2017 Annual Sakai LAMP Camp


Pedagogy and Technology Conference



Call for Papers for the 2017 Conference is now open.
Registration for the 2017 Conference is now open.

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SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
The schedule for the 2017 Conference is being finalized. The following graphic show the schedule at a glance, with the details below.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast for those staying on campus in the Lees-McRae Dining Hall.
8:00 AM
Registration desk is open.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Stirling Room 205
Welcome to LAMP Camp! In this first plenary session we will get to know each other a bit and talk about the trail we’re about to hike, a trail of exploration and learning, a trail with great rewards for those who are willing to pursue Sakai. We will also provide some perspective about the unique community that is the LAMP Consortium. This session is a must for all participants.
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Tenderfoot Trail - Packing for the Trip
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 120
Welcome, Tenderfoots! Are you new to Sakai? Then consider this your first excursion into the wild, wonderful world of open source learning management software. This session, the first of three, will cover the basics of Sakai and teaching with this powerful tool. You’ll learn what you need to have to “pack for the trip.”
Sakai Roadmap
Matthew Jones (Longsight, Inc.)
Stirling Room 205
Matthew Jones is one of the key architects of Sakai’s more recent releases. He is a deep pool of wisdom when it comes to tracking the Sakaiger. In this session Matthew will discuss the updates to Sakai 11 as well as plotting the way forward into Sakai 12 and beyond. Come to this session to learn how the worldwide Sakai development community coordinates its work and moves steadily forward.
Transformational Learning: Lessons from a Theologian Turned Online Learning Director
Darwin Glassford (Kuyper College)
Learning Commons Room 202
Transitioning from the traditional face-to-face undergraduate and graduate school setting to serving as a Director of Online Learning created fertile ground for reflecting on learning theory and online learning. The presentation will explore how those reflections are shaping the development of Kuyper College’s first graduate and online program.
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Bobcat Bend - Making Camp
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 120
This second session in the Tenderfoot journey into the land of Sakai will focus on some of the basic tools in Sakai and how they can best apply to teaching and learning.
Roundtable: Sakai Beyond the Classroom
Melissa Mercer (Lees-McRae College)
Stirling Room 205
At Lees-McRae College, we use Sakai for orientation and placement testing sites, information portals, collaborative group spaces, and much more. Come share the ways your institution uses Sakai beyond the classroom. Tell us what you’re doing or what you want to do and learn how others use the LMS to engage their campus communities. We might even emerge from the session with new and brilliant ideas that we can all take home and put into practice.
We’re Not Talking About Sakai
Dave Eveland (Johnson University)
Stirling Room 205
Ever wonder how Sakai really compares to other platforms out there? So did I. While not hugely scientific this session will provide a review of the major features (differences and similarities) between Sakai, Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and Moodle. If you didn’t know you had a good thing going, you will by the end of this session.
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Lunch in the Lees-McRae Dining Hall.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Eagle Eyrie - On the Trail
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 120
By now you’re not a Tenderfoot any more! This third session in the “camping” series will focus on some of the more powerful tools in Sakai, helping those who are less experienced with Sakai learn how to leverage its many functions to deliver on the promise of better teaching and learning.
Student Data Visualization - The Dream
Laura Gekeler (University of Notre Dame)
Learning Commons Room 202

Technology Roundtable
Matthew Jones (Longsight, Inc.)
Stirling Room 205
Matthew Jones, one of the primary architects of Sakai 11 and beyond, will lead a roundtable discussion about the technology under the hood of Sakai. Come to this session to get your techie questions answered.
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
JIRA, Java, Jwha?
Dave Eveland (Johnson University)
Stirling Room 205
Ever want to know how you can directly impact the quality and continued improvement of Sakai? It’s not hard, really. Come by to learn how to create a JIRA, or add to one. The greater Sakai community uses JIRA is software used by millions of users every day to plan, track, and release world-class software – think of it as the nervous system of the Sakai community. Come learn how to create, contribute to, and provide feedback on JIRA issues and make Sakai an even better platform.
New Features in the Lessons Tool
John Padgett (Brevard College)
Learning Commons Room 120
With version 11 of Sakai, the Lessons tool received several new features and existing feature enhancements to allow instructors greater control over how they organize and present course content and assignments. This session goes beyond the basics of the Lessons tool to showcase some of these features, which include layout and design improvements, easier ways to add content and assignment links, and enhancements in student content areas.

