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Re: Blackboard integration

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Stephen P Vickers <[log in to unmask]>

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WebPA <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:36:19 +0000

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Always good to keep the building block up-to-date, but if it has not 
worked since an update to the Learn server my best guess as to the cause 
is that there is an issue with the shared content area.

Stephen

On 14/11/17 15:32, Tom Salyers wrote:
> I'll have to check with my coworkers, but I think no one is entirely 
> sure when it stopped working properly, unfortunately--I get the 
> impression WebPA wasn't heavily used (if it was used at all) over the 
> summer. I'll try updating the building block and I'll let you know what 
> happens.
> 
> --
> Tom Salyers
> VLE Developer
> 
> The University of Sheffield
> Corporate Information & Computing Services (CiCS)
> 10-12 Brunswick Street
> Sheffield, S10 2FN
> Tel:  0114 222 1141
> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> 
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:23 PM, Stephen P Vickers 
> <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> 
>     I see no reason why it should not be working with that version of
>     Learn 9.  Have you seen it working since upgrading to Q2 2017? 
>     However, the version of the building block is now 2.5 years old, I
>     would recommend that you try updating this to see if that has any
>     effect.
> 
>     Stephen
> 
>     On 14/11/17 15:14, Tom Salyers wrote:
> 
>         Installation details in Blackboard says we're running
>         3200.0.2-rel.37+f07d42b, and the BasicLTI building block version
>         is 3.1.0.
> 
>         --
>         Tom Salyers
>         VLE Developer
> 
>         The University of Sheffield
>         Corporate Information & Computing Services (CiCS)
>         10-12 Brunswick Street
>         Sheffield, S10 2FN
>         Tel:  0114 222 1141
>         [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
> 
>         On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Stephen P Vickers
>         <[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>> wrote:
> 
>              What version of Learn 9 are you running and what version of the
>              BasicLTI building block is installed?
> 
>              Stephen
> 
>              On 14/11/17 15:08, Tom Salyers wrote:
> 
>                  Hi, Stephen.
> 
>                  I know we had an upgrade back in mid-August, but I'll
>         have to
>                  check to see if we've had any subsequent updates. We're
>         using
>                  the BasicLTI building block, and as far as I can tell,
>         all of
>                  the connections to the other tools are working all
>         right with
>                  the exception of two--a second one to WebPA we've set
>         up for
>                  testing (which doesn't work at all), and a link to Xerte.
>                  (Incidentally, the Xerte link is exhibiting some of the
>         same
>                  persistent-link, one-entry-per-course behavior. I don't
>         know if
>         there's some connection between the tw
>         <https://maps.google.com/?q=there's+some+connection+between+the+tw&entry=gmail&source=g>o
>         problems.)
> 
>                  --
>                  Tom Salyers
>                  VLE Developer
> 
>                  The University of Sheffield
>                  Corporate Information & Computing Services (CiCS)
>                  10-12 Brunswick Street
>                  Sheffield, S10 2FN
>                  Tel:  0114 222 1141
>         [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>>
> 
> 
>                  On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Stephen P Vickers
>                  <[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> 
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>>> wrote:
> 
>                       This sounds like very odd behaviour.
> 
>                       Has your Learn server been updated recently?  Are
>         you using the
>                       BasicLTI building block to connect to WebPA, or
>         the core LTI
>                       functionality in Learn 9, or something else?  Are
>         all other LTI
>                       connections configured in the same way working?
> 
>                       Stephen
> 
> 
>                       On 14/11/17 14:48, Tom Salyers wrote:
> 
>                           Hello, all.
> 
>                           We've got an odd problem with our WebPA
>         installation, or
>                           possibly with the way our Blackboard system is
>         talking
>                  to it,
>                           and I hope someone can give me an idea of
>         what's going on.
> 
>                           After working normally for a while, recently
>         (within
>                  the last
>                           five to six months) WebPA has started behaving
>                  unexpectly. You
>                           can still create a form and assessment and
>         link to them
>                  from a
>                           course in Blackboard, but then:
> 
>                           - Any subsequent WebPA entries created in that
>         course
>                  will point
>                           to the same assessment as the previous one.
> 
>                           - Any changes in one entry will be reflected
>         in the
>                  other(s).
> 
>                           - Only one column will be created in the grade
>         centre,
>                           regardless of how many WebPA entries are on
>         the course.
> 
>                  This is just an educated specul
>         <https://maps.google.com/?q=%C2%A0+%C2%A0+%C2%A0+%C2%A0+This+is+just+an+educated+specul&entry=gmail&source=g>ation--I'm
>         new to WebPA, and
>                           new-ish to Blackboard--but it sounds as if an
>         initial
>                  database
>                           record is being created when the first WebPA
>         link is
>                  created,
>                           and then every link after that points to the
>         same record.
> 
>                           I could be wrong, of course. Has anyone had a
>         similar
>                  problem,
>                           or have any insight to what might be going on?
>         Thanks
>                  in advance.
> 
>                           --
>                           Tom Salyers
>                           VLE Developer
> 
>                           The University of Sheffield
>                           Corporate Information & Computing Services (CiCS)
>                           10-12 Brunswick Street
>                           Sheffield, S10 2FN
>                           Tel:  0114 222 1141
>         [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>>
>                           <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>                           <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>                  <mailto:[log in to unmask]
>         <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>>>
> 
> 
> 
> 

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