Banner/Luminis Message Broker

Enrolment ::: enrol_lmb
Maintained by Eric Merrill
Process courses, users, and enrollments out of Ellucian Banner. Includes support for realtime notifications from Luminis Message Broker, and Glassfish w/Legacy Adapter.

Banner/Luminis Message Broker 2.7.0

Moodle 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7
Released: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:56 PM
Luminis Message Broker enrollment Module.
Version: 2.7.0
Moodle version: 2.2.0 through 2.7.x
Maintainer: Eric Merrill (

Project Maintained at

Documentation at

View full change log at

Release 2.7.0
Fix LMB down notification emails.

Release 2.6.2
Fix problem where users were not dropped from crosslists during an extract processing.
Improve performance in extract drops by using a recordset.
Define xmlcache variable.

Release 2.6.1
Replace all instances of mark_context_dirty.
Replace access to modinfo with course_modinfo for Moodle 2.6 and above.

Release 2.6.0
Converting all get_context_instance() to context_xxx::instance().

Release 2.5.3
Fix problem where categories were always created hidden with some settings. CONTRIB-4728.

Release 2.5.2
Fixing problem where clean install couldn't be done in Moodle version before 2.5 - Thanks to MDL-37726.
Actually make the list of terms to sort by id number - was supposed to happen in 2.5.1.

Release 2.5.1
Option to obey enrolment restriction dates.
Addition of 3 extra roletypes (03, 04, 05).
Fixing error when logging path location is blank.
Sort the menu of term in Reprocess Enrolments and Prune Tables.
LMB endpoint security must now be explicitly disabled.
For backwards compatibility, if LMB is enabled and no username or password is set, security is set as disabled during the upgrade.
Catch exception thrown when course shortname or idnumbers collide. (CONTRIB-4559)
Less strict status checking when making crosslists. Prevents partial completion.
Records are no longer saved in enrol_lmb_raw_xml when storexml is set to never. (
secure/xmlservice.php (which you probably shouldn't be using...) applies the same security as liveimport.php

Release 2.5.0
Fixing lmbcheck variable name (Good catch from Chris Folin CONTRIB-4263)
Remove depreciated use of make_categories_list (CONTRIB-4299)
Set default language when creating new users (Thanks to Charles Fulton - CONTRIB-4054)
Fixed undefined variable error. (CONTRIB-3940)
Moved minimum Moodle version to 2.2.0.

Release 2.1.9
Fix for logging to a file. (Thanks to Charles Fulton - CONTRIB-3941)
Improve drop for crosslisted courses when crosslist is removed. Rerun XLS Drop Tool.
Fixed DB error in some crosslist cases.

If upgrading from a version before 2.1.0, be sure to read the full change log at:

This enrollment plugin can digest XML from the Luminis Message Broker, allowing realtime Banner to Moodle integration,
as well as full XML extractions from Banner.

You can use this module with or without Luminis Message Broker. If you do not use Luminis Message Broker, you can instead use
this module to import XML files from banner on a manual or automated basis.

I have tried to make this module as customizable as possible. If you need to make changes for your specific install, please let
me know, so I can look into making it into a preference item (also take a look at the todo list below).

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Can be updated from
2.1.0 (2012040101), 2.1.1 (2012040101), 2.1.5 (2012040101), 2.1.6 (2012040101), 2.1.7 (2012060702), 2.1.8 (2012091202), 2.1.9 (2012091203), 2.5.0 (2013050801), 2.5.1 (2013080202), 2.5.2 (2013091700), 2.5.2 (2013091700), 2.5.3 (2013102800), 2.6.0 (2013110400), 2.6.1 (2013121800), 2.6.1 (2013121800), 2.6.2 (2014011500)
Can be updated to
2.9.0 (2015091700), 3.0.0 (2016021000), 3.1.0 for Moodle 2.8.0-3.1.x (2016042810), 3.3.0 (2017073100), 3.3.1 (2017080900), 3.4.0 (2018011100), 3.4.1 (2018042500), 3.8.0 (2018042501)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.2, Moodle 2.3, Moodle 2.4, Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Enrolment

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myenrol") in the "enrol" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation