Hack/Doc at Lafayette: The Sprint Day

Bookshelves full of books frame the left and right sides of the photo.
The bookshelves in Skillman Library, the location of Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Lafayette College. Credit: Ken Newquist.

HP5, PoodLL, Moodle Messaging and navigation/theme improvements to Moodle 3.2 are among the topics that CLAMP queued up at during the sprint day for Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2017.

The biannual Hack/Doc is being held at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. The event kicked off on Monday, January 9, 2017 with the sprint day. The event runs through Thursday, January 12, 2017. The following tasks are queued up for Hack/Doc:

  • Review Theme and Navigation Project 3.2 (including the Boost theme)
  • Review Messaging and Notifications Overhaul
  • Review Custom Guided Tours / Tutorials with an eye toward using it for a guided tour of the Liberal Arts Edition
  • Review the current status of the PDF converter and viewer for Moodle assignments.
  • Work on Smith College’s tool for generating a CSV for exporting grades to Banner
  • Look at H5P for streaming media within Moodle.
  • Look at PoodLL for audio/video recording in Moodle.
  • Revisit Moodle Mobile

In addition, we are kicking around a number of group discussions:

  • How do you do course creation? (templating, block layout, etc.)
  • Viability and interest in extending Scheduler to allow for instance-wide scheduling.
  • Discussion best practices for course templates
  • How do school’s organize help documentation (include video and screenshots, where is it stored). Consider what role CLAMP should have in terms of documentation, best practices, hardware/software/platform recommendations, etc.
  • Course design principles, which will include accessibility decisions
  • How do you present courses from multiple semesters to faculty and students?
  • How do you convey to faculty (and students) changes to Moodle or simply to showcase key features whether they’re new features (e.g., PoodLL or Turnitin integration) or features one might find helpful to revisit (e.g., glossary)?
  • Are folks conducting usability testing? If so, what’s your setup and what have you tested? If not, why not?

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