Drill down to the core!

Drillster is an open platform — developers are encouraged and invited to build on Drillster's functionality to create mashups or seamless integrations with other systems. Use Drillster on your website to create a more interactive user experience or to engage your users with your content. Or connect with our back-end to upload content, or to retrieve progress information for your user base.

There are a couple of ways integrate Drillster into your system or website.


Widgets

The easiest way to add Drillster's interactive and adaptive functionality to any website is to embed public drills as widgets. Simply include the embed code in your HTML and you're good to go. You can even put multiple widgets on a single page to group related subject matter together.

Anyone can practice any publicly available drill embedded on a site, whether you have a Drillster account or not. Users are encouraged to authenticate with Drillster so that progress is tracked, and proficiency can be kept up over time — Drillster's core functionality.

It is possible to create a single sign-on solution for embedded widgets by making use of our API, or by implementing a ready made integration.


Existing integrations

There are existing plug-ins available for the following products or platforms:

  • Microsoft SharePoint – A SharePoint “web part” offers single sign-on with Drillster. Give your users a seamless connection to Drillster, either to the full site or for use with embedded widgets.

  • Moodle – Embed Drillster widgets inside the popular Moodle environment. A plugin ensures single sign-on, giving students a seamless user experience, while allowing teachers or administrators to keep track of progress and proficiency.

  • SURFnet – SURFnet provides complete IT solutions to primary, secondary and tertiary education in the Netherlands. Drillster is an official software product in the SURFmarket, and seamless login through the SURFconext SAML environment is provided for.

  • EducatieNET – EducatieNET is an electronic learning environment used mostly for business training. Enhance your business courses with an interactive and adaptive element by Drillster through the integration with EducatieNET.

If you would like to make use of any of these, or if you would like us to make your own integration available to others, please get in touch with us. If you are looking to include Drillster in your own platform, our documentation on creating LMS integrations may be helpful.


Your own integration using the API

The Drillster API offers fine-grained, full control to Drillster's core functionality. Programmatically create content, users and groups. Get full access to the practice functionality — implement your own practice UI on any platform. Get full access to your progress and the progress of your users.

The API is built around the principles of REST, and uses JSON as a data format. Authentication is done through the industry standard OAuth 2.0 protocol. A Java SDK is available for a quick and easy implementation.