Wikindx

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Notes on the possible integration of WIKINDX with Moodle.

WIKINDXis a free bibliographic and quotations/notes management and article authoring system designed either for single use (on a variety of operating sytems) or multi-user collaborative use across the internet.

Please also see the Moodle Discussion at http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=23022

Dan Stowell has created a "Wikindx filter" for Moodle which allows you to cross-link to a wikindx entry by typing (for example) wikindx:646. The filter is in contrib CVS, named "filter_wikindx" or can be downloaded at http://download.moodle.org/download.php/modules/filter_wikindx.zip

Outline thoughts on integration...

1. Do we need to allowing a user already logged into a Moodle site to be seamlessly logged in to a wikindx? Or maybe just use the same login details between the two (like the way that Moodle.org and MoodleDocs works).

2. To really make this useful it would be helpful if it could be integrated in a way that allowed it to be used to author papers with footnotes and/or endnotes directly within Moodle. It think the Wikindx developer was working toward this at some point, but I havent' been following it.

3. Related to number 2 above, I'd love to see it integrated in some way with the new wiki. It would make a great tool for collaborative writing of academic papers.