Brightspace integrates with many existing software tools in use at Carleton. Third-party software integrations allow the LMS to extend the capabilities of the virtual learning environment to meet the needs of the Carleton community. The integrated tools in the LMS have passed Carleton’s privacy and security assessment process and are supported on campus by Teaching and Learning Services.
Watch the video below for a brief overview of Carleton’s supported EdTech tools:
Please visit Teaching and Learning Services’ events page to register for training workshops on educational technology tools at Carleton or for any questions about integrations.
Other software systems have also been integrated into the LMS.
The following tools are integrated in Brightspace but supported by other departments on campus.
|Software Integration||Support Contact|
|ARES Library Reserves||Library Reserves at MacOdrum Library|
|Banner||ITS Service Desk|
|Microsoft Outlook 365/MS Teams||ITS Service Desk|
|Textbook Publisher Content (i.e., Pearson, MyLab Mastering, Wiley)||Contact your textbook publisher rep directly for more information.
Submit a support request ticket for help with the Textbook Publisher’s Integration
Using Third Party Technologies
Third-party technologies that are not supported by the university can provide extended course functionality. Note though that these tools are not integrated with Carleton systems, so technical support, training and troubleshooting are not available. Third-party technologies also haven’t cleared privacy and security standards at Carleton.
If you are thinking about adopting a third-party tool, it’s important to exercise caution. Consider the tool’s data storage practices and privacy policies, licensing fees you may have to pay, cost to students, necessary training and support, and accessibility before introducing an external technology into your course.
Remember that it is good teaching practice to provide training and support to your students for third party technologies. Easy options could include linking to vendor support sites, training videos or other instructional documentation.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about how Carleton’s tools can be used in your course, please submit a request to the TLS Support Portal.