[Fwd: [jasig-winter-07-unconference] lightweight LMS portalintegration as unconf, post-unconf activity]

barbara.glover at utoronto.ca barbara.glover at utoronto.ca
Mon Sep 24 14:08:00 UTC 2007


hi all,
I'd like to get involved as I will be going to this conference.  For  
us newbies though, is there a link(s) to get more information.  I  
don't know what this project is about.

thanks
Barbara

Quoting Colin Clark <colin.clark at utoronto.ca>:

> I'll have to look more into it, but if it's suitable perhaps we can
> integrate with it rather than duplicating?
>
> Thanks for bringing it up and providing some information about CANS!
>
> Colin
>
> Moore, Kathleen E wrote:
>> It sounds great, but what do gfolks think about how this relates to CANS?
>>
>> (_See http://wiki.fluidproject.org/x/nQca_) Is there a danger of
>> duplicating effort?
>>
>>
>>
>> Kathy
>>
>>
>>
>> Kathleen Moore
>>
>> Web Manager, Information Technology Services
>>
>> BU School of Management
>>
>> kemoore at bu.edu
>>
>> 617-353-2685
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> *From:* fluid-work-bounces at fluidproject.org
>> [mailto:fluid-work-bounces at fluidproject.org] *On Behalf Of *Daphne Ogle
>> *Sent:* Friday, September 21, 2007 5:41 PM
>> *To:* Colin Clark
>> *Cc:* fluid-work at fluidproject.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Fwd: [jasig-winter-07-unconference] lightweight LMS
>> portalintegration as unconf, post-unconf activity]
>>
>>
>>
>> Sounds like a great idea!  Count me in.
>>
>>
>>
>> -Daphne
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sep 21, 2007, at 12:52 PM, Colin Clark wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>>
>>
>> Andrew Petro raised the suggestion of a small portlet design/development
>>
>> project for the end of the JA-SIG unconference in November.
>>
>>
>>
>> His idea is to get Fluid involved in helping to design a small LMS
>>
>> integration portlet that would provide a summary view of various
>>
>> information in Sakai or other learning management systems.
>>
>>
>>
>> I think this would be a great bit of work we could collaborate with the
>>
>> uPortal community on, and might feed back into some of the recent
>>
>> discussion we've been having about newsfeed and synoptic-style views of
>>
>> data in Sakai.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>>
>>
>> Colin
>>
>>
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>>
>> Subject: [jasig-winter-07-unconference] lightweight LMS portal
>>
>> integration as unconf, post-unconf activity
>>
>> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 06:41:17 -0700
>>
>> From: Andrew Petro <apetro at unicon.net <mailto:apetro at unicon.net>>
>>
>> Reply-To: winter-07-unconference at lists.ja-sig.org
>> <mailto:winter-07-unconference at lists.ja-sig.org>
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>> To: winter-07-unconference at lists.ja-sig.org
>> <mailto:winter-07-unconference at lists.ja-sig.org>
>>
>> References:
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>> <3b3057960709190612y34b851f3j9898b1d163e48c51 at mail.gmail.com
>> <mailto:3b3057960709190612y34b851f3j9898b1d163e48c51 at mail.gmail.com>>
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>> <46F1A7F4.5010308 at unicon.net <mailto:46F1A7F4.5010308 at unicon.net>>
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>> <3b3057960709191721r1034068dhddd7d072cdc2fae2 at mail.gmail.com
>> <mailto:3b3057960709191721r1034068dhddd7d072cdc2fae2 at mail.gmail.com>>
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>> <46F28557.2060007 at doit.wisc.edu <mailto:46F28557.2060007 at doit.wisc.edu>>
>> <46F28F54.8070409 at unicon.net <mailto:46F28F54.8070409 at unicon.net>>
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>> <65C31D1A-74FD-4084-8BE6-01D32A5EAD78 at rutgers.edu
>> <mailto:65C31D1A-74FD-4084-8BE6-01D32A5EAD78 at rutgers.edu>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Anyone have a particular ability to convince Pete Boysen and/or Pete's
>>
>> management to send him to the UnConference and post-activities with his
>>
>> shiny new CAR-ified WebCT channel in tow?
>>
>>
>>
>> I suspect there's room in the world for a quality "Pluggable Lightweight
>>
>> LMS Integration Portlet".  "PLLIP", maybe.  With plugins to query WebCT,
>>
>> Blackboard, Sakai.  Displays your courses/sites/whatevers, gives you
>>
>> links to them, away you go.  Shared UI excellence, maybe get the FLUID
>>
>> folks to make it sing.  Different connection details for different
>>
>> versions of WebCT?  That's fine, we can have twelve versions of the
>>
>> plugin if need be, all ready to be spring-wired in.
>>
>>
>>
>> What prevents me from just doing this some weekend is lack of access to
>>
>> test instances of the proprietary LMSs.  Is the Post-Un-Conference a
>>
>> chance to get together devs interested in the various LMSs to get this done?
>>
>>
>>
>> Probably time to take this to uportal-user@ , but I wanted to flesh out
>>
>> the pitch here first and see if this is the kind of activity suggestion
>>
>> we'd want to use to draw people and like to see them do once drawn.
>>
>> Supposing this group thinks this is a good idea, I can take it over to
>>
>> -user@ as more of that infectious enthusiasm stuff.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm torn.  I don't want to discourage people from working on uPortal
>>
>> itself post-conference, but realistically I think a project more this
>>
>> size with more of this immediate selfish return-on-investment
>>
>> proposition (tada! instead of your own hacked LMS integration, you're
>>
>> now on shared open source code with a UI plausibly on the roadmap for
>>
>> FLUID enhancement!) is easier to draw institutional devs into and more
>>
>> likely to align with existing local code they could bring and share.
>>
>> (Here's my custom channel to talk to my custom LMS, now, how would I
>>
>> make this into a PLLIP plugin?)
>>
>>
>>
>> Andrew
>>
>>
>>
>>>> Rutgers has a Sakai project.  Do those devs want to be available,
>>>>
>>>> connect up?  More generally Rutgers has an interesting environment
>>>>
>>>> involving a federated campus and several LMSs.  In our world of
>>>>
>>>> Blackboard channels and WebCT channels and versions all over the
>>>>
>>>> place and now Sakai, spending some hands-on time looking at what
>>>>
>>>> we're all doing for even the lightest "integration" (Can you get it
>>>>
>>>> to list their courses in the portal?  With SSO links?) could be neat.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm game and can probably sell the extra days. To be honest,
>>>
>>> portal-sakai integration is on our roadmap -- something like this
>>>
>>> could be the catalyst to push it more in the near term. Though most of
>>>
>>> my fall is going to be spent riding the Sakai 2.5 QA cycle & trying to
>>>
>>> eek out 10% performance gains left and right to keep up with our
>>>
>>> expanding usage.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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