Hack/Doc Fest V: Day 2 Report

The Day 2 report won’t be as comprehensive as the first one; I’ll just hit the highlights:

  • You can follow our code development on Twitter: @clamptwit
  • We setup a UStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hack-doc-fest-v
  • “Editing Your Moodle Profile” documentation is up on CLAMP-IT.org. Read the documentation.
  • We worked on the Groups & Groupings documentation.
  • We’ve streamlined our SVN structure considerably. We now have two primary branches:
    • /branches/1.9.7-LAE1.0dev – for development of our next release.
    • /trunk/moodle/current – for our current LAE release.
  • The “Extra Time” student role has been documented and is in the Doc workflow; hopefully we’ll have it on the site soon.
  • Blackboard->Moodle Migration Documentation: We’re looking at three methods of moving data from Blackboard to Moodle (BFree, the LSU migration tool, and the built-in Blackboard course parser in Moodle), comparing strengths and weaknesses and explaining how to move stuff.
  • Moodle 1.9.7 Roadtest: We’re continuing to explore Moodle 1.9.7; there may be some problems with backing up and restoring gradebook data that we need to look at more.
  • Luther College Gradebook Changes: We began testing Luther College’s gradebook changes to see how the math works out in complex scenarios (different aggregation methods, drop lowest grade, extra credit, etc.)
  • Simple File Upload and Assignment ZIP are feature complete and are now being rolled into the next production release of the Liberal Arts Edition (Moodle 1.9.7+LAE v1.0)
  • Bugs were fixed involving:
    • An obscure issue with wikis and groups.
    • Inability to scroll through the Moodle chat history
    • Quickmail’s “can receive” role.
  • Import/Backup/Restore issues are being reviewed and worked on by a number of participants. Check redmine tracker for details.
  • We’re looking at Single Topic Backup/Restore.

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