I can unpack them manually into the right folders, and even select the unpacked items from a list that I'm given when trying to add an IMS. But that's it, they just don't show up on the page when previewed or run?
Has anyone out there actually managed to get NLN Materials running on version 1.6 without some form of black magic? If so, PLEASE could you give me a few pointers on what to do.
I have not succeeded with the IMS Repostitory. But I can run NLN materials under the SCORM activity.
All I did was upload the zip file into the files area for the course without unzipping it and then adding the SCORM activity pointing to the ZIP file. I note that Helen has stated that the latest OBJECT module which can be downloaded from Moodle.org works with version 1.6
That acted as a central repostiory in version 1.5 and was easy to use. I may well return to using OBJECT.
Thanks for your reply Nick. I'll try out both options and see if I can work with them. I'd really like to get these things working as I seem to be under increasing pressure from management to prove Moodle as the VLE to use, rather than go for Microsoft Learning Gateway.
I will add I'm also using Windows 2003 server and I have no end of permission problems with folders. You change them one minute and the next minute they're back to read only. I really wish I could have a Linux machine to run Moodle on.
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We are also using Microsoft SharePoint portal as a resource repository which we will continue to develop. The staff and students get their own site with Portal so that they can upload/download work to/from home. In addition each course has its own SharePoint site. It has a typical Microsoft front end which makes it easier for people to use. ( familiarity)
Last year we also trialled Class Server which we are not renewing. With its licensing it is quite expensive. Not only that but for what we need, Moodle does a better job. In particular I am a major fan of the Moodle quiz and the Hot Potato modules which I have used seriously with my students with good results.
That's interesting as I've not heard a great deal of information about Microsoft Learning Gateway and how it compares to Moodle. You just get the marketing hype and that's it from Microsoft.
Off track there for a moment. Until the IMS CP part of release 1.6 is sorted out, I'd suggest to anyone, as you did, to use the Object module from Moodles site. I installed it and miracle of miracles I can now use the NLN Materials with great ease.
Many thanks to you and everyone else who's helped out with replies in the past. The SCORM module also works, but it's not as simple as the Object one and doesn't really give me things in the form I'd prefer them.