D2L Standard CSV is a source system that integrates with the Integration Pack for Student Information Systems (IPSIS) platform to import information from information systems into Brightspace. It is a D2L proprietary standard created using comma-separated values (CSV) delimited text files.
You can use D2L Standard CSV files to import information from a Student Information System (SIS) or Human Resource Information System (HRIS) using the IPSIS Administration interface in Brightspace.
Important: The files that are required for D2L Standard CSV are text files saved in a CSV format. Generating content for these files will require data access to extract data from your SIS/HRIS. Some SIS/HRIS systems provide you with data export mechanisms which should be used as per your vendor instructions. We recommend that you contact your information system and seek guidance on best practices for extracting the required data into the needed CSV file format. A manifest is required when using version 1.1 or higher of D2L Standard CSV.
D2L Standard CSV supports version 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0. To view the latest version of D2L Standard CSV search the Community for D2L Standard CSV – Version 2.0.
About D2L Standard CSV iterations
Currently, there are three iterations of IPSIS CSV source system options within the IPSIS Platform. These source systems use a proprietary D2L standard specification, as opposed to the IMS Global Specification. These source systems are:
IPSIS Integration 1.0: This is a legacy version of CSV source system that was designed to support the IMS Global Learning Consortium's Learning Information Services specification. It was expanded to support D2L defined CSV files.
Standard CSV: A simplified version of IPSIS Integration 1.0 that replaces translators and handlers with setup questions. This is also a legacy source system.
D2L Standard CSV: There are currently three versions of D2L Standard CSV, including 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0.
For more information about D2L Standard CSV iterations, refer to the IPSIS - Legacy CSV to D2L Standard CSV - Versions, Migrations and Capabilities product blog on Brightspace Community.
Before you begin with D2L Standard CSV
You must ensure that you have worked with a D2L Implementation Consultant to set up the IPSIS Platform and enabled IPSIS Administration in Brightspace before you can use D2L Standard CSV. Before you begin: