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1 AMSA SUPERVISOR EDUCATION PROGRAM ONLINE APPLICATION Ross Whitelaw MRW Computer Systems, Inc. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 1

2 Challenge Supervisor Education Program Replace old standalone application with an on-line application, allowing users, including participants, administrators and AMSA leadership access on the Internet through the ACSA Website. The application is to include a database of questions and answers located on Website server: That has the ability to: import questions from external database or text files; edit questions on-line by authorized users group; restrict access by group depending on function of group; categorize questions by legislation, act or standard, etc. That has the ability to produce an exam that: Is based on the questions and answers stored in the database; Has the ability to shuffle questions & answers when individual exam is created; Has a time limit that is sufficiently long enough to allow participants sufficient time to complete the exam. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 2

3 Challenge (continued) Supervisor Education Program That has to mark and score exam automatically and: Send results to user groups identified by leadership in AMSA; Issue passing grades and notifying appropriate administrators; Who, in turn, can print and distribute certificates as required. That has the ability to retain a table of certificate holders and: Send notification of expiry to administrators as well as internal reporting for member organizations. That has the ability to create statistical reporting based on usage of application and database tables. That has the ability to easily access appropriate legislation, regulations, codes, standards, etc. within the application or appropriate links to other Websites. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 3

4 Moodle Supervisor Education Program Moodle was chosen as the underlying engine of our program because of it’s acceptance by educators throughout the world. An added benefit is that it is open source software and is available at no cost with contributions made welcomed. AMSA has contributed to the Moodle community Moodle (abbreviation for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System, or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As of October 2010 [update] it had a user base of 49,952 registered and verified sites, serving 37 million users in 3.7 million courses. [3]ModularObject-OrientedDynamic Learning Environmentfree sourcee-learningsoftware Learning Management SystemVirtual Learning Environment [update] [3] Moodle was originally developed by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content, and is in continual evolution.Martin Dougiamas May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 4

5 Potentials with Moodle Supervisor Education Program Capable of being used for Multiple Courses Mine Emergency Response Course Could house individual courses from member companies Great place to store: Documents for access by members only Incident Bulletins Incident analysis Schedules Example: May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 5

6 Database of Questions Supervisor Education Program Questions and answers from previous program were converted to numerous text files. Questions and answers in the files were modified to a format that the new program understood. Subject text and page and/or manual reference were added to each question. Questions and answers were imported into various groups of questions based on requirements various supervisors must meet and which reference various acts, regulations, codes and standards. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 6

7 Update Supervisor Education Program As of May 30th, 2012: 815 Users have been given access to SEP by their mine administrators. 528 have opened at least one of the exams. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc – General Exam 89 – Blasting 94 – Electrical 128 – Mechanical 275 – Mobile Equipment Operator 138 – Material Handling 137 – Utilities 160 – Hoists 114 – Radiation 196 – Rigging 125 – Shops 104 – Warehouse

8 Access through the Website Supervisor Education Program Access to the SEP site can be through the AMSA home page: May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 8

9 Access through the Website (continued) Supervisor Education Program Access to the SEP site can be through the AMSA Supervisor Education page: May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 9

10 Access through any other means Supervisor Education Program Access to the SEP site could technically be through other means, but it doesn’t matter how you access it, you come to this: May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 10

11 Security Supervisor Education Program There are only two ways to get access to SEP: 1. Someone who already has access at a higher level must submit a user’s name to the database. 2. Once someone has access during one session on the internet, the user name and passwords are remembered and someone else could use that computer to gain access. Once the browser is closed, the user name and password are forgotten. User information includes administrator, company and mine location. This allows for cross checking to ensure that all users are appropriately registered. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 11

12 Roles Supervisor Education Program Current Roles: May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 12

13 Menus depend on Roles Supervisor Education Program Webmaster May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 13

14 Menus depend on Roles Supervisor Education Program Mine Administrator May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 14

15 Menus depend on Roles Supervisor Education Program Authenticated User May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 15

