Difference between revisions of "Moodle Makeover"

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* Establish admin access to the current Moodle server (Kristen w/Trinidad)
 
* Coordinate with TLC team on Dec and Jan Moodle training schedule for Dean Assts and faculty (Bob)
 
* Coordinate with TLC team on Dec and Jan Moodle training schedule for Dean Assts and faculty (Bob)
* Revise the Moodle 5 Easy Steps info page with Sprin 09 dates (Sarah)
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* Revise the Moodle 5 Easy Steps info page with Spring 09 dates (Sarah)
 
** Add Moodle Zoo (MIIS course examples to the 5 easy steps) (Sarah w/Bob)
 
** Add Moodle Zoo (MIIS course examples to the 5 easy steps) (Sarah w/Bob)
 
** Get the word out about Spring Training (Bob)
 
** Get the word out about Spring Training (Bob)

Revision as of 18:04, 19 December 2008

Timeline

  • Deadline: January 5 (J-term classes begin)

Completed

  • Worked on the development of a new Moodle theme for roll-out by J-term using a [non-MIIS dev site] (Kristen)
  • Established a dev server space for TLC and Help Desk to experiment with newer versions of Moodle platform (John & Trinidad)
  • Developed Help Desk strategy for Moodle questions & course requests
  • Created basic Course Template Development: ideally, load basic course templates into the course request form; if not, make them accessible in Course Settings as options (Sarah & Anna)
    • Two basic templates completed, need a little dress up (Bob)
    • Uploaded some generic files for general use (headers for each program, etc.) (Sarah & Anna)
  • Course request process - revised the form and info for Help Desk routing (Kristen)
  • Worked with IT to determine the source of the course back-up / restore problem we continue to encounter [solved by Trinidad]
  • Revised the course request form for ease of use and routing through the Help Desk (Kristen)
  • Coordinated a training time (early Dec) w/Greg to get him up to speed on Moodle Basics including user mgmt, course request process, FAQs (Sarah, Edie, & Anna)

Tabled for now

  • Update default course settings for ease of use
  • Personal profile settings override course settings when it comes to tracking/flagging new items - change default profile settings to track new items
  • Consider using Google forms to upload a batch course request as a .csv file
  • Revise default course and user settings, specifically:
    • User default tracking posts setting should be turned on by default (Sarah's suggestion)
    • Tie-in possible course templates to course settings selection
  • Research off-site hosting costs with Moodlerooms (Bob & John G)

Moodle 1.9 Upgrade

  • Upgrade to newer version of Moodle 1.9x - hold off until Summer 09
    • delaying the upgrade will allow us to discover problems before faculty do

Still left to do

  • Establish admin access to the current Moodle server (Kristen w/Trinidad)
  • Coordinate with TLC team on Dec and Jan Moodle training schedule for Dean Assts and faculty (Bob)
  • Revise the Moodle 5 Easy Steps info page with Spring 09 dates (Sarah)
    • Add Moodle Zoo (MIIS course examples to the 5 easy steps) (Sarah w/Bob)
    • Get the word out about Spring Training (Bob)
  • Tweak background color/gradient image leading into background color (Kristen)
  • Adjust font sizes to look better on PCs (Kristen)
  • Fix iTunes U quick link (Kristen)