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From ATHENS DA to Shibboleth Ensuring access via Open source Janet Waters 26 th  October  e-learning
Why go to Shibboleth? and how? <ul><li>Athens DA has allowed equality of access </li></ul><ul><li>Athens DA increased usag...
Conversion to shibboleth <ul><li>Join UK federation </li></ul><ul><li>Which adds us to management list </li></ul><ul><li>U...
How they get to it
Issues Layout too much choice – 2 clicks a cigarette
Issues Searching list
Issues use College login - great
Issues should be the page after 1 st  click
Issues agreement each time
Result
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Athens to Shibboleth at Totton College

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Presentation from Janet Waters at Totton College who have successfully implemented Shibboleth. Janet will be presenting on this topic at the RSC South East e-Learning Fair at Southampton Solent University on 26th October

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  • e-Learning Fair 2007 presentation http://www.rsc-southeast.ac.uk/index.php?p=765
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Athens to Shibboleth at Totton College

  1. 1. From ATHENS DA to Shibboleth Ensuring access via Open source Janet Waters 26 th October e-learning
  2. 2. Why go to Shibboleth? and how? <ul><li>Athens DA has allowed equality of access </li></ul><ul><li>Athens DA increased usage of databases </li></ul><ul><li>End of Athens as we know it </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for Athens per user in FE </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of databases plus costs for access </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Do nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Give up databases </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conversion to shibboleth <ul><li>Join UK federation </li></ul><ul><li>Which adds us to management list </li></ul><ul><li>Use open source software </li></ul><ul><li>Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Takes a week of IT time </li></ul><ul><li>Providers not adapting access, though say they will adapt – </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance so far </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Suck it and see? </li></ul>
  4. 4. How they get to it
  5. 5. Issues Layout too much choice – 2 clicks a cigarette
  6. 6. Issues Searching list
  7. 7. Issues use College login - great
  8. 8. Issues should be the page after 1 st click
  9. 9. Issues agreement each time
  10. 10. Result

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