The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Thursday, June 9 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio: Moving Beyond the LMS with Grav (1:00 - 4:00) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 30 Participants (First-Come, First-In). 

Do you have unmet pedagogical goals due to the constraints of your current LMS? Do you want to have a better experience for your students and yourself?

In this workshop (a mixture of presentation and hands-on activities) Paul will introduce Grav, a no database CMS and his open source Course Hub project to help other tech-savvy instructors 'flip' their institutional LMS to overcome these challenges while still keeping sensitive student information in the LMS.

For the hands-on elements of this workshop a notebook computer (MacOS or Windows) is required. Participants should be comfortable with editing text files, copying/pasting/editing URLs, connecting to a Webserver via FTP, and be familiar with basic Web page elements. Upon completion of the workshop participants will have basic knowledge of how the Grav Course Hub is organized and have a copy of it on their computer synced to a public GitHub repository.

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Paul Hibbitts, Hibbitts Design and Simon Fraser University

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Paul Hibbitts

Educator, Interaction Designer and Open Source Developer, Hibbitts Design / Simon Fraser University
For over 20 years Paul has delivered design solutions, customized training and practical strategies for organizations such as SAP BusinessObjects, The Canadian Real Estate Association and The University of British Columbia. Combining his professional user experience design skill set... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)