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History Databases Brightspace / Desire2Learn (D2L) LTI Insert Stuff Plugin Overview
Melissa Gajarsa, Last modified by Melissa Gajarsa September 20 2017 09:21 AM

Customers using the Brightspace / Desire2Learn (D2L) learning management system can embed content from History Databases directly in their courses.  For installation instructions, please refer to the History Databases Desire2Learn Insert Stuff Plugin Installation article.


The remote plugin provides a rich integration between History Databases and your D2L courses.  Users of D2L will now be able to embed History Databases resources directly inside their courses, without having to leave the LMS.  This new plugin is LTI based and integrates directly into the standard D2L ISF button found wherever the HTML editor is within D2L.




  1. LTI based application that does not require any user account maintenance within History Databases or D2L.
  2. Quick and easy setup and installation.
  3. Seamless user experience that allows users to embed History Databases records directly into D2L courses, without leaving D2L.
  4. Usage statistics are recorded within History Databases.


Using the History Databases Insert Stuff Framework Plugin


Once installed, History Databases resources may be embedded using the standard ISF button found inside D2L.  Any content block that loads the HTML editor will have this insert stuff button.


Click on the Insert Stuff button to launch the Insert Stuff window.


D2L ISF button


The Insert Stuff window will launch.

  • Click on the History Databases menu option on the left-hand side and the History Databases search box will load in the main window.
  • Choose a record type.
  • Enter your keyword or phrase into the search box and click the search icon.



  • The search results window offers several functions.
    • Pagination- Use the pagination controls to skip to other pages of results.
    • Preview - Use the preview link to view the record before deciding to embed it.  Clicking on this link opens a new window.
    • Embed - Use the embed button to insert the selected record into your course.
  • Once you have chosen a record to embed, click on the Embed button to insert the selected record into D2L.



You will be taken to a preview page. 

  • Click the Insert button to embed this resource into D2L.

Once you have finished editing your content block in D2L, click on the Update button to save your changes with the embedded record included.  Your content is now embedded and can be viewed directly in D2L.




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