Moodle Working Group
Working group at the MoodleMoot
This MoodleMoot offers the opportunity to create and improve Moodle features in dedicated sessions. This is an opportunity to contribute to the Moodle open source project, with a collective vision and hands-on work.
What is a working group?
Working groups will bring together end-users who are interested in working together to make Moodle better. A working group is not the same as a workshop. Working groups actively involve experienced Moodle users who have an interest in improving Moodle for the community. Working groups should generally have no more than 10 participants to allow each member to contribute. There are likely to be one or two working groups at the MoodleMoot.
I want to be involved, how do I volunteer?
To participate in one of the working groups be sure you are registered for all three days then post a message on the relevant Working Group Discussion.
Working Group 1 Scope - Dashboard
First impressions are important and the first impression that users generally get from Moodle is their "Homepage" (called "Dashboard" in Moodle 2.9). The homepage in core Moodle has improved in recent years. Furthermore various institutions have also carried out specific customisations to enhance their own Moodle homepage.
This working group will look at what teachers and students need from their Dashboard / My Home page, what other organisations have done and what should be changed and built for core Moodle. We are particularly asking for participation from end users rather than developers, after all it is the experience of the end user that we are trying to improve. Places are limited so please reply as soon as possible to reserve your space. In an effort to ensure that we get maximum benefit from this workshop, we will be restricting participation to one person per organisation.
Working group lead: Dr. Mark Glynn
Working Group 2 Scope - Form Simplification
When you first started using Moodle, did you find it a little complicated? Throughout Moodle there are a number of forms used to configure activities, resources, courses and other components. Forms can contain settings that are always visible to users, some that are advanced and some that are locked. Although administrators can simplify some forms by making settings advanced or locked, new users often experience unclear or unnecessary features in the course building process. The purpose of this working group is to review and simplify forms that users (including new users) use every day and to provide more control to administrators over such forms.
Working Group Lead: Artis Ivanovs