I'm hoping someone can help me here as a fellow admin. Having managed Moodle for 15 years for 6 schools I have managed to ward off quite a few plans to move to other CMS that are just like moodle only better like Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, etc but the onslaught continues. Now one dept has chosen to go with Pearson for History and Pearson is the 800 pound Gorilla for me. Their sales person of course told the dept that Pearson integrates easily with Moodle but what they really meant was they can setup SSO for the students gmail accounts to sync with Pearson logins.
After talking to their tech it sounds like they do have TCC Thin Common Storage but so far they said no Moodle person has ever been successful in making it integrate. I can't find much information on google or Moodle of anyone else who has tried to integrate TCC. He said Moodle only supports 1.1 and that TCC will only work with 1.2 or 1.3 He is sending me the cartridge disassembled into all the folders where I have to build the course myself but I can look side by side with Pearson's. Last time I checked Pearson was using a CMS that looked like moodle with a different front page. I asked as much and if we could maybe use the plugin called LTI Provider by Juan Leyva here but he definitely was not wanting to share like that as they want to keep control at their own CMS.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please understand my motivation is that when I do orientation and on-going support for Teachers, students, parents and staff at 6 schools consistency means less confusion and less support time. As we widen the circle of options for our users we exponentially increase their confusion. So instead of training them on one CMS for grades, taking quizzes, handing in assignments, etc I have to say depending on the course you will go here here or here and directions for each of those different CMS differ and will be updating at times not under my control so please inform yourselves as the current directions may be out of date at any given time. That does not work well. and being one person who does all the training, installing, upgrading, testing of new plugins, etc I don't have time to support more than one CMS. Even if Pearson is as perfect as the salesperson describes needing no training it is so intuitive the circle of confusion will still rear it's ugly head as if your experience is the same as mine many users need walkthrough support for even simple tasks like restarting their computer. Plus having the curriculum under our own roof allows teacher to do what they do best: customize the learning to fit the ever changing needs of the particular learners they have at this moment in time.
Thanks in advance - Jamie