Excuse if this is something in the documentation, but I haven't found it. I want external software (written in PHP) to be able to send grades to Moodle to go into a specified column in the gradebook for a specified student.
I can do this nicely in WebCT 4.1. The code of course has to be in a secure place, and contains a secret 'key' to allow info sent to the VLE to be inserted. But it is a really useful facility where grades are generated by external software. Everything happens wthout staff intervention: the student calls the external software from within the VLE, and the grade is returned on completion, checking on the way that the same student is still logged in to the VLE. Is this possible with Moodle? I hope so!