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Integrates the Merlot content repository into ATutor. Basic and Advanced search tools.
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#Merlot Module for ATutor README /* This module provides simple and advanced search tools for searching the Merlot Educational Resource database. Resources listed in search results can be added directly to ATutor course links, if course links are enabled. Students can also add Merlot resources to group links, and to course links with approval from the instructor. Also provide direct links to the full record on the Merlot site, as well as links to assignments where they exist for a particular resource. */ Merlot Location http://fedsearch.merlot.org:9090/jaxrpc-MerlotSearch/searchservice?WSDL Merlot Key This modules requires a Merlot Key to function. Visit the Merlot Web site to obtain a key. http://www.merlot.org/merlot/signWebServicesForm.htm Requirements 1. php 4.3 + with expat and soap enabled. or php 5+ (default install of php 5 includes the required php libraries) 2. ATutor 1.6.2+ Installation 1. Copy the downloaded module into the mods/ directory of ATutor 2. Unzip the module file to produce the merlot/ directory 3. Login to ATutor as the administrator, go to Modules, then Install Module. Choose the merlot module from the list of modules available for installation. 4. Once installed enable the module through the main modules screen. This will produce an admin "Merlot Repository" Tab through which the Merlot module can be configured. 5. Configure the module by entering the key you recieved. 6. Enter the location of the Merlot repository, and save the settings (http://fedsearch.merlot.org:9090/jaxrpc-MerlotSearch/searchservice?WSDL) 7. Done. Logout as the admin, then login as a course instructor and through Manage>Student Tools enable the module for a course.