Currently Moodle 2+ has a repository plug-in to connect to Alfresco. This plug-in enables users to link to or copy files from Alfresco into Moodle. It is limited in that it does not allow users to link files the other way – from Moodle into Alfresco.
As mentioned in a previous article, Alfresco Plug-in for Moodle 2, Brightcookie has created a plug-in that allows Moodle users to upload, embed and manage files and documents from Moodle to Alfresco.
We are now happy to launch the demonstration for these modules in our demo Moodle site.
Use the following login details to try the Alfresco plug-in integrated with Moodle in our demonstration site:
Course name: Moodle Alfresco Integration Sandpit
The Alfresco Moodle SSO Plug-in
The Alfresco Moodle Single Sign-On plug-in enables users who are logged in to Moodle to go and use the make the Alfresco Broswer or Alfresco Share without having to re-login to Alfresco.
After you have logged into the demonstration site, you will see the Repository SSO block. Select the links to go directly to Alfresco Browser or Alfresco Share Portal. You will not be required to enter your login details for Alfresco as the system uses the same authentication that Moodle uses to log in to Alfresco.
Alfresco Moodle Repository
This plug-in allows users to browse and upload files to Alfresco repository inside Moodle file picker. It also allows users to embed or download files/contents from Alfresco to Moodle.
Before you begin, make sure that the editing function in the demonstration course has been turned on.
- Select Add an activity or resource in one of the topics on the course homepage
- In the Add an activity or resource pop-up, select the radio button for File
- Select Add
- In the Content section of the Adding a New File to Topic page, select Add
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You are going to upload a file into Alfresco and then use it in Moodle.
- In the File Picker, select BC Alfresco Repository
- Select Browse Alfresco
- Select Upload
- Select Choose File and browse for your file
- After choosing and uploading your file, click on the image filename
- You can perform various action on this file such as Edit Details, Update and Delete
- Select Choose this file
- The system will return to the previous screen with the filename inserted in the selection box
- Select Download
- Select the file to embed or download it to Moodle.
- Select Select this file
- Enter all other required information in the Adding a new File to Topic page
- Select Save and return to course or Save and display when finished.