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Repositories: Microsoft Skydrive

repository_skydrive
A repository plugin to access your documents from Microsoft Skydrive in Moodle.
Maintained by: Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth Dan Poltawski
for Moodle
2.4, 2.5

A repository plugin for Microsoft Skydrive.

Thanks to Universidad Teconológica de Chile (INACAP) who funded this plugin to be created by LUNS and to LUNS for releasing this work open source, allowing me to continue to work on this for Moodle 2.3.

In order to use this plugin you need to register your Moodle with Microsoft, please see the documentation link below for basic guidance on how to do this.

Please Note: This plugin is now part of standard Moodle in 2.6 and later.

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Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
Dan Poltawski (Lead maintainer)
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  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Tue, Sep 4, 2012, 7:34 AM
    Jeff, I'm afraid you need to be responsible about logging out of any websites you are logged into. Similarly if a student used that browser to get to https://skydrive.live.com they would be able to access them there. This isn't really a problem that moodle can solve.

    Moodle doesn't really have an awareness of who the user is, it just requests a token for access, that token only persists as long as the user is logged in, then we ask microsoft for a token again and if you are already logged into Microsoft then it'll provide access to the token. If you are not, it will not.
  • Picture of Dominique` Cave
    Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 9:50 PM
    Is this in anyway impacted by the Microsoft Live Services authentication module? In that case Moodle does know who the user is, does it not? I'm very keen to make Microsoft Live integrate with my Moodle but it seems all a little 'bitty'.
  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 2:21 PM
    Dominique: No, this is standalone, and depends on the user being logged into microsoft live in their browser. From a user experience point of view, I think you'll find its pretty seamless though, even though the two have no relationship.
  • Picture of Cristian Matos
    Thu, Mar 28, 2013, 3:02 AM
    Hi. I'm having problem with moodle 2.4...Is it compatible with this version?
  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Thu, Mar 28, 2013, 11:33 AM
    Hi Cristian,
    It does still work with 2.4
  • Picture of Colin Wheelhouse
    Thu, Apr 18, 2013, 3:28 AM
    Is it possible when you update/change a file in your skydrive that the "new" version then appears in Moodle automatically if you have added that file into a course or my private files?
  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Thu, Apr 18, 2013, 4:05 PM
    Colin: No, references are not supported by it.
  • Picture of Colin Wheelhouse
    Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 4:04 AM
    Dan thanks for the reply. I discovered however that if you choose to embed the file using the code that Skydrive generates for the user, into Moodle, then any changes made to the file in Skydrive are reflected in the Moodle version.

    Skydrive does not like editing files using a browser other than IE in my testing and I found it more successful to right click the file in Skydrive and choose to edit in the Office program itself rather than the Web App version. Any changes when saved update the Skydrive version automatically and are then reflected in Moodle with little delay. Also the option then to share files and collaborate on them opens interesting options.
  • Picture of Randy Wald
    Thu, Aug 1, 2013, 4:55 AM
    I don't see any discussion on this...Does this integration work with Office 365?
    Randy
  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Mon, Aug 12, 2013, 3:10 PM
    Hi Randy,
    I don't know anything about Office 365 - but if it works with microsoft skydrive, then you should be able to access the documents through it.
  • Picture of Randy Wald
    Mon, Aug 12, 2013, 9:44 PM
    Dan, after some more research I've learned that our instance of Office 365 uses Skydrive Pro. I've been told accounts non the pro version are "different" and separate and so I'm thinking this could have something to do with the problem we have not getting the integration to work.
  • Picture of Chris Swaffield
    Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 12:34 AM
    Dan, Any idea if SkyDrive Pro is/will be supported?
  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 10:35 AM
    I can't say as I don't have access to skydrive pro. If it uses the same API, it should work.
  • Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth
    Mon, Nov 25, 2013, 4:56 PM
    Just a note to watchers of this plugin, that it is now part of Moodle core in 2.6+
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 2:02 AM
    Dan, the following strings are going to be changed in Moodle core in 2.6 and 2.7. You may want to include the same change in the add-on, too.

    $string['configplugin'] = 'Configure Microsoft OneDrive';
    $string['pluginname'] = 'Microsoft OneDrive';
    $string['skydrive:view'] = 'View OneDrive';
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