Fall 2011 - Faculty and Staff PolyLearn (Moodle) Workshops

Two different PolyLearn hands-on workshops are being offered during Fall quarter 2011: 1) Introduction to PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 and 2) Transferring Your Files from Blackboard to PolyLearn Moodle 2.1. We suggest that you attend the Introduction to PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 workshop first and then take the Transferring Your Files from Blackboard to PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 workshop second. You do not have to take the workshop within the same week timeframe, but we believe it will be best for your understanding and retention of the material if you take them within a short period of time from one another.

laptop Online Option: Workshop 1 - Introduction to PolyLearn

If you wish to attend Workshop 1 online, you may sign up for the online workshop, which provides links to videos and web pages. This online workshop or the face-to-face Workshop 1 is a prerequisite for Workshop 2.


Workshop 1: Introduction to PolyLearn (Moodle 2.1) - 1 hour

Attendance at Workshop 1 (Introduction to PolyLearn) is the prerequisite for Workshop 2 (Transferring Files from Bb to PolyLearn). If you wish to opt out of attending Workshop 1, you may participate in the online version of the workshop, which requires reading some text tutorials and viewing a series of videos before attending Workshop 2.

Description: This academic year, Cal Poly will be transitioning from Blackboard to the open source learning management system, Moodle. In this workshop, we'll be demonstrating the basics that faculty need to be familiar with in order to get started with PolyLearn Moodle 2.1. (Note: This workshop will not cover advanced topics such as quizzes, grading, wikis, blogs, backup and restore, etc.) Come and be guided in an introduction to the fundamental tools of PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 and learn about other available training resources that will assist you in learning even more about Cal Poly's new learning management system.

Introduction to PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 Workshop Schedule

DAY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Tuesday

10-04-11

12-1 PM

Macintosh Lab, 35-216A

Monday

10-10-11

12-1 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Tuesday

11-01-11

1-2 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Monday

11-07-11

11 AM-12 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Tuesday

12-06-11

2-3 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Monday

12-12-11

1-2 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Workshop 2: Transferring Your Files From Blackboard to PolyLearn (Moodle 2.1) - 2 hours

Prerequisite: Attendance at Workshop 1 (Introduction to PolyLearn) is a prerequisite for Workshop 2 (Transferring Files from Bb to PolyLearn). If you wish to opt out of attending Workshop 1, you may participate in the online version of the workshop, which requires the viewing of a series of videos before attending Workshop 2.

Description: In April 2011, Cal Poly administrators announced that Cal Poly will be transitioning to the open source learning management system, Moodle. Courses may be offered in either Blackboard or PolyLearn Moodle during Fall 2011 and Winter 2012. Only PolyLearn will be available for teaching courses in Spring 2012. The Blackboard system will be decommissioned before the end of Spring 2012. At that time, PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 will be the sole LMS for Cal Poly. Course content cannot be automatically migrated from Blackboard to Moodle, and some changes in course "setup" will be an inherent part of transitioning to this completely different learning management system. In this hands-on workshop, we'll demonstrate the approaches faculty can take to extract content out of Blackboard and upload and organize it into PolyLearn Moodle. Learn how to capitalize on Moodle's improved file management functionality and how to structure and design your Moodle courses to bring about more effective student learning.

Transferring Your Files from Bb to PolyLearn Moodle 2.1 Workshop Schedule

DAY

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Wednesday

10-05-11

2 - 4 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Wednesday

10-12-11

2 - 4 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Friday

10-21-11

12 - 2 PM

Macintosh Lab, 35-216A

Tuesday

10-25-11

11AM - 1 PM

Macintosh Lab, 35-216A

Friday

11-04-11

1 - 3 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Wednesday

11-09-11

11 AM - 1 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Friday

11-18-11

1 - 3 PM

Macintosh Lab, 35-216A

Wednesday

11-30-11

3 - 5 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Wednesday

12-07-11

2 - 4 PM

Macintosh Lab, 35-216A

Friday

12-09-11

11 AM - 1 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Tuesday

12-13-11

1 - 3 PM

Windows Lab, 35-216B

Note: During the registration process, you may register for Workshop 1 or Workshop 2 (or both) and it will be recorded.

Registration:

Please register by filling out the form below. Attendance at Workshop 1 (Introduction to PolyLearn) is the prerequisite for Workshop 2 (Transferring Files from Bb to PolyLearn). If you wish to opt out of attending Workshop 1, you may participate in the online version of the workshop, which requires the viewing of a series of videos before attending Workshop 2.

A minimum of five enrollees are required to hold the workshops. You will be contacted via email if the workshop has to be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your reservation, please notify Luanne Fose (Email: Lfose@calpoly.edu or Phone: Ext. 7360) so that we can permit someone else to fill your seat for the workshop. Thank you!