Sakai is leading the field!

Here’s a note I just received from Chuck Severance. “The first Learning Management System (VLE) in the world to pass the soon-to-be-announced IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Content Item Message spec is Sakai 11. This means Sakai 11 has formal certification in … Continue reading

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A Test Instance of a IMS Basic LTI tool

If you ever have occasion to experiment with a know-to-be-working and standards compliant IMS Basic LTI tool then please consider reading Dr Chuck’s “Sakai LTI Unit Tests” blog post. Dr Chuck has written an LTI tool that can be used … Continue reading

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A Tool for Choosing Projects, Modules or Options in WebLearn

This from Jon Mason, Medical Sciences: We have just been awarded funding from the IT Innovation Seed Fund for a project to develop a simple, flexible web application to enable the collation, communication and choosing of project, module, or other … Continue reading

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Linking to External Tools from a VLE/LMS: IMS LTI, oAuth or Webauth (or any other web-based Single Sign-On)?

WebLearn (Sakai) offers a number of technologies for people wanting to interoperate with external tools and services. This post attempts to explain each option and then make a suggestion as to which one should use. Thanks to Matthew Buckett for … Continue reading

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IMS Basic LTI Outline

Thanks to Matthew Buckett for this post. Updated 26th Oct 2012 – the username is now passed via ext_sakai_provider_displayid IMS Basic LTI Basic LTI allows external tools to be integrated into an existing application such as a VLE. These application … Continue reading

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IMS LTI video

The esteemed Chuck Severance (former Sakai CEO) has put together a video about IMS LTI. This is a technology that will appear in WebLearn next year and which allows departments or colleges to integrate their own tools into WebLearn. Information … Continue reading

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