[DANCE] Using LTI to enable pedagogical scripts and single sign-on for EdX

Carolyn P. Rose cprose at cs.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 20 16:38:54 EST 2015

Hi Stian,

It's true that it can be tricky to augment the edX discussion forums 
currently, but there are ways to do so that we found that enabled us to 
integrate our Quick Helper intervention in DALMOOC.  We'd love to talk 
with you directly to let you know how we did that and also to talk about 
ways we might collaborate formally on this MOOC deployment you are working 
towards if you are interested.

Best wishes,

  On Fri, 20 Feb 2015, Stian Håklev wrote:

> Hi everyone, I'm Stian Haklev, a PhD student in digital learning at
> OISE/University of Toronto. I'm the data manager for UofT for both Coursera
> and EdX, and involved in some research projects on learning analytics in
> that regard. Together with team that includes my supervisor Jim Slotta, we
> are planning a MOOC for this summer on inquiry for in-service teachers that
> we hope will be much more interactive and collaborative/generative than the
> typical xMOOC. Very excited to see this group, and the diversity of people
> participating!
> We were interested in how "scriptable" EdX is for our purposes. For previous
> local courses, we have used wikis and discussion forums that all have APIs,
> and scripts that let us create new pages, move information around etc. As
> far as I know, EdX.org does not let us automatically manage discussion forum
> threads, for example. However, using LTI and an interstitial script, it
> seems like much of this can be done with external tools. I posted a writeup
> and a demohere: http://reganmian.net/blog/2015/02/20/openedx-and-lti-pedagogical-scri
> pts-and-sso/
> Going forwards it would be great to see some of this functionality
> integrated into EdX, but this seems like a nice way of testing out new ways
> of interacting.
> Stian

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