Maplesoft, a developer of software tools for technical education and research, and Desire2Learn D2L, the EdTech company that created an integrated learning platform (ILP), has 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. By enabling integration with the D2L ILP, the connector gives users easy way 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. In addition to this students have easy, single-click access to all their assignments from a single location, no matter which environment the assignment was created in.