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Brightspace Overview

What is Brightspace?

Brightspace is a comprehensive, web-based Learning Management Solution produced by Desire2Learn (D2L). The Brightspace learning platform delivers a personalized learning experience for users across the globe.

Brightspace is a cloud platform, meaning that there’s no software to buy or update. All updates are handled remotely, behind the scenes by a crack team of IT specialists. Spend less time worrying about servers or hardware requirements, and more time making the best possible educational program… all thanks to the Brightspace team!

The designers of Brightspace focused on creating a platform that is built on three foundational pillars: ease of use, flexibility, and intelligence.

Ease of Use: By creating a platform that makes it easy for instructors to design and create courses, generate and upload content, and grade assignments with a minimum of fuss, Brightspace has created an instructional environment that allows its users to focus on teaching and learning critical material.

Brightspace is optimized for use on mobile devices, and can be accessed through any Internet enabled device. If you have learners with special needs or accessibility issues, you'll be glad to know that Brightspace has been designed to make interactions as simple and accessible as possible.

Flexibility: Instructors should be able to teach the way they want to teach—period! Brightspace provides support for in-line collaboration and the use of extensive multimedia. Further, instructors can customize content, assessments, and even the interface to create the optimal learning environment. And Brightspace features seamless integration with third-party tools to make life easier for instructors and admins all over the world.

Intelligence: Brightspace ships with built-in analytics and customizable reports allowing instructors administrators to track and analyze the performance of learners either individually or in groups. The platform also uses automatic notifications to alert you if any individual or group drops below a critical level or excels unexpectedly.


Brightspace Recent Reviews

Reviewed on 20 April 2023

Its best!

By having students submit assignments and quizzes online, we have streamlined the evaluation and feedback process. This has resulted in increased efficiency in certain areas."

  • One of my favorite aspects of Brightspace is the ability to flip classroom lecture style for all of our higher-ed courses, even face-to-face sections
  • I particularly enjoy the video note tool and the ease of submitting assignments.
  • While updates are being made to create a more cohesive evaluation experience, the process has been slow
  • I've also been frustrated by the lack of response to my request for a demo of the planned portfolio updates.

Reviewed on 22 March 2023

Still exploring Webinar Library

As a novice in D2L design, I am still exploring and learning how to use the product.

  • The benefits I have realized include having access to resources such as the webinar library and learning how to improve my online teaching skills through D2L.
  • Although the webinar library is helpful, it has limitations in providing instructions for utilizing and navigating through D2L
  • I find the brief (1-2 minute) how-to videos to be insufficient
  • I would prefer more detailed and comprehensive training videos to better understand how to use D2L.

Brightspace Pricing

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Brightspace Key Features

Learning Management System (LMS) Features
  • Blended Learning
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Certificate/Award Management
Course Management
  • Course Library
  • Course Authoring
Content Types
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Documents
Brightspace Features Details

Brightspace Media


Brightspace Wheelhouse Score

What is this?

The Average Wheelhouse score for the Learning Management Systems category is 8.3

Brightspace Scores

  • Ease of Use
  • Meets Requirements
  • Learning Curve
  • Setup & Support
  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Admin

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