TU Graz LearnLand Extensions

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A short overview about the developed externsions for LearnLand. LearnLand is the elgg platform of Graz University of Technology

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TU Graz LearnLand Extensions

  1. 1. TU Graz LearnLand extensions Behnam Taraghi Computing and Information Services Social Learning Group Graz University of Technology
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>TU Graz LearnLand (TUGLL) </li></ul><ul><li>Core features </li></ul><ul><li>Developed extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Live Demo </li></ul>
  3. 3. TU Graz LearnLand (TUGLL) <ul><li>Blog sphere and e-learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information gathering tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched October 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ELGG as blog sphere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ben Werdmuller & David Tosh </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Core features <ul><li>Weblogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TinyMCE editor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Expandability System setup Include (lib.php) Module1.lib Module2.lib Module3.lib … Modulen.lib Function paths Include libraries Set Metatags Load JS Files Set menu list Set sub menu list … . Lib.php Module 1 Lib.php Module 2 Lib.php Module 3 Lib.php Module n Lib.php . . .
  6. 6. Bookmark & Ranking plug-in
  7. 7. TUGLL it TUGLL it http://orf.at Redirect to bookmarklet interface User identified? yes NO Save Bookmark login LIVE DEMO
  8. 8. XML-RPC client plug-in <ul><li>Many ELGG platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Search module </li></ul>Searching Search query Search results
  9. 9. Module settings plug-in <ul><li>Danger of confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Individualization, configurability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activating, deactivating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opening, closing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Default configurations </li></ul><ul><li>Modules </li></ul>LIVE DEMO
  10. 10. Sidebar element settings <ul><li>Activating, deactivating </li></ul><ul><li>Opening, closing </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting </li></ul>LIVE DEMO
  11. 11. MetaWeblog API <ul><li>Simplifies blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Remote blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: offline blogging tool </li></ul><ul><li>It supports: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve a list of recently posted blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve a blog post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media objects </li></ul></ul>LIVE DEMO
  12. 12. FireFox add-on ScribeFire
  13. 13. Windows Live Writer
  14. 14. Multi blogging (ex. Austria forum)
  15. 15. Sidebar widgets <ul><li>Widget types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbox </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generic widgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul>LIVE DEMO
  16. 16. Further extensions <ul><li>Login interface </li></ul><ul><li>Username issue </li></ul><ul><li>Close, open for profile widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Change theme </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark widgets </li></ul>
  17. 17. LIVE DEMO

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