Moodle Connections to External Platforms

Posted August 6th, 2020 at 10:59 am.

Like most Learning Management Systems (LMS), Moodle supports Learning Technology Interoperability (LTI) standards. LTI enables connections between Moodle and external educational technology platforms such as Zoom or Panopto. When a connection is made, Moodle can send the name and email address of course participants to identify them as permitted to access course-specific resources and/or link them directly to those resources. For example, the Panopto block in each Moodle course automatically creates a course folder in Panopto, assigns “Creator” permissions to teachers and non-editing teachers in the course, and assigns “Viewer” permissions to registered students and auditors. If the educational technology platform generates grades, instructors can optionally feed grade data back into Moodle.

Connections to College-Licensed Platforms

Whenever possible, LITS will connect Moodle to platforms for which the College holds a site-license subscription. Current Bryn Mawr College students, faculty and staff are eligible for accounts on these licenses, and the College vetted the accessibility and data security of these platforms as part of the contracting process. LITS administers these subscriptions and provides in-depth training and tech support to faculty, students and staff.

For more information on how to use these integrations, see:

Requesting New Connections

If you’d like LITS to connect an online educational tool to Moodle, please contact help@brynmawr.edu. We can only connect platforms that support LTI integration and meet College data security and accessibility guidelines.

All external platforms collect and store information about student learning. FERPA guidelines related to their use are complex. Instructors should contact the Office of the College Counsel for a review of the terms of service and privacy policies and when adopting them.

Please note that the College’s Accessibility Policy for Classroom Instruction applies to any web-based tool that instructors adopt for use in courses. Many publishers provide detailed information about the accessibility of their products on their websites or on request, but some force instructors to test for accessibility themselves. If you need help evaluating the accessibility of a web-based tool, contact help@brynmawr.edu.

 

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