Badgr Pathways LTI App for Moodle

The Badgr Pathways LTI app allows Moodle instructors to add Badgr Pathways to courses. Instructors can view group or individual progress along the learning pathway. Students are able to see their own individual progress and are provided with a roadmap of their learning journey. Badgr Pathways can be constructed using Open Badges from any platform and/or issuer.

   Prerequisites
  • Ensure you are enrolled as a teacher in the Moodle course.
  • Define an issuer in Badgr before creating the Badgr Pathway.
  • Define the set of badges that will be used for the Pathway.
  • Create and publish a Badgr Pathway.
  • Create an LTI for the desired Pathway.

    A single pathway can be added to multiple courses and/or multiple pathways            can be added to a single course.

 Installing the Badgr Pathway LTI is easy!

Badgr Pathways gives teachers and students an easy to use view of their progress through a pathway right in their Moodle courses. Here's how to set it up.

From your issuer dashboard in Badgr Pathways, find the pathway you want to add to your course in the list of pathways and select LTI Integrations. Complete the install by copying the key and secret from Pathways into Moodle. See below for details.
 
Step-by-Step: How to Install
  1. Sign in to your Badgr account and navigate select "issuer" from the top navigation bar.
  2. Select an issuer associated with your organization from the list. 
  3. Select the "Pathways" tab.
  4. Select the title of the Pathway you wish to use in Moodle.
  5. Select the  "LTI Integrations" tab.

    Add New Pathway integration
  6. Select the "Add Integration" button
  7. Give your new integration a meaningful name and select the type of integration you are creating. 
  8. A card should appear in the LTI integrations for your Pathway with your designated name.

moodle integration

10. In another tab, go to the desired Moodle account, sub-account, or course and Turn Editing On.

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11. Select Add an Activity or Resource, then select External Tool.

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12. Copy and paste the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret (Shared Secret), and Config URL presented in the Badgr Pathways dialog box into your Moodle integration. Copy the name or fill out a name you won't forget.

Moodle key n secret

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13. Once the information is entered, select Save.
14. Observe the new menu item, Pathways, in the course navigation along the left side. Click this item to view your pathway.

    Students who access the Pathways menu in a course will automatically be                  subscribed to the Pathway

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Troubleshooting
There are a few error messages you may encounter if the LTI app is not added correctly.
1. If the config.xml URL does not work with your LMS, try using this URL instead https://pathways.badgr.io/api/lti/spg/launch 
2. If the Config URL is used in the Secure Tool URL, you will see this Unexpected Server Error.
 
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3. If the consumer key and secret are incorrect or entered in the wrong fields, "Loading Pathways..." will be displayed but will not produce any results.
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