Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, 6/27/11: Documentation Sprint

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Summer 2011 kicked off on Monday, June 28th with an all-day Documentation Sprint. The goal was to complete as much documentation as possible before Hack/Doc formerly started on Tuesday, but the group found they had to slow down in order to work through Moodle 2.1’s often very different interface.

The tasks undertaken include:

Updating our library of Moodle screencast scripts to be compatible with Moodle 2.0

Documenting the Quiz module, which has seen massive changes. Those changes include an overhauled question bank, new certainty based questions (in which users can specify how certain they are that the answer was correct), interactive mode, and adaptive mode.

Working through Moodle 2.0’s File System (including repositories). The consensus was that this system was considerably more complex than Moodle 1.9, and that there is much potential for confusion among faculty. Particularly challenging was the “server repository”, which was identified as a target for further examination on Thursday.

The University of Massachusetts: Amherst contributed doucmentation that explains how to upload individual files to Moodle 2.0, which is available through the shared CLAMP Documentation folder in Google Docs.

Creating a plain-english description of the Moodle: Liberal Arts Edition, which will translate the readme file into an easily scannable overview of the software package.

Compiling ¬†our “Rabble Rousing List” that documents Moodle Tracker items that we recommend people read and vote for. The list is available via the CLAMP web site:

http://www.clamp-it.org/2011/06/moodle-issues-for-rabble-rousing-june-2011-edition/