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Converter blackboard-moodle-27-5-2015

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  1. 1. braungardt@uv.rub.deRuhr University, Kathrin Braungardt, May 2015 Converting Blackboard to Moodle Courses - Converter Tool
  2. 2. Agenda  Background information  Conversion  Course structure / architecture  Conversion process  Tools / software  Export structures  Structure: 3 ways to export  Course design: Files, Folders, Links  Special: Embedded Media  Tests & Questions  Usage
  3. 3. Background information  Ruhr-University with around 40.000 students  Blackboard since 2000, ca. 15.000 courses  2nd platform Moodle since 2010, ca. 2000 courses
  4. 4. Conversion  Documents  Text  Links  Questions (all questions types except for quiz bowl & calculated formula)  No user data and tools like announcements, wikis, blogs etc. Systems: Blackboard 9.1 SP 14 -> Moodle 2.8.3+
  5. 5. Course structure / architecture  Blackboard: nested folders  Moodle: flat structure, no hierarchy
  6. 6. Course structure / architecture
  7. 7. Course structure / architecture
  8. 8. Course structure / architecture
  9. 9. Conversion process  Upload Bb package  Processing  Download Moodle archive  Restore
  10. 10. Tools / Software  PHP  PclZip PHP Library
  11. 11. Blackboard Export structure  One main manifest-file (imsmanifest.xml) with list of resources and course structure  All elements /resources are desribed in separate files  One folder with all files + resource file folders (older system)
  12. 12. Moodle Export structure  Main file (moodle_backup.xml) sections and activities  Activities as a set of description files per activity, for example page_id, resource_id  Files in a separate files folder, description in files.xml for all files  Sections as a set of description files per section  Questions described in questions.xml
  13. 13. Structure: 3 ways to export  One Bb-folder -> one section  All folders and documents in one Moodle folder and in one section  Moodle folders in sections
  14. 14. Structure: One folder
  15. 15. Structure: Folder in sections
  16. 16. Course design: Files Blackboard Moodle File File (without description) File (with description) Element (text + files); Multiple files possible File + page or label; Multiple files: element name or filename as name
  17. 17. Course design: Folders Blackboard Moodle Folder Folder (with description) Section (with summary); description as label
  18. 18. Course design: Links Blackboard Moodle Links Links (with description & files) Link (with description); description per default not displayed
  19. 19. Special: Embedded Media  Parse text  Identify & copy files
  20. 20. Tests Blackboard Moodle 1 Multiple Choice/Multiple Answer/Opinion Scale Multiple Choice 2 True/False; Either/Or True/False 3 Short Answer/Essay/File Response Essay 4 Matching / Ordering Matching 5 Calculated Numeric Calculated 6 Hotspot Drag and Drop Markers 7 Fill in the Blank Short Answer 8 Fill in Multiple Blanks / Jumbled Sentence Embedded answers ( Cloze)
  21. 21. Usage  So far internally  still Beta  Challenges: Quality insurance

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