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    FAO: ELGG users and Moodle Users

    Hi all,

    Has anyone combined elgg and moodle (for file sharing)?

    Does anyone know away of copying files from a windows directory to a 'my files' section of elgg so when a user logs on they will see all the files or is this not possible?. I have tried and the files which I have pasted will not be displayed within elgg?????? any ideas?

    any help would be great

    thanks

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    Re: FAO: ELGG users and Moodle Users

    I've not done this, but I've been keen to try it out for quite a while. Unfortunately too many other things to do atm and little interest from teachers/SMT.

    From what I understand it is quite a common setup, there are howtos:
    https://eduforge.org/wiki/wiki/nzvle...oodleElggHOWTO
    and google pulls a lot advice. TBH I'm not really sure if you can do what you describe with the windows share.

    To be really cutting edge you'd need to integrate the filesystem with Alfresco - now that would be special - and then you could drag and drop from windows shares or ftp or webdav or http. A google of alfresco and moodle reveals that work is in progress to get moodle to use the JSR-170 repository (that alfresco uses) - it looks like its been put back to moodle v2.0 2008 though

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    Moodle-Elgg-LAMS integration demo

    You can see a demo server of the integration at solutiongrove.net.

    Not sure if it does the file sharing you are describing exactly but you can try it out. It does allow the teacher to export files from a Moodle assignment to the Elgg portfolio.

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    We opted for the moodle smb_web_client so that students can upload/download files through their home directories. We also have a trial elgg set up - it's quite exciting, almost an in school bebo! but no moodle integration yet as I have to see how the teachers get on with it. Elgg will prove extremely useful for the new year 7 curriculum.

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    Thanks, we'll keep the moodle smb_web_client in mind. As we get more customers I'm sure this need will arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    We opted for the moodle smb_web_client so that students can upload/download files through their home directories. We also have a trial elgg set up - it's quite exciting, almost an in school bebo! but no moodle integration yet as I have to see how the teachers get on with it. Elgg will prove extremely useful for the new year 7 curriculum.
    are you making the ELGG install school wide or ar you trialling it just with year 7?

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    We have intergrated Moodle and Mahara instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgcs View Post
    are you making the ELGG install school wide or ar you trialling it just with year 7?
    The install will be site wide, but only 'taught' in yr7. I've already got some kids (7,8+9) using it and some of the ICT teachers have given positive feedback, but so far there is more sites about ps3's than there is schoolwork. I suspect it will take a while for the teachers to understand the cross curriculum benefits. I may take a look at Mahara as well

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    My understanding is that a lot of the Elgg developers have defected to Mahara. Additionally, Mahara is supported by default from Moodle 1.9 onwards (via Moodle Networking). So SSO works.

    Where this leaves Elgg though, I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    The install will be site wide, but only 'taught' in yr7. I've already got some kids (7,8+9) using it and some of the ICT teachers have given positive feedback, but so far there is more sites about ps3's than there is schoolwork. I suspect it will take a while for the teachers to understand the cross curriculum benefits. I may take a look at Mahara as well
    Is it OK if I PM you with some more questions regarding your ELGG install - not really techie questions, but more management and scope questions ?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    My understanding is that a lot of the Elgg developers have defected to Mahara. Additionally, Mahara is supported by default from Moodle 1.9 onwards (via Moodle Networking). So SSO works.

    Where this leaves Elgg though, I'm not sure.
    I don't think alarm bells are totally ringing for ELGG as they've just had outstanding success at Brighton Uni where they've got a 36,000 user account install

    I'll have a look at Mahara though, it looks very interesting

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    I've installed mahara, it looks good.
    I'm confused about the moodle integration SSO though. I upgraded moodle to 1.9 - but can I use the moodle/mahara integration if moodle authenticates via ldap?

    marara ldap (1.0b2) works independantly.

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    Yes, you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Yes, you can.
    ok, thanks. I'll give it another go.

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    This is the guide I used to implement SSO.

    https://eduforge.org/docman/view.php...0/Mahoodle.pdf

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