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    SIMS Timetable Module for Moodle

    Has anybody had any luck with this:

    Integrate Moodle, LDAP and SIMS.net - MoodleDocs

    The guys at BETT (Synergy Learning I think) told me to check it out. Install looks pretty lengthy but before I start playing with the Moodle setup I just wondered if anybody had successfully (and easily) managed to configure it.

    If so, were the instructions spot on or were extra measures needed?

    Cheers

    P.S. The link to the module is at the very bottom of that page.
    Last edited by Hightower; 16th January 2009 at 08:58 AM. Reason: Missed some info off

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    search around, I think Gatt was going through this beginning of the week. Plus the person who has created that or who has a hand in it is on here. Think it might be apearson or penfold. One of them who I am sure should appear suddenly like the shopkeeper.

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    yes, it works here

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    search around, I think Gatt was going through this beginning of the week. Plus the person who has created that or who has a hand in it is on here. Think it might be apearson or penfold. One of them who I am sure should appear suddenly like the shopkeeper.
    penfold_99 is the shopkeeper

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    Theres a thread about it.. Gatt had a problem.

    SIMS Timetables & Moodle

    You might find that you may need to do some work for it, depend on how your timetable is setup. Over here for example, I need to make quite abit of changes as it doesnt work at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    yes, it works here
    How easy was it to set up (by following those instructions)? It's things like this I'm sure will get the SMT to change their mind over choice of VLE.

    Shame there's no 'full' SIMS.net modules at the minute though.

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    Thanks for your help so far - but think I'm gonna put this on the back burner until I can see how another school has set this up.

    Gonna contact a few of the local schools that might have done this to try and see it in action

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    search around, I think Gatt was going through this beginning of the week. Plus the person who has created that or who has a hand in it is on here. Think it might be apearson or penfold. One of them who I am sure should appear suddenly like the shopkeeper.
    Bing and i'm here.

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    How easy was it to set up (by following those instructions)? It's things like this I'm sure will get the SMT to change their mind over choice of VLE.

    Shame there's no 'full' SIMS.net modules at the minute though.
    For us the choice of VLE was simple, the LA system did not meet the expectations of the school, and it was more simple for us to integrate SIMS with the VLE of our choice, than be shoehorned into using an inferior product (university).
    I think the difficulty will depend entirely upon your existing setup. Certain assumptions were made when the scripts/documentation were written. The integration does work, but like apeo, Gatt, penfold_99 and I found, changes need to be made because integrating something as complicated as SIMS Active Directory and Moodle is technically difficult to accomplish - running on heterogeneous operating systems, written in different languages with different databases, compounded by capita's secrecy when it comes to technical information. no doubt the reason that there is no other .net integration.

    The scripts and the documentation are open, so hopefully we can all contribute to help others.

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    Im going to have a go at getting this up and running in the holidays. Looks very complex./

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    Theres a thread about it.. Gatt had a problem.

    SIMS Timetables & Moodle

    You might find that you may need to do some work for it, depend on how your timetable is setup. Over here for example, I need to make quite abit of changes as it doesnt work at the moment.
    I will updating the documentation to include the requirement to edit the timetable labels in the module.

    Hopefully if people can post the labels they use, i will try can write the module to auto detect the the required label configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Im going to have a go at getting this up and running in the holidays. Looks very complex./
    If you have any issues, please post them and i will try and iron them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    I will updating the documentation to include the requirement to edit the timetable labels in the module.

    Hopefully if people can post the labels they use, i will try can write the module to auto detect the the required label configuration.
    Mine requires more work then just reassigning the labels. We operate on a by weekly cycle here so the period_name comes out as '<weeknumber><day> <period>' eg today would be '1Fri 2' where 1 is week 1, Fri is friday obviously and 2 is the period. I also have a problem with my reg showing up, with the current query it only pulls out lesson timetables but not my am reg. Anyway I'll sort it and let you know when i have. In the middle of building an SQL Server for testing.

    Its alway me that causes problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    Mine requires more work then just reassigning the labels. We operate on a by weekly cycle here so the period_name comes out as '<weeknumber><day> <period>' eg today would be '1Fri 2' where 1 is week 1, Fri is friday obviously and 2 is the period. I also have a problem with my reg showing up, with the current query it only pulls out lesson timetables but not my am reg. Anyway I'll sort it and let you know when i have. In the middle of building an SQL Server for testing.

    Its alway me that causes problems
    i will have a look at the code and re-write to allow for a 2 week timetable over then next couple of days.

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    @hightower - Although we run a weekly timetable it works a treat once installed - but the install is a nightmare

    Big issue was just connecting to the SQL Server - found out later it was due to it being on a non-standard port (2155 IIRC.)

    If you get stuck give me a yell and i'll try and help..

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