Migrating to MoodleMotherwell College Experience Report
A little about us... New 72 Million Pound Campus opened 2009 Over 500 staff supporting 20,000 students Further / Higher education / Enterprise hub
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
Challenges identified... Change management – technology, usability etc Staff training Existing data structures Existing content Choosing a technology partner...
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
Approach... Trial migration Iterative process: migrate, tweak, re-migrate 500+ courses migrated Live in August 2011
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
Now... Very good 1st year experience Excellent support performance Building for the future with Enovation Moodle 2 and onwards...