Some members have chosen to use Canvas as their LMS (vs. Moodle).
At this point in time, moving WCLN courses to Canvas involves a bit of work. Here are some of the steps involved:
You'll need to configure LTI on your site or in course (consumer key and shared secret are emailed from Francine in a Welcome Letter).
One App for LTI Books
and one for LTI Pages:
NOTE: For the LTI adjustments below, Canvas now has a script that will do all these conversions for you. Talk to Canvas about saving some time with these changes.
Adding LTI Books:
Explanation: Canvas supports LTI in the same way that Moodle does, except for the fact that it stores the custom parameter (ID) differently. In Moodle, there's a custom parameter feature built-in to the individual LTI configuration, while in Canvas, it has to be attached to the URL. Perhaps Canvas will write a script to adjust this minor difference while importing Moodle backups some day. In the mean time, here's what you do:
In the URL for an LTI Book item, you would put: https://wcln.ca/local/lti/index.php?type=book&custom_id=1073
In the URL for an LTI Page item you would put: https://wcln.ca/local/lti/index.php?type=page&custom_id=9205
Where the id (eg. 1072 as above) is entered to match the id as identified in the parameter area of Moodle.
Where do I find the ID?
It can be found in the backup files or if you restore the course in Moodle, can be found by:
- turn editing on
- beside "Book/LG...etc" click "Edit" > "Edit Settings"
- under "General" click "Show more...."
- under "Custom parameters" you'll see the id