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21st Century Learning #70: Loving Moodle

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Moodle Logo21st Century Learning #70
Loving Moodle*
With Guest Aaron Grill
April 9, 2008

This week we discussed the many possibilities of Moodle with Aaron Grill, Technology Coordinator at The Browning School.

* Thanks to Lisa Pedicini for the show name.





2008-04-09 11:48:25 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: anybody know the web address for the noon webinar?
2008-04-09 12:01:24 [Message] Josh.Sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: This the Moodle Chat?
2008-04-09 12:01:29 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: 21st century learning was supposed to start at noon; I've never visited these webinards before. Where do I find it?
2008-04-09 12:01:59 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: I think it is supposed to be in here...
2008-04-09 12:02:13 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hi all
2008-04-09 12:02:19 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: heya arvind...
2008-04-09 12:02:19 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: ustream is now playing audio on the right
2008-04-09 12:02:30 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: we'll also be on EdTechTalk A
2008-04-09 12:02:34 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hi josh, welcome
2008-04-09 12:02:48 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: all I see is the ed-tech talk logo... no sound...
2008-04-09 12:03:02 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: same here, no sound
2008-04-09 12:03:12 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: here also
2008-04-09 12:03:25 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: checking it now
2008-04-09 12:03:36 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: we'll be up and running in a sec. how's everyone doing?
2008-04-09 12:03:47 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: doin good... moodle chat today?
2008-04-09 12:04:03 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: definitely a Moodle chat today
2008-04-09 12:04:05 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hi Lori
2008-04-09 12:04:11 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: cool..
2008-04-09 12:04:12 [Message] aarongrill -> -EdTechTalk: I'm great today. Still happy my hawks won on monday:)
2008-04-09 12:04:34 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: now which hawks would those be, because our school is the hawks ;)
2008-04-09 12:04:37 [Message] LoriSheldon -> -EdTechTalk: hi
2008-04-09 12:04:49 [Message] aarongrill -> -EdTechTalk: jayhawks national championship
2008-04-09 12:04:56 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: just teasin' ya Aaron
2008-04-09 12:05:00 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hey vinnie, long time no see!
2008-04-09 12:05:02 [Message] aarongrill -> -EdTechTalk: haha
2008-04-09 12:05:20 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hey doug
2008-04-09 12:05:35 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: hey arvind, and all
2008-04-09 12:05:37 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: almost there with the audio folks, apologies in the delay
2008-04-09 12:05:42 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: np
2008-04-09 12:06:35 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: anyone using moodle with heavy integration in thier SIS?
2008-04-09 12:07:33 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: gotta run and follow up on two issues. Be back, I hope
2008-04-09 12:07:35 [Message] aarongrill -> -EdTechTalk: I heard dalton integrated with Senior Systems... or they were working on it
2008-04-09 12:07:41 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Sorry folks -- having some ustream audio issues.
2008-04-09 12:07:47 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Will Get it going soon.
2008-04-09 12:07:51 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Will get going soon.
2008-04-09 12:08:20 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: Josh, the person I know doing the most Moodle/SIS integration is Richard Kassissieh: http://www.kassblog.com/?amount=0&blogid=2&query=moodle
2008-04-09 12:09:21 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hi ruyoung and ctteach
2008-04-09 12:09:24 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: are the ustreamers hearing anything?
2008-04-09 12:09:40 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: nope
2008-04-09 12:10:31 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: stream is good, but ustream showing "off air"
2008-04-09 12:10:59 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: if you want to be on the actual audio part of the show to discuss Moodle, Skype alex.ragone
2008-04-09 12:11:09 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: otherwise just hang out here in the chatroom to contribute/listen
2008-04-09 12:12:13 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: audio stream is good
2008-04-09 12:12:23 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: have you on ETTA
2008-04-09 12:12:51 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: have you on ustream now
2008-04-09 12:12:52 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: got audio now
2008-04-09 12:12:59 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: ustream is working now
2008-04-09 12:13:14 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: gone again now, re ustream
2008-04-09 12:13:46 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: i've got video; no audio
2008-04-09 12:13:48 [Message] ruyoung -> -EdTechTalk: whatever works!
