Showcase: Examples: Bringing Data from Other Applications Back into Sakai

A session at Open Apereo 2015 Conference

  • Allen Brown
  • Steven Wicker
  • Drew Ray

Monday 1st June, 2015

5:30pm to 7:00pm (EST)

Wake Forest University has developed a web service tool that is used to pull data from external sources and, then, bring that information into Sakai in real time. This tool was implemented by our developer so the customization of the Sakai source code would be minimal. We have used this tool to import official university id images of students into the Roster Tool, Fourms Tool, NeoChat, and BlogWow. We also use this service to improve the LTI integration with our library e-reserve system (Ares), to enhance our implementation of Delegated Access and to supplement the integration with HMH Portfolio (formerly School Chapters). In this session, we will demonstrate these enhancements by showing examples from our eReserves, ePortfolios, and Student Information Systems.

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Allen Brown

Instructional Designe, Wake Forest University

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Steven Wicker

Instructional Technology Consultant

Steven Wicker (BS, MA in Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro) is the Instructional Technology Consultant for the Departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Military Science at Wake Forest University. He is currently serving on the Learning Management System Team as the team lead for Sakai. Before coming to Wake Forest, he worked at a software training company and taught college level mathematics at local community colleges.

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Yi Zhu

Senior Software Developer

Yi Zhu is a senior application developer at Wake Forest University. He has an M.S. in Computer Science and over nine years of experiences in developing enterprise software systems. Since 2013, Yi has played a key role in customizing Sakai as well as integrating other software systems for WFU.

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Drew Ray

Applications Administrator, Lead

Andrew (Drew) Ray began working at Wake Forest University. He's held several positions at the University including Programmer/Developer, Analyst and Technical Manager. His current position is Application Administrator, Lead. He is the primary administrator for the University's Sakai implementation.

8 attendees

  • Alexander Cao
  • Kathleen Ellis
  • Laura Gekeler
  • mccorks
  • Patrick Miller
  • Trisha Gordon
  • Steven Wicker
  • Yi Zhu

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Time 5:30pm7:00pm EST

Date Mon 1st June 2015

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