JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 18(11): 1483-1500, doi: 10.3217/jucs-018-11-1483
Docs4Learning: Getting Google Docs to work within the LMS with IMS BLTI
expand article infoMarc Alier Forment, María José Casany, Enric Mayol§, Jordi Piguillem, Nikolas Galanis|, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Miguel Á. Conde
‡ UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona-Tech, Barcelona, Spain§ Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain| UPC - BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain¶ University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
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Google Docs is a well-known suite of online collaborative tools for document processing, spreadsheets, online presentations, drawing and even forms. The last versions of the major open source LMS Moodle, offers weak integrations with Google Docs treating it as a content repository. But these integrations are neglecting the collaborative qualities of the Google Docs suite and its potential as a learning activity within the LMS course. This paper presents an integration proposal that using the IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability (IMS BLTI) standard turns Google Docs into an engine that powers collaborative learning activities within the LMS Moodle.
LMS, Google Docs, interoperability, eLearning, software as a service, cloud computing, VLE, PLE