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    Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

    We have a RBC-hosted instance of Moodle which we intend to use. This has no access to our LAN so I cannot use LDAP (or other) authentication methods as I would like

    Does anybody have any recommendations for importing the 1200 or so users into Moodle with relative ease? I'm sure that some kind of SIMS or NOVA export could be done to do this.

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    Re: Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

    The moodle website has all you need to know http://docs.moodle.org/en/Flat_file

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    Re: Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

    We have a RBC-hosted instance of Moodle which we intend to use. This has no access to our LAN so I cannot use LDAP (or other) authentication methods as I would like
    Have you considered hosting internally and using CLEO's reverse proxy for external access. That would allow you to use LDAP. (It's what we do here).

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    Re: Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

    @unixman: I know how to import the users but I wondered what information others imported and how class sets were organised, etc.

    @Geoff: I could do that but it's one more thing for me to maintain, set up and get CLEO to do - I'm STILL waiting for my VPN!!!

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    Re: Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

    I could do that but it's one more thing for me to maintain
    To be fair, there's not that much to do once it's running other than keep the machine up to date with the security fixes. 90% of the work goes on with the actual VLE (content, training, etc), which you have to do anyway, regardless of where it's hosted.

    set up and get CLEO to do
    You fill a form in, say what IP the machine is running on and what dns name you'd like (something.yourschool.lancs.sch.uk) and then send the form off. I think Martin Quinn (sp?) is the guy to talk to about it.

    I'm STILL waiting for my VPN
    If you get really impatient, I'll see if you can borrow ours. Once you dial into to CLEO there's no restriction on which school you can connect to. So you can potentinally login with a Carr Hill account and connect to Baines.

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    Re: Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

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    set up and get CLEO to do
    You fill a form in, say what IP the machine is running on and what dns name you'd like (something.yourschool.lancs.sch.uk) and then send the form off. I think Martin Quinn (sp?) is the guy to talk to about it.
    Just like with the VPN!!!

    I will at some point be asking them for a number of reverse proxy setups (just to be a pain).

    The maintenance is going to be the biggest pain. One more thing to patch, backup, monitor. That's before sorting out some kit to stick it on.

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    Re: Recommendations for importing users into Moodle

    Ubuntu server has proven to be painless and hassle free for me.

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