Sapling Learning > Instructor set-up - D2L/Brightspace (Desire2Learn)

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These instructions describe how to set up Sapling Learning as an approved LTI Tool in D2L/Brightspace (formerly Desire2Learn), where LTI stands for Learning Tools Interoperability.

Go to "Course Admin" page

From your course home page in D2L, click on Course Admin.

Click on the image to zoom in.

Click on "External Learning Tools"

On the "Manage Tool Providers" tab, click on "New Tool Provider"

If you don’t see this option, go to the next step.

Fill in the Launch Point as and make sure Allow users to use this tool provider is checked. Then click Save. If you don’t see this option, go to the next step.

On the "Manage External Learning Tool Links" tab click on "New Link"

Add link details

Give the link a meaningful Title for your students and insert the URL provided by your Sapling Learning Client Success Specialist.

The rest of the settings should be as follows:
  • Visibility: Check Allow users to view this link.
  • Key/Secret: Check Sign messages with key/secret with and click the radio button next to Link key/secret. Enter the Key and Secret provided by your Sapling Learning Client Success Specialist.
  • Security Settings: Check all boxes including the one to Make link available to Current Org Unit.

Click Save once all necessary settings have been adjusted.

Click on "Content" in the header

Add activity

In the desired portion of your course choose Add Existing Activities > External Learning Tools.

Click on the name of the tool you created.

After inserting the link, you must Edit Properties and check the box to Open in a new window.

Inform students

Send your class the instructions for student sign up.

Sync grades (optional)

If desired, set up grade sync within your Sapling Learning course.