Posts by: Tim Hodson

Stirling work at Stirling

  The University of Stirling have been using Talis Aspire for a few years now, and have been steadily pushing themselves year on year to do more and more. Stirling create all lists on behalf of academics to ensure that the value the library brings to the use of reading lists within the university is fully realised. However, getting hold of the raw reading list from the academics can be a challenge when the usefulness of reading lists is not
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Talis API workshop

Talis has been building JSON APIs to drive the data needs of the new reviews functionality being used ‘live’ by nearly 60 customers, and is even now building even newer JSON APIs to support the new List UX refresh that was recently demoed at Talis Insight Europe.

Moodle Integration Update

This is important information for customers who are using or about to use Talis Aspire with HTTPS enabled, and who are using Moodle 2.x. If you are using the Moodle building block supplied by Talis, you will want to update your block to be the latest version which includes additional support for tenancies which have an HTTPS alias. You can view the release and the source code in our Github repository. You can find out about moving your Talis Aspire
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Moodling at the Moot

Last month Tim Hodson went to Dublin to get involved in the annual UK and Ireland Moodle Moot.  Being his first Moot he can’t do the usual comparison and say this was the best ever, but he’s adamant that the Moot was a great event and well worth the visit to Dublin City University. His main observations were: That learning analytics is a hot topic, with many unanswered questions about exactly what this means to different people: students, academics, admin staff
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Talis Developer Community and a new API

We recently started a reviews beta with a number of our customers. The new reviews functionality is designed to only show you items on lists which have changes that need some review decision to be made. In order to support the data needs of this review functionality, we wrote a new API for Talis Aspire Reading Lists which gives access to some specific information. The new API has been designed to be easily extended to suit other purposes.  And that is
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Prove you’re doing the right thing…

You know how it is. You’re doing the right thing. You know that you are, yet you have to prove it. That’s when you turn to reports in order to get the data you need to make that business case or provide reassurance that you are on the right track. In Talis products you can get at an awful lot of data – every single item on every single list – every node in your hierarchy – every request you’ve ever
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Talis Aspire User Group 2014 – Summary

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend the Talis Aspire User Group 2014. As we start to collate all the presentations, video’s, actions summaries etc, we will work to keep adding them to this agenda so that you can track down the material that you are looking for. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do email Alison Kershaw. We ran 4 workshop streams throughout day one, details from each stream below. If you have
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Talis Aspire Reading List Challenge

Compiling a reading list should be exciting and rewarding for both academics and students. We want to showcase great reading lists built by academics who are using Talis Aspire Reading Lists to deliver their course reading in a way that exemplifies best practice teaching and learning. If your list is voted the winner, you and the academic who owns the list will each win £150 in LateRooms vouchers (though you don’t have to travel together!). How do you tell if
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