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D2L Revamps Brightspace Learning Platform

D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace

Ed tech company D2L today announced an upgrade to its Brightspace learning platform, featuring a new faculty user interface and Brightspace LeaP adaptive learning technology.

"To date, adaptive learning has only been used in a few elite schools. Just like early computers, it's been difficult and rigid to operate — namely because it has traditionally been built for large publishers, not learners or instructors," explained CEO John Baker in a press release. "With this release, D2L is bringing adaptive learning to the mainstream, making it easy to implement and flexible to use. We're going to go from a small group of clients using adaptive learning to the masses, with the aim of achieving better learner performance, higher graduation rates and smarter learners."

Features of the new platform include:

  • New faculty UI, with more intuitive processes like startup checklists and drag-and-drop course creation;
  • OpenDyslexic font for learners and teachers with dyslexia;
  • Microsoft Office 365 integration;
  • Support for Common Cartridge 1.2, 1.3, and Thin Common Cartridge for importing content; and
  • Brightspace Administration Service, an option to outsource course, user and too management, available on its own or bundled with End User Support, a service to assist learners, instructors and trainers.

For more information, visit the Brightspace site.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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