ARCHIVED: Using Oncourse Web Content, how do I pass variables to an outside application?

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To complete these procedures, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. If you're not sure what your role is, see the "Role" column in the Roster tool. For permissions, see ARCHIVED: What can I do in read-only Oncourse?

Note: The following instructions apply only to official course sites and practice course sites.

To pass variables to an application on your server using the Web Content tool, first add a Web Content item to your site; see ARCHIVED: Adding, editing, or deleting a Web Content item.

For the URL, you can enter an address similar to:

https://server.iu.edu/application/index.jsp?userid=${USER_ID}&course_id=${SITE_PROP:site-oncourse-course-id}&role=${USER_ROLE}&eid=${USER_EID}

Each variable passes particular information:

  • ${USER_EID}: User's enterprise ID (Network ID username)
  • ${SITE_ID}: Oncourse siteID
  • ${USER_ROLE}: User's role in the site (e.g., instructor, student, or assistant)
  • ${USER_FIRST_NAME}: User's first name
  • ${USER_LAST_NAME}: User's last name
  • ${USER_ID}: Internal ID (User's UUID, a unique identifier assigned to each user in Oncourse)

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 15:39:18.

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