Brightspace

Turn education and training into your competitive advantage

About Brightspace

D2L, the leading learning experience platform for companies and education, we help organizations around the world create experience-rich learning programs and drive business outcomes through learning. D2L has been delivering high-quality learning programs to colleges & universities for over 20 years, so we know what works. We bring our rich background in education to help companies close skills gaps, develop leaders, and get the best performance from their employees.

With D2L's learning platform, business leaders can align learning programs to their organization's goals. We enhance business outcomes By transforming how workers learn with digital tools such as social, mobile, and video content, D2L helps customers improve performance and deliver real business outcomes.

A One-stop-shop for Content Creation
Most organizations leverage content from internal and external sources. With D2L, you get one platform to develop and curate job-specific content from any source. We take video to the next level. Video isn't just for delivering off-the-shelf content. With D2L, you can leverage video for developing subject matter experts, role-playing, evaluating skills, delivering personalized feedback, and more. Your learning program goes from detached to highly interactive.

Customer-centric Innovation
Our product roadmap is driven in partnership with our customers, not engineering. We work closely with our customers to understand their challenges and deliver product enhancements that solve them.

Commitment to Accessibility
We care about ensuring all workers have access to learning and we rigorously test the usability of our products. You can leverage technology to deliver an engaging learning experience to every employee, everywhere they are.


Key benefits of Brightspace

Access: Learn at an individual pace, anytime – and on any device

Personalization: Engage learners with timely, personalized feedback that supports skills development

Flexibility: Train the way you want (with the tools you love) on a flexible platform you can make your own

Efficiency: Automate administrative tasks and help free up time to personalize the employee or members’ learning experience

Transformation: Easily transform the in-person training into a high-quality online experience

Centralize: Support credit, non-credit and professional development goals on a single platform

Partnership: Thrive in a community that grows with you to support the future of learning

Experience: Reach your organizational goals faster with a partner that brings more than 20 years of learning expertise


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Ray
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Brightspace - excellent upgrade from D2L

Reviewed on 30/10/2020

Very convenient platform for distance education especially useful in the midst of the COVID...

Very convenient platform for distance education especially useful in the midst of the COVID pandemic, particularly ease of including images and video in course materials. Allowed us to manage course materials, provide timely quizzes, and manage student grades.

Pros

Has addressed many prior user problems experienced with D2L
Well-ordered, clean user interface
Easy to design different courses, quizzes, and tests with minimal investment of time.
Excellent grading features that calculate percentages easily.
Can easily switch from teacher view to student view to check the layout and identify problems before finalizing content.

Cons

Some of the menus are not intuitive. ie) I had trouble figuring out how to include deadline dates for assignments after which the software would no longer accept submissions.
UI interface is too spread out- it doesn't make efficient use of space on small screen tablets.

Lilian
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Robust and diverse LMS for best results

Reviewed on 06/03/2019

I think this app is equally useful for both teachers and students. It is perfect for sharing files...

I think this app is equally useful for both teachers and students. It is perfect for sharing files between users, it can keep people organized, and it also can provide with a high level of communication, as it has features that are not available in other platforms.

Pros

This app has everything students can use to avoid failing deadlines. It helps students to keep all critical data in one place, so it makes them more organized and aware of the education process. In Brightspace you can drag and drop all kind of files, as well as rearrange them, so new content can be easily seen. For teachers, it is also easy to create different types of tests or quizzes without spending much time or many resources. Brightspace is a well-known LMS and is used across our college as the learning management platform. It is used to distribute the different type of information, assignments tests, which makes the education process for both students and teachers more convenient.

Cons

This app lacks an intuitive interface. It is difficult to get used it, and it requires time to understand how to activate one feature or another. You need time to customize your interface; otherwise, it will be cluttered and even more complicated to use. There is an option to create discussions, but it is hard to organize them. It also would be nice to have a video chat option so that some lectures can be given online. Tech support can be improved, as it is not helpful and it usually blames users instead of fixing the problem.

Debbie
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

an unnecessarily complicated system

Reviewed on 10/05/2021

stressful

stressful

Pros

adding modules, changing the course image

Cons

The gradebook is a nightmare! Every semester its a nightmare. Something that should be so intuitive is so complicated on Brightspace. When I create an assignment it doesn't just go into the gradebook--I have to "link it". But then when brightspace duplicates a column in the gradebook I cannot just "delete" a column in the gradebook! You cannot do anything in the gradebook simply! I also cannot trust the gradebook's math because it will count somethings and not others! One semester it duplicated a whole assignment (but I only had ONE dropbox for it?!?!) and I could not get rid of it---all students ended up with duplicate grade for it. I loved the original D2L--so easy to use! This brightspace? a disaster....

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Brightspace was easy to learn as a student!

Reviewed on 22/01/2019

It allows for great communication between students and teachers and overall was simple to understand...

It allows for great communication between students and teachers and overall was simple to understand from both perspectives!

Pros

I enjoyed the formatting and how easy to use brightspace was compared to the previous software my university used. It made tracking grades and all of the content my teacher posted so much easier to follow. It also shows how your grades were compared to other students and allows you to track your own performance.

When I was a TA, it was also really easy to post news items, enter grades and insert comments on students' papers.

Easy to understand for all users!

Cons

It can be difficult to operate on mobile devices - there are less buttons to navigate the pages but it's not impossible to use.

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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good LMS but not all-encompassing

Reviewed on 26/09/2018

Brightspace by D2L was useful for implementing a live course's online material, but the program...

Brightspace by D2L was useful for implementing a live course's online material, but the program lacks important components that are necessary for online courses.

Pros

This Learning Management System is GOOD but not the best. It is great that D2L and Brightspace have an easy-to-use portal that differentiates between student, instructor, and even TAs. However, the options that come with competitors like CANVAS are far superior...

Cons

CANVAS, a competing LMS, provides more external resource use, such as Virtual Office Hours during Conferences, and even grouping students into smaller groups to use MS Office through Collaborations. Brightspace is user friendly for students but more difficult to manage for administrators/teachers.

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Brightspace offers the following pricing plans:

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Brightspace has the following typical customers:

501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Brightspace supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Brightspace supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Brightspace integrates with the following applications:

Google Workspace, Microsoft 365

Brightspace offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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