Changing Learning Management Systems and Changing The Way We Teach & Learn
Presented by Liesel Knaack & Michael Paskevicius from the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University. Delivered at the British Columbia Desire2Learn Regional User Forum November 16, 2012 at BCIT.
9 instances of Moodle each with different code-base Too many with high level administrative access Hosted at VIU on 2 older servers reaching capacity and life-span No mirrored servers or load balancers No connectivity to the Student Registration System 500 GB of mainly storage depots’ Manual creation of courses/students
Milestones 2012February - Made decision to switch March - Sign contract with D2L April - Admin Level training May - Implement LE 10.0 + Tool Training June - 22 2 hour workshops for 80 faculty July - Implement SIS integration August - Moodle converter V1 September - 150 courses launched October - Invited 50 more faculty to join November - New training approach December - Drop in Days
Moodle ConversionManual rebuild of 30 courses for Fall 2012 (June & July)Convert and then edit of 80 courses for Fall 2012 (August)SRS course copying and activating (for over 170 courses in total)Currently converting 150 courses for January 2013 Laden | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/89165847@N00/6260421996/Author: mikecogh http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.enPhase 3 includes 1200 more
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Components: Learning Environment & ePortfolioAuthentication – LDAPFull email configuration for faculty and students
Complexity of the DOMEDome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Roles and permissions pay heed | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/24342172@N00/155845472/Author: most uncool http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en
Student Registration System IntegrationNomaaah! | Flickr - Photo Sharing! : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/11271723@N00/2441452391/Author: cvoglehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en
Integrating Educational Technology Services Desire2Learn offers a suite of tools for elearning built around course groupings drawn from the student information system. WordPress is a free and open source DIY blogging tool and content management system which includes features such as a well developed plug-in architecture and template system. Kaltura is a video publishing and curation system which allow users to submit video for consumption on the web and on mobile devices. Collaborate provides an online synchronous audio and visual meeting environment allowing for questions, whiteboarding capabilities, desktop and application sharing, breakout rooms, live chat and polling.
D2L Kaltura Integration Open Issues: • Feedback for uploaders after contributing • Persistent quality issues with webcam recording • Placement of webcam recording option with D2L (Student deposit video in dropbox?)
Blackboard Collaborate Integration Week 3: Online Class Discussion