SIGMA AIE OFFERS TO FACULTAT PERE TARRÉS THE MOODLE LEARNING PLATFORM, INTEGRATED WITH ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR TEACHERS IN SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)
SIGMA Gestión Universitaria AIE (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:One of current challenge of many universities is to break the barrier between the world of academic administration and the world of new learning platforms.
SIGMA has been working to eliminate this barrier and provide a number of services in the Moodle virtual platform that enables academic management and virtual campus work together.
SIGMA currently offers to Facultat Pere Tarrés the two environments in SaaS model, maximizing the information contained in the academic management system in an efficient mode and convenient for teachers and students.
This integration ensures automatically creating Moodle courses from the groups defined in the syllabus and assignment of the teacher, so that, upon completion of the university enrollment periods all courses are available in Moodle platform with teachers and students enrolled.
In the teacher's Moodle workspace we created a number of utilities that allow the teacher to interact with the academic management application directly from Moodle without opening a new session in SIGMA SIS.
These utilities allow:
• Check the class list
• Check student record
• Enter final grades in SIGMA SIS
• Manage records
In addition, we have developed a component that allows the teacher to pass the final grades recorded in Moodle directly to SIGMA SIS, linking the daily assessment tool with the academic administration tool.
Keywords: Sigma, saas, moodle, learning, integration.