I've been exploring the LTI connector with moodle as the provider and a Blackboard installation as the consumer. I have successfully configured both ends to allow students and teachers to pass through to a single course, complete gradable activities, and the mark is passed back to Blackboard when the 30 minute chron-job runs.
However, my ideal setup is to either:
- to have a new moodle course created each time the LTI activity is instantiated in a (unique?) Blackboard course by copying an existing template course.
- for a new instance of a single activity type to be created for each LTI instance from Blackboard.
In short, I want a single Blackboard course space to link to specific activities within moodle. With my current set up, many Blackboard courses will link to a single moodle course or activity created on demand. This is confusing for students and teachers. I want students in one Blackboard space to access a single moodle area for their specific moodle activities.
I appreciate the 2.7 documentation on the separate LTI plugin is old now, but it eludes to how this might (or could) be implemented using the LTI spec. See section "Service for context (course) creation, using other courses as template"
I can find one discussion thread where Abhishek Chouhan says be managed get these custom parameters to work. There is a longer discussion thread on a different site where it is clearer that his attempts were successful.
Can anyone with plenty of LTI experience confirm if these custom parameters for context creation (or resource duplication) actually work in the latest version of moodle? I welcome you "managing my expectations" here.
University of Manchester, UK