Drupal in Education

Welcome to the Drupal in Education group. This group is an umbrella group for supporting and discussing the various uses of Drupal in educational settings.

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Invitation to new project


I'm Kieran Mathieson, assoc prof at Oakland U.

Skill Tree is a new open source project that might interest you, to be done in D8. The goal is to improve university skill courses, like programming, writing, and statistics. How? By building software for creating good skills courses.

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Tool Builder - Liberating Innovation via site building

https://www.elmsln.org/blog/post/tool-builder video showing new functionality built into elms that allows for effectively allowing anyone that can site build to submit their idea to our innovations github repo without needing to understand code or version control. This is one of the more ridiculous goals of the project.

We have armies of faculty, instructional designers and site builders throughout the education space. We're seeking to unlock the ability for everyone, without knowledge of code or version control, to be able to contribute their creations.

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A11y toolkit module

Just wanted to blast it here as well that I made an accessibility toolkit module which provides a block to help provide ways of improving your site for different visual impairments; most resolving around dyslexia (like a font that makes it easier to read). We also store the setting in a cookie and in the future will do this on the serverside so it doesn't have to reload each time (as the screencast currently shows).

Support, feedback and improvement suggestions always welcome: https://drupal.psu.edu/blog/post/a11y-accessibility-toolkit-module

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ELMS Learning Network : Tipping Point (0.2.0) released

With 118 issues resolved, ELMS Learning Network version tipping point (0.2.0) is out with a comprehensive walkthrough of capabilities and discussion of what and why the system functions as it does. We now support CentOS 6,7, Ubuntu 14 / Deb, and Amazon AMI one-line installations. The walkthrough in this post just scratches the surface as we have 2 types of asset management systems with H5P support built in as well as support for LTI 1.2 (provider), REST (shown, and powers everything), and XAPI support it's a great preview of things to come.

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Hey GDO land. Haven't gotten around to posting here in awhile but we've got a demo up of ELMS Learning Network in case anyone wants to check it out without having to spin up vagrant or install.

Appreciate feedback, find anything or confused? drop the team (yeah, we have one of those now it's pretty awesome) a line:


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Many new features and four new content types available for H5P

With the latest version of H5P users may copy and paste entire interactions:
Animation illustrating copy and paste

And also bring content to front more easily, as well as many other improvements.

Four new content types has also been added: Arithmetic Quiz, Collage, Charts and Impressive Presentation.

Learn more and try it out in the interactive release note.

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New H5P Release!

We've made Interactive Video much, much better, created a new content type, improved the user experience for authors and a lot more.

Are you familiar with H5P? Learn about the latest features in the October release note :)

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ELMSLN + JMOL = interactive 3D proteins!

Mike Potter (from elmsln, not P2) showed me a pretty awesome project his coworker found and he was able to hook into elmsln. I shot a quick video but the module it's running off of is http://drupal.org/project/jmol

He's hooked it up to our interactive object repository distribution (ICOR) with a feature that makes a field formatter that lets you


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iMindsX Platform: showcase for Learning Locker integration (and more)

As mentioned previously, we've been working hard on integrating Drupal with Learning Locker. Next to this we've invested heavily in usability for a blended learning platform based on Drupal. We'd like to show the Drupal community the two components on a live demo:

iMindsX platform - Drupal based blended learning demo

The iMindsX platform is optimised for blended learning. It uses Drupal 7, a large number of contrib modules from drupal.org, several modules from iMinds, some of which have been released on drupal.org already:

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Education focused DrupalCampPA in Pittsburgh Aug 1&2!

Drupal Camp PA

When: August 1st & 2nd
Location: University of Pittsburgh
Drupal Camp PA will be held on August 1st and 2nd, 2015
Event URL: Drupal Camp PA Website - http://drupalcamppa.org/

Drupal Camp PA is focused on bridging Higher Education and Industry. We've got a lot of members of the Drupal PSU, Drupal Pittsburgh, Drupal Ohio communities, and elsewhere coming together to talk Drupal. While not exclusively for education, there will be a lot of developers from higher education institutions present including Write State, Pitt, PSU, CMU and more.

