Awards & Recognition

We think our customers, partners, products, and staff are awesome, and we’re not alone! Check out our accomplishments below.

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BIG Innovation Award

2019

D2L Brightspace Pulse

This annual business awards program recognizes the organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life. Nominations were judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteered their time and expertise to score submissions.

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Canada’s Best Managed Companies

2013-2018

Gold Standard

D2L was selected as a recipient of the award given to 50 Canadian organizations that demonstrate vision, passion, and achievement on a daily basis. Our overall business performance, sustained growth, and continuing efforts to enable the transformation of learning were cited as major factors in receiving the award.

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Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

2012-2014, 2018, 2019

This designation recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people. The selection of D2L was based on our engaging and progressive corporate culture, the extensive social events and opportunities conducted by our staff, and the inclusive ways we work with students to offer valuable internship experiences.

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Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards

2018

Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

D2L and Accenture have been recognized for driving an innovative approach to employee learning and development. The partnership was awarded bronze for Accenture’s use of D2L’s Brightspace to power its INSEAD Online Strategy Certificate Program.

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Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates

2019

D2L was selected for The Career Directory, a guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates. The Career Directory is Canada’s longest-running career guide for new graduates. Highlights for new graduates at D2L include various training opportunities, tuition subsidies (related to the job), a wide variety of new grad positions, and various work benefits.

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36th LEAD Corporate Leadership Award

2018

Best Use of a Learning Management System

The award from HR.com honours Epworth’s transformation from an institution primarily focused on compliance training to an elearning organization committed to improved work practices, learner-led learning and digital literacy.

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Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Awards

2018

Excellence in Leadership Development

D2L and Accenture captured Silver at the Brandon Hall Human Capital Management Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the organizations that have most successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

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CLO Learning in Practice Awards

2018

Division 2 Gold, Innovation Award

Dr. Nancy Robert, EVP and chief product and marketing officer, was awarded the Innovation Award. The award is presented to learning executives who have applied innovative practices, processes, and/or technologies in order to address an organizational opportunity.

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CLO Learning in Practice Awards

2018

Excellence in Innovation Award

The awards recognize top industry leaders who excel in the design and delivery of employee learning and development programs. D2L was awarded Bronze for creating an interactive video player to help the TSO encourage students and teachers to tune in to Canada’s musical heritage.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Collaboration (Runner-up)

The awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation was based on the use of cloud technologies to address collaboration between one or more individual institutions or between one or more branch campuses within an institutional system.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Cloud Storage (Runner-up)

The E&I Cloud Leadership Awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the complete use of cloud technologies to address institution-wide administrative and academic storage challenges for staff, faculty and/or students.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Public/Private Cloud Security (Runner-up)

The E&I Cloud Leadership Awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the best application and/or approach to securing institutional public and/or private cloud resources.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Innovation (Runner-up)

The E&I Cloud Leadership Awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the creative use of cloud technologies to address institutional challenges and/or operational efficiencies.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Hybrid Iaas/Paas

The E&I Cloud Leadership Awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the best application and design for an institutional infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service solution.

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Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning™

2017

"Leader" Distinction

The company received a “Leader” distinction in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning™. D2L’s Brightspace was recognized for its differentiation in learner experience, social assessment, content creation and curation, integrated video across the platform, and analytics.

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Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures

2017

Mid Market

D2L is among 10 mid-market corporations awarded for their commitment to culture. This national program, now in its 14th year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

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Learning Impact Awards

2017

Honorable Mention

St. Leo University’s implementation of D2L Brightspace was awarded Honorable Mention by the IMS Global Awards for 2017. IMS recognized the deployment of the learning management system because of its innovative use of technology to support and enhance learning.

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Best of Elearning! Awards

2017

Best LMS - Cloud

For the industry’s exclusive users’ choice awards, all nominations are made directly by users of solutions. D2L was chosen as the winner of the Best Learning Management System – Cloud category for its Instructional Design Wizard, TurnItIn integration, and flexible course delivery options.

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Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Award

2016 & 2017

Platinum-Level Award

This award recognizes and celebrates workplaces in the Waterloo region that demonstrate a strong commitment to improved health for their employees. D2L encourages and supports the health and well-being of our employees. At D2L, we believe a healthy workplace leads to engaged employees, which contributes to a more effective and productive company.

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Training Magazine’s Learning Design Challenge

2016

Silver Award: Brightspace Gamification & Silver Award: Analytics Suite

Training magazine rewards learning and development professionals for best practices in e-learning. D2L was chosen as a winner for its innovative learning analytics and gamification offerings.

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IMS Learning Impact Awards

2014

Platinum, Degree Compass

Recognizing the most impactful use of technology in support of learning worldwide, the IMS Executive Strategic Council selects finalists by identifying examples of products and services that address the most significant challenges facing education. D2L is a two-time Platinum winner, recognized for its work with NYCDOE and Degree Compass.

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Sustainable Waterloo Region

2014

Leadership & Innovation Award

D2L received the award for our higher-than-average record of providing alternative commuting support through the TravelWise program. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated a strong commitment to—and creative solutions for—encouraging alternative transportation for employees. We were also recognized for our Eco Plan that rewards our Waterloo region employees who turn in their parking pass.

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year

2013

Software and Technology

John Baker was recognized as Ontario’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Software and Technology category. The Canadian program honours the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

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Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award

2013

Accessibility

In 2013, D2L received the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind for its groundbreaking work in accessibility. Specifically, this award is given to organizations and individuals who have made impactful contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.

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EdTech Digest Awards

2013

Leadership Award

The EdTech Digest Awards recognize technologies, trendsetters, and leaders throughout the education sector for their innovative contributions. As part of the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program, D2L was chosen as a winner for its outstanding solutions in the field of education and technology.

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Ovum “On the Radar” Award

2013

Best Implementation of Big Data and Analytics

For delivering an analytics solution that helps institutions develop meaningful insights from educational data, the Big Data category profiles organizations that have created new products, services, or processes to address previously unsolved challenges with an innovative approach.

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Greater K-W Chamber of Commerce

2012

