How To Install Moodle ELIS 2.6

I recently had to install the shiny new version of ELIS, version 2.6.1.2, as part of my work with Moodle. For the previous version one of my coworkers kindly produced a single git repository that included both Moodle itself and ELIS. This time though I was on my own.

ELIS 2.6 sees the ELIS code converted into a set of plugins to make them easier to install. Sounds good. The only issue is that there doesn’t seem to be any documentation telling me exactly what plugins I require out of the large set of repositories available on the Remote Learner github account.

I will very likely have to install ELIS again at some point so, for the sake of saving myself some time in the future, here is the process.

#If you don’t have an existing Moodle installation
git clone https://github.com/moodle/moodle.git elis
cd elis

#From within the Moodle directory
git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-local_eliscore.git local/eliscore
git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-local_elisprogram.git local/elisprogram
git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-local_elisreports.git local/elisreports
git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-local_datahub.git local/datahub

git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-block_elisadmin.git blocks/elisadmin
git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-block_courserequest.git blocks/courserequest
git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-block_enrolsurvey.git blocks/enrolsurvey

git clone https://github.com/remotelearner/moodle-enrol_elis.git enrol/elis

I’m not actually sure if all of these are actually required. I’m suspicious of some of the blocks if nothing else. I got the list of components from the Remote Learner forums and figured that I was better of having extra components rather than missing something I needed, getting mysterious errors and generally wasting time.

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