ATAC 2018 Conference at Lafayette

A view of one of the gates at Lafayette College.

  The first-ever Academic Technology Administrators Conference (ATAC) is being held at Lafayette College on June 25 and 26. Sponsored by CLAMP, the conference is dedicated to the people who design, implement and support the academic technology ecosystem. In some ways this conference is the successor to the old NITLE User Group meetings, where folks … Read more

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest hits Indianapolis in Summer 2016

The Butler bulldog stands atop the Butler University sign, with a large grass field in the background.

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest — that biannual summer camp for instructional technologists, web developers, and other folks who work with Moodle — hits Indianapolis this summer. It’s being held Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. A pre-Hack/Doc documentation and coding sprint will be held Monday, June 20, 2016. … Read more

CLAC 2015 Takes the Field

CLAC 2015 is getting close. The Consortium of Liberal Arts College’s annual conference is being held at Lafayette College from June 16 to June 18, 2015.  This is my first CLAC conference — it’s something I’ve heard people in ITS talk about for years, but it always fell at inopportune times. This year isn’t much … Read more

Moodlers Assemble! Hack/Doc Fest at Holy Cross, June 2015

It’s time to get Moodling again. CLAMP’s Moodle Hack/Doc Fest for Summer 2015 is being held at the College of Holy Cross in June 2015. This is our 16th Hack/Doc, and our first time back in Massachusetts since Summer 2011’s event at Hampshire College. Last summer’s Hack/Doc at Macalester College saw me spending three days … Read more

Reflections on HighEdWeb 2014

HighEdWeb 2014 at Portland is now a week gone. As is the case with most HighEdWeb it did a good job of balancing professional development, meeting new people, and getting to know the locale. Charles Fulton and I gave a talk on improving your website without nuking it from orbit. The presentation focused on using tools … Read more

Eat, Chat, Geek out about Moodle

CLAMP Presentations are available on YouTube.

A long-running tradition at Hack/Doc are our lunchtime presentations. These are 15-30 minute Moodle-related presentations in which presenters talk about projects they’ve been working on, cool things they’ve learned, or new code they’ve written. Past topics have included LAE Grader, WordPress and Moodle integration via LTI, and Moodle theming. If you’re going to be at … Read more

Getting Ready for Macalester

Moodle is hitting Macalester College in a big way in June. First, the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) is hosting it’s first ever Moodle User Group meeting (or “MUG”) at the St. Paul, MN college. The MUG runs June 23-24, 2014 and features a packed schedule focusing on the pedagogical uses of Moodle. Immediately after the … Read more