7:30am – 9:00am   Coffee and Registration

9:00am – 9:15am   Introductions

9:15am - 10:00am   H5P: Two Cases of Innovative Uses of H5P at a Private Liberal Arts College
Speakers:
Kelly Dempsey, Instructional Designer for Learning Platforms, Colgate University
Sarah Kunze, Instructional Designer for Innovative Media, Colgate University

H5P is a relatively new plug-in being used at a small private liberal arts college in upstate New York. Two unique instructional uses of H5P will be presented along with lessons learned and predictions for future uses at our institution.

10:00am  - 10:45am   Anatomy of a Discussion Forum Prompt: How to get the kinds of responses you want
Speaker: Steve Covello, Rich Media Specialist, Granite State University

Why is posting a simple question in an online discussion forum not enough? This presentation describes the techniques, trials, and results of various strategies I have employed in my online teaching to elicit the kinds of responses that show evidence of inquiry. A model for wrapping assigned readings and media in preparation for forum discussion will also be demonstrated.

10:45am – 11:00am   Break

11:00am – 1 1:30am   Discussion/Bring your Q&A?

11:30am – 12:15pm   Using Moodle Attendance for Improving Student Retention and Success Through Instructor and Advisor Outreach
Speakers:  
Jon Scherbatskoy, Instructional Developer College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Norwich University
Fianna Verret, Faculty Development Manager, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Norwich University

We will discuss a collaborative approach to building an early warning system for student success in online programs: Norwich University has modified the use of the Moodle “Attendance” tool to create a three-pronged approach to retention intervention, capitalizing on instructor engagement, and student advising strategies. We will show how to set up our Participation Report (attendance), as well as some gathered data, analytics, and how the data was used.
 
12:15pm - 1:15pm   Lunch

1:15pm - 2:00pm   Creating Content with Universal Design in Mind
Speaker: Bonnie Solivan,  Academic Technologist, Wesleyan University

Teaching and Learning to accommodate all learners.  An overview of Universal Design Principles and Moodle tips & tricks to designing your learning space. 

2:00pm - 2:45pm Taking a Closer Look: Exploring the Details of Moodle Usage
Speaker: Stephanie Friedman, Instructional Technologist, Hampshire College

How are faculty actually using Moodle? While standard reports and custom queries illuminate the major trends, they miss the unique decisions being made in each course. This semester I examined all of our 200+ current Moodle courses (yes, all of them) to find patterns in their content and organization. The result?  Nuanced information about faculty habits across our academic schools, along with fuel for new ideas. Along with the process, I’ll discuss the decisions that came from it: a plan for consolidating our course formats, a framework to assist faculty in course design, and conversations with faculty about showcasing their exemplary courses.

2:45pm - 3:00pm   Wrap-up/End