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    Moodle / Sims

    We are looking at integrating our Moodle and SIMS, with our main objective being that students are enrolled onto their courses automatically. I've contacted a few companies for quotes and were wondering if anyone had any recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    Overnet data here, great support. They split from "WebAnywhere". Overnet were the bit with the brains, WA the sales people.

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    Overnet data here too!

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    We use this - ZiLink for Moodle | SchoolsICT

    Excellent product.

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    Just looking into this for the first time. I was hoping that there might be an open source solution for this integration (even at a basic level) or instructions about what to do to achieve this. I'd prefer that we didn't have to pay for this too on a yearly basis. Has anyone got a roll your own solution that they can share. Needs to be for 2.5 /2.6 as we'll probably start with one of those.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfactor View Post
    Just looking into this for the first time. I was hoping that there might be an open source solution for this integration (even at a basic level) or instructions about what to do to achieve this. I'd prefer that we didn't have to pay for this too on a yearly basis. Has anyone got a roll your own solution that they can share. Needs to be for 2.5 /2.6 as we'll probably start with one of those.

    Cheers!

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    I doubt you will get a fully open source one which is free. ZiLink is very good considering the cost of it when compared to the larger companies.

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    @mfactor - what are you wanting to achieve?

    We use SSO for moodle authentication then a series of scripts to enrol students into class code courses. The teachers are then able to enrol whole groups of students into their moodle course.

    Students need their admission number in active directory (we do this on import when they join us), and we have to create (import) class code courses into moodle. After that it runs itself.

    Obviously this doesn't include time tables in moodle, or attendance or anything else that most of the commercial tools include.

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    There is a free way of doing it but it does require jumping through a lot of hoops but what it gives you exactly I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrritableTech View Post
    @mfactor - what are you wanting to achieve?

    We use SSO for moodle authentication then a series of scripts to enrol students into class code courses. The teachers are then able to enrol whole groups of students into their moodle course.

    Students need their admission number in active directory (we do this on import when they join us), and we have to create (import) class code courses into moodle. After that it runs itself.

    Obviously this doesn't include time tables in moodle, or attendance or anything else that most of the commercial tools include.
    I think that's all we need, for now at least. I'm not great at tech but this is now my job to solve (you know how it is ). Are the scripts available from somewhere - I looked at www.moodle.org and in the documentation but everything seems out of date there? Are they easy to program - I'm not daft but have zero experience? Sorry for all the questions.

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    @mthomas08

    Thanks. How high off the ground are the hoops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfactor View Post
    I think that's all we need, for now at least. I'm not great at tech but this is now my job to solve (you know how it is ). Are the scripts available from somewhere - I looked at www.moodle.org and in the documentation but everything seems out of date there? Are they easy to program - I'm not daft but have zero experience? Sorry for all the questions.
    Sorry for the late reply. They are bespoke scripts created by me with a fair bit of help from people here. I'll try and package them up and explain how it all works together for you tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrritableTech View Post
    Sorry for the late reply. They are bespoke scripts created by me with a fair bit of help from people here. I'll try and package them up and explain how it all works together for you tomorrow.
    Are you saying you're the author of the sims and moodle scripts that are hosted on Moodle.org?

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    Are you saying you're the author of the sims and moodle scripts that are hosted on Moodle.org?
    No sorry, didn't mean to give that impression.

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    Hi @mfactor I've sent you a PM with some files and a rough explanation of what we do here.

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    Hi @IrritableTech Cheers, will look at next week.

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