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. 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 to give students, faculty, and staff a more seamless experience by sharing data including credentials, content links, rosters, and grades.

Review Process

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.

Make a Request

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 Completion Date Contact
Aleks McGraw-Hill Inclusive Access Integrated Aug 2021

Alexander Street Alexander Street Press University Integrated Mar 2021

Cambridge Cambridge Business Publishers Limited Integrated Oct 2021

Course Reserves Ares University Integrated

DawnSign DawnSignPress College of Arts and Humanities Integrated Feb 2022

Docuseek Docuseek University Integrated Jan 2022

Examity Examity Limited Integrated Updated Jan 2021

ExamSoft ExamSoft (Turnitin) Limited Integrated Sept 2021

Films On Demand Infobase University Integrated

Hypothesis University Cancelled Oct 2021 

H5P H5P Limited Integrated Jun 2020

Macmillan Macmillan Learning Inclusive Access Under Review

McGraw-Hill Connect McGraw-Hill Inclusive Access Integrated

MindTap Cengage Inclusive Access Integrated

Mobius DigitalEd Limited Integrated Aug 2022

OneNote Class Notebook Microsoft University Integrated Aug 2021

Pearson MyLab and Mastering Pearson Education Inclusive Access Integrated

Poll Everywhere Poll Everywhere University Integrated

Panopto Panopto University Integrated Dec 2021
Proctorio Proctorio Limited Integrated Mar 2020

ReadSpeaker ReadSpeaker University Integrated

Respondus Respondus University Integrated Updated Sep 2021

SAGE Vantage SAGE Publishing Inclusive Access Integrated

Smarthinking Pearson University Under Review

Turnitin Turnitin University Integrated

VHL Central Vista Higher Learning Dept of Languages and Cultures Integrated Feb 2022

VitalSource VitalSource Inclusive Access Integrated

VoiceThread VoiceThread Limited Integrated Mar 2022

WileyPLUS Wiley Inclusive Access Integrated Aug 2021

Zoom Zoom University Integrated Dec 2020

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