Vetting Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn is one of the Learning Management Systems that is under review for future use by Tri-C. D2L has recently re-branded their LMS as Brightspace

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Brightspace by D2L

The LMS Review Taskforce conducted a full demo with D2L on Thursday, July 17.  It is about 120 minutes long, and includes Q&A.

As a follow up to the demo we sent a set of questions to Desire2Learn. Here are the questions and responses.

Desire2Learn participated in our initial day of demos.  Find the link to the recording here.

Vendor Provided Information

Find their website here:

What makes our Integrated Learning Platform different than the traditional LMS?
By focusing on solving the real challenges facing higher education like student retention, attainment and outcomes.
See how our Integrated Learning Platform does it.

How does the D2L platform help institutions dramatically improve Retention rates, reduce the attainment gap, and drive student success?By providing the right data at the right time according to Dr. Curtis Carver, CIO at the board of regents, University System Georgia
Hear from Dr. Carver on how we do it
See how the university of Wisconsin-Milwaukee increased the number of students earning A’s and B’s by 170%

How does the D2L help improve access to education and transform teaching and learning?
By being a committed partner that delivers innovative teaching and learning solutions.
Hear from Minnesota Stage Colleges and Universities on our solution and commitment to helping transform teaching and learning.

Why are institutions switching to D2L?
Here’s what one recent client had to say about transitioning to D2L

Their Rep shared their strategy and goals:

“Our prevailing strategy is to offer an integrated learning platform that includes the Learning Environment LMS, lifelong ePortfolio and Learning Repository sharing a unified platform with tight integration among the components and extensibility through a common OpenAPI and integration tool we call Valence.  The Learning Environment allows for measuring of Competencies and Learning Outcomes, conditional release of content, and course-level analytics to inform instructor intervention.

Our overarching goal is to provide learning technology that is pervasive ( available anytime, anywhere) and supports emerging teaching and learning methodologies that embrace online and blended learning like the “flipped classroom” through our highly integrated Capture solution, ad hoc collaboration with Wiggio, and free mobile access and productivity apps like Binder™, that allows course content and eTextbooks to be downloaded to a student’s mobile device for offline reading and Assignment Grader™, that allows instructors to grade assignments while offline and synchronize grades and feedback when back online.”

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