Sharing your Moodle - Moodle (mini) Moot

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Two methods for sharing Moodle: multiple schools sharing 1 site; Moodle networking (MNet)

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  • 1. Sharing your Moodle
    Moodle (mini) Moot
    Wellington, 2010
    David Sturrock, NMIT

2. Two models
Single shared site Learning on the Loop hosting 3+ schools (
Moodle Networking (Mnet) NMIT Online networked with multiple Moodle/Mahara sites (
3. Learning on the Loop
Established 2007 to support The Loop
Taster/collaboration site, relationships, potential bridging to NMIT
Cheap LMS solution (share hosting costs)
3 schools using as LMS, 2 more considering
Approx 400 courses, 600+ active users
4. How it works
Established usage policies
Implementation, admin & support
Create categories for each school
Single contact & category manager role
Account creation (manual, Loop SQL export), MoE MLE project sponsoring SSO pilot
Theming, home page & myMoodle
Course enrolments enrolments keys
5. Issues
Navigation expectations
User management
Enrolment process
Lack of collaborative initiatives
Differing expectations for site wide settings
Costs of adding 3rd party modules and major version upgrades
6. Future
More schools & increase collaboration, exchange and inter-school PD/support
Add other features (SMS linking, bulk enrolments)
Link with other services (ePortfolio, repositories, Individual learning plans)
Become a regional hub for independent Moodle sites
7. NMIT Online
Small polytechnic, using since 2005
Approx 350 active courses;
210 web supported
48 web enhanced
38 fully online
1700 active users in 2010
Restructuring for 2011, including shedding qualifications
9. The TANZ MyLearn Network Pilot 2008Creating a Flexible eLearning Network
10. Mnet overview
Allows sites to share authenticated users
Controls who can roam between sites and what theme they see, share logs
Publish selected courses for enrolment
Local site enrols users on remote courses as students, one by one*
Local site cannot assign users to other roles on remote courses*
11. TANZ Network Pilot 2008
NZDB 541
NZDB 130
Org & Management.
NZDB 630
Hub hosting6 NZ Dip Bus Papers
NZDB 400
Accounting Principles
NZDB 510
Commercial Law
NZDB 550
Business Computing
12. MNet models now in use
Linking to common service sites Mahara, Loop
Distributed model NMIT students study NZ Dip Bus courses with EIT & CPIT
Hub TANZ FLM courses on myLearn, TANZ project & staff development courses on Network Support
13. NMIT NZ Dip Bus options
NZDB 630
NZDB 510
Commercial Law
14. First Line Management
Students & Teacher
Students & Teacher
Students & Teacher
First Line Mgmt courses
Students & Teacher
Students & Teacher
Students & Teacher
15. TANZ Network Support Site
TANZNetwork Support site - projects & PD
16. Improvements
Documenting processes
Net admin role
Developments (1.9 & hopefully core 2.1)
Role mapping
Role assignment via shell courses
Support for multiple MNet versions
Possible future developments
Groups and grades
17. Acknowledgements
Keith Tyler-Smith - TANZ project 2008
TANZ & University of Waikato jointly funding latest developments
Peter Bulmer (Catalyst)
Teresa Gibbison (U of W), Rachel Pringle (TANZ), David Sturrock (NMIT)