Integrations in Brightspace

Many courses, programs, and instructors make use of external tools and applications to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The tools listed below are currently integrated with Brightspace and can be added directly to your course site through Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity or More.

If you’re curious about whether a tool you want to use already has a Brightspace integration available, this is the best place to check the status of that integration: Brightspace Integrations Status.xlsx



Tools integrated into Brightspace

Below is a list of tools that have already been integrated into Brightspace, as well as a brief description of their function.

Tool Name

Description

Location in Brightspace

Tool Name

Description

Location in Brightspace

Cengage Infuse

Allows instructors to link to Cengage learning materials such as textbooks, quiz banks, assessments, and more.

Cengage support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > More

https://cpibrock.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BLEDOCU/pages/1053720630

Crowdmark is an online tool integrated into Brock’s Brightspace for the Faculty of Math and Science to facilitate administering, collecting, and grading handwritten assessments.

In Faculty of Mathematics and Science courses:

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Course Experience Surveys (Blue)

Evaluation tool for students to have the opportunity to reflect and review a course upon completing it.

Blue support documentation

Available via Course Surveys on the navbar of the Brightspace homepage.

Course Readings - ARES

Direct integration with Ares (Brock course readings tool). Contact Brock University Library staff at reserves@brocku.ca to learn more about setting up a course readings list and integrating it into your course site.

Ares Support and Instructions

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Elsevier Evolve

Allows instructors to link to Evolve learning materials such as textbooks, quiz banks, assessments, and more.

Elsevier support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Etherpads

Similar to Google docs, a collaborative, textual workspace.

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Hypothesis

A tool used for collaborative or individual annotation of readings. Hypothesis 1.3 allows for the grading (individual and group) of annotations. Learn more from Hypothesis Group Annotation

Hypothesis support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Kritik

Peer-assessment tool that gamifies peer-evaluation.

Kritik support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Labster

Virtual lab tool. Only available for Biology courses.

Labster support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Library Research

Integrate subject-specific research guides provided by the Brock library.

Library Research Guides

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

LingroLearning

Tool used to assist with asynchronous language-learning. Only available to Italian courses.

LingroLearning support videos

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

MH Campus/McGraw-Hill Connect

Allows instructors to link to McGraw Hill learning materials such as textbooks, quiz banks, assessments, and more.

MH Connect support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > More

McGraw Hill SIMnet

Trains students in Microsoft Office, file management, and computer concepts. It offers ease of use, career readiness, and robust support for instructors and students.

McGraw Hill SIMnet documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > More

Mobius (previously Maple TA)

A mathematical tool used to create and employ complicated arithmetic and scientific questions/equations. Only available to Math and Physics departments.

Mobius support documentation

In Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics courses:

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

My Course Materials

A direct link to the Campus Store where students can see all course materials they need to acquire for the term.

Faculty-Staff support resources

Available via My Course Materials on the navbar of the Brightspace homepage.

Pearson

Allows instructors to link to Pearson learning materials such as textbooks, quiz banks, assessments, and more.

Pearson support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

TopHat

Direct integration with Top Hat, an engagement tool that fosters real-time participation via quizzes, surveys, attendance, and more.

TopHat support documentation

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

TurningPoint/PointSolutions

TurningPoint (clickers) was recently acquired by Echo360 (Brock’s legacy video platform) and offers live polling features for in-person, hybrid, or remote classes.

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

Turnitin

Similarity checker. Learn more from Turnitin Similarity Checker

Turnitin support documentation

Can be activated in the Submission and Completion sub-menu when editing an Assignment.

WileyPLUS

Allows instructors to link to Wiley learning materials such as textbooks, quiz banks, assessments, and more.

WileyPLUS support documentation.

Accessible via Content > Add Existing > External Tool Activity

YuJa

Brock’s video platform tool. Allows instructors to create, upload, and share various media.

YuJa support documentation

Can be found via the Insert Stuff button in any text-editor, or from Course Tools on a course navbar.

 


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