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New, integrated VLE | policies<br />Moodle areas created automatically from QLS <br />every Unit Occurrence; every Program...
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MMU Quality Enhancement Conference 2010-09-08: a new VLE, an enhanced Portal

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Presentation to Manchester Metropolitan University's 4th Quality Enhancement Conference on Flexible Learning in a Changing World. Slides set out plans to introduce a new VLE and improve the student Portal as part of the university-wide EQAL initiative to improve student satisfaction and success.

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MMU Quality Enhancement Conference 2010-09-08: a new VLE, an enhanced Portal

  1. 1. Monday, September 06, 2010<br />1<br />A new VLE, an improved student portalFlexible Learning in a Changing World4th QE Conference, The Street, Sept 2010<br />Professor Mark Stubbs<br />Head of Learning & Research Technologies<br />m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk | http://twitter.com/thestubbsAims | New VLE: Policies + Timeframe | Enhanced Portal: Roadmap | Staff Training & Support<br />
  2. 2. EQAL Strand 3<br />Aims to: <br />raise student satisfaction, engagement and success by providing a more seamless and personalised online experience of university activity<br />By:<br />delivering a new, integrated VLE & supporting tools<br />enhancing the student portal<br />enhancing staff digital literacy to take full advantage of these tools <br />http://www.blogs.mmu.ac.uk/eqal/C47/<br />
  3. 3. New, integrated VLE | products<br />Learning Technologies Review in Feb 2010 selected<br />Moodle VLE (hosted by ULCC)<br />Equella Repository (hosted by ULCC)<br />Past exam papers; CLA chapters, on/off-campus video<br />Apple Podcasting + Flashback capture software<br />Talis Aspire Reading Lists<br />http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview<br />
  4. 4. New, integrated VLE | policies<br />Moodle areas created automatically from QLS <br />every Unit Occurrence; every Programme; every Faculty;<br />university-wide Student Support Area; and<br />on request Departmental Areas<br />Core Moodle toolset<br />Threshold standards for Programme and Unit Areas:<br />information from QLS on Unit details, leader + hand-ins<br />information from Scientia on Unit timetable<br />information from Aspire on Unit reading list<br />normally organised as weekly teaching schedule<br />Moodle User Group<br />
  5. 5. New, integrated VLE | timeframe<br />WebCT (VLE 10/11)  Moodle (VLE 11/12)<br />Jul 2010 WebCT areas created for 2010/11<br />Aug 2010 Moodle policy agreed; hosting contracts signed<br />Sep 2010 Moodle integrated with MMU systems<br />Oct 2010 Moodle areas created for Jan 2011+ starters<br />Jan 2011 Moodle available for Jan 2011+ starters<br />Mar 2011 Moodle areas created for all Units & Progs<br />Aug 2011 WebCT switched off<br />Sep 2011 Moodle available to all students<br />
  6. 6. New, integrated VLE | summary<br />Switching from WebCT to Moodle during 2010/11<br />More consistent, systems-driven approach<br />Auto-populated with data in core corporate systems<br />QLS: curriculum, enrolments, assessment, hand-ins<br />Scientia: timetable<br />Aspire: reading lists<br />Supported by HR ODTD+CeLT–coordinated staff development cascaded through local champions + reinforced by online materials<br />
  7. 7. Enhanced student portal | roadmap<br />myMMU<br />Web portal launched Sept 2009, 24,000+ users<br />Web portal to get a make-over + new features for EQAL<br />Mobile version launching 30/09/2010<br />New in 2010/11<br /><ul><li>Fee status traffic lights
  8. 8. Update contact details
  9. 9. Online Unit surveys
  10. 10. Hand-in schedule
  11. 11. PC Availability</li></ul>New in 2011/12<br /><ul><li>Transcript of Achievement
  12. 12. Personal Timetable
  13. 13. Prog-specific info on PDP</li></li></ul><li>Enhanced student portal | summary<br />SRS<br />(QLS)<br />myMMU(Web)<br />Timetable(Scientia)<br />WebServices<br />VLE<br />(Moodle)<br />Library(Talis)<br />myMMU(Mobile)<br />Finance(SAP)<br />
  14. 14. Staff Training & Support | approach<br />Cascade model supported by CeLT + ODTD<br />Each faculty to nominate champions<br />ODTD producing “person spec”<br />Support delivered in-faculty by champions<br />Session plans and resources produced centrally<br />Initial “train the trainer” sessions to champions<br />+ LRT + CeLT + ICTS + SAS<br />Online support resource in Moodle<br />“how do I – why should I ?”<br />
  15. 15. EQAL Strand 3 | summary<br />Aims to: <br />raise student satisfaction, engagement and success by providing a more seamless and personalised online experience of university activity<br />By:<br />delivering a new, integrated VLE & supporting tools<br />enhancing the student portal<br />enhancing staff digital literacy to take full advantage of these tools<br />http://www.blogs.mmu.ac.uk/eqal/C47/<br />
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