HEUG: Moodle Integration Bolt-On Review



Again, for a sense of completeness, I can’t leave off the Moodle Integration Bolt-On session that I attended.  Actually, I attended it up front (co-presenting).

The presentation went well from my point of view.  I thought my material went rather fast, but on the other hand, I hope that it communicated everything in a short amount of time without waisting the attendees time.  I’ll be interested to hear any feedback.  Hopefully, they got the information from the session they were looking for.

One of the things that stood out to me was the fact that many people seemed to have trouble on the Moodle side.  They were doing different  kinds of batch integrations and such.  Hopefully, Sean’s presentation of using the plugin to configure Moodle to come get the data really helped them.

Another thing I enjoyed was having a couple of the people from the Student Administration Integration Pack attending.  They helped me understand their product more.  Our solution was very simple, easy, and cheap.  But, their solution is much more complete.  They pointed me to IMS Global.org where they are working on a standard for this kind of data.  They are including more information than just the data elements that we are interfacing, and in addition, they are including outcome information, which would entail interfacing the grades back into PeopleSoft.


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  1. Alper Onen says:

    Hi,

    I am the CEO of an online learning solution for standardized tests. I have read your post and I am wondering whether you are aware of a solution for moodle integration where we host it on our servers without being beholden to companies that ask you to bundle the hosting services alongside.

    Kind regards,

    Alper Onen

    • digitaleagle says:

      Alper,

      I have heard of such services, but from what I understood, they were not interested in interfacing with PeopleSoft. I haven’t researched that myself, so I may be wrong. Does your company offer any integrations with PeopleSoft? At minimum, we would need to interface the students enrolled in each course over to your servers. A nice to have feature would be to interface the grades back into PeopleSoft at the end of the course. Then, the next question is whether or not you have the pieces on the PeopleSoft side already developed or whether you require your clients to develop that part.

      Thanks,

      Stephen

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