Welcome to MoodleMoot Finland in May 2024

Welcome to the first MoodleMoot Finland in 27-28 May 2024 in Helsinki! 

The registration and call for papers are open!

This conference brings together educators, administrators, developers, and other stakeholders across Finland and the surrounding regions to explore and share ideas about Moodle LMS. It is an opportunity to learn about the latest developments and trends in educational technology and pedagogy.

The theme of the MoodleMoot is “Open minds, open education: pathways to sustainable and inclusive learning environments”. We invite educators, developers, leaders and others from all over the world to collaborate and discuss about the future of open-source learning. In the MoodleMoot we share best practices and improve the quality of education.

MoodleMoot Highlights

MoodleMoot Finland offers a wide variety of activities and presentations for teachers, learning technologists, developers, and others. Here are some of the highlights which to wait for:

Keynotes: Our amazing keynote speakers are Marie Achour from Moodle HQ in Australia, Tim Hunt from the Open University in the UK, and Ben Cowley from the University of Helsinki in Finland. Keynotes discuss digital learning and artificial intelligence and Moodle product vision.

Presentations: Experts in education and technology will deliver great and inspiring presentations, sharing insights and ideas on the future of online learning.

Call for Papers is open! We invite you all to share your expertise and insights with the Moodle community!

Interactive workshops: participants of the MoodleMoot have the chance to participate in workshops on topics such as using generative AI in teaching and accessibility in Moodle. If you wish to host a workshop, see call for papers.

Networking: MoodleMoot Finland offers an opportunity for like-minded individuals to meet and share their experiences and knowledge with participants from Finland and abroad. Whether you are a new or experienced user of Moodle, the MoodleMoot is an excellent opportunity for gaining new insights, connecting with others, and learning how to better use Moodle in education.

Use the hashtag #MootFI24 to join the conversation on social media!

See you all in May!

The event is organised by the University of Helsinki together with our sponsors.

Moodle-News is moving

The Moodle-News blog is closing down. In the future, we will report Moodle news of the University of Helsinki directly on the news channel found in Moodle. You can find the new Moodle News channel in the block on the Moodle home page or in the Moodle News link in the middle.

Subscribe to the new Moodle News channel, and you will continue to receive Moodle News in your e-mail in the way you have defined in Moodle. Log in to Moodle, go to the Moodle-News channel and press “Subscribe to forum”. You can check your notification settings in your profile information.

Have a nice autumn!

Best regards
Moodle team
moodle @ helsinki.fi

New Moodle 4 version in Digipeda Café

UH Moodle will be updated to a new version on June 28. Moodle’s global developer community has renewed Moodle’s appearance and navigation. The four final Digipeda Café introductions of the academic year will shed light to the changes the new version brings.

Themes and dates

  • 20 April 2023: Dashboard and My courses
  • 4 May 2023: Course layout and editing
  • 1 June 2023: Question bank and Grader report
  • 15 June 2023: Other activities etc.

The introductions are held in Finnish. They are recorded and will be captioned in English. You don’t have to register for the sessions, but you can request calendar invitations from opetusteknologia@helsinki.fi. All introductions start at 9 AM.

Moodle 4: Dashboard and My courses

In the first Moodle 4 introduction, we go through the layout of the new version and the most important changes in some user-specific settings. We will be introducing the new versions of Desktop and My Courses tabs. Course area-specific changes will be explored in more detail in later introductions.

Read more about Digipeda Cafes and how to join them in Flamma

Moodle-miitti 5.6.2023: sign up as a participant or presenter

On Monday 5.6. at 9-12 a.m., there is a Moodle meetup (hybrid meeting) where teachers present their Moodle courses. You’re welcome if you are interested in Moodle or remote, online and hybrid teaching in general. Moodle-miitti is open to teachers in Finnish educational institutions who use Moodle in their teaching, so feel free to share this announcement.

Suggest a presentation

Is there a Moodle course you’d like to learn more about? Or have you yourself designed one you would like to share with your colleagues? Send us a suggestion for a presentation! Please send your proposals by 14th March 2022 using this form.

The featured Moodle courses may be ones that

  • have received good feedback from students,
  • take different learners and learning pathways into consideration,
  • meet accessibility criteria,
  • is well-suited to large numbers of students,
  • are self-study courses,
  • are visually attractive,
  • create a gamified experience,
  • take international students into consideration, or
  • are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses – open for everyone and there is no limitation for registration)

The idea of the event is to present Moodle courses from a pedagogical point of view. You may present either a short introduction (15 minute talk) or a longer demo (~30-45 minutes) Therefore, the technical settings for activities and other details will not be covered.

Sign up as a participant

You can already sign up for the Moodle-miitti by registrating in the Moodle area Moodle-miitti 5.6.2023. Also remember add event to your own calendar. If you can’t use HAKA-login but wish to attend the event, send us an email to moodle@helsinki.fi.

Service break in Moodle on 4th of January, 2023 – New Word count plugin

Moodle will be closed on 4th of January, 2023 from 8 AM to 12 AM. During this time you will not be able to log in to Moodle. Please also remember that there is a Unitube service break from 22 December 2022 to 3 January 2023.

New Word Count plugin

After the service break, you will have access to a new real-time word counter in the Atto editor. The word count will be displayed at the bottom of the editor window. The older hashtag icon will be removed from the selection.

More information

Support requests, questions and feedback: moodle @ helsinki.fi