Lincoln University Environmental Health & Safety Lincoln University Police Department EHS Training via Learning Management Systems (LMS) at a Small University Robert A. Clay P.E., CHMM EHS Training via Learning Management Systems (LMS) at a Small University Robert A. Clay P.E., CHMM CUHWC Conference University of Virginia August 5, 2013 Lincoln University (Founded 1866) 160 Acre Campus HBCU 1890 Land Grant Institution 3000 students 7 Undergraduate degrees programs in 50 different majors • 4 Graduate degree programs with 13 different majors • • • • (Click here to visit Lincoln University’s website) EHS Program Areas Non–Laboratory Areas • • • • 3 Farms Motorpool Custodial Services Student Health Services EHS Program Areas Non–Laboratory Areas (Cont.) • • • • Grounds crews Print shop Art Department Dining Services EHS Program Areas Laboratories (Academic & Research) • • • • • 50 Principal Investigators 80 staff members 14 Post Doc & Graduate Students 66 Student workers 35 laboratories What is a Learning Management System (LMS)? • Software for distributing online or blended/ hybrid college courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration. • Corporate training departments use LMS’s to deliver online training, as well as automate record-keeping and employee registration. What is Moodle? Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment What is Moodle? To moodle (verb) - process of enjoyable tinkering that often leads to growing knowledge, insight and creativity. It applies both to the way Moodle was developed, and to the way we may use it to teach and learn. Moodle Advantages •Free Open-source Program that can be hosted on intranet at the University •Online (available 24- hours a day) •Ease of uploading of media (powerpoints, videos, pdfs, & web-links) Moodle Advantages (cont.) •Tests can be easily created •Creates tracking of those who have taken test for records Moodle Disadvantages •Must have a person to maintain the system •Must use a computer (non-techies hate them) Current Safety Topics •Biosafety Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) •Emergency Response Information •Fire Extinguisher Training •Hazard Communication •Haz-waste/Satellite Accumulation Current Safety Topics (cont.) •OSHA Lab Safety •Radiation Safety •Universal Waste •Emergency Response Guide (ERG) Training for Lincoln University Police Department Course Management Features •A teacher administrator has full control over all settings for a course including restricting other teachers. •Choice of course formats such as by week, by topic, or a discussion focused social format. •Flexible array of course activities Forums, Journals Quizzes, Resources, Choices, Surveys, assignments, Chats, & Workshops Course Management Features (cont.) •Display recent changes to the course since the last login can be displayed on the course homepage •Easy editing of text for resources, forum postings, journal entries, using an embedded WYSIWYG HTML editor •Grades for Forum, Journals, Quizzes and Assignments can be viewed on one page and downloaded into a spreadsheet. Course Management Features (cont.) •User logging and tracking – full activity reports for each student are available with graphs and details about each module also detailed review of each student’s involvement including postings and journal entries. •Courses can be packaged –as a single zip file using the backup function. These can be restored on any moodle server Quiz Modules •Teachers can define a database of questions for reuse in different quizzes •Questions can be stored in categories for easy access, and these categories can be published to make them accessible from any course on the site. •Quizzes are automatically graded, and can be regraded if questions are modified •Quizzes can have a limited time window outside of which they are not available Quiz Modules (cont.) •At the teacher’s option quizzes can be attempted multiple times, can show feedback and/or correct answers •Quiz questions and quiz answers can be shuffled (randomized) to reduce cheating •Questions allow HTML and images •Multiple-choice questions: single or multiple choice answers: Short Answer questions: words or phrases Quiz Modules (cont.) •True-False questions •Matching questions •Random questions •Numerical questions with allowable ranges •Embedded-answer questions Quiz Modules (cont.) •Embedded descriptive text and graphics •Assignments can be viewed online, or download •Teacher can attach feedback to comments •Notification is sent out via e-mail •Resubmission can be granted for assignments, for regrading Enough Talking Are you Ready to see the Moodle EHS Training in Action? Moodle website http://www.moodle.org Questions? Contact Info Robert A. Clay, P.E., CHMM Hazardous Materials Compliance Officer Lincoln University 820 Chestnut Street Jefferson City, Mo 65101 (573) 681-5497 E-mail: [email protected] Website : https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/environmentalhealth-and-safety/ehs We’re Finished!