Category: CLAMP Chats

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest Summer 2021 general sessions

CLAMP has finalized the schedule for the Summer 2021 Hack/Doc discussions. All three sessions will take place from noon to 1:00 PM, Eastern Time. Each will take place on Zoom; attendance is free and registration is required. Please click on each event below to register:

CLAMP plans to record each discussion and make them available later on YouTube.

CLAMP Chat: Document conversion in Moodle (for administrators)

CLAMP’s sixth CLAMP Chat will take place on Friday, April 23, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. This chat will focus on Moodle’s PDF annotation feature. Topics covered will include how the document conversion works under the hood, selecting the right document converter, and common issues maintaining the functionality. The chat will be led by a panel featuring Carly Born (Carleton College), Charles Fulton (Lafayette College), Leslie Harris (Bucknell University), and Eric Merrill (Oakland University).

The chat will take place over Zoom. Please register for the chat using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcO6hqz8uEtx_VeVD8jbUVf6H0FIRnQyH.

CLAMP Chat: Hypothesis Inside and Outside Moodle

CLAMP’s fifth CLAMP Chat will take place on Friday, March 19, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. Joe Murphy from Kenyon College will discuss the Hypothes.is social annotation tool for collaborative close reading. We’ll look at using Hypothesis as an individual, in closed groups, and through the Moodle LTI plugin.

The chat will take place over Zoom. Please register for the chat using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkf-mrrzMqHNeFJ_disizAEvaSeIhnD1pn.

CLAMP Chat: Three Useful Add-ons

CLAMP’s fourth CLAMP Chat will take place on Friday, February 19, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. Andrew Ruether of Swarthmore College will discuss three add-ons in use on Swarthmore’s Moodle site:

  1. Accessibility Filescan Block: displays information on the accessibility levels of PDF files within each course. We use this to make professors aware of the accessibility of their course files and to aid document remediation efforts.
  2. Turnitin Integration: plagiarism detection, grading interface, and student peer feedback system. Turnitin is best known for plagiarism checking, but the Moodle integration also includes a full-featured grading interface and robust method of assigning papers to students for peer review.
  3. Student name pronunciation: our method of having students record the pronunciation of their name in their Moodle profile. Although commercial products exist for students to record the pronunciation of their names, we’ve developed a system for doing this within Moodle that is free, easy, and lets us export the audio files for use in other systems.

The chat will take place over Zoom. Please register for the chat using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdO-trDkvH9c6aNRooPMipDsxdc1gzFDX.

CLAMP Chat: Lean and Quirky

CLAMP’s third CLAMP Chat will take place on Friday, January 22, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. Kevin Wiliarty of Hampshire College will discuss Hampshire’s Moodle environment:

Hampshire College is a relatively young, very small liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. We don’t have letter grades, academic departments, or majors. Every student designs their own program of study, and the community at large values hands-on ingenuity and doing a lot with a little.

Hampshire’s Moodles reflect many of the community’s values and priorities. We have few external dependencies, and we try to steer clear in particular of high-cost, high-maintenance entanglements. On the other hand, we do maintain a small number of core hacks and home-grown plugins to help us deliver the Moodle we want. Join me on the CLAMPchat to see what kinds of trouble we get into and stay out of.

The chat will take place over Zoom. Please register for the chat using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocOipqz8tG9xIrEPu7cCiT7YVLWjHvPlF