Create a repository to federate learning objects from an external source
Navigate to the LOR. From the tool navigation, click Manage. From the New Repository button, click Federated Repository. On the New Federated Repository page, enter a name and description. These fields can use Unicode. In the Server Location text box, enter a URL. This is used to perform federated search against the…
Create a repository to store harvested metadata from an external source
On the navbar, click LOR. From the tool navigation, click Manage. From the New Repository button, click Metadata Repository. On the New Metadata Repository page, enter a name and description for the new metadata repository. These fields can use Unicode. Click Add Resource and type the URL for the harvester to access the…
Establish a new metadata repository to harvest
On the navbar, click LOR. In tool navigation, click Manage. Click the name of the repository you want to allow external harvesters to harvest metadata from. From the More Actions button, click External Access. Click Edit. In the Harvesting section, select the Allow this repository to be harvested check box. Click Save.
Set up metadata harvesting
Metadata harvesting is on by default. To enable its full capacity, you must also configure certain configuration variables for Brightspace Learning Repository and create new metadata repositories, or edit existing repositories. To view a list of your harvestable local repositories and the external repositories you've…
Configuration variables for metadata harvesting
Configuration variable and definition Required to harvest Required to allow harvesting D2l.tools.LOR.PerformHarvest This allows users to perform harvesting searches on available metadata repositories. Yes No D2l.tools.LOR.AllowHarvest This variable allows Brightspace Learning Repository in the organization to be open to…
About federated repository searching
Federated repositories are repositories hosted by other institutions that you can access remotely. You can set up access to federated repositories, such as MERLOT, or those using the SRU (Search and Retrieve by URL) protocol.
Set up access to the MERLOT repository
Before you begin, you must obtain a key from MERLOT, which is available by registering with MERLOT on their site: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm. On the navbar, click LOR. From the tool navigation, click Manage. In the Federated Repositories table, click MERLOT. Click Edit. Enter your key into the text box. Click…