Plays Nice with Others: Integrating OpenLabyrinth via standards

May 18, 2015 10:55 AM – 12:25 PM

David Topps, MBChB1, Rachel Ellaway,PhD2, Matt Simpson,  MSc3
1University of Calgary, 2Northern Ontario School of Medicine, 3Queens University


Open data standards have been crucial to successful collaborations in virtual patient development. OpenLabyrinth has long embraced the ANSI Medbiq Virtual Patient standard in its case structure. Measurement of learner and case performance becomes increasingly important as this field matures. Reusability and discoverability have become key to sustainable programs. 


OpenLabyrinth’s redesign in version 3 has now integrated several open standards into its interface and metadata structures, such as OAuth and IMS-LTI for authentication management. Data export is possible in a variety of formats (ANSI MVP, CSV). We have integrated OpenLabyrinth with other systems such as the Entrada open-source CMS using IMS-LTI. Current challenges in learning analytics are being explored with the ADL xAPI. 

Format of demo:

A brief demo of the new capabilities.
An open discussion of how to make best use of learning analytics afforded through current APIs.