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D2L is more than a learning technology company

We’re working with our partners around the world to build a brighter future.

About us

D2L is a global learning innovation company helping organizations reshape the future of education and work. We’re leading the way into the era of personalized learning, driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality education, regardless of their age, ability, or location. Our powerful technology works at every stage of learning, from the earliest days of school through every stage of work.

We collaborate with leaders, policymakers, and industry innovators worldwide to advance learning. Our team partners with each customer to meet their learners’ needs, improve outcomes and provide support at every step of their journey.

In just over 20 years, our team has grown to include more than 1,000 employees around the world. You can find us at our headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario and in satellite offices around the world. Our technology is currently being used by customers in K-12, higher education, associations and the corporate sector.

Our story and mission

As a third-year engineering student, our founder, John Baker, challenged himself to find the most important problem he could solve that would have the biggest impact on the world.

Inspired by his own family of educators and experiences, John was struck by an idea as he walked across campus: learning is the foundation for progress. He realized that the impact of work in this area would have a ripple effect from one person to the next through generations, communities, companies, and cultures. With that clear vision, John founded D2L with a goal to help millions and potentially billions of learners. More than 20 years later, John’s vision is thriving within a global company that believes everyone should have access to the best possible learning opportunities.

Today, D2L is on a mission to transform the way the world learns.

Our beliefs

Learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests.

Every mind matters. Access to the world of learning should be universal, across all abilities, geographies and ages.

We are driven by mutual success. We work in true partnership with our customers to develop the individualized solutions that enable them to achieve their goals.

Digital tools create entirely new possibilities for teachers to inspire learners.

In the digital age, reskilling and upskilling will be a lifelong opportunity for people to expand their potential.

Our products and services

D2L Brightspace

Break free from the limitations of an LMS with D2L Brightspace, a learning innovation platform built to help you create highly personalized experiences that unlock learner potential at scale.

Learn more about D2L Brightspace

D2L Wave

Unleash employee potential with D2L Wave, and gain today’s mission critical, high-demand skills to transform your workforce without investing a single cent more.

Learn more about D2L Wave

Services and Support

Maximize D2L Brightspace with the power of partnership. We offer a full suite of migration, onboarding, training, strategic consulting, and technical services designed to help you maximize your results.

Learn more about Services and Support

Digital Content

Create effective online courses with ease using our educator-built, curriculum-aligned, high-quality content optimized for D2L Brightspace.

Learn more about digital cirriculum

“When you see all the stories of what we can impact when we work together, you can understand why this is a mission for us—a way for us to contribute to progress and build a brighter future.”
John Baker, President and CEO, D2L

Organizations big and small across the globe are transforming the way the world learns with D2L.

Let’s book some time together to see how we can help. The coffee’s hot!

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