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Drupal or Moodle for platform with repositories plus learning tools? Experiences and advice asked.

Doubting between Drupal and Moodle - Experiences/advice asked. We received a grant to develop an open learning platform on anatomy, that will contain both repositories for anatomical data and learning functionality using these data. The anatomical data comprises images, separate terms, coordinates, folders with Google-maps-like image tiles, video, 3D data, etc., all to be multi-tagged. The learning functionalities are for instance quizzes, flash cards, 'drawing on image'-assignments, peer-review, ranking, competition, serious games, etc.

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How to fetch Views total number of records in page.tpl.php before views.tpl called.

See this image http://prntscr.com/7idx70 for more understanding.

I want to fetch Views total number of records in page.tpl.php before views.tpl called. Is it possible to fetch that row total before views rendered? I am also using contextual filter for this view. Views have page type display.

I have also used module https://www.drupal.org/project/views_record_count. but this will print total number of records on Views header or footer. (Not outside of views)

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NYCCamp Higher Ed Summit

2015-07-17 09:00 - 17:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

NYCCamp's Higher Ed Summit registration is open. This free event will be hosted in NYC at the United Nations building and aims to bring together peers from Higher Ed Institutions who are using Drupal and other Open Source platforms at their institutions.

The Summit schedule is still being finalized but we have already lined up presentations and discussions around Accessibility, Personalization and Leaning Management Systems.

If you are interested in presenting or have questions feel free to reach out to me at Richard.vonRauchhaupt@stonybrook.edu

Register at www.NYCCamp.org

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xAPI module for learning analytics

At iMindsX we have been working on integrating Drupal with Learning Locker for a while now. We created a custom distribution for blended learning, and detailed analytics are very important. Last month, we made the set of integration modules that allows sending xAPI statements to Scorm Cloud and Learning Locker (developed by Matthias van Parijs, Nikos Verschore and Devan Chase) for various actions performed on the blended learning site. The coolest features are video player interaction for Youtube and Vimeo and Quiz integration.

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June release of H5P - two new content types, xAPI upgrades and more

The main focus this time has been in documentation. For developers wanting to create or modify H5P content types the documentation is way better.

But we also found the time to create a new question type, a documentation tool, improve xAPI support and more.

Click the image below to read about the new stuff:
June release note

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Drupal: Which Acquia Certification (out of 4)? For Whom?

I have checked Aquia site here(https://www.acquia.com/customer-success/learning-services/acquia-certifi...) and found there are four types of certification.

Acquia Certified Developer Exam
Acquia Certified Developer-Back End Specialist Exam
Acquia Certified Developer-Front End Specialist Exam
Acquia Certified Drupal Site Builder Exam
But which certification Team Leam/Project Manager should do? Why this four certification? Who should do which certification? Can anyone explain. Do I need to all four certification?

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Monthly Hangout Higher Ed groups interested in Hosting Our Own Drupal (HOOD)

The Higher Ed Summit at DrupalCon was a great opportunity for a few members of our team from CU Boulder to talk with other schools who also host their own Drupal infrastructure. The hosting needs of universities and colleges are often very similar... but like our end users, we tend to think our Drupal distribution and configuration is a special snowflake. I've learned a lot listening and sharing hosting war stories with other higher ed Drupalers this week.

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ELMS Learning Network: An EdTech Platform for Sustaining Innovation

New white paper released
ELMS Learning Network: An EdTech Platform for Sustaining Innovation

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ELMSLN + xAPI/Learning Locker + H5P + OpenBadges

Rick Humphries (@rickhumphries) recently did a video showing the work his group is doing with ELMS Learning Network, Learning Locker and H5P to transmit activity statements (XAPI) from ELMSLN to Learning Locker. Then it shows how ELMSLN is querying the LRS (learning locker) for what statements a user has passed and then granting badges based on matching those statements.

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