As the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown force education and training to go online, leading edtech company D2L is further enhancing its cloud-based learning management system Brightspace by integrating it with Microsoft Teams. The integration of Brightspace with Microsoft Teams will enable greater engagement for those learning or working remotely by bringing people together as co-learners and colleagues.
Founded in 1999 by Mr John Baker, D2L (Desire2Learn) is a company that aims to transform the way the world learns. Today, D2L’s edtech technology is being used by customers in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and corporate sectors. After the integration, Brightspace users across all these industries that have a Microsoft Teams license will be able to transition seamlessly between both tools with Course Connector by Microsoft Teams.
About D2L and Brightspace
Over a course of more than 20 years, Desire2Learn or D2L has transformed the way millions of users learn online and in the classroom. D2L created its learning management edtech platform Brightspace and has a presence in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Singapore and the United States with over 750 employees working across the globe.
Brightspace is a cloud-base learning management platform by D2L built for educators, by educators that works on any and every device. The reliable and secure platform allows people to create engaging and informative courses using technology that fits every need.
Brightspace allows course creators to set up individualized learning paths for the learners, keep them on track with automatic nudges, provide them with feedback and keep them engaged with social tools, gamification, videos and other features.
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Integration of Brightspace with Microsoft Teams
After the integration of Brightspace with Microsoft Teams, enrollment of users will be automatically synced between both the platforms. Brightspace users will additionally be able to create private channels for course sections and link their courses to the homepage through a tab in Microsoft Teams soon.
Regional Director Australia and New Zealand at D2L, Mr Tony Maguire said that the integration will bring together all the functionalities and tools needed by remote educators and learners in one single unified platform which will ultimately reduce complexity, enhance learning outcomes and improve collaborations.
The edtech platform by D2L has received numerous awards and recognition from reputed and renowned bodies. Brightspace is the only edtech platform which is chosen as the National Federation of the Blind’s Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access partner. The platform has also been named the No. 1 LMS for associations and #8 overall by Craig Weiss, a prominent industry analyst. The platform has also been recognized as the Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff and the Best K-12 Learning Management System at the SIIA CODiE Awards.
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