Sunday, January 15, 2012

Frustration with MoodleBuddy

Because there was no MoodleBuddy number on my profile this morning, I wrote a private email to one of the instructors:

Thank you for posting these, Dr. Smirnova.  Yesterday I saw MoodleBuddy 15 on my profile, but it is not there today, and my name is not in Group 15 or any of the groups.

I'd appreciate your help!

Since there was no response to that, I started a new topic on the course support forum entitled MoodleBuddy and posted the following message:

In response to the message: “If you access profile, you will find your Moodle Buddy team number. It will look like this: MoodleBuddy10, for example.”

Once we know our MoodleBuddy number, how do we find the two other participants with the same number? I have been looking for instructions about how to do that but don't find any. mixed

Incidentally, when I accessed my profile last night (Japan time), I recall seeing MoodleBuddy15, but now I cannot see it listed. Where specifically is the MoodleBuddy number located?

Appreciate any/all help!
CA in snowy Sapporo

There was zero response to that thread.  Then one of the instructors appeared on Chatroll, so I was excited, thinking that I'd now have a chance to get my answer.  Here's the ensuing conversation:

Jan 15 2012, 2:51 PM
CAinSapporoLast night before I went to bed, I saw MoodleBuddy 15 on my profile, but it's not there now and I'm not in Group 15.
Jan 15 2012, 2:51 PM
CAinSapporoCan you help me with that? I only have a few more hours that I can do any of the course activities here in Japan.
Jan 15 2012, 2:58 PM
Nellie DeutschHi CAinSapporo, you can view your Moodle Buddy by going into your profile. Have you tried that?
Jan 15 2012, 3:02 PM
CAinSapporoPlease look at what I wrote above: “ Last night before I went to bed, I saw MoodleBuddy 15 on my profile, but it's not there now and I'm not in Group 15.
Jan 15 2012, 3:05 PM
Jan 15 2012, 3:06 PM
CAinSapporoI'm also curious as to why the groups were available for us to view previously, and now they're hidden from our view.
Jan 15 2012, 3:07 PM
Welcome to Moodle for Teachers 2012 EVO!
Jan 15 2012, 3:26 PM
CAinSapporoI guess I'm here all alone now.  Bye.

Finally, in further frustration, I posted this to (what was now) my own private forum:

I looked at a couple of other profiles, and they had a MoodleBuddy number after Group.  I also found the lists of groups at this link: and didn't see my name.  Am I being excluded for some reason?  Wahhhh!  sad

Because group #15 has only 2 people, and I'm fairly sure that's where I belong, I'm going to contact those two people.  It's already Sunday evening in Japan (although it's only 5:15 a.m. in Toronto where the course was set up), so I won't have time to get into actually using the materials, yet.  In fact, if I click on the link to access them, they are still hidden.  With a very full week coming up - my last full week of university courses this semester - I'm not going to be able to accomplish anything until next weekend, at the earliest. 

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