D2L Integrated Technologies

This page provides information and updates for the major learning technologies that are integrated with D2L Brightspace. 

For how-to help with any of these integrated technologies, please visit the KSU Knowledge Base and search by the tool name. 

Anthology Ally

  • Anthology Ally is a tool that seamlessly integrates with your Learning Management System to provide insight into your D2L courses for universal design. 



  • Using MediaSpace, users can securely create, upload, share, search, browse, and watch live and on-demand videos, presentations, screencasts, and otherrich media content, anytime, anywhere. 


  • ReadSpeaker is a global voice specialist providing dozens of languages and lifelike voices. Using its own industry-leading technology, the company delivers some of the most natural-sounding synthesized voices on the market. 


  • Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in an LMS. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. 

    Respondus Monitor is a fully-automated proctoring solution. Students use a webcam to record themselves during an online exam. Afterward, flagged events and proctoring results are available to the instructor for further review.

    Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to learning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved between different learning systems. You can use Respondus 4.0 to retrieve quizzes or questions from the learning system for editing or printing. 


  • SoftChalk is a lesson creation tool that allows educators to transform existing course materials into
    interactive and engaging e-learning content with minimal time, effort, and resources. Lessons can be exported as web pages to post online or exported for use in D2L.


  • Turnitin is an Internet-based, plagiarism-detection service run by the US company Turnitin, LLC, a subsidiary of Advance Publications.  Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, deter plagiarism, and improve student outcomes.


  • VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool that enables students to build online
    presentations by adding images, documents, videos, and other media to which other users can add comments for discussion.


  • Zoom is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. 

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