Motherwell blackboard to Moodle Migration

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This presentation given by Motherwell College outlines the change management issues and approach to a complex content migration to Moodle from Blackboard.

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Motherwell blackboard to Moodle Migration

  1. 1. Migrating to MoodleMotherwell College Experience Report
  2. 2. A little about us... New 72 Million Pound Campus opened 2009 Over 500 staff supporting 20,000 students Further / Higher education / Enterprise hub
  3. 3. Why Moodle? Started out with Blackboard Growing eLearning market After a strategic review Moodle was selected Benefits  Open Source  Flexible  Allow the College to grow and to shape eLearning
  4. 4. Challenges identified... Change management – technology, usability etc Staff training Existing data structures Existing content Choosing a technology partner...
  5. 5. Choosing a supplier... Competitive tender with Moodle partners & non-partners Cost effective & high quality  Proven track record  Wide reach Outsourced solution  Hosting  Ongoing support  Complex content migration  Enovation ticked all the right boxes
  6. 6. Approach... Trial migration Iterative process: migrate, tweak, re-migrate 500+ courses migrated Live in August 2011
  7. 7. Lessons learned... Prepare content for migration  Bad source data = bad target data Realistic expectations  Different structures: BB / Moodle  Some content will look different  Not 100% perfect Plan for delays  Trial can take longer depending on course complexity  Allow time to extract / obtain source content  Allow enough time for test and data clean-up in new environment
  8. 8. Now... Very good 1st year experience  Excellent support performance Building for the future with Enovation  Moodle 2 and onwards...
  9. 9. Any questions? www.vle.motherwell.co.uk

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