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D2Ls Maple T.A. Connector provides unified experience for teachers and students

Maplesoft, a developer of high performance software tools for technical education and research, and Desire2Learn (D2L), the EdTech company, have announced a partnership to create a joint integration, D2L’s Maple T.A. Connector, which offers a smooth and streamlined experience for users of both technologies.

D2L’s Maple T.A. Connector enables users to access Maple T.A from the Desire2Learn ILP. Designed especially for courses involving mathematics, Maple T.A. is an easy-to-use web-based system for creating tests and assignments, and automatically assessing student responses and performance. Enabling integration with the D2L ILP, the connector gives users easier ways to access both products through a single environment.

The connector offers single sign-on authentication, so users do not need to manage two sets of credentials to access the products.  Results from Maple T.A. assignments are automatically added to D2L’s grade book, so all the results are kept in a single location without the need for instructors to manually transfer marks.  Furthermore, students have easy, single-click access to all their assignments from a single location, no matter which environment the assignment was created in. 

The University of Waterloo has successfully adopted D2L’s Maple T.A. Connector, after being a key partner in the initiation of the project and in the design and development of the tool.

‘Both Maple T.A. and D2L’s integrated learning platform are strong solutions that we use heavily in course management and student assessment,’ said Sean Scott, Instructional Support Coordinator, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo. ‘A connector product that integrates the two increases our productivity. The unified interface will make it easier for our instructors and students to use both systems, so they can focus more on learning instead of infrastructure.’

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