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


            Installing the Badgr Pathways 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.

            1. From your issuer dashboard in Badgr Pathways, find the pathway you want to add to your course and select LTI Integrations. 
            2. Complete the install by copying the key and secret from Pathways into Moodle. See below for details.


            Moodle or Canvas


            Step-by-Step: How to Install
            1. Sign in to the Badgr server of your choice and select an issuer profile or create a new one.
            2. Select the Manage Pathways button from the Issuer detail page. Alternatively, you may use the Apps menu in Badgr to connect to Pathways.



            3. A new window will open to the Pathways app. If you are prompted to log in or authorize, please do so.
            4. Once logged in, you will be taken to the "My Issuers" area in the Pathways app.
            5. Select the issuer that manages the pathway you wish to add to your course.
            6. Select the ellipses that correspond with the pathway you wish to add to your course.

              Create LTI app


            7. Choose LTI Integrations.
            8. From the LTI Integrations page, you can manage or add a new integration. Select Add Integration to create a new installation.
            9. Give your new integration a meaningful name and select the type of integration you are creating (Canvas, Blackboard or Moodle).

              Add new integration

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

              turn editing on

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

              Add activity or resource

            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.

              Key and secret for Moodle      add external tool

            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 load the view of your pathway.
              Students who access the Pathways menu in a course will automatically be subscribed to the Pathway.

              Pathway menu in course

              Pathway in Moodle




            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.
            Moodle error


            2. 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.
            Loading pathways error


            Updated: 18 Jul 2019 04:55 AM
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