This sample application demonstrates LearningStudio's Eventing capabilities by enabling LearningStudio users to self monitor their course activity on their Google calendar.
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App Overview

This sample application demonstrates LearningStudio's Eventing capabilities by enabling LearningStudio users to self monitor their course activity on their Google calendar. Users opt-in by registering the Google email address associated with their LearningStudio account. A user's activity in each course will create an all-day event that can be extended to the next day through continued course activity. Consecutive daily activity forms a chain that continues to grow until participation stops. Students gain accountability and motivation from this visual reminder of their persistence in course participation. Teachers gain a reminder of their involvement in each class they manage.

This application's intent is to highlight the potential of combining LearningStudio's Eventing capabilities with third party APIs. The LearningStudio APIs could be used to further enrich such an application. Best practices for subscription management and callback processing for Eventing can be found in the source code.

Scope of Functionality

This sample app is intended for demonstration purposes, so we made it easy for you to test drive it. It doesn't require you to setup a database or have an email server. In fact, it uses an in-memory store for persistence and never actually sends an email. You would not be able to deploy this in a production setting without making modifications. The good news is you can experience this application's potential quickly. Continue reading to learn how!


Build Environment

  • Apache Maven should be installed and configured.
  • Java 6 or greater is required.

Server Environment

  • This application assumes you're running an application server (i.e. Tomcat).
  • This application requires Java 6 or greater.


Application Configuration

LearningStudio Eventing Setup

  1. Get credentials for Eventing

Google App Setup

  1. Create an application in the Google Developer Console
  2. Enable the Calendar and Google+ API
  3. Create a Client ID for this web application
  4. Set the redirect url to

Application Setup

src/main/resources/com/pearson/pdn/demos/chainoflearning/{Name of the Google App}{Google Client ID}
app.client.secret={Google Client Secret}

src/main/resources/com/pearson/pdn/demos/chainoflearning/{LearningStudio Eventing ID}
eventing.principal.key= {LearningStudio Eventing Secret}
eventing.server.url={LearningStudio Eventing Server}
eventing.subscribe.message.callback.url={Application Callback URL}
eventing.subscribe.tag#.key={Name for Subscription Filter}
eventing.subscribe.tag#.value= {Value for Subscription Filter}

Callback URL:

Common Tag Names: MessageType, CourseId

Server Deployment


Run mvn clean package to compile the application and assemble a war file.


Simply copy the target/chain-of-learning.war file to your server. You should be able to access this application from an address like:


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