We’ve just secured further funding from JISC under the Embedding Benefits scheme which will allow us to develop eMargin further over the next year. In this next phase, we’ll be focussing on closer integration with Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) such as Moodle and Blackboard Learn. This will allow users to access eMargin directly from the VLE without having to log-in separately, and will also make it much easier for teachers to manage class groups.
This integration will be achieved through use of the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification published by the IMS Global Learning Consortium and supported by all major VLE providers. As part of our work, we’ll be developing a new Java LTI class library which will be reusable by other software developers, allowing their tools to benefit from closer integration with VLEs too.
More details coming soon!