Connecting Moodle to the repository

Now it is time to connect your Moodle to the repository and vice versa.

Registering the Repository in Moodle

 

Login to your Moodle installation and open "Site Administration > Plugins > Activity modules > edu-sharing Object".

You will see that very long and very empty form from the last step again. Right before the heading "Application properties" you will find the link "to connect moodle to home repository...)


link in the properties form

Click on the link to be directed to the following view:

 

import application metadata

 
Insert your URL according to your configuration e.g. "http://edu-sharing.net/metadata?format=lms". Click "import" and the corresponding metadata will be created and saved to your DB.
If this step was successful, you should see a message similar to Image 5:

 

import successful

As of version 3.0 the configuration values for the plugin and the home repository can be checked and adjusted directly in the administration interface. Switch back to the configuration page of the edu-sharing plugins and refresh the page if necessary.

As if by magic all fields will be filled with the corresponding properties.

 

settings for the plug-in and the home repository

 
Please only make subsequent changes if you are aware of the implications. Click "Save changes".

Registering the Moodle-PlugIn in the Repository


Open the "APPLICATIONS"-tab of the "Admin-Tools" interface. Only the system administrator may use this tool.

The "Admin Tools" hould only be used by users who are aware of the impact of changes and settings.

 


 

opening the applications tab of the Admin-Tools

 

Enter the URL of the Moodle you want to connect. The URL should look like this:  „[Moodle-install-directory]/mod/edusharing/metadata.php".

 

application-URL field with dummy entry


Click on "CONNECT" to register the LMS. You will be notified with a feedback message and your LMS instance will appear as an entry in the list of registered applications.


 

two moodle LMS in the list of applications connected to an edu-sharing instance

 

 

Editing the configuration parameters


In order to edit the parameters of a moodle instance, open the APPLICATIONS tab of the "Admin-Tools" and use the little pen symbol in the corresponding line.

A new window containing all changeable parameters will open.

Make your changes and save.

Disconnecting a rendering service from the repository


In order to delete the configuration parameters and disconnect a moodle instance from the repository, open the APPLICATIONS tab of the "Admin-Tools" and use the little trashcan symbol in the corresponding line.