Integrating a new component, new challenges and problems ; a University-managed Moodle platform case

Speaker(s) : Alain Corbière

  • Language : Français
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Wednesday 10 July 2013
  • Schedule : 17h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : H 2111
Fils rouges : Atelier
Public cible : DécideursGeeksProfessionnels


SlidesThe Moodle platform is characterized by numerous installations versions, waiting to analyzed. Learners, lecturers and administrators create new practices which require observation, analysis and sharing.

Using an example, we present the different aspects of the integration process of GISMO (Graphical Interactive Student Monitoring Tool for Moodle) component. The context presented is the Moodle platform provided by the University of Maine. For lecturers using the services of GISMO component, several questions are asked,

  • from a technical side,
    • How to integrate a component without administration rights on this platform ?
    • How to synchronize data automatically between two platforms ?
    • How to migrate data between two different versions of a platform ?
  • from an administrative side,
    • How to use and diffuse data in compliance with CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) rules ?
    • How to propose a new service to lecturers ?
    • How to give feedback to designers of a used service ?
    • How to compile data between several courses ?
  • from a functional viewpoint,
    • How to adapt/evolve this service ?
    • How to integrate this service with others ?

Answers will be presented and illustrated by an example. A formal description be presented later for the abstract context and to apply to other contexts.


Alain Corbière, a teacher at the Technical University in Laval (IUT de Laval) and Doctor of Computer Science, who proposed in his thesis an application of RM-ODP, uses a Moodle platform and experiments with numerous tools provided by open source communities ( learning design authoring tool which supports IMS Learning Design ; OpenGLM, an UML (OMG’s specification) modeling tool ; ArgoUML/plantuml, a software project management system ; Maven, ...).

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