ELIS Glossary

ELIS Glossary

This glossary contains explanations of terms and concepts related to ELIS.


JasperSoft Business Intelligence Reporting

JasperSoft increases the reporting & analytics capabilities from Moodle, SIS or HR systems. Users can create reports with charts and graphs and assign permissions for viewing reports. Ad-hoc reporting will be included in the weeks to come.

Transcript Management

Creates permanent transcripts and certificates, allowing Moodle courses to be archived or deleted. Class and curriculum completion, outcomes and competencies can be mapped and tracked.

User ID Number

User Idnumbers: ELIS uses an idnumber to keep track of users - this means that the user's data is always attached to the same person, regardless if their name, email, or other information changes. This also means that in order for users loaded from Moodle to import correctly into ELIS, they must have an idnumber set in their user profile. By default, if users are loaded into an ELIS enabled Moodle site without idnumbers, ELIS will copy their username and use that for their idnumber. Once the idnumber is set, it can't be changed - if it is changed, ELIS will create a new user for that idnumber.

The key to this master data management methodology is simple: idnumbers don't change.

If a site admin needs to have users in Moodle who are never brought into ELIS - they can turn off automatica idnumber assignment in the Configuration settings for their site. In this case, admins will have to generate idnumbers for the users they do want in ELIS or provide idnumbers as part of the user loading process.