Type: Feature Request
Status: Awaiting Review
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
Allowing students to submit a URL gives students the opportunity to use the best available tool for things like blogging or community contributions. The feature would also allow instructors to use the workflow and confidentiality of Assignments to mark the submissions.
Currently, students could obviously copy and paste a URL into the current Textarea. But, a formal URL submission would be a submission type instead of inline or an attachment (or perhaps a mix) but could add the feature of being more canonical.
There is also the opportunity to validate that the link is formated properly and returns an HTTP 200.
The URL could also be fetched to get class information like:
- TITLE tag
- HTTP modification data
It would also be great if it could also fetch Open Graph Protocol ( http://opengraphprotocol.org )information. It's basically some RDFa-formatted metatags in the HEAD outlined here
The four "required" and relevant properties are:
Others properties might also be relevant to assignment submission:
Hope someone will consider this feature for implementation or refining the original idea.