Everyone interested in using drupal to power learning management systems (LMS) is welcome to participate. Particularly if you or your company has already built a LMS in drupal or some piece of functionality that could be used for course management or something like that.
This group is an outgrowth of one of the BOF's at drupalcon SF.
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.Read more
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-moduleRead more
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.Read more
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:Read more
With the latest version of H5P users may copy and paste entire interactions:
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.Read 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:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read 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:
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.Read more
We've now released the february update to H5P featuring several new content types, xAPI integration, YouTube integration, adaptivity in interactive video and more.
Click the image below to go to the release note and see some of the new features in action:
Did you miss the January release note?Read more
Results from tests and other H5P interactivities are now stored in both Drupal and Wordpress. This means that H5P may be used for homework and other use-cases where activities and results needs to be tracked. H5P stores when a user starts the activity, when he finishes, how many points he got of how many possible points.
It is possible to list all results for a specific H5P:
We've had some feedback from community members who want more control of what happens behind the scenes in H5P, and we've now launched the H5P library administration feature
In earlier versions of H5P, the ability to administer installed H5P libraries were limited. In the newly published H5P module, the H5P library administration has gotten a lot better. Here we give you an overview of what the H5P library administration is all about.Read more
CyberCourse is a Drupal distro for authoring courses. It focuses on university skills courses, like programming, writing, and math. It makes flipped, blended, assessment-driven classes practical.
Build a course with many exercises. Students write programs, write emails, find math logic errors... No multiple choice quizzes. Students get individual formative feedback from humans. Practical at scale, at low cost.
Students can fix and resubmit their work until they get it right. Supports mastery learning.Read more
We're looking for an eCommerce solution that would integrate with the Sakai CLE (sakaiproject.org and apereo.org). Here are some of the features that we would need:
- Course catalog
- Reporting: Tracking/student progress and completion
- Self registration
- Payment option
- Wait list
- Course expiration date (after starting course)
Drupal Camp PA, a 2 day Drupal Camp in Western Pennsylvania, will be held on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences. The theme of the conference "Bridging Higher Education & Industry" demonstrates the understanding of the importance of open source solutions in higher education as well as industry. The 2 day Drupal developer conference will feature topical sessions, keynote speakers, "Birds of a Feather" breakouts, and code sprints.
The deadline to submit a session is July 1st.Read more
If you don't need to know how to setup vagrant and want to play:
This screencast is a series of 4 videos (for now, will be more in the future potentially) that show how to get ELMSLN up and running with Vagrant. This is the easiest way to setup this system as other methods require knowledge of bash scripting and a clean server to deploy against.
If you don't know what ELMSLN is check out http://elms.psu.edu/blog/post/elmsln-doodle-seriesRead more