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
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> 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,