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Installing Warpwire in Sakai 11 or earlier

If your institution is using Sakai 10, please find installation instructions on our GitHub page.

If your institution is using Sakai 2.9, please find installation instructions on our GitHub page.

Warpwire Sakai 11 Plugin Installation

The steps to add the Warpwire Sakai plugin to a Sakai 11 instance are as follows. For additional information and to download the plugin, please visit our GitHub page.

  1. Locate the <sakai-installation-location>/webapps/portal-render/vm/<skin>/includeStandardHead.vm file in your Sakai instance, where <skin> is the current skin in use for Sakai – in the default Sakai installation, this is the ‘neoskin’

  2. Within the includeStandardHead.vm file, locate the closing </head> tag, and add the following line immediately preceeding the <head> tag:

    <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript" src="/portal/scripts/warpwire.js"></script>

  3. Locate the <sakai-installation-location>/webapps/portal-render/vm/<skin>/pda.vm file in your Sakai instance, where is the current skin in use for Sakai – in the default Sakai installation, this is the ‘neoskin’

  4. Within the pda.vm file, locate the closing </head> tag, and add the following line immediately preceeding the </head> tag:

    <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript" src="/portal/scripts/warpwire.js"></script>

  5. Within the <tomcat-installation-directory>/sakai directory, create a folder named 'portlets', if it does not already exist (Resulting folder location will be <tomcat-installation-directory>/sakai/portlets)

  6. Copy the IMSBLTIPortlet.xml file (located at xml/IMSBLTIPortlet.xml in the included archive) into the folder from the previous step (<tomcat-installation-location>/sakai/portlets). This is the xml configuration file that allows the Warpwire plugin to exist as an LTI tool within your Sakai installation.

  7. Replace the [[WW_LAUNCH_URL]], [[WW_SECRET]], and [[WW_CONSUMER_KEY]] within the newly created <tomcat-installation-location>/sakai/portlets/IMSBLTIPortlet.xml file with the applicable values provided by Warpwire.

  8. Copy the warpwire.js file (located at js/warpwire.js in the included archive) to the applicable location within your Sakai installation (<sakai-installation-location>/webapps/portal/scripts/warpwire.js)

  9. Copy the warpwire directory (located within the plugin folder) into the ckextraplugins folder within your Sakai installation (Resulting folder location will be <sakai-installation-location>/webapps/library/editor/ckextraplugins/warpwire).

  10. Locate the <sakai-installation-location>/webapps/library/editor/ckeditor.launch.js file, and add the following line to the ckconfig variable within the file:

    warpwireURL: '[[WW_ROOT_DOMAIN]]',

  11. Replace the [[WW_ROOT_DOMAIN]] within the <sakai-installation-location>/webapps/library/editor/ckeditor.launch.js file with the applicable value provided by Warpwire. An example of the necessary changes is located on line 62 of the file located at js/ckeditor.launch.js in the included archive.

  12. Add ‘warpwire’ to the sakai.editor.enableResourceSearch array, the extraPlugins variable, and within the addExternal plugin function in the ckeditor.launch.js file (located at <sakai-installation-location>/webapps/library/editor/ckeditor.launch.js). An example of the changes necessary are located in the attached folder on lines 91, 92, 145, and 158 of the file located at js/ckeditor.launch.js.

Note: After following the provided steps, a restart of Sakai will be necessary in order for the Warpwire Site Tool to be accessible from within Sakai.

Embedding files in Sakai 11 and Earlier

If you are running Sakai 11 or ealier, users can embed content only from the Media Library associated with the Sakai course they are in. The ability to embed content from other libraries in the rich text editor is only available via new Warpwire Sakai plugin which supports the IMS Deep Linking standard.

Copying courses in Sakai 11 and Earlier

The process for reusing content semester to semester while maintaining desired sharing permission is different in Sakai 11 and other earlier versions of Warpwire's plugin, as these plugins don't support Deep Linking functionality. You can read about the process of ensuring that embedded videos in copied courses are visible to the new set of students in the Workflow article entitled 'Reuse Content Semester to Semester.'

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