There has been a lot of discussion about the Moodle / Mahara integration since Moodle 2.3 was released in mid 2012. Hear about what progress has been made and how Mahara works with Moodle 2.3... and into the future. About NetSpot
Features:Single sign onPush content from Moodle to Mahara- Assignment submissions, single and multiple file uploads- chat sessions- database activity module entries- forum posts- glossary entriesMahara assignment-Assessing Mahara Pages
Mahara assignment-Assessing Mahara Pages
Redesign of the assignment module.
This is only a short term fix as it is not clear how long the old assignment module will be supported and as the integration relies on MNET, it is also not clear how long this will be supported into the future. MOODLE Roadmap – Major project for the near future:Mnet - replacement using standard Oauth2 mechanisms and web services
This is only a short term fix as it is not clear how long the old assignment module will be supported and as the integration relies on MNET, it is also not clear how long this will be supported into the future.
What is LTI – Learning Tools InteroperabilityThe external tool is another way that you can extend the functionality of Moodle by using additional external tools. It allows users to interact with LTI-compliant learning resources and activities, external to the Moodle site. LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability. For example users could access learning materials from an external publisher. Tools such as WordPress (blog) are LTI compliant. Connecting to LTI tools has been available in Moodle from version 2.2.“The basic use case behind the development of the LTI specification is to allow the seamless connection of web-based, externally hosted applications and content, or Tools (from simple communication applications like chat, to domain-specific learning environments for complex subjects like math or science) to platforms that present them to users. In other words, if you have an interactive assessment application or virtual chemistry lab, it can be securely connected to an educational platform in a standard way without having to develop and maintain custom integrations for each platform. “Would work with a different authentication, OAuth, instead of MNET.The solution would allow for the archiving of the submitted pages and therefore tick off the highest item on our clients wish list.
Moodle Docs - External tool: http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/External_toolIMS Global – About the LTI standard: http://www.imsglobal.org/toolsinteroperability2.cfmIMS Catalog of LTI tools - http://developers.imsglobal.org/catalog.html
AssignmentsAdvanced uploading of filesOnline textUpload a single fileOffline activityMahara portfolioAssignments (2.2)Advanced uploading of filesOnline textUpload a single fileOffline activityMahara portfolioAssignmentsX
An interim solution…Assignments (2.2)Advanced uploading of filesOnline textUpload a single fileOffline activityMahara portfolioAssignmentsOther AssignmentsMahara portfolioAssignments
Image from Microsoft clipart gallery onlineI wish that it could…Take a snapshot of the page, to be used for auditing.Submit a collection of pages.Push Mahara assets into Moodle.Mahara content contributes to Moodle Outcome results.Grade in Mahara and push that grade to Moodle.Use Moodle defined groups in Mahara for group assessment.What’s on your wish list?Attend Kristina’s brainstormingsession today at 11:50 am tocontribute!