Cengage Learning and Desire2Learn have announced availability of enhanced interoperability of Cengage Learning's digital content and solutions within the Desire2Learn platform.
Made possible through Cengage Learning's standards-based, web-services architecture - MindLinks - via a Desire2Learn extension, the integration provides Desire2Learn users with direct access to Cengage Learning's digital content and core curriculum solutions. Institutions utilizing the Desire2Learn teaching and learning platform will immediately see an extension of their existing investment in their LMS platform. The most recent launch of the platform, Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10, focuses on providing users with a simple and intuitive user experience while providing deep feature richness. This enhanced integration with Cengage fits with this approach and continues to enhance the system's usability with streamlined access, automatic sign-on and Gradebook exchange for Cengage Learning's MindTap platform, as well as the placement of embedded links at the activity level for CourseMate products within the Desire2Learn platform. For all CourseMate titles, the integration includes the ability to directly link through Desire2Learn to individual assets, including student activities and the eBook.
The new integration provides drag and drop functionality and an enhanced user experience via the Desire2Learn Course Builder. A new content selector provides a "tree" structure which allows instructors to efficiently select content instead of manually placing multiple links within a course. In addition, while building or developing a course, instructors will be able to see in real-time a representation of exactly how the selected content will appear.
Desire2Learn is part of the Cengage Learning MindShare Alliance Partner Program. For more information on the Partner Network, visit www.desire2learn.com/partners.
Source: Cengage Learning, www.cengage.com, and Desire2Learn, www.desire2learn.com/