Hartmut Eich, Andreas Hruska
AMC Academic Moodle Cooperation
Introduction of Academic Moodle Cooperation (AMC)
Several universities have joined forces to form the Academic Moodle Cooperation (AMC). The purpose of the cooperation is to ensure long-term operation, maintenance, advancement and support of Moodle and its related services as well as to create synergies for the most efficient use of the partnership institutions' resources. https://www.academic-moodle-cooperation.org
In the course of the cooperation, Moodle modules have emerged from the needs and demands arising from university teaching and we want to make these modules available to the entire Moodle community. In doing so, we also want to express our gratitude to the Moodle community for its support.
As yet, we offer the following eight modules:
The Checkmark module (mod/checkmark) allows teachers to obtain information about the assignments completed by the students prior to a lesson.
The Grouptool (mod/grouptool) enhances the functionality of Moodle default groups. Two of the additional features are the possibility for students to enrol themselves in groups with waiting lists, and the transfer of grades within groups.
The MC Offline Quiz (mod/offlinequiz) adds paper-and-pencil multiple-choice quizzes to Moodle. In offline quizzes students mark answers to questions on a sheet of paper (the answer form).
The Organizer (mod/organizer) allows participants to subscribe to events, which can be created easily and efficiently by teachers.
In the Semsort block (blocks/semester_sortierung) courses are grouped by their starting dates in a semester view on the MyMoodle page.
With the module student folder (mod/publication) students can upload documents which can be made visible by teachers.
The report grade distribution (/grade/report/gradedist) visualizes the grades of students in a course. Changes to letter grades (i.e. the boundary of a grade) can be analysed visually, saved and therefore overwritten if necessary.
The checkmark report (local/checkmarkreport) is an extension to the module checkmark and shows the marks and grades for one or more checkmarks in a tabular form.
The Working Group "Documentation & Training" - consisting of members of the AMC - jointly creates documentation materials about Moodle, that are shared and used by all associated partners. In addition to short user guides, FAQ's and manuals, also numerous multimedia tutorials have been produced within this cooperation. The tutorials videos have now been published via the new Youtube channel of the AMC and we hereby sincerely invite you to watch our videos!
The Academic Moodle Cooperation was established in 2014 as a result of the Moodle development cooperation project executed by the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology from 2011 to 2013.
The Cooperation's mission is...
- to create a common technological basis, support structures and the necessary conditions
- to develop strategies for harmonised solutions
- to embed the Cooperation in the universities in the long run, and
- to encourage participation of other universities, even with respect to individual areas.
One of Austria's largest and most innovative universities with a long-standing tradition.
Not only Austria's largest medical university but also one of Europe's most renowned research institutions.
Austria's largest research and educational institution in the fields of science and technology.
An educational and research institution for renewable resources paired with science, technology and economics.
The oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe.
We plan to further extend the Cooperation in the future.