SDK update: support for editor plug-ins
If you have an idea for a new learning tool in itslearning, you should consider making it yourself – or hire a developer to do it! Our SDK program has been running for a while, and a skilled developer can add both applications and plug-ins to your itslearning site. New in this release is support for plug-ins, countries, languages and licenses.
What is a plug-in?
Plug-ins are small tools you access from the editor's Insert button.
What is an application?
An application is a learning tool that can be added to courses and projects from the Add page, just like the tools you know such as notes, tests and assignments. Applications are more advanced compared to plug-ins, and can support assessments, reporting and feedback.
Fictional example of a plug-in
A user clicks the Insert button in the editor, and clicks the Atekst link in the drop-down. The user is directed to Retriever's Atekst database of newspaper articles. The user search for an article and clicks the Add to itslearning button. With a simple click of the mouse the news paper article is inserted directly into the editor.
Countries and languages
When adding new plug-ins and applications you are allowed to add support for different languages, and decide which countries they should be available in.
It is now possible to add licenses for applications and plug-ins – for example decide whether they should be free or licensed. If licensed, it is possible to add pricing information.
Read more at developer.itslearning.com!
Posted on Thu, January 7, 2010
by Øyvind Flatnes