Admin Guide: Set-up of Brightspace by Desire2Learn

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Aug 2, 2017
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IMPORTANT: Contact an iClicker Tech Account Manager (support@iclicker.com) to receive the Launch URLKey, and Secret needed to complete the set-up.

1. Log into Desire2Learn as an admin, click the Admin Tools gear icon, and select External Learning Tools from the Organization Related section.


2. From the External Tools page, click the Manage Tool Providers tab and then click the New Tool Provider button.


3. Complete the following information in the Add Tool Provider page. Settings not listed are not important to the integration.

  • Launch Point: [contact an iClicker Tech Account Manager for this information]
  • Secret: [contact an iClicker Tech Account Manager for this information]
  • Tool Consumer Information:
    • ON = Use custom tool consumer information instead of default
  • Key: [contact an iClicker Tech Account Manager for this information]
  • Name: iClicker Cloud Gateway [recommended]
  • Description: [optional]
    • Tool to associate your D2L students with their iClicker Reef accounts and allow you to synchronize their scores.
  • Visibility:
    • ON = Allow users to use this tool provider
  • Security Settings:
    • Ensure that all options are checked to allow the tool to receive the appropriate information for students when the course link is clicked.
  • Make tool provider available to:
    • ON = Current Org Unit
    • Click the Add Org Units button and also make tool available to Every Org Unit under the institution.
4. Click the Save button to complete the external tool set-up.

IMPORTANT: In order for the LTI grade sync to work, Brightspace must be configured to allow the LTI link to create a grade item in the Brightspace gradebook. To check that your Brightspace instance is configured to allow this, go to the Config Variable Browser and search for "LTI". Verify that the variable d2l.Tools.Content.AllowAutoLtiGradeItem is set to "ON".

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