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General plugins (Local): Applications

local_applications
This local plugin introduces the application concept into Moodle, allowing users to add, edit, remove, or access external applications without leaving Moodle.
Maintained by: Picture of Bruno Sampaio Bruno Sampaio

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This plugin is part of set Cubic. Plugins from the set work the best when installed together.

This local plugin introduces the application concept into Moodle. It allows users to add, edit, remove, or access external applications without leaving Moodle. For an application added to Moodle with this plugin can also be provided the information needed to automatically authenticate the user on the application when it is accessed. For this the application must support the IMS LTI standard (http://www.imsglobal.org/lti) and must allow users to be authenticated from external systems using this standard. The process to add applications to Moodle with this feature is very similar to the creation of "External Tool" activities in a course.

An example of an application that supports IMS LTI allowing users to be authenticated automatically is Epik (http://epik.di.fct.unl.pt/epik), an application to create educational games. You just need to create a new account and then you'll find the information needed, to create the application on Moodle, on your Epik user profile.

To manage applications was also created a Moodle block that provides the user a way to create new applications, view all his applications, and access his favorite applications (very similar to the courses block). This plugin can be found on the following link: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_applications_list.

I recommend you use this plugin with Cubic, a theme for Moodle that I also created (https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=theme_cubic).

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Bruno Sampaio (Lead maintainer)
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  • Capt. Moodle
    Sun, Mar 31, 2013, 5:47 AM
    Bruno - Many thanks for sharing this plugin with the Moodle community. It would be helpful if you could provide a documentation URL in the Useful links section (either Moodle Docs or Github's wiki). In addition, let's make sure to declare dependencies in the version.php. Peace - Anthony
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