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Sharing your Moodle - Moodle (mini) Moot


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Two methods for sharing Moodle: multiple schools sharing 1 site; Moodle networking (MNet)

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Sharing your Moodle - Moodle (mini) Moot

  1. 1. Sharing your Moodle<br />Moodle (mini) Moot<br />Wellington, 2010<br />David Sturrock, NMIT<br />
  2. 2. Two models<br />Single shared site – Learning on the Loop hosting 3+ schools ( <br />Moodle Networking (Mnet) – NMIT Online networked with multiple Moodle/Mahara sites ( <br />
  3. 3. Learning on the Loop<br />Established 2007 to support The Loop<br />Taster/collaboration site, relationships, potential bridging to NMIT<br />Cheap LMS solution (share hosting costs)<br />3 schools using as LMS, 2 more considering<br />Approx 400 courses, 600+ active users<br />
  4. 4. How it works<br />Established usage policies<br />Implementation, admin & support<br />Create categories for each school<br />Single contact & category manager role<br />Account creation (manual, Loop SQL export), MoE MLE project sponsoring SSO pilot<br />Theming, home page & myMoodle<br />Course enrolments – enrolments keys<br />
  5. 5. Issues<br />Navigation expectations<br />User management<br />Enrolment process<br />Lack of collaborative initiatives<br />Differing expectations for site wide settings<br />Costs of adding 3rd party modules and major version upgrades<br />
  6. 6. Future<br />More schools & increase collaboration, exchange and inter-school PD/support<br />Add other features (SMS linking, bulk enrolments)<br />Link with other services (ePortfolio, repositories, Individual learning plans)<br />Become a regional hub for independent Moodle sites<br />
  7. 7. NMIT Online<br />Small polytechnic, using since 2005<br />Approx 350 active courses; <br />210 web supported<br />48 web enhanced<br />38 fully online<br />1700 active users in 2010<br />Restructuring for 2011, including shedding qualifications<br />
  8. 8. TANZ<br />
  9. 9. The TANZ MyLearn Network Pilot 2008Creating a Flexible eLearning Network<br />
  10. 10. Mnet overview<br />Allows sites to share authenticated users<br />Controls who can roam between sites and what theme they see, share logs<br />Publish selected courses for enrolment<br />Local site enrols users on remote courses as students, one by one*<br />Local site cannot assign users to other roles on remote courses*<br />
  11. 11. TANZ Network Pilot 2008<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 541<br />Marketing<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 130<br />Org & Management.<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 630<br />Leadership<br />TANZ myLearn<br />Hub hosting 6 NZ Dip Bus Papers<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 400<br />Accounting Principles<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 510<br />Commercial Law<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 550<br />Business Computing<br />
  12. 12. MNet models now in use<br />Linking to common service sites – Mahara, Loop<br />Distributed model – NMIT students study NZ Dip Bus courses with EIT & CPIT<br />Hub – TANZ FLM courses on myLearn, TANZ project & staff development courses on Network Support<br />
  13. 13. NMIT NZ Dip Bus options<br />Students<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 630<br />Leadership<br />Teaching<br />NZDB 510<br />Commercial Law<br />
  14. 14. First Line Management<br />Students & Teacher<br />Students & Teacher<br />Students & Teacher<br />TANZ myLearn<br />First Line Mgmt courses<br />Students & Teacher<br />Students & Teacher<br />Students & Teacher<br />
  15. 15. TANZ Network Support Site<br />TANZ Network Support site - projects & PD<br />
  16. 16. Improvements<br />Documenting processes<br />Net admin role<br />Developments (1.9 & hopefully core 2.1)<br />Role mapping<br />Role assignment via “shell” courses<br />Support for multiple MNet versions<br />Possible future developments<br />Groups and grades<br />
  17. 17. Acknowledgements<br />Keith Tyler-Smith - TANZ project 2008<br />TANZ & University of Waikato jointly funding latest developments<br />Peter Bulmer (Catalyst)<br />Teresa Gibbison (U of W), Rachel Pringle (TANZ), David Sturrock (NMIT)<br />