16 Administrators Supervisor Education Program Len Broad - Lehigh Cement Jennie Brooks - Ledcor Bonnie Roul - Grande Cache Coal Chris Chapman - Paintearth/ Sheerness Fred Kuzmic - Coal Valley Brad Hulbert - Obed Cory Michie - Teck Cardinal River Tim Wolf - KMC Doran Jones - Genesee Dan Lloy - Highvale Maurice Robichaud - Graymont Dale Delueg - Graham Earthworks Matthew Jones - Lafarge - Exshaw Angela Kucek - Sherritt Coal (corporate) May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 16

17 Administrators Supervisor Education Program – Morning, November 18, 2011 Denis Vezina – Keyano College - dZ Janet Somerville – Keyano College - Js Sarah Richard – KMC Mining - sR Sheila Gill – KMC Mining - sG Craig Lamb – Imperial Oil - Kearl - cL George Berridge – Syncrude - gB Tracy Bourassa – Syncrude - tB Vivian Wong – Suncor - vW James Smith – Suncor - jS Jennie Brooks – Ledcor - jB May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 17

18 Administrators Supervisor Education Program – Afternoon, November 18, 2011 Bruce Wheaton – Aecon - bW Danny Turner – Aecon - dT Scott Rose – Hammerstone - sR Craig Lowrie – Graham - cL Annick Schumacher – CNRL - aS Sandra Russell – CNRL Christine McCullagh – Shell Albian - cM Steve Nash – Shell Albian - sN Nancy Payne – Shell Albian - nP Laila Goodridge – North American - lG Melanie Plowman – North American - mP May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 18

19 Administrators Supervisor Education Program – Afternoon, May 31, 2012 Brenda Curtis – Syncrude – bC Naomi Cormier – Syncrude – nC Brad Haugen – Syncrude – bH Shauna DeBock – Teck – May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 19

20 Edit your own User Profile Change your password Check your information for accuracy Add anything you like in appropriate fields. While the ability in the program is there, do not enter too much information. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 20

21 Some Issues Supervisor Education Program Valid expiry dates from both old and new program – do we need a separate database for retention? Do we need a tutorial for users? There is no lockout on password retries. Any administrator can change any password. Nuisance with incorrect addresses in database. Individual administrators not automatically notified when student completes and exam. Individualized reports for administrators lacking. When people move from location to location, what protocol is used to ensure the database is kept up to date. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 21

22 Discoveries Supervisor Education Program Some administrators have "taken" exam under their regular address and discovered that there is no record of their taking the exam, just previewed. Yet, when you check individual record, scores and completion dates are present. When you use the same login on two different computers so that you can review reading material on one and answer questions on the second, the app will not save your work. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 22

23 Check Individual Record Supervisor Education Program Go into the AMSA SEP main page. Click on “Required Exams” in the centre column. Click on “Grades” under Administration in the left column. The resulting report is in Surname order. Go to the page you would assume the name was on, you might have to then go to previous or next page depending on position of person’s name. Scroll to appropriate name. You’ll see the person’s mark(s) across the row. Click on their name and you’ll get their employee (etc.) information. Click on the ”Activity Reports” tab and you’ll get a report of his ore her grades and the date(s) and time(s) the exam(s) were submitted. You have a set of tabs that you can use: Outline Report (default) – reveals grades (right responses/total responses available) and Date and time of final attempt Complete Report – as above with all attempts listed by date Today’s Logs – Student’s activities in the exam area for today All Logs – Student’s activities in the exam area since first access. Statistics – not currently being used. Grade – not currently being used. You can use your Web browser’s print option for a hard copy of a report. May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 23

24 Certificate Procedure Supervisor Education Program May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 24 2) Student logs in and complete modules as required. Modules are determined by each site’s management. Exams must be completed within 180 days. 1) Site Administrator sets up Student Account 3) Student notifies Site Administrator when exams are completed. 4) Site Administrator notifies AMSA Administrator of student completion. AMSA administrator verifies completion of all exams on website grading chart.

25 Certificate Procedure (cont.) Supervisor Education Program May 29, 2012MRW Computer Systems, Inc. 25 5) AMSA Administrator prints certificate and enters student into tracking sheet. 6) Certificate is sent to AMSA chair for signature. 7) AMSA chair sends certificate back to site Administrator. General Manager or site rep signs certificate. 8) Signed certificate is delivered to student.


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