Log storage: Logstore xAPI

logstore_xapi
Maintained by Picture of Ryan Smith Ryan Smith, Picture of jerrett fowler jerrett fowler, Picture of David Pesce David Pesce
Logstore_xapi is a logstore plugin which emits xAPI statements (also known as Tin Can) to an LRS of your choice. Please post all issues to Github (https://github.com/xAPI-vle/moodle-logstore_xapi).
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Until Moodle provides a way to automatically create new versions from Github releases we will no longer be publishing new versions here sorry, please track their progress on this via the JIRA MDLSITE-1865 Ticket.


What does it do?

As stated on the Github repository, the plugin simply “emits events from the Moodle Logstore as xAPI or TinCan statements”. For those that don’t know, the Moodle Logstore is a log of activities in Moodle. When you view a course, complete a quiz, or grade a student a log of that activity is recorded in the Logstore. The plugin uses these logs to produce xAPI/TinCan statements and then sends (emits) them to an LRS (Learning Record Store).

How does it work?

The plugin is made up of three parts, an Expander, a Translator, and an Emitter. Every log entry goes through each of these parts in a six-step process before finally reaching the LRS (see below).

  1. The plugin passes the log entry from the logstore_standard_log to the Expander.

  2. The Expander expands the log entry with data from your Moodle database.

  3. The plugin passes the expanded event from step 2 to the Translator.

  4. The Translator translates the expanded event to xAPI/TinCan recipe options.

  5. The plugin passes the translated event from step 4 to the Emitter.

  6. The Emitter constructs the translated event as an xAPI/TinCan statement and emits it to the LRS.


Potential privacy issues

This system sends logging information over the internet. This would include information about the user, links to their profile, and information of courses completed. It would be recommended to have a secure connection between your website and LRS if they are not within a private network.

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  • Picture of Ryan Smith
    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 4:33 PM
    Hi Paul, thanks for the your message, you might find it useful to check out this Github issue https://github.com/xAPI-vle/moodle-logstore_xapi/issues/128. I'm not sure if you're experiencing the same issue, but it certainly could be.
  • Paul
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017, 5:12 PM
    I just tried to install it on Moodle 3.3, but it failed. Any thoughts?
  • Paul
    Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 8:25 PM
    The last version of the plugin that will install, though with the error message described above, and that will not corrupt the Moodle database such that you have no access to your administration level, is version 1.4.0.
    All versions of the plugin after this date do not work: so DONOT try to install them, in fact best would be for them to be taken down before they cause others a whole load of headaches.
  • Paul
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 12:27 PM
    Dear all, I have just installed and tested 2.1.5 and that works for me on Moodle 3.3.2 The word of caution remains in that it would be highly inadvisable to install version 2 of the plugin on a Moodle 3.3.x system since it will "Müller" your system and require a fair degree of backend work to correct the problem.
  • Picture of Dey Bendifallah
    Mon, 16 Oct 2017, 4:45 PM
    Thank you Ryan & Al for this great job
    But I add this remark to those who work behind a proxy server:
    If you are using the Tincanlaunch Mod and you are behind a proxy server, consider changing the proxy configuration in
    admin / tool / log / store / xapi / vendor / rusticisoftware / tincan / src / RemoteLRS.php
    by removing the automatic configuration:
    35 // protected $ proxy;
    Add :
    87 // this is here for some proxy handling
    88 'proxy' => '192.168.xxx.xxx:8080',
    and disable:
    / *
    106 if (isset ($ this-> proxy)) {
    107 $ http ['proxy'] = $ this-> proxy;
             }
    * /
    In this way, xAPI will also work for Tincan content
  • Picture of Frank Troglauer
    Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 10:50 PM
    Just a heads up that in debugging mode we are getting a notice from your plugin of an undefined offset when using Moodles bulk upload via csv feature.

    Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in D:\WWP\wamp\www\NGT2\lms\admin\tool\log\store\xapi\classes\log\store.php on line 158

    Might changing line 157 of store.php to this line of code remove the notice while not causing any issues with your plugin?
    if (is_numeric($key) && isset($xapievents[$key]['context']['extensions'][Event::CONTEXT_EXT_KEY]['id'])) {
  • Picture of Ryan Smith
    Mon, 26 Mar 2018, 9:10 PM
    Hi thanks Frank, I've made an issue for that on Github (https://github.com/xAPI-vle/moodle-logstore_xapi/issues/167). In future, please report any issues over there as the comments in here tend to get lost.
  • Picture of Mouaici Mohamed
    Tue, 29 May 2018, 4:08 PM
    Dear all,
    I'am trying to debug the source code of Logstore xAPI, in order to understand how this code works to be able to adapt it to my use case. For this, I wonder what is the entry point of this code? Thank you in advance for your reply
  • Picture of Ryan Smith
    Wed, 30 May 2018, 4:59 PM
    Hi Mouaici, the entry point is classes/log/store.php#L113 (https://github.com/xAPI-vle/moodle-logstore_xapi/blob/master/classes/log/store.php#L113). In future, please post questions to Github where you'll get a faster response (https://github.com/xAPI-vle/moodle-logstore_xapi/issues).
  • Picture of Mouaici Mohamed
    Fri, 8 Jun 2018, 10:18 PM
    Thank you very much Ryan Smith smile
  • Picture of Dey Bendifallah
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 1:57 PM
    Hi Ryan,
    VENDOR folder is empty in the new zip file. Is old folder unchanged?
    Thanks
    Dey
  • Picture of Ryan Smith
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 6:00 PM
    Hi Dey, my apologies been trying to fix the auto-release and accidentally released a local zip file without the vendor. Please try again.
  • Picture of Dey Bendifallah
    Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 6:05 PM
    Thank you Ryan for this quick fix and for your great work.
  • Picture of Peter de Jong
    Wed, 8 Aug 2018, 3:17 AM
    Hi Ryan,
    For some reason my plugin is not sending ANYTHING (as far as I can tell) to the Watershed LRS. My Activity Provider is correct because Tin Can Launch works with it. Can you please help me debug, or what could be the issue? Thank you.
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