D2L - Integrations

Last Updated: 08/10/2017

Overview

There are a number of applications that can be integrated with D2L to increase its functionality. At the minimum, integrations allow users to seamlessly access the application from within D2L without requiring users to sign-on to the application. Students and instructors are automatically enrolled with appropriate roles, based on the course roster. Some integrations push grades from the application to the D2L gradebook.

Support for these applications is managed by the provider; however, OIT can answer questions if there is an issue with the link to the application or if there are issues with syncing information with D2L.

This webpage describes the applications that are currently integrated within the D2L environment and how to add it to your course. If you are interested in integrating a new application with D2L, please contact the IT Service Center at help@colorado.edu.

Kaltura

What it is

Kaltura is a rich media streaming service that allows users to share audio and video content with others.

How to add it to your course

There are no special steps to add Kaltura to your course. For instructions on how to add media to Kaltura, see our D2L/Kaltura Integration tutorials.

Where to go for support

Contact the IT Service Center for assistance with Kaltura at help@colorado.edu or (303) 735-HELP.

Piazza

What it is

Piazza is an alternative to the discussion tool provided by D2L. It allows any user to post or respond to a discussion question, not just instructors. Piazza uses wiki-style Q&A, where questions and answers are community-edited. Each question has a single students' answer that students can contribute to, and a single instructors' answer that instructors can contribute to.

How to add it to your course

To add Piazza to your course, follow the instructions in our Create Topics by Using Add Activities tutorial.

Where to go for support

Visit the Piazza Accessibility page, and send questions about Piazza should be to the vendor at Team@Piazza.com.

Cengage - MindTap

What is the integration

MindTap provides users with access to readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments developed by the Cengage Textbook company.

How to add it to your course

Add MindTap to your course in D2L following the instructions in our Add a Tool to the Navigation Bar tutorial.

Where to go for support

Support of MindTap is provided by Cengage. Information is available on the Cengage support site.

Cengage - Aplia

What is the integration

Aplia is web-based interactive homework system.

How to add it to your course

Download the Aplia Instructor Guide for instructions on how to add the integration to your course.

Where to go for support

Support of Aplia is provided by Cengage. Visit the Cengage learning support site or the Cengage D2L course create site for additional information.

Pearson - MyLabs & Mastering

What is the integration

MyLabs and Mastering provides users with content and access to a number of assessments including homework and tutorials.

How to add it to your course

Instructions for adding MyLabs or Mastering to your course are provided from page 136 in the documentation provided by Pearson.

Where to go for support?

Support of MyLabs and Mastering is provided by Pearson. Information is available on the Pearson support site.

Macmillan - LaunchPad

What is the integration

LaunchPad combines an interactive e-book with ready-made assessment, curated pre-built units, readings, video, animations, simulations, quizzes, discussion groups and more. It also includes a gradebook that provides a window on the performance of the whole class, of individual students, and on individual assignments.

How to add it to your course

Follow the Macmillan Add LaunchPad to your course instructions.

Where to go for support

Support of LaunchPad is provided by Macmillan. Information is available on their support site.

McGraw-Hill Campus

What is the integration

McGraw-Hill Campus gives instructors access to a suite of digital teaching and learning tools such as eBooks, test banks, PowerPoint slides, animations, and learning objects for use in their course. The grade book sync functionality allows instructors to push scores directly from Connect (a digital resource available within McGraw-Hill Campus) to their D2L grade book.

How to add it to your course

For information on adding McGraw-Hill Campus to your D2L course, see our McGraw-Hill Campus Integration page.

Where to go for support

All support for MH Campus is provided by the vendor. Click on Contact Us within MH Campus or visit the Connect Success Academy to access extensive online training materials. Phone, email, and chat support are also offered at McGraw-Hill's Customer Experience Group Support Center website.

Turnitin

What is the integration

Turnitin compares submitted papers to other student papers, current and archived webpages, periodicals, journals and other publications. After the comparison has been made, Turnitin produces an originality report, which indicates what percentage of the student’s paper matches documents in their database.

How to add it to your course

Turnitin can be enabled when creating assignments via the Dropbox tool in D2L. For instructions on using Turnitin, visit our information pages and tutorials:

Where to go for support

Faculty can get assistance with using Turnitin by contacting the IT Service Center.

Students can access support via the Turnitin Help Center.