Integrations

The NCLOR can integrate with a variety of applications and services. The following is a list of the currently supported NCLOR integrations.

Learning Management Systems:

Blackboard 9.1.x – NCLOR provides Blackboard building blocks that allows Blackboard users to search for content in the NCLOR and then easily link it back to a course. These building blocks can ONLY be installed by the Blackboard Administrator. The NCLOR currently has only one building block that can be used with the Blackboard learning management system.

Blackboard 9.x Building Block and Instructions (Community College Only)


Moodle 2.8 and higher – The NCLOR Moodle module allows Moodle users to search for content and link it back to a Moodle course. This module functions very similar to the Blackboard building block but with one main difference. The Moodle NCLOR module can ONLY be installed on the “back end” by the Moodle Server Admin and can not be installed through the applications  admin graphic user interface.

Moodle 2.8 and Instructions (Community College Only)

Moodle 3.0 & Higher Module and Instructions (Community College Only)

NCLOR Repository Instructions – This document outlines the steps in setting up the NCLOR (i.e. Equella) repository feature in Moodle and ways to test the functionality. The Equella Repository feature is built into Moodle 2.8 and higher. Therefor, there is no need to load a module of any kind.

Important Note: ALL LMS integrations require a shared secret authentication configuration and ONLY affiliated institutions are given this authentication.


Content Development Tools:

Softchalk 5.x and 6.x – SoftChalk is a provider of content authoring software for educators in K-12, colleges, universities and medical programs. With SoftChalk, educators can create professional, engaging, learning content quickly and easily, which enhances their teaching and improves the learning experience for their students. Check out our demonstration tutorial on How to Add the NCLOR as a Repository in Softchalk for more information.


Content Providers:

The North Carolina Community College Virtual Learning Community (VLC) – Since 2008, all new VLC courses under development or review have been  integrated with the NCLOR. This means that in order for faculty to use the VLC courses and learning materials within those courses, the colleges must install a Blackboard or Moodle plug-ins that connects the college’s server with the NCLOR.

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