Tuesday, September 13, 2016

2016 September 12~13 | Hokkaido Moodle Summer Workshop | Workshop and Presentations

I participated in the Moodle Association of Japan Summer Workshop held at Future University in Hakodate, Hokkaido. During the conference, I was able to present several times. The contents of my presentations are listed in this post.

LTI Configuration Workshop
Duration : 90-100 mins + 10-15 mins Q&A
Abstract :

In the past, Moodle sites were connected using MNet (Moodle Networking) which served as a Single Sign-On authentication method. While this grants access to remote Moodle sites for collaborative learning, the activities occur in separate spaces. Now there is LTI, or Learning Tools Interoperability, which is a standard proposed by the IMS Global Consortium for the purpose of connecting learning systems together. Not only do sites allow login access remotely, but a more fine-grained control is allowed making it possible to share even a single activity for the purposes of collaboration. The benefits include better security and even publishing of grades to the remote sites. Additionally, the protocol is platform independent which allows for other LMS such as Blackboard or edX to connect and share. In this workshop, participants will get hands-on experience configuring LTI from both a consumer side and an provider side. Basic administrative knowledge of Moodle is a prerequisite.

Ten Taller Tips and Tricks for Moodle
Duration : 45-50 mins + 5-10 mins Q&A
Abstract :

Some basic tips for using Database, Workshop, Assignment, Glossary, and Quiz will be demonstrated in this discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring their own homegrown ideas to share with the group. While the novelty of the "Ten" tips cannot be guaranteed for those with Moodle experience, the main point is to collaborate on different ways to make good use of the things we know to improve the user experience.

Slides here:

Email de-spamification and TLS for your Moodle (co-presented with Adam Jenkins)
Duration :90-100 mins + 10-15 mins Q&A
Abstract :Use protection on your Moodle: Enabling TLS through Let's Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a simple, fully-automated and free service that provides certificates for encrypting a site with Transport Layer Security (TLS -- previously Secure Sockets Layer, SSL). In this workshop, we will demonstrate the use of Let’s Encrypt to enable https and renew certificates regularly using a cronjob. Some background about asymmetric key encryption and cipher suite selection will also be provided, along with commentary on recommended practices to ensure privacy and prevent eavesdropping. Learn how to protect both your Moodle and your users.
De-spamify your Moodle server with DKIM, Sender ID, and SPF Records

With email providers increasing requirements for valid email sender authentication, Moodle administrators need to understand the available tools to authenticate the server as a valid source of email. This workshop will show three basic configurations for Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Sender ID, and Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) which will increase delivery rates and reduce spamification of Moodle server messages and notifications. Administrator knowledge a prerequisite plus for this (hopefully) hands-on workshop.

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