Configure the Brightspace by D2L Integration


The Desire2Learn (D2L) integration provides a simple way for educators to
upload media, access their existing Ensemble Video media libraries, and publish single videos and video playlists into their course, without ever leaving the D2L interface.

To set up the integration you will need to

  1. Add a Remote Plugin for Quicklink (CIM) or Insert Stuff (CIM) and make available to your Org Units
  2. Manage External Learning Tools
    1. Modify the Ensemble Video Tool Provider to set security options
    2. Verify the Ensemble Video External Learning Tool Link settings


Remote Plugins

Start by logging into D2L as an Administrator. Go to Settings and choose Remote Plugins.


In the Manage Remote Plugins interface, click New Remote Plugin. 


This will open up the area to input the information for the Ensemble Video Plugin.


From the Plugin Type drop-down list, select from either Insert Stuff (CIM) or Quicklink (CIM).

Note: If you create both Insert Stuff (CIM) and Quicklink (CIM) Remote Plugins, be sure to give them different names. so that later on when you go to Edit Link to verify settings you can differentiate between the two.

Note: If CIM versions of the Remote Plugins are not available, use the "Config Variable Browser" to find and turn on the "d2l.Tools.Lti.ContentItemMessaging.IsEnabled" setting.

Enter the values from the Ensemble Video Institutional LTI Configurations form as explained below. Then, make sure to name the plugin something descriptive like Ensemble Video Chooser.

The Launch Point URL, as well as the LTI Key and LTI Secret can be found on the LTI Configuration setup for D2L on Ensemble Video or can be created if it does not exist yet.



Add all organizations (on D2L) that you would like to have access to the plugin under Make available to: by clicking Add Org Units. 


You can also link to a Icon if preferred. When finished, click Save.


External Learning Tools

Next, go to Settings and click on External Learning Tools.



Manage Tool Providers

Then, under Manage Tool Providers, edit the provider for your Ensemble Video domain, scroll down to the security settings, and make sure that all items shown below are checked.



Manage External Learning Tool Links

Finally, under Manage External Learning Tool Links, edit the link named after the created Remote Plugin.

Scroll down to Key/Secret and verify that it's set as follows


Continue scrolling down to Security Settings and verify that the launch link is set to inherit settings from the Tool Provider, as shown here


You can preview the launch parameters that will be sent in the LTI request by using the dropdown menu next to the Edit Link title to select View Link Request.



The ext_d2l_username value is the username that will be passed to Ensemble Video. This username must match a username for the IDP specified in the LTI configuration for your Ensemble Video Institution.


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