Roundtable: How to Teach Remotely
Rob Keeney (Grafton TDS, Inc.)
Learning Commons Room 202
Have you noticed that teaching remotely is not quite the same as teaching in a classroom full of live people you can see and touch? This session will be be a time of sharing your best strategies for teaching remotely. Come to learn best practices from your colleagues in a facilitated discussion that is likely to be lively and enlightening.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Customized CSS for Lessons
Eric Greene (Clear Creek Baptist Bible College), Dave Eveland (Johnson University)
Stirling Room 205

Getting Started with the Attendance Tool
Doug Miller (Brevard College)
Learning Commons Room 120
This workshop will cover the initial setup and basic use of the attendance tool. Topics include establishing settings, taking attendance (online or offline), grading attendance, and sending grades to the gradebook.
Producing Closed Captioning and Screen Reader Compliant Documents Without Breaking the Budget
John Ketchen (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 202
This presentation explains the processes Johnson University uses to produce closed captioning and screen reader compliant documents without breaking our budget. We describe the process of getting an accurate transcript from a voiceover PowerPoint presentation without paying for a transcriber, synchronizing transcript with the video asset, and exporting to Warpwire.
5:30 PM — Group Dinner
Puerto Nuevo
2120 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk, NC 28604
Each year at the Conference we “break bread together” off campus. The idea is to get to know your fellow Consortium members in a relaxed environment over dinner. This evening’s dinner will be at Puerto Nuevo, a local Spanish and Mexican restaurant that is highly recommended by local folks.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast for those staying on campus in the Lees-McRae Dining Hall.
8:00 AM
Registration desk is open.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Why Notre Dame is an Active Player in the Sakai Community
Laura Gekeler (University of Notre Dame)
Stirling Room 205
In this Prairie Home Companion style keynote, Laura plans to make up for ditching you all last year. She'll ramble on about how Notre Dame is the same and it might be different from the institutions you represent, how she got roped into being on the Apereo Board (and how much she enjoys it now) and how to make for yourself and for your institution your own relationship with Apereo and Sakai because you'd be enriched if you did.
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Designing Instructional Videos
Doug Miller (Brevard College)
Learning Commons Room 202
This presentation will review practical design consideration to make when producing an instructional video. Topics covered will include story-boarding, script writing, visual design, production notes, accessibility, and technical considerations. No prior video production experience necessary. This presentation will NOT cover how to use video editing software or recording equipment. It will focus on the design and production process rather than specific tools.
Plagiarism Detection and Using VeriCite
John Padgett (Brevard College)
Learning Commons Room 120
For all its wonders, the Internet has made it much easier for students to plagiarize, both intentionally and inadvertently. This session will discuss plagiarism and other misuse of sources, offer some strategies to prevent such tendencies in student writing, and demonstrate how to use VeriCite, a plagiarism detection service created by Longsight, to discover some instances of academic dishonesty.

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Discussion Forums Revisited
John Ketchen (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 120
If your discussion forums need an energy boost, this presentation is for you. When well done, nothing matches discussion forums for engaging students with course content (cognitive presence) and promoting interaction between members of the class (social presence) including the instructor (teaching presence). We will look at research, theory, and best practices.
Setting up a Video Studio
John Harvey (Kentucky Christian University)
Learning Commons Room 202
Are your instructional videos lacking in quality? Do you wish you knew how to use a green screen? This hands-on workshop will guide you in how to set up and utilize a simple video studio for your institution.
12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Lunch in the Lees-McRae Dining Hall.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hide and Seek
Rob Keeney (Grafton TDS, Inc.)
Stirling Room 205
Use the new collapsible section feature in the Lessons tool to improve readability and provide structure.
New Features in the New Gradebook Tool
Laura Gekeler (University of Notre Dame)
Learning Commons Room 120

