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1 101 Uses for Moodle at the University Thomas Gillespie - Instructional Technologist Chris Lewis - Information Systems Manager

2 About NMU 9,400 Students 300 Faculty One of the largest notebook computer campuses in U.S. Largest educational WiMAX network ~1200 course sections/ semester utilizing EduCat (Moodle)

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5 History and Decisions Began Using Moodle during the 2008 school year Became the primary LMS in 2010 Prior to our selection of Moodle we decided to refer to it as EduCat o In the event we change to another LMS in the future, we can still refer to it as EduCat o We knew we would want to use Moodle for other purposes, and could avoid confusion by having different names.

6 Why Have Separate Installations for Different Uses? Support from Different Areas o Current Courses and Archives - Center for Instructional Technology in Education o Share server - Information Services Different time frames for updates/ maintenance Support for non-NMU users

7 Current Servers for Courses (EduCat) Production - Current courses in session Test - Exact Duplicate of Production for testing upgrades, security patches, plugins, theme changes, code that has been reviewed on Dev Development - testing ground for all new code Archive - Read only versions of previous semesters with student data (submissions, posts, grades)

8 Other Current Moodle Servers Share - collaboration site for faculty/staff committees, student groups and organizations not necessarily tied to semesters or courses Online Orientation - New student orientation for those who can’t attend an on campus session Math Placement and Chemistry Readiness Testing - Removes holds and inserts scores into Banner for course prerequisites

9 Usage Stats by Server Share o 381 Groups (courses) o 9580 Users Online Orientation o 4 Sessions o 780 Users (Freshman) Math Placement and Chemistry Readiness Testing o Just a pilot right now

10 Share Server Details Faculty/ Staff Committees Student Organizations Accreditation Department Sites Campus Wide Discussions Grant Writing/Projects/Reporting Board of Trustees Curriculum Change Documents Training

11 Top 20 Share Groups in Cloud Form

12 Top 50 Share Groups (based on views over a three day period)

13 Unintended Benefits of Multiple Uses Notice something that was missed in testing on non-mission critical “Share” server before it impacts “EduCat” server Non credit courses can be offered on a machine that will not impact credit earning courses. We can offer collaboration with off-site vendors (building and trades, Johnson Controls) Possibility to Virtualize smaller instances More streamlined servers (Oracle, etc…)

14 Challenges, Issues, Limitations Read-Only instance of Moodle can be tricky o Exporting Gradebook (writing temp files) o Hiding items after the semester backup/archive Support for non-NMU users Support for new first-time freshman who are not familiar with Moodle. Updating Increasing # of courses outside the usual semester dates

15 Potential Future Servers HR/Safety Training Continuing Education Online course training Internal Department Training

16 What are your non-course uses of Moodle? Freshman Advising Nursing Practicum (Feedback from clinical sites) Pre-test for Nursing Majors New Employee Training Course Material - from previous courses for new faculty

17 Contact Information Thomas Gillespie Instructional Technologist Northern Michigan University Chris Lewis Information Systems Manager Northern Michigan University


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