Interactive Video Quiz Brightspace by D2L Grade Book User Guide

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This article  provides an overview of the requirements for and methods to use Kaltura Interactive Video Quizzes (IVQ) in such a way that a student's results are transferred to the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook. Please note that the following screenshots are using Brightspace by D2L's new Daylight theme. There are two ways to integrate Kaltura Interactive Video Quizzes with the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook. You can either configure the integration through Quicklink or through the Insert Stuff Tool.



Before you start performing the tasks described in this article, please make sure you have a Kaltura Application Framework (KAF) instance URL, for example, containing the follow enabled modules: Ltigrading, Browseandembed.

Other modules should already be available from your initial deployment, please see Kaltura Video App for Brightspace by D2L Deployment Guide for more information.

If you do not have a KAF instance URL, please reach out to your Kaltura representative.

If you already have a KAF instance, but cannot find the “Ltigrading” module, you can either contact the Kaltura Customer Care team or your Project Manager (if you are still in a project mode), and ask them to add it to your KAF instance.

Integrating the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook Through Insert Stuff

The following topics are described:

Integrating Kaltura IVQ with the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook

Add Existing Activities vs. Embedding via Insert Stuff

There are two different methods that can be used to provide students with a Kaltura IVQ in a way that will create a connection to the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook. One involves using the "Add Existing Activities" dropdown menu to add the IVQ as its own topic in a module. The other involves using Insert Stuff to embed the Kaltura IVQ anywhere Insert Stuff is available. Each method has its pros and cons as outlined in the following table. These pros and cons are based on how Brightspace by D2L handles interactions with external tool providers like Kaltura.


Add Exiting Activities
Embedding via Insert Stuff

Can Designate IVQ Grade Item Point Value Ahead of Time



Grade Item Appears in Gradebook Immediately



Maximum points default of 100 can be changed before first student submits.



"Exclude from Final Grade Calculation" default value

Not Enabled


Kaltura IVQ location

Within Content Tool

Embed in Brightspace asset

1 - Will appear immediately if grade item is associated with the topic during creation/setup

2 - Grade item will not appear until at least one student has successfully submitted their IVQ score


Method 01 - Add Existing Activities

  1. Navigate to the Content tool in Brightspace by D2L.
  2. Click Add Existing Activities and then Add Kaltura Media (NOTE: The title for inserting Kaltura media is unique to every installation and may have a different title in your installation).
  3. The Add Activity windows appears. In this window you can either select a previously existing Interactive Video Quiz (2) or create a new one using the Add New menu (1). If you decide to make a new IVQ, please see Interactive Video Quizzes Guide for Creating Quizzes for instructions.
  4. To make it easier to select an existing Interactive Video Quiz, use the Filters menu to narrow your results down to just quizzes.
  5. Click Select for the IVQ you want to embed.
  6. Navigate into the topic you just created by clicking on its title. The topic title will be the same as the name of the Interactive Video Quiz.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and use the Assessment area to create a new D2L Grade Item or associate with an existing Grade Item.


Method 02 - Embedding via Insert Stuff

NOTE: Using this method, the grade item will not appear in the Brightspace by D2L Gradebook until at least one student submits their IVQ. Once it is submitted, the grade item will have a default maximum points of 100 and will be excluded from final grade calculation. Changing the maximum points after students have already submitted DOES NOT scale the students score. For example, a student submits their IVQ and gets a 60/100. The instructor then modifies the maximum points to 50. The student will now have 50/50 and not 30/50.

  1. Navigate any area in D2L that has a text editor with the Insert Stuff button e.g. a file (topic in the Content tool), discussions, etc. For the purposes of this article we will use a file being created as a topic in the Content tool.
  2. Click New and Create a File.
  3. Click the Insert Stuff icon.
  4. Click Insert Kaltura Media (NOTE: The title for inserting Kaltura media is unique to every installation and may have a different title in your installation).
  5. (Optional) You can now filter to select the Interactive Video Quiz you want to embed as in Step 4 in Method 1. To embed, click the Select button for the IVQ you want to embed.
  6. After publishing and after the first student takes the interactive video quiz, the grade item will appear in the gradebook.


Change the grade's weight

  1. Navigate to the course ‘Grades’ tab and choose the sub tab ‘Manage Grades’.
  2. Locate the Kaltura quiz you added, and click on it.
  3. Change the weight and save.

NOTE: You might get the following note about “'Final Calculated Grade' sums to 120%, not 100%. Verify that the total weight of all top level categories and items is 100%.”. Adjust the other grades accordingly, or change the 'Final Calculated Grade' to allow “Exceed”.

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