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Started by Nick Ford 04 May 2012 10:39am () Replies (2)

MNet is the mechanism in Moodle for connecting to other Moodle (or Mahara) sites. MNet is short for "Moodle networking. 

MNet is an excellent way for schools using Moodle to connect and share resources with one another. 

From the users perspective connecting via MNet is transparent. Users only need to log in once to their schools Moodle and from there are able to browse Moodle courses located on different schools Moodles.

Very cool. 

For more on Moodle Networking visit  http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/MNet and http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=6976

Is any one using MNet functionality?

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  • Gerard Macmanus (View all users posts) 04 May 2012 11:11am ()

    We are looking at how to get some of this functionality sorted for a project at present, as administration of users is a bug bear of a lot of administrations, that is why we are using the SMS <-> LMS interoperability project provide to create users and courses for our moodle instance and then using the google sync plugin through moodle to create users in our google apps environment.

    For this project we using the auth/gauth plugin http://www.moodleinschools.org.nz/node/4248 and is available through https://github.com/piersharding/moodle-google which allows students to use their openid google username as an authentication method, we have also set it to allow account creation based upon the information passed from google apps.

    This will allow the possibility of schools that are not using moodle to be able to use the moodle course as we have some schools that are using alternative Learning Management Systems.

    auth/gauth - OpenID authentication with Google

    Activated as an authentication plugin, and must be configured.
    Key configuration values are:

    • Domain name - the Google Apps domain name which forms the OAuth consumer key
    • OpenID username mapping: the field from the OpenID assertions that is used for matching to Moodle - usually 'openid', but can be 'email'
    • moodle username mapping - the field in Moodle that maps to the above OpenID userfield - usually 'idnumber'

    This is available through the www.moodleinschools.org.nz 2.2.2. installation.

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