Blogs

News From the August 2019 IMS Quarterly Meeting

The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Long Beach, California. After many years of not being in Long Beach, it was nice to be back - in fact, this year I had two meetings within a few months in Long Beach! Here are some updates from the week.

Getting Ready for Back to School

Back to School is almost here, and we all know what a challenging time of year this can be. The load on your systems suddenly skyrockets as new and returning students start to enroll and get ready for fall classes. There is a heightened sense of urgency...

Probabilistic Graph Models for Mastery and Recommendations - Part 1

Unicon is investing in ways of assisting instructors in the classroom and employing analysis of content and assessment relationships to inform instruction. The objective of this blog is to be able to identify and recommend optimal paths through content items and activities for learners to use to achieve mastery of a topic.

Introducing Shibboleth IdP UI

Shibboleth is a widely adopted federated identity solution that provides web single sign-on authentication services both within organizations and across organizational boundaries.

midPoint Deployments Using Overlays

There are multiple strategies to build, customize and deploy Evolveum's midPoint. The midPoint GUI web application can be downloaded independently and put inside a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat

Q1 2019 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

ECS Cluster Scaling in EC2 (Part 2)

This is the second entry of the ECS Scaling blog that covers how to properly scale the EC2 cluster of instances that are running your ECS Tasks. The ability to run your own cluster of EC2 instances with ECS is a viable solution.

Customizing uPortal (Part 4)

Previously in this series, we covered suggestions on how to write customizations for uPortal 5 using Decorator and Strategy patterns. Here, our last post, we cover how to add such custom classes to your uPortal-start repo.

Customizing uPortal (Part 3)

Strategy pattern is a pattern that encapsulates more than one implementation of some feature and makes these implementations interchangeable. How is this done in practice? Let us continue with another real example from uPortal.