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A Tutor plugin for course discovery, the Open edX service for providing access to consolidated course and program metadata

Project description

This is a plugin for Tutor that integrates the Course Discovery application in an Open edX platform. it is useful for integration with, for example, Ecommerce or an external course catalog.

E-ducation

This plugin was developed and open sourced to the community thanks to the generous support of E-ducation. Thank you!

Installation

This plugin requires tutor>=3.6.0. If you have installed tutor from a pre-compiled binary, it already comes bundled with the discovery plugin. Otherwise:

pip install tutor-discovery

Then, to enable this plugin, run:

tutor plugins enable discovery

You will have to re-generate the environment:

tutor config save

The, run migrations:

tutor local init

This last step is unnecessary if you run instead tutor local quickstart.

Operations

Creating a user

The discovery user interface will be available at http://discovery.local.overhang.io for a local test instance, and at DISCOVERY_HOST (by default: http(s)://discovery.<your lms host>) in production. In order to run commands from the UI, a user must be created:

tutor local run discovery ./manage.py createsuperuser

Then, you must login with this user at http://discovery.local.overhang.io/admin.

Alternatively, you can login with oauth2 using a pre-existing user created on the LMS/CMS by accessing http(s)://discovery.<your lms host>/login. To do so, the proper domain names must exist and point to the production server.

Re-indexing courses

tutor local run discovery ./manage.py refresh_course_metadata --partner_code=openedx
tutor local run discovery ./manage.py update_index --disable-change-limit

Caching programs

In order to cache programs in the LMS, you will need to manually create a catalog integration. This step should be performed just once:

tutor local run lms ./manage.py lms create_catalog_integrations --enabled \
    --internal_api_url=http://discovery:8000/api/v1 \
    --service_username=lms_catalog_service_user

Then:

tutor local run lms ./manage.py lms cache_programs

Debugging

To debug the course discovery service, you are encouraged to mount the course-discovery repo from the host in the development container:

tutor dev runserver -v ~/projets/openedx/repos/course-discovery/:/openedx/discovery discovery

You can then access the development server at http://discovery.local.overhang.io:8381. Feel free to add breakpoints (import pdb; pdb.set_trace()) anywhere in your source code to debug your application.

Alternatively, you may bind-mount a local course-discovery repository by adding the following to $(tutor config printroot)/env/dev/docker-compose.override.yml:

version: "3.7"
services:
    discovery:
        volumes:
            - /path/to/course-discovery/:/openedx/discovery

Once a local repository is mounted in the image, you will have to install nodejs dependencies and collect static assets:

tutor dev run discovery npm install --development
tutor dev run discovery make static.dev

License

This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).

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