By: HT2 Labs | Type: Utility | Cost: Free
What is it?
The xAPI Launchr allows you to securely launch xAPI content, like that created with authoring tools like Adapt, according to a specification defined by the ADL.
Why would I need it?
It gets a bit technical, but basically, if you’ve developed a piece of eLearning content in a common authoring tool and want to use xAPI to track usage of that content, you will need to pass both the identity of the user to the content and the location of the Learning Record Store to which you want to send xAPI data.
Doing this ‘client side’ is a security risk; you can expose the content to fraud in terms of who is using the content and you can expose the location (and authorisation) of the LRS.
How does it work?
The Launch server acts as a proxy; it will store the auth details for the LRS and then, rather than call the LRS directly, a “Launch” is initiated from the LMS using the Launch server endpoint.
In response a single use token is provided which is sent to the launched content along with the actor and context where the remainder of the statement is constructed, returned to the launch server, validated and finally sent to the LRS.
What will it cost?
It’s free for users of the Enterprise Learning Locker. Which is nice.
Our most comprehensive features (apps) are only available to our Enterprise SaaS customers.
Check your LRS needs against our features table to see if you’d benefit from Learning Locker® Enterprise.