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Presentation by Kathy Fernandes, Andrew Roderick, and John Whitmer at the US West Coast MoodleMoot 2012 on August 2, 2012.
Learning Management Systems have evolved from faculty sandboxes to complex enterprise learning environments. Meanwhile, budgets have plummeted and the LMS market has been undergoing rapid change. Many campuses have moved to Moodle to help stabilize their business and application environments. An important criteria behind this transition for many campuses has been the ability to ‘control their own destiny’ and collaborate with colleagues.
In this presentation, we will discuss the experience of campuses in the California State University system collaborating on Moodle technical development, user services, and support. Among the 10 campuse currently using or in transition to Moodle, we have developed a shared governance model with separate groups to administer policy-related issues and technical / UI issues. We will discuss the creation of a Moodle Shared Code base that is being used by several campuses, and the current migration of SCB features into Moodle v2.0. Moodle techincal expertise is shared between campuses, and training resources have been leveraged across the CSU system. We will discuss the process and features that have led to successful (and not so successful) colllaborative activities, as well as the services that have been created.