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

Fuzzy Badges in Mozilla Backpack

Two silver shield-like badges - one for i-Lingua and another for i-World - appear in a Mozilla Backpack.

I spent the last week or so rolling out the 2017 editions of Lafayette’s i-World and i-Lingua badges. Evidence to support the various flavors of badges is collected using a customized Moodle instance (called, simply enough, “Badges”). Once graded using the corresponding rubrics, the badges are baked by Moodle and can then be shared with the … Read more

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Summer 2017

Harold F. Johnson Library on a sunny day with blue skies overhead. The building itself features a stacked block design.

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Summer 2017 will be held Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23, 2017 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. A pre-Hack/Doc documentation and coding sprint will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Hampshire also hosted Hack/Doc in Summer 2011. Unfortunately I can’t be there myself because of a prior commitment. It’s bittersweet — this is the first Hack/Doc … Read more

Hack/Doc’ing at Butler University

Stylized art blocks comprise the word "Moodle"

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest at Butler University has come and gone, yielding recommendations regarding adopting Moodle 3.0/3.1 and demonstrating that the new “competencies” module isn’t going to be nearly as useful as I’d hoped. At first blush, Competencies seemed like something that might be useful for our badges project (e.g. demonstrate competency in a foreign language, then use that … 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

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

Get ready for Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2015 at Oxy

A photo of one of the buildings on the Occidental College campus.

Registration is now open for Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2015 at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. The event starts on Monday, January 5th with our traditional code/documentation sprint (which admittedly tends to be less a sprint, and more a “let’s get organized” session) followed by formal Hack/Doc on Tuesday, January 6 through Thursday, January … Read more