Ghent University is using WebPA 22.214.171.124 beta plus custom code inspired
by Stephen's LTI integration. We use it integrated in Minerva, which is
We are very interested in the forthcoming LTI integration code to
synchronise group memberships because we have planned to do the same for
Please keep us posted on the progress.
Will the LTI group membership synchronization be done only once for each
module? Or will the code try to resynchronize the groups on every call?
What if a collection of groups already exists in the module? What if an
assessment has started already?
Vriendelijke groet, René Haentjens, 09 331 00 44
Universiteit Gent - Directie Onderwijsaangelegenheden
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent
Op 19/01/2013 16:37, Digby Tantam schreef:
> Thanks Stephen for your detailed advice. I will need to work through
> this slowly and carefully though, but will come back to the list when
> I have done so.
> All the best
> Professor Digby Tantam
> On 19 January 2013 15:24, Stephen P Vickers
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Thanks for the response Digby.
>> WebPA 2 was one of the deliverables from the original JISC-funded ceLTIc
>> project which added support for the IMS LTI specification. This means that
>> WebPA can easily be integrated with all major VLEs, including Moodle.
>> LTI support was introduced into the core of Moodle in version 2.2, but to
>> get the most benefit WebPA also uses the unofficial Memberships extension to
>> allow it to obtain a list of enrolments from the VLE. To use this extension
>> in Moodle requires the BasicLTI4Moodle plugin
>> (http://code.google.com/p/basiclti4moodle/) which is available for Moodle
>> 1.9+ (a slightly modified version is required for Moodle 2.2+ which the
>> ceLTIc:developers project can provide if required). It is also planned to
>> adapt this module to include the group memberships enhancement which has
>> been implemented for Blackboard Learn 9 (as mentioned in my previous email).
>> So, the short answer to your question is that WebPA 2 can be integrated with
>> any VLE by using the LTI connector, but without VLE support for the
>> Memberships extension this is restricted to just launching WebPA and
>> creating modules and user accounts on-the-fly - so users only appear after
>> they have followed the link from within the VLE.
>> To see the LTI integration working take a look at the screencast attached to
>> the following blog post:
>> It uses Learn 9 as the VLE but does nothing that cannot also be done using
>> Moodle 1.9+.
>> Further details about the LTI connector for WebPA can be found at:
>> I believe that the LTI functionality will be included in the WebPA 2 user
>> documentation being made available to the community by the WebPA project
>> team based at Loughborough.
>> Is anyone using the LTI connector for WebPA with Moodle?
>> (Note that Digby's reply did not make it onto the mailing list but is being
>> reproduced here with his permission.)
>> On 19/01/2013 14:36, Digby Tantam wrote:
>>> Hi Stephen
>>> Not sure how to answer your question, but we were very interested in
>>> using WebPA, presumably version 1, with Moodle for our joint taught
>>> doctorate with Middlesex University (i.e. not via Sheffield) but could
>>> not make it work. We have adapted Google survey instead, which seems
>>> to work just as well. I would be interested to know if WebPA 2 has a
>>> Moodle plug in and whether it would be worth us looking into adopting
>>> Best wishes
>>> Professor Digby Tantam
>>> On 18 January 2013 23:20, Stephen P Vickers
>>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> As you may already be aware, the JISC-funded ceLTIc:sharing project
>>>> (www.celtic-project.org) is using WebPA 2 to deliver a shared service to
>>>> different UK institutions and hosted by ULCC. This is using the IMS LTI
>>>> (Learning Tools Interoperability) integration to make WebPA available
>>>> through each partner's VLE. An enhancement to this integration is
>>>> being tested which allows it to also synchronise group memberships from
>>>> As part of the project, I would be keen to know if anyone else is using
>>>> WebPA 2 for a production service, or have plans to do so this year? If
>>>> are you using the LTI integration? If not, are there any particular
>>>> for choosing not to move to version 2?
>>>> Thanks in advance for sharing,