty with a platform to augment learning success. Join us to learn about our journey from program inception to a province wide initiative.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Devisser

Jason Devisser

Vancouver Community College
Jason Devisser is the Department Head in the Automotive Service Technician (AST) department. A certified Commercial Vehicle Inspector, Air Care, master and senior technician, Jason spent 6 years instructing at VCC before he became Department Head and then Interim Associate Director... Read More →
avatar for Brett Griffiths

Brett Griffiths

Vancouver Community College


Friday February 15, 2013 8:50am - 9:30am
Parkside Room

8:50am

Totara-Moodle for Corporate Training

Totara is a custom distribution of Moodle designed for the corporate sector.  Totara partners have created customized training and development sites for McDonald's, Nikon, BP, Tesco and Nike.  Learn how Totara builds on Moodle, and offers additional features including individual learning plans, competency management and learning paths.


Speakers
avatar for Willem Boom

Willem Boom

Vice President - Partner Solutions, Totara Learning Solutions
Willem Boom is the Vice President – Partner Solutions for Totara Learning Solutions.  He is based in Bend, Oregon USA and is responsible for developing Totara’s partner network in North and South America.
avatar for Jim Yupangco

Jim Yupangco

VP or Research & Development, Lambda Solutions
Jim Yupangco is VP of Research & Development and a co-founder of Lambda Solutions. He brings to Lambda over 15 years of applied knowledge in various technical and creative tools.


Friday February 15, 2013 8:50am - 9:30am
Bayside Room