Brightspace (D2L) Integration

Incorporate Measure Results Directly from D2L Brightspace
Assessment Leads now have the option to incorporate rubric assessment results directly from D2L Brightspace into measure results in Watermark P. The results pulled will be reflected in the plan’s annual reports.
Activate Integration
Similar to the Canvas integration, the Planning & Self-Study system administrator or administrator must first activate the integration to establish the connection with your institution's instance of D2L. Please note that you will need access to specific organizations in D2L to activate this integration.
  • In Planning & Self-Study, go to Admin > Integrations > Other Integrations. Click “Connect to D2L Brightspace.mceclip0.png
  • Follow the steps as indicated to establish the connection. If you do not have administrative access to Client ID, please reach out to someone who does for assistance. 


  • Once you provide the requested details from D2L, click "Authorize D2L Brightspace.” In the new browser window, enter your D2L credentials, and click “Authorize” to activate the integration.
        Enter your D2L credentials, and click “Authorize” to activate the integration.
Successfully-activated Integration

Align Rubric Results from D2L Brightspace

Once the integration is activated, assessment leads can pull assessment results from D2L Brightspace into measures in Planning & Self-Study using their own accounts. To do this, an assessment lead will follow these steps:
  • Either create a new measure or add results to an existing one. Create a new measure and select “Align Rubric”. 

    Aligning rubric results from another system to a new measure.


  • “Add Results” to an existing measure and then select “I want to align results from another system.”
    Aligning rubric results from another system to an existing measure


  • Select D2L Brightspace as the source from which to pull measure results. The assessment lead will then authenticate with their D2L credentials to authorize the system to access the rubric results data they have access to in D2L Brightspace.mceclip6.pngSource options for aligning rubric results from another system.


  • Select from two role options. If the user is an Administrator or Administrator - Limited within D2L, then they will select the Administrator role and search for the Courses to which they have access. If the user is an Instructor within D2L, they will select the Instructor option and can then select from the course(s) they have access to.

  • Once a role is selected, they can select a specific academic year from the dropdown menu. The academic years are specific to the academic/reporting years created in Planning and Self-Study.  All of the available academic years for the institution are displayed in the dropdown. 

  • After selecting an academic year, instructors will automatically see all courses falling within the date range of that academic year. Courses are displayed in a two-column format, showing course code and course name. Sorting of courses is alphanumeric. Courses are presented as single-select radio options. Once selected, the course is displayed in the footer beside the "Selected Course" option. If no course is selected, "None" is displayed.


  • Instructors can also use the search option to search for specific courses. If no results are found, a helpful message guides users to refine their search or select a different academic year. Pagination is implemented to display up to 50 records per page.


  • After selecting a course and clicking next, users will be directed to selecting Artifacts, Assignments, Rubrics and Results Settings.
  • The rubric list will filter automatically based on the selected assignment/topic. The user will then be able to choose to pull either the overall rubric score or rubric criteria results into Planning & Self-Study.
Select the Rubric from the list & choose overall score or rubric criteria results.
  • Once aligned, the filtered results from D2L Brightspace will display in the measure in Planning & Self-Study, as well as in the Annual Report generated from within Planning & Self-Study.
    D2L results displayed in the assessment plan in Planning & Self-Study.

    The results from D2L displayed in the assessment report in Planning & Self-Study.
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