March, 2021 For the past two hours you’ve been testing a customer’s LMS integration, and it just keeps failing. You’ve looked at the configuration and your own system logs; you’ve tried different user roles and link placements - it all fails. You go back and look at the LMS configuration one more time and notice some whitespace at the end of a configuration parameter. You remove the white space, save the configuration change, try the integration again, and (boom) it works. If that sounds familiar, you’ve probably asked yourself this question: why is customer onboarding, especially with respect to IMS Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) integrations, so difficult?With the evolution of the IMS...
February, 2021 I remember long car rides on summer vacation with my parents where my mom was in the front seat with a large map on her lap helping my dad navigate through new cities and towns.
January, 2021 InCommon is a widely used single sign-on federation in Higher Education. It has recently created the Metadata Distribution Query service and protocol (MDQ). The benefits of this new service are numerous. At Unicon, we’ve seen clients experience half the memory usage in popular open source single sign-on applications such as Shibboleth Identity Provider and Apereo CAS server after switching. 
December, 2020 At Unicon, we help many institutions and enterprises develop and implement their data analytics strategy. A question we get often is “what is a data lake?,” and “how does it differ from a data warehouse?”
November, 2020 On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the Unicon Open Source Support (OSS) team held the openEQUELLA OSS Briefing summarizing OSS activities for Q2 and Q3 of 2020.The openEQUELLA OSS Periodic Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed by Unicon 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.
October, 2020 CanvasCon 2020 Online last week was one of the first virtual conferences I had done since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
October, 2020 Fairly or unfairly, people remember their first impressions.
September, 2020 Part 1: Crafting Objectives and Recommending Content Delivery Methods If you are a faculty member at a college or university and you have been asked (or told) to move your popular
September, 2020 Secure and seamless learner access to online learning tools and content is more important than ever, especially if cut backs to your support options
August, 2020 Are you struggling with too many manual updates when learners move from one role to another? Are your students and faculty communicating frustration when trying to access resources?