Short answer: It was thought better to bring the resources to students sooner rather than wait to resolve other issues.
More in-depth answer: A question asked has been why a number of services on Bridge are currently links instead of more integrated features. The reasons basically fall into two categories - with situations potentially overlapping:
- Governance reasons - should we host, integrate the feature? Are their privacy, security, or other concerns to be addressed?
- Technical reasons - does the existing infrastructure allow for an effective product here?
Only when there are no concerns with both do we proceed.
So, for now, presenting information to students - even if imperfect - is more important than waiting for an ideal solution.