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The Seven Year Education Itch hits over 500 downloads

Since first publishing The Seven Year Education Itch in July 2016, I’ve hit over 500 downloads through the various channels and publishers, that’s amazing! I can’t thank you all enough for downloading my first book. If you’ve not got your copy yet, you can get it from the following publishers:    

Connecting H5P interactive activity in Moodle to an LRS

Investigating further into H5P, I started playing with the ability to send xAPI statements to our LRS from Moodle. This will give us valuable Learning Analytics when we start using the tool for formative assessments. I downloaded the H5P plugin from the Moodle plugin site and installed into my local development copy of Moodle 3.1. I was able to install the plugin in the usual manner, not a problem there. I added an activity to a test course and because I had already downloaded my H5P test package, I simply uploaded the object. This worked seamlessly, but did not interact with the LRS at all. This is where you will need a little bit of a coding background to make some changes. Step 1: Create a new folder in Moodle in mod/hvp/ and call it js Step 2: Create a new JS file in the new folder and call it xapi-stmt-dispatcher.js Step 3: Enter the following code into the new file: $(document).ready(function () { ADL.XAPIWrapper.changeConfig({ ‘endpoint’: ‘http://your.lrs.edu/data/xAPI/’, “auth” : “Basic ” + toBase64(‘username:password’) }); H5P.externalDispatcher.on(‘xAPI’, function(event) { console.log(event.data.statement); var stmt = new ADL.XAPIStatement( event.data.statement.actor, event.data.statement.verb, event.data.statement.object); stmt.generateId(); stmt.generateRegistration(); console.log(JSON.stringify(stmt)); ADL.XAPIWrapper.sendStatement(stmt) }); }); Update the end point with your LRS URL and change the username and password to the of the client in your LRS Step 4: Download the xAPIWrapper from https://github.com/adlnet/xAPIWrapper (xapiwrapper.min.js) Step 5: Copy this file into Moodle folder mod/hvp/js Step 6: Open the view.php file in the Moodle folder mod/hvp in a code editor Step 7: Add the following lines of code AFTER the line $PAGE->set_url($url); […]