Topic: Moodle and Moodle in the Cloud
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Moodle is the largest learning management system (LMS) in the world (Capterra, 2015). Because its software code is open source, it continues to be developed, implemented, and supported by a host of educators, entrepreneurs, programmers, and learning specialists. As an LMS, Moodle is very powerful and easy to use. Moodle LMS is flexible enough to be deployed in large or small companies, higher education, K12, and non-profit or government organizations. This presentation will focus on Moodle’s features and capabilities in a learning environment, and give you a view from a student, teacher, and administrator’s perspective. Features such as discussion forums, quizzes, and SCORM integration will be demonstrated. Moodle in the Cloud will also be explored. Come with your questions and observations!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Michael Wilder is an instructional designer with the Center for Faculty Development at the University of St. Thomas. With over 20 years’ experience as an educator and trainer at all levels, he has a passion for transforming teaching and learning through the application of technology. His areas of expertise include instructional design and technology, learning systems management, online instruction, and video and web development.
Michael holds an M.A. in Learning Technology from the University of St. Thomas. He enjoys cycling, camping, and adventure traveling. He is also a member of the Association for Talent Development.
ATTEND IN PERSON
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 55105
McNeely Hall (MCH), Room 117
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There is no fee to attend DLF meetings.
Food and beverages are not allowed in the McNeely Hall classrooms. Please respect UST’s rules by finishing any snacks or drinks before you come to the meeting.
NOTE: If a meeting has to be cancelled, we will email the group as soon as possible. If we’re experiencing inclement weather, please be sure to check your email before heading to the meeting.
The meeting is available synchronously via Breeze/Adobe Connect. It requires the installation of the Flash Player, which you can get for free online.
To virtually attend the meeting:
- Go to: collaborate.stthomas.edu/
- Select “Enter as a Guest” (this button may already be selected)
- Type your name in the open field
- Click “Enter Room”
Using headphones will probably provide better sound quality than relying on your computer’s speakers. However, please keep in mind that we do not have the resources to provide professional-quality audio and video.
The connection should be available by about 6:20 pm.
Important Note: The DLF is an all-volunteer/no-dues organization. We cannot provide technical support. Also, we are not directly affiliated with UST. Therefore, if you experience problems signing in, do NOT contact the university.