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1 Moodle@Kidderminster College An insightInto the College VLEGraham Mason
2 HistoryVLE’s are like a phenomenon that moves sometimes at a ferocious pace and then sometimes at a pace that can infuriateWithin the College we have had a VLE for a number of years (about five years) and always had a strong cohort that are willing to have agoI don’t need to convince you to use Moodle, Moodle will do it for youJISC advocates open source technologyJISC Core Middleware Bid 04/2004
3 The Project “Birth of KC-ROLO” Securing a successful JISC Bid as lead institution 04/04Started with an IdP on Linux (Fedora Core 2)Although the Internet2 documentation was accurate in its description of how Shibboleth worksThe technical guidelines were generic and not specific, this was apparent in creating an “SP”
4 Get the Documentation in place Our main ally was documentationLog progress at each stepWith pre-written scripts to downloadContinually updating scripts
6 KC-ROLO Identity Provider The Project “Where to Start?”KC-ROLO Identity ProviderHandle Service connected to Active Directory via Apache auth_ldapThen PubCookie from the University of Newcastle (good cookbook)Finally IIS “Integrated Windows Authentication” for a true once only login experienceAttribute Authority connected to Active Directory (commonName) (department) (mail)We haven’t implemented the “EduPerson” class
7 KC-ROLO Service Provider Used different platforms to gain experience in each oneRepository SP on a Windows 2003 BoxVLE’s SP on a Linux Box
8 How we’re using Shibboleth To share internal VLEs with different sectionsTo share VLEs with partner institutionsTo share learning objects with partner institutions
9 Moodle Use Moodle for Virtual Learning Environment Latest versions Shibbolized out of the boxSplit into sections, students/staff may need access to other Moodles
10 Repository Open Source repository (in PERL) Contains learning objects, NLN and custom materialsSearch front end protected by shibboleth, no code changeShibbolized repository submitter, only members of Kidderminster College with the “Staff” attribute can submit.
17 Summary We now see Shibboleth as an intrical part of the College JISC and other communities are very helpfulHas helped to link ICT Services and the LRC through collaborationShibboleth in Further Education Report
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