2018 Apereo Webinars

Learn something new by joining the Apereo community at these four webinars held in September, October and December 2018. 

19th September 1200 US Eastern
Form Builder for uPortal:  Case Study in Web Components & Microservices
Drew Wills - Unicon

uPortal is in the midst of a remarkable transformation from a container for JSR-286 Portlet-based content to a modern platform for Web Components.  In this webinar we will cover:

The reasons for this change
The tactics & technologies employed in making this change;  and
The progress so far

The focus of this session will be on practical examples and techniques for creating new uPortal content in this model.  In furtherance of that aim, we will take a close look at one of the newest and most ambitious web components in the uPortal Ecosystem:  form-builder.

Form-builder is a new module that allows uPortal adopters to configure and display custom web forms in the portal and capture user form submissions.  Form-builder is a web component built in Node.js with React and other Node modules.  It interprets JSON Schema documents to render web forms.  Form-builder is a non-Java and completely client-side component.

The “back end” for form-builder is implemented separately and is named “Form Builder Microservices,” or FBMS for short.  FBMS is developed with Spring Boot 2, Spring Security, and spring-data-jpa.

Form-builder and FBMS are open source (Apache 2), released, and available now to bring custom web forms into your portal.

Connection Details:
http://apereo.blindsidenetworks.net/

Use the drop-down menu, choose ‘Room 1’
Enter your name, and the password apereo

Apereo Room - 1 
To join this meeting by phone, dial:
 (352) 327-4267
 (855) 215-5935 (United States toll-free)
Then enter 27354 as the conference pin number.

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3rd October, 1200 US Eastern
What's new in CAS Management
Travis S Schmidt - UC Davis

The CAS (Central Authentication Server) Management Application is a web application used to create, edit and manage a registry of services used by CAS server instances. The 5.2.0 release of CAS in the fall of 2017, featured a newly retooled and redesigned management application, spearheaded by UC Davis for their efforts in implementing a large service registry. This session will provide insights into this redesign, and demonstrate newly implemented features. Topics to be covered in the demonstration are:                

Overview of new UI look and functionality
Tracking history for changes made to services
Grouping services by domains
Delegating service management to users

Connection Details:
http://apereo.blindsidenetworks.net/

Use the drop-down menu, choose ‘Room 1’
Enter your name, and the password apereo

Apereo Room - 1 
To join this meeting by phone, dial:
 (352) 327-4267
 (855) 215-5935 (United States toll-free)
Then enter 27354 as the conference pin number.

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17th October, 1200 US Eastern
Opencast in teaching & learning
Olaf Schulte ETH Zurich

Developed by a community of academic institutions, Opencast incorporates a number of technologies and features to support teachers and students in video-based teaching and learning. The presentation will explain and demonstrate the usage of a number of areas:

- 4K video 
- Metadata extraction / search
- Comments/feedback/annotation
- Automated translation / transcription
- Automated presenter tracking
- Learning analytics

Connection Details:
http://apereo.blindsidenetworks.net/

Use the drop-down menu, choose ‘Room 1’
Enter your name, and the password apereo

Apereo Room - 1 
To join this meeting by phone, dial:
 (352) 327-4267
 (855) 215-5935 (United States toll-free)
Then enter 27354 as the conference pin number.

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12th December, 1200 US Eastern
Event Management in UniTime
Tmas Muller - UniTime

Most colleges and universities make use of their facilities for more than scheduled classes. Guest speakers, club meetings, study sessions, and other activities need to be scheduled to a variety of campus spaces. UniTime automatically creates events for all class meetings and examinations in the events calendar for the academic session. Additional events can be added to rooms used by classes, or any other campus facility in the system, using the web-based Events interface. This interface can be made available to all staff and students for requesting events and/or searching for available times and locations. Different event managers can be assigned to control the assignment of different groups of spaces. Status notices are automatically sent to event organizers as well as being readily available on a My Events page. 

In this webinar, we will present the event management capabilities of UniTime including the general overview, administrative setup, user roles and responsibilities, approval workflow, and the new features introduced in UniTime 4.3.  

Connection Details:
http://apereo.blindsidenetworks.net/

Use the drop-down menu, choose ‘Room 1’
Enter your name, and the password apereo

Apereo Room - 1 
To join this meeting by phone, dial:
 (352) 327-4267
 (855) 215-5935 (United States toll-free)
Then enter 27354 as the conference pin number.