Warpwire — Secure Video for Education
Erin Moore (WarpWire, Inc.), Jenn Summe (WarpWire, Inc.)
Learning Commons Room 202
In this session, we’ll be showcasing Warpwire, a secure video platform for education that seamlessly integrates into Sakai. We’ll give a brief overview of how Warpwire works and talk about the importance of security and simplicity in educational technology. We’ll also give a live demonstration of our newest features.
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
LaTex Math
Rob Keeney (Grafton TDS, Inc.)
Stirling Room 205
No, it's not rubber and it's not gloves! LaTex is a typesetting engine that generates beautiful math visuals from plain text markup. Sakai supports LaTex as an option for courses and projects. Learn what it is, how and when to use it. If you (or any of your instructors) teach math, you will need this plugin.
How to Incorporate Video into Your Courses
Erin Moore (WarpWire, Inc.), Jenn Summe (WarpWire, Inc.)
Learning Commons Room 202
In this session, we’ll discuss concrete ways to incorporate video into your courses to enhance the learning experience and facilitate student engagement. We’ll also talk about ways to organize and measure the impact of your media. Get ready to participate in this collaborative session and you’ll leave with new ideas to try in your classroom.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Leveraging Lesson Page Statistics for Measuring Student Engagement
Dave Eveland (Johnson University)
Stirling Room 205
As course offerings continue to grow, especially online, more and more institutions are looking to balance or use statistical data to inform a student’s achievement of course goals or outcomes. While not meant to be a single point of evaluation, using information from the Statistics Tool can help inform you about student engagement in a course, provide feedback for use in course redesign or improvement or help you focus on what students really need to do next in a course. Use of Statistics, Lesson page Question feature, User Activity Report in Tests and Quizzes and Statistics & Grading in Forums will be demoed.
5:30 PM — Group Dinner
Banner Elk Cafe
324 Shawneehaw Ave., Banner Elk, NC 28604
During our last evening together, we like to go somewhere nice and, if we can, somewhere local. the Banner Elk Cafe is just the place — it is even two restaurants in one, making for extensive dining choices. Make sure you know which menu and which kitchen you’re ordering from!
Thursday, July 28, 2017
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast for those staying on campus in the Lees-McRae Dining Hall.
8:00 AM
Registration desk is open for turning in keys.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Report from the Advisory Council
Terry Golightly (Johnson), John Padgett (Brevard), Terry Ann Smith (New Brunswick), G. K. Pennington (Ohio Valley), Eric Greene (Clear Creek)
Stirling Room 205
The LAMP Advisory Council provides guidance to the LAMP Consortium throughout the year. In this session, they will provide their annual informal report about some of the decisions made and the future prospects for the LAMP Consortium.
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Building ePortfolios in Karuta
Terry Smith (New Brunswick Theological Seminary)
Stirling Room 205

Google for Education + Sakai = ?
John Harvey (Kentucky Christian University)
Learning Commons Room 120
The G Suite of apps for education are extremely powerful. Combining them with Sakai lessons is seamless, and opens up a new world of possibility in the Lessons tool. This workshop will be an overview of how to use Google Apps in Sakai, including how they can solve common problems.
You Know You Should, But Do You Know How
Terry Golightly (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 202
January 2018 means the deadline for making your courses accessible hits a hard wall. You know your courses should be accessible, but do you know how to make them accessible? This workshop and following labs are your chance to learn how to work with Sakai and with accessibility checkers in MS Office and Adobe to be sure your documents are compliant with WCAG 2.0 and Section 508. We will also look at color issues and font choices that make big differences for people with vision problem and learning disabilities. So bring your questions and your course challenges and we'll work through them together.
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Leveraging H5P to provide interactive elements in your Online Courses
Dave Eveland (Johnson University)
Learning Commons Room 202
Many online courses consist of low-level, or 'standard' tool sets native to Sakai for online courses. H5P, a free, very easy to use online tool provides a simple means for creating interactive videos, flash card sets, image hotspots, fill in the blanks, presentations and more. Come make your first interactive and place it right into your lesson(s) in Sakai today.
Using E-portfolios and Sakai for Assessment and Accreditation
Terry Smith (New Brunswick Theological Seminary)
Stirling Room 205
The assessment of student learning outcomes is a crucial and necessary element when performing programmatic assessment for both institutional effectiveness and accreditation. This presentation demonstrates how the use of data derived from e-portfolios and Sakai supports the assessment and accreditation process.
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Planning for Next Year’s Conference, and Conference Wrap-up
Martin Ramsay (CEATH Company)
Stirling Room 205
We always wrap up the annual conference with planning for next year’s conference. This plenary session will include a review of lessons learned and an opportunity to discuss any remaining questions. There will ample opportunity to shape the format, content and location of next year’s conference.