2008-04-09 12:13:57 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: stream is working
2008-04-09 12:14:00 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: ustream in and out on video, but no audio
2008-04-09 12:14:01 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: not ustream
2008-04-09 12:14:14 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: no audio here
2008-04-09 12:14:23 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: disgruntled tech faces is good video...
2008-04-09 12:14:27 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: so listen to the audio on EdTechTalk A (above the ustream window)
2008-04-09 12:14:28 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: now i'm hearing, but no picture
2008-04-09 12:14:30 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: ETTA is good audio
2008-04-09 12:14:30 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Stream's going to have to work folks. Truning off ustream.
2008-04-09 12:15:29 [Message] mark -> -EdTechTalk: video worked for a second, then it looked like someone covered the camera
2008-04-09 12:15:40 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: must be windows pcs
2008-04-09 12:15:51 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: lol @ courosa
2008-04-09 12:15:53 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: i can hear
2008-04-09 12:16:09 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: good catch re recording Alex
2008-04-09 12:16:16 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: lol
2008-04-09 12:16:53 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: hello everyone
2008-04-09 12:17:00 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2399470001/ ... how it's done on the Mac. :-)
2008-04-09 12:17:01 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: Moodle http://www.moodle.org
2008-04-09 12:17:06 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: Open source courseware
2008-04-09 12:17:08 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Hey PR, good to see you
2008-04-09 12:17:26 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: Prefect timing. Just set up Moodle on our server.
2008-04-09 12:17:31 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: great
2008-04-09 12:17:34 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: what kind of server
2008-04-09 12:18:13 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: I've got mine on a FreeBSD box now... but will be moving it to a new windows box this summer
2008-04-09 12:18:25 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Can't hear ALex now
2008-04-09 12:18:26 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: We have a Mac server, but IT put this on one of our Windows Servers
2008-04-09 12:18:28 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: audio is odd right now...
2008-04-09 12:19:01 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: getting a loop from Alex's audio on stream, but hear Aaron and Arvind fine
2008-04-09 12:19:04 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Having big issues with my machine today
2008-04-09 12:19:15 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Working on it now. Thanks for the help, Doug.
2008-04-09 12:19:31 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: hi ian
2008-04-09 12:19:47 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: audio is on EdTechTalk A on the right
2008-04-09 12:19:59 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: @alex np--feel your pain
2008-04-09 12:20:07 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: affirmative re good audio on A
2008-04-09 12:20:08 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: Atomic Learning has videos on how to use Moodle
2008-04-09 12:20:16 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: key to getting teachers on board iwth moodle is showing them 1-2 tools in DEPTH and then giving a gloss over hte other tools... they seem to take off with it then...
2008-04-09 12:20:19 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: so what is being discussed about Moodle? audio not working here.
2008-04-09 12:20:31 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: yes pet rock
2008-04-09 12:20:37 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: What's your favorite tool?
2008-04-09 12:20:42 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: pet rock, use EdTechTalk A for audio
2008-04-09 12:20:51 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: on the right above the ustream video
2008-04-09 12:20:55 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: favorite tool is the Forum... and Assignment Dropboxes
2008-04-09 12:21:07 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: Forum for after hours learning
2008-04-09 12:21:19 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Clicking on black speaker icon should launch default media player
2008-04-09 12:21:23 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: Can you link in external apps like wikispaces?
2008-04-09 12:21:27 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: real and windows media options there as well
2008-04-09 12:21:47 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: Deacs84 not integrated, but easy to add a link to other sites..
2008-04-09 12:22:00 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: under Channel on right side of page, above ustream window
2008-04-09 12:22:04 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: @Josh Thanks
2008-04-09 12:22:07 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks for the help doug.
2008-04-09 12:22:16 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: pleasure
2008-04-09 12:22:23 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: we have a couple teachers who do that Deacs with Wetpaint wikis...
