Faculty and staff frequently rely on cloud based/external tools and application add-on software outside of D2L to support teaching and learning in their courses or organization sites. Those tools are usually developed by third-party vendors using the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard. LTI is a standard protocol for delivering data between the LMS and the external software tool. This data might include credentials, grades, names, and other educational data protected by federal law. They are considered “external” applications because they are are not part of the software included in our agreement with the LMS vendor, and are not owned by WCU. In many cases it is possible to integrate these tools into D2L, Zoom, O365 and/or Google.
As a higher educational institution, WCU must comply with corresponding federal laws and regulations and be responsible for any third parties that create or manage education records on WCU’s behalf. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes requirements for protecting students’ education records; and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) establishes requirements for the accessibility of WCU’s resources.
In order to protect our students, our faculty, and our institution, to ensure the integrity of the learning management system and compliance with federal regulations, WCU performs a standard review of all third party and cloud based tools prior to integration. The approval process includes a review of technical compatibility, accessibility, security, and the vendor's terms and conditions.
The time to complete an integration depends on the technical complexity of the task and vendor compliance. Once approved, it can then be integrated with D2L, Zoom, O365 and/or Google. The ideal lead time preferred is 14 weeks. All integrations are subject to review by the LMS Advisory Committee, Procurement/University Legal Counsel (due to review of terms and conditions), and approval by the CIO.
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Be prepared to provide key details about the tool including the tool name, vendor, URL, cost and funding model, usage information, and what the tools does, how it works, and what the impact of the tool is on student engagement. Files may be uploaded to the request. Once submitted, each request will be reviewed. If additional information is required, you will be contacted with instructions.
In the section labeled "Describe IS&T's and/or Enterprise Application's responsibilities in support or integration of this software:" please indicate that you are requesting an integration with D2L, Zoom, O365, and/or Google.
D2L Integration Status and Contacts
|Tool||Vendor||Access||Status||LTI Version||Completion Date||Contact|
|ALEKS||McGraw-Hill||Inclusive Access||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Aug 2021|
|Alexander Street||Alexander Street Press||University||Integrated||Legacy||Mar 2021|
|Anthology Portfolio||Anthology||Limited||Integrated||Legacy||Jan 2023|
|Apporto||Apporto||University||Integrated||LTI 1.3||May 2023|
|Ares Course Reserves||Ares||University||Integrated||Legacy||Updated Aug 2022|
|Blue||Explorance||University||In Progress||LTI 1.3||Fall 2023||
|Cambridge myBusiness Course||Cambridge Business Publishers||Limited||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Oct 2021|
|Crowdmark||Crowdmark||Limited||Integrated||LTI 1.3||May 2023|
|DawnSignDigital||DawnSignPress||College of Arts and Humanities||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Feb 2022|
|Docuseek||Docuseek||University||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Jan 2022|
|Examity||Examity||Limited||Integrated||Legacy||Updated Jan 2021|
|ExamSoft||ExamSoft (Turnitin)||Limited||Integrated||Legacy||Sept 2021|
|Films On Demand||Infobase||University||Integrated||Legacy|
|H5P||H5P||Limited||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Jun 2020|
|iClicker||Macmillan Learning||Inclusive Access||Requested||Legacy||Aug 2023|
|LinkedIn Learning||University||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Jul 2023|
|Macmillan||Macmillan Learning||Inclusive Access||Under Review||Legacy|
|McGraw Hill Connect||McGraw Hill||Inclusive Access||Integrated||Legacy|
|McGraw Hill GO||McGraw Hill||Inclusive Access||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Jun 2023|
|Mobius||DigitalEd||Limited||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Aug 2022|
|OneNote Class Notebook||Microsoft||University||Integrated||Legacy||Aug 2021|
|Pearson||Pearson Education||Inclusive Access||Integrated||Legacy|
|Poll Everywhere||Poll Everywhere||University||Integrated||LTI 1.3|
|ReadSpeaker||ReadSpeaker||University||Integrated||Not Applicable||Built-in 3.7 Updated Jan 2023|
|Remark||Gravic||Limited||Pilot||Not Applicable||Summer 2023|
|SAGE Vantage||SAGE Publishing||Inclusive Access||Integrated||LTI 1.3|
|Secure Exam Proctor||Proctorio||Limited||Integrated||Legacy||Mar 2020|
|VHL Central||Vista Higher Learning||Dept of Languages and Cultures||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Feb 2022|
|VoiceThread||VoiceThread||Limited||Integrated||LTI 1.3||Mar 2022|
|WileyPLUS||Wiley||Inclusive Access||Integrated||Legacy||Aug 2021|
|W. W. Norton||W. W. Norton||Inclusive Access||Integrated||LTI 1.3||July 2023|
Alignment with the latest LTI version (currently 1.3) enables a fully integrated and innovative digital ecosystem that aligns with industry-best security. These standards, supported by 1EdTech, implement features that support teaching and learning activities through D2L. Learn more.
Vendors of implementations are working to transition their integrations to LTI 1.3, and as those updated integrations become available, the LMS team is evaluating and scheduling updates to the tool integrations represented in the table above.