About Brightspace

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning management solution that enables K-12 schools, universities, businesses, and government organizations to communicate or engage with students and employees via virtual classrooms, personalized training, video assessments, and more. Professionals can utilize the platform to store created content in a centralized library and reuse resources as per individual requirements.

Brightspace helps businesses interact with multiple stakeholders through a virtual classroom, record videos for future reference and schedule live discussions, training sessions or other important events. Managers can provide staff members with badges & certificates after training completion, improving employee engagement with the brand. Teachers can create lessons with various educational resources and and customize the interface using drag-and-drop functionality. Plus, parents can utilize the dashboard to view upcoming assignments or events and receive automated notifications about course updates.

Brightspace allows educators to monitor students' performance and provide feedback accordingly. It comes with an application programming interface (API), which lets businesses integrate the solution with several third-party student information systems (SIS). Users can enhance the quality of virtual meetings with whiteboards and slide sharing capabilities.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Brightspace: 51

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • eLearning Companies

Alternatives

Google Classroom

4.6
#1 Alternative to Brightspace
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Schoology

4.4
#2 Alternative to Brightspace
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Blackboard Collaborate

4.2
#3 Alternative to Brightspace
Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning solution which enables employees to fulfill training...

Blackboard Learn

4.1
#4 Alternative to Brightspace
Blackboard's learning ecosystem helps organizations deliver outcomes-based learning that drives employee growth in a...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(191)
Value for Money
3.9/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Mavares
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  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Redefining the learning

Reviewed on 25/07/2018

Create pleasant spaces for interaction among the participants.

Create pleasant spaces for interaction among the participants.

Pros

Technological advances in modern platforms seek, in one way or another, to redefine the concept of human learning. That is why platforms like Brightspace seek not only to manage all the most important aspects of educational management, ranging from the earliest ages to the most advanced students of high school, changing with them and adapting to their cognitive and emotional needs, accompanying them, but without imposing rhythms. And this is possible because Brightspace seeks to personalize learning, focusing them, in a very short time, effectively and in a very simple way. The versatility of the platform makes it absolutely compatible with the wide range of smart devices.
The process of teaching is not limited to the simple act of speaking or explaining in the classroom, this process must be thought, planned, developed, executed and, more importantly, evaluated. Brightspace all those tasks, using their useful tools. As a direct consequence, we can observe a significant improvement in classroom work, which will be noticed, due to the amount of activities that users will begin to share, which will involve parents and tutors, who will be able to manage feedback processes in real time. with personal messages.

Cons

Platforms such as Brightspace must have control or ability to configure pop-up windows, as well as other tools that must adapt to the changing requirements of users. The platform must be more managed so that it can reach more places and be more recommended.

Lap
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Brightspace

Reviewed on 16/04/2022

It was a competent platform which allowed me to do the things I need to teach the course. I would...

It was a competent platform which allowed me to do the things I need to teach the course. I would have liked a longer transition period to adjust from the previous platform.

Pros

It is a pretty standard educational online platform for E-Learning. Was able to pick up how to use Brightspace in a short learning curve.

Cons

School switched to Brightspace without any real transition from previous platform. This made it a bit difficult for faculty and students to transition to this new platform.

Rachel
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Suitable but not great

Reviewed on 25/02/2021

Brightspace allows completion of basic tasks for learner management and grade dissemination....

Brightspace allows completion of basic tasks for learner management and grade dissemination. However, it is frustrating to use and has more case-by-case / glitching problems that other learning management softwares I have used. It allows me to get the job done, and I suppose I will get used to it eventually, but it is certainly not ideal.

Pros

Brightspace makes it easy to contact students in a class. I like the 'classlist' feature that lists all the students in a class and their university-related contact email. This simplifies either bulk-emailing students (as an instructor) and finding students to study with (as a student). It is also a secure site to centrally access all the information necessary for all my courses.

Cons

Brightspace provides multiple places to find the same things. This is confusing, especially when some assignments are loaded in a given course module but not in the 'Assignments' tab, or vice versa. There are multiple levels of redundancy that are not kept consistent throughout the interface, so it is often confusing to locate materials.
Brightspace is also slow to load. Often, when moving between tabs when I am creating a quiz for the students I teach or grading material, the browser loads for 30-45 seconds before transitioning pages. This is frustrating.
After a class is officially 'over', the course pages are greyed out and prevent access (even when a school has not officially ended yet). This happens immediately after the final in a class, which prevents students from going in to do final grade calculations or download any materials. This is frustrating.
Brightspace has had many issues with plugins, such as Kaltura Media Gallery, which disable access or have perpetual loading or glitching. This leaves the software as unreliable.

Alternatives Considered

CANVAS

Reasons for Choosing Brightspace

Cost - Brightspace was less expensive

Switched From

Blackboard Learn

Reasons for Switching to Brightspace

Brightspace was significantly cheaper.
maja
Overall rating
  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Brightspace Review

Reviewed on 09/08/2022

Pros

I like how Brightspace gives you access to all of your courses at one simple dashboard. You not only get notifications for when items are updated, published, or reviewed but you also get access to the list of people that are also enrolled in your course. This can be super helpful when you have a question and want to ask one of your peers vs asking the instructor directly. This application is very user friendly and straight to the point, which is very helpful for someone like me who is not the most computer savvy.

Cons

I dont like how the courses are not automatically saved one you finish one, as I do tend to like to get back and review previous course materials.

Frank
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Brightspace as D2L

Reviewed on 26/05/2022

My overall experience is very positive. With little touch ups, the tool can be a lot better.

My overall experience is very positive. With little touch ups, the tool can be a lot better.

Pros

It's easy to use and it has a friendly user interface.

Cons

Tools such as entering the grades, individual reporting, etc. might have been a little better.

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Brightspace FAQs

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Brightspace offers the following pricing plans:

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Brightspace has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 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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