We would like to integrate with the CMS products out there like Moodle to make it easy for the teacher of this class to POST file classroom archive to the Moodle course web-page.
Our product is written in Java, so a WebService could be the best way, but if necessary we would write a POST command. I'm looking for advice here on the best way to proceed. From what I read on the site today Moodle 1.9 doesn't have WebServices, but it is part of the plan for 2.0. You do seem to have a Moodle Network XML-RPC mechanism but from the little I've read it might be limited. If we need to write a raw POST command to upload the file, we could do that.
What would be the recommended way for a 3rd party to upload a zip file to be posted on a Moodle course?
I've been looking some more at the Moodle documentation today. It seems like an XML-RPC request is an option, but I need to confirm if it can do the following.
a) send login credentials for a teacher and a specific course.
b) When the class if finished send a URL to Moodle indicating the classroom
archive file to be uploaded.
c) Has Moodle upload the file and post it to a specific class.
Below is rather vauge, so I'm hoping someone can elaborate more on what
each of the four bullet points are.
What can Moodle's XML-RPC do?
By default, we've strictly limited the functions that can be remotely called. These fall into four categories:
- special 'system' functions
- methods of an authorisation object
- methods of an enrolment object
- functions in a module
Have a look at the Lightwork project (http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2743) and http://lightwork.massey.ac.nz where all our code is freely available. We use the OKTech NUSoap web services in Moodle 1.9.x. Our web services do the following:
- login to Moodle
- get courses and assignments
- upload and download files to Moodle
- Update Moodle and our own tables
You may want to look into OKTech Web Services, which is available in contrib. However, you may still need to implement the functions you want, if it doesn't support those functions out of the box.
Can anyone help me, how file can be uploaded using core_files_upload, I am not able to use it. I have integrated my moodle (2.4) with drupal and want to trigger file uploading from drupal to moodle but don't know how to use it.