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  • Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN and Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Introduces Open API and Open Source Developer Kit

Press Release

Desire2Learn opens Web Services to the public and launches an Open Source Developer Kit to increase institutional capabilities by leveraging the broader community and developers of commercial applications

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced both the availability of its Open Source Developer Kit, and a newly available Open Web Services API.

Desire2Learn Web Services enables programmatic access to users, courses, enrollments and grades. Organizations can add new applications, extend the functionality of the Desire2Learn Learning Environment and provide a means to simplify integration with existing systems and applications.

By using Desire2Learn Web Services organizations can:

  • Increase the capabilities of their institutions in new and creative ways
  • Work more efficiently by creating programs custom fit to their processes and IT infrastructure
  • Grow more quickly by leveraging other open source and commercial applications
  • Integrate Desire2Learn’s products with their own, gaining access to a wealth of functionality and data

With the availability of the Desire2Learn Developer Kit, developers will better be able to leverage the dynamic capabilities of the Desire2Learn Web Services.

The kit:

  • Streamlines the creation of software applications
  • Assists developers in writing their software applications
  • Speeds up the application development cycle
  • Maximizes time, efficiency and reliability

Developers can leverage the larger developers’ community as well as contribute to the community on an ongoing basis.

“The Desire2Learn Web Services provides clients with scalability, security, standardization and platform independence,” said Jeremy Auger, COO, Desire2Learn. “The Developer Kit is just the first step in our ongoing plan to incrementally enhance our service offerings providing greater collaboration with the broader development community.”

Developers can learn more at FUSION 2009: The Art of Learning, the Desire2Learn annual Users’ Conference, being held in Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Minnesota from July 13 to 17.

For information about FUSION 2009, visit

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and +61 412 067 308 (Australia).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
[email protected]