2008-04-09 12:22:33 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: lots more features in 3rd party Wiki and blog tools...
2008-04-09 12:22:55 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: the Glossary Tool is very powerful/cool as well...
2008-04-09 12:23:09 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Good audio from you now Alex
2008-04-09 12:23:10 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: i use the glossary tool for student portfolios
2008-04-09 12:23:12 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: We have word press blogs (300 students) and tons of wikis (wikispaces)
2008-04-09 12:23:19 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: We have been using glossary and forums in moodle for a few years
2008-04-09 12:23:42 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/648
2008-04-09 12:23:45 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: because the glossary links back to all text in the Moodle Site...
2008-04-09 12:23:47 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: Science Leadership Academy using Moodle for "internal blogging" and Drupal for "public blogs"
2008-04-09 12:24:28 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: grading via moodle is nice too... in-line comment if you have them cophy and paste text/programs into the text box assignment feature
2008-04-09 12:24:57 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: one of the large headaches are hte hacks you have to do to upload larger powerpoints files...
2008-04-09 12:25:09 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: hey peter ... way to stir it up on twitter today.
2008-04-09 12:25:14 [Message] courosa -> -EdTechTalk: :-)
2008-04-09 12:25:17 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: why did you have to hack it, Josh?
2008-04-09 12:25:21 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: should I install proprietary software in order to participate in this?
2008-04-09 12:25:36 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: cause there is a 2mb limit on file sizes by default... maybe on the newer versions thats gone...
2008-04-09 12:25:57 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: that is usually a limit of your php config. If you change that, you can change it in Moodle easily
2008-04-09 12:26:02 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: mine is playing through WinAmp petrock...
2008-04-09 12:26:21 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: yeah... but you have to edid the php config... should be easier...
2008-04-09 12:26:26 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: <- can be lazy :)
2008-04-09 12:26:38 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: courosa, mixing is essential to cook
2008-04-09 12:26:50 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: we've setup our Board with a moodle site...
2008-04-09 12:26:52 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: @Pet Rock, shouldn't need to--media players for .pls should work
2008-04-09 12:26:57 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: i'll try winamp next time
2008-04-09 12:27:01 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: http://worldbridges.net:8000/listen.pls
2008-04-09 12:27:06 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: makes for easy transfer of documentation...
2008-04-09 12:27:17 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: must sleep and it's not working now
2008-04-09 12:27:28 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: amen to whomever is talking now...
2008-04-09 12:27:30 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: there will be an archive
2008-04-09 12:27:39 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: re: integration with moodle
2008-04-09 12:27:40 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: i'll try this again later perhaps
2008-04-09 12:27:46 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: archive in ogg?
2008-04-09 12:27:56 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: flac?
2008-04-09 12:27:57 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: mp3, typically
2008-04-09 12:28:03 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: re archive
2008-04-09 12:28:18 [Message] josh.sommermeyer -> -EdTechTalk: gotta run... will listen to the rest! thanks!
2008-04-09 12:28:20 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks pet rock. Will get the archive up soon.
2008-04-09 12:28:37 [Message] pet rock -> -EdTechTalk: l8r all
2008-04-09 12:31:52 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Welcome newcomers, click on the icons under EdTechTalk-A to listen to stream
2008-04-09 12:32:09 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: curriculum mapping is a bad word with our K-12 faculty!
2008-04-09 12:32:16 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Doug -- need a day job on Wednesdays from 12 - 1?
2008-04-09 12:32:22 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: @Deacs84 -- yep.
2008-04-09 12:32:22 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: lol
2008-04-09 12:32:52 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: @alex I am Laura Deisley at Lovett--you emailed me this morning--
2008-04-09 12:33:30 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: @Laura -- great.
2008-04-09 12:33:30 [Message] ruyoung -> -EdTechTalk: there's one heck of a testimony!
2008-04-09 12:33:41 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Was looking up your skype id and got distracted.
2008-04-09 12:33:52 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: I'll definitely contact you soon. Thanks.
2008-04-09 12:34:14 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: Skype laurawd TOO MANY ALIASES!
2008-04-09 12:35:58 [Message] JohnS -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks for the tweet, Doug
2008-04-09 12:36:43 [Message] VinnieVrotny -> -EdTechTalk: have a great day. A meeting awaits
2008-04-09 12:36:52 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: pleasure John, good to see you
2008-04-09 12:37:04 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: great point Arvind re pick a version and stick with it
2008-04-09 12:37:21 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: think we've all done one upgrade too many ;)
2008-04-09 12:37:40 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: at one time or another....
2008-04-09 12:37:57 [Message] ruyoung -> -EdTechTalk: has anyone ever heard of a moodle specialist on payroll? someone who works on moodle updates/upgrades/etc fulltime?
2008-04-09 12:38:58 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: @ruyoung don't know of anyone in particular, but I believe that Moodle has "partners" that they recommend
2008-04-09 12:39:11 [Message] aarongrill -> -EdTechTalk: moodle.com
2008-04-09 12:39:14 [Message] ruyoung -> -EdTechTalk: thanks doug
2008-04-09 12:39:57 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: total cost of ownership is a key point Arvind
2008-04-09 12:41:25 [Message] aarongrill -> -EdTechTalk: moodlerooms.com
2008-04-09 12:41:32 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Franken-moodle, love it
2008-04-09 12:41:52 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: It's taken us forever to get Moodle installed b/c we don't have one person to dedicate to it. She still is trying to figure out how to get us secure access outside of school. Anyone know of someone who can advise her?
2008-04-09 12:42:48 [Message] Deacs84 -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks. Talk to you later Alex.
2008-04-09 12:42:55 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: Moodle as a gateway app, another great concept
2008-04-09 12:43:04 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: great show guys, thanks
2008-04-09 12:43:17 [Message] ruyoung -> -EdTechTalk: thank you!
2008-04-09 12:43:18 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: deacs, she can drop me a line if she wants to
2008-04-09 12:43:20 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: 70 shows, wild -- well done!
2008-04-09 12:43:54 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: grace under pressure Alex, good job
2008-04-09 12:44:12 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: Lisa, we talked about you! You just missed it!
2008-04-09 12:44:22 [Message] dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: take care all
2008-04-09 12:44:30 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: thanks for being here everyone
2008-04-09 12:45:19 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: Darn. Too late.
2008-04-09 12:45:26 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: Is there a transcript
2008-04-09 12:45:43 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: there will be audio posted at edtechtalk.com/21cl
2008-04-09 12:45:53 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: thanks Arvind.
2008-04-09 12:46:16 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: Aaron - are you interested in the users' group meeting?
2008-04-09 12:47:00 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: Or anyone else who is still here?
2008-04-09 12:47:18 [Message] arvind -> -EdTechTalk: i am interested!
2008-04-09 12:48:58 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Hey Lisa --- .
2008-04-09 12:49:05 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: Great. Please go to
2008-04-09 12:49:06 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Jus finished up. Will post the audio soon.
2008-04-09 12:49:20 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Looking forward to collaborating. Your post inspired our show this wee!
2008-04-09 12:49:22 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: week.
2008-04-09 12:49:47 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: That's very nice. I'm so sorry that I couldn't get here sooner.
2008-04-09 12:50:31 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: www.dooodle.ch/participation.html?pollid-dsqcuh9qkiin3v8a
2008-04-09 12:51:23 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: for reasons that I can't understand, I can't paste that properly in here.
2008-04-09 12:52:24 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: www.dooodle.ch/participation.html?pollid-dsqcuh9qkiin3v8a
2008-04-09 12:52:27 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: there.
2008-04-09 12:52:38 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: that's the correct link.
2008-04-09 12:53:04 [Message] pedicini -> -EdTechTalk: Alex, I'm really impressed by your whole week of training plan.
2008-04-09 12:55:15 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Lisa -- we're trying.
2008-04-09 12:55:38 [Message] alex.ragone -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks.