Welcome to June’s Developer Community Newsletter. This month we have news of a webinar about APIs, and some important information for Moodle and Blackboard users who have integrations with Talis Aspire Reading Lists.

API webinars…

APIs enable developers to collect data from Talis products and place it in places you would not have thought of. These will give users more information and clearer links to content that they would not usually have access to.

In this webinar, Richard Tattersall, Technical Consultant at Talis explains the APIs you can use for displaying content from Talis Aspire into other systems. For example, linking reading list to your student repository.

Prior to the webinar, we recommend that you read our support article for an overview of developer APIs.

Support article on Developer APIs

This presentation will be approximately 20 mins long with the opportunity to ask any specific questions to make the best use of The APIs in your university systems.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 19th July at 2pm

Register here for API webinar Europe

We are also running this webinar for our APAC community where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions on Wednesday 26th July

  • Perth (AWST) 12.00
  • Brisbane (AEST) 2pm
  • Auckland (NZST) 4pm

You can register for APAC API webinar here

 

Blackboard Building Block

If you use the Blackboard Building block from Oscelot.org called ‘Talis Aspire’, then please be aware that the University of Stirling who were maintaining this building block are no longer able to maintain it as they are moving to a new Virtual Learning Environment. Talis are currently in communication with Simon Booth at Stirling, to discuss how we can best support those of you who are using this plugin, and we’ll be sharing more details about this in the coming weeks.

Talis fully understand the importance of the integration with Blackboard and it’s effect on student use of reading lists, and wish to ensure continuity in the delivery of lists to students.

We would ask that you raise a support ticket if you are using this plugin so that we can make sure that you are included in the future messaging about this change.

 

The ‘Lancaster’ Moodle Plugin

The University of Lancaster are no longer able to maintain this plugin, and Talis would like to discuss options with those of you who use it. Talis are in conversation with Lancaster to discuss how best we can support those of you using the plugin, and we’ll be sharing more detail on these conversations in the coming weeks.

If you are using the ‘Lancaster’ Moodle plugin which is hosted at moodle.org, please get in touch with Talis Support if you have not already done so.

Talis fully understand the importance of the integration with Moodle and it’s effect on student use of reading lists, and wish to ensure continuity in the delivery of lists to students.
 

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