ngberger.com has been
running websites for studying English and soft skills since 1998 on
www.ngberger.com, media.ngberger.com and moodle.ngberger.com.
An old Moodle server has been running since 2003 to support students and some other teachers to develop soft skills in English in a variety of blended coursework or independent learning courses. A new Moodle server has been supporting studies since summer 2016, so that now most current courses run on the new system. User profiles work on both servers for two years after registration. Not visiting the site for two years means user data will then automatically be removed from the database.
courses support student learning in term-time and remain accessible for
at least a year. In line with regulations, users can extend their
If they have not been on the site for more than two years, their data will be removed from the database automatically. This means work records are deleted and access rights withdrawn.
Communications from site or courses
users on the site and in courses may be sent site or course news from
time to time. This requires your consent in the registration process.
You can opt in by logging into the site or deregister from courses.
Registration and enrolment
registering, your name and a working email address are essential. A
secure password may be allocated or can be defined by the user. It needs
to meet secure standards which are explained on the registration page.
Users can define other personal details and what can be shared.
Passwords can be recovered via a help button on the log-in page. Access
to courses is via manual enrolment by the tutor or by self-enrolment if
an enrolment key is provided in class.
Data collection and use
log-in, the database logs user name, IP-address, date and time, as well
as any submissions and grades. Users can see such data in their user
profiles in the logs and gradebooks, including feedback posted by
tutors. Note that not all scores recorded are used for grading! Details
may vary and are explained in courses.
Such information is for teaching and personal use only and will not be shared with outside parties. In exceptional cases when grading is contested, such data may be used in evidence, though.
Data shared with other registered and logged-in users includes names, profile photos and presence on the course site when logged in. This is necessary for collaborative learning and explained during registration before and in classes.
Unenrolment and deregistration
users can unenrol from individual courses. A link is provided in the
personal profile. In order to deregister from the Moodle databases, send
an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a message to Norbert Berger
via the messaging function in Moodle.
With GDPR coming into force, I am writing to remind you of the sites "Study Soft Skills in English with NGBerger" and offer you to continue access if you want.
As you may have heard, the Heartbleed vulnerability is currently affecting many web servers.
I have taken all the recommended security measures: I patched my Moodle server, replaced the security certificate, restarted everything, and changed passwords.
Although my site does not use ssl ...Read the rest of this topic