[wp-edu] Wordpress hosting with LTI integration

D'Arcy L Norman dlnorman at ucalgary.ca
Thu Nov 6 17:23:27 UTC 2014

Scott, do you need to have separate users? How do you handle smashing the Blackboard and WordPress-only users in a single WordPress install? I was thinking of spinning up a separate WordPress multisite install just for LTI integration with our D2L environment…

- D

D'Arcy Norman
Manager, Technology Integration Group
Educational Development Unit
Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary
T: 403.220.2504 │ E: dlnorman at ucalgary.ca
BI 531B, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

> On Nov 6, 2014, at 10:19 AM, Mcmillan, Scott <scott.mcmillan at ubc.ca> wrote:
> Hi David,
> We run LTI on http://blogs.ubc.ca and integrated to Blackboard .
> It's just a plugin. I think any host that allows you to install plugins and run Multisite you are good to go with.
> WPEngine might be worth checking out?
> -Scott 
> From: wp-edu [wp-edu-bounces at lists.automattic.com] on behalf of Hillary Meister [hmeister at gsu.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 9:13 AM
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> Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Wordpress hosting with LTI integration
> Hi David,
> From what I’ve been reading Rackspace does not support wildcat subdomains, which means you’ll need to use sub-directories for mu, but if you’re leaning towards them, ask about that. Other cloud hosting services I’ve heard about include Amazon’s EC2 (http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/) and vps.net, but this is only from what I’ve read and not from experience.
> h.
> Hillary Meister, M.Ed.
> Web Coordinator
> GSU College of Education
> 30 Pryor Street
> Georgia State University
> Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
> hmeister at gsu.edu
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> From: wp-edu [mailto:wp-edu-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Grogan, David
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 9:18 AM
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> Subject: [wp-edu] Wordpress hosting with LTI integration
> Hello WP-Edu-ers,
> We are looking at integrating WordPress more tightly with our LMS via LTI (http://www.imsglobal.org/toolsinteroperability2.cfm).
> Although we have our own internally hosted multisite instance that allows any of our users to serve themselves with new WP sites we are looking at cloud hosting that would provide the LTI integration.
> Anyone have any experience with commercial WordPress hosters and/or LTI? If so any info you have would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> David
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> David Grogan
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