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MNet vs. moodle.net vs. Project MoodleNet

 
Martin Dougiamas
Re: MNet vs. moodle.net vs. Project MoodleNet
 

>  will it be possible with project moodlenet that student SA of university A could enrol at the course B1 of university B?

No, Martin, this is out of scope for the moment.  University logins/enrolments/authentication/payment is a very idiosyncratic and sensitive thing that we won't be tackling now.  What you are talking about is addressed by MNet, and needs to be very explicitly set up between particular Moodle sites.  

That said, I do hope the MoodleNet account/identity will become something you use to log into all sorts of education-related sites via Oauth, much like you can you use your Google/Facebook/Twitter account to log into many sites today. 

> the community hub functionality will also be cancelled soon or within the next years?

MoodleNet is designed to replace that, yes.  Including (most importantly) the sharing and curation of entire Moodle courses as well as individual Moodle activities in Moodle backup format.

Picture of Martin Deinhofer
Re: MNet vs. moodle.net vs. Project MoodleNet
 

Hi Martin,

As the sharing of courses will be a proof-of-concept, account creation/grade transfer could be done manually at the beginning (Q1 2020).

Later maybe it would make sense to use OAuth or alternatively eduroom logins.

> the community hub functionality will also be cancelled soon or within the next years?

> MoodleNet is designed to replace that, yes.  Including (most importantly) the sharing and curation of entire Moodle courses...

The problem is that we should have a first running prototype soon and a production-ready site Q3 2019. So I am afraid that Project MoodleNet will be in a too early stage at that time.

Does it make sense to still rely on the community hub functionality?

At least the publishing part? So then we could also implement our own front-end client for the central listing of published courses. We just needed the respective web-services API.

Thanks!




Martin Dougiamas
Re: MNet vs. moodle.net vs. Project MoodleNet
 

The publishing part (in Moodle) should be fine.  It's the hub that is no longer supported. 

However, that kind of sharing doesn't give you very much - it effectively just posts links with some metadata to a central place.   Any user that wants to go to a course on another site will still have to log in there etc so you'd need to organise OAuth or something as you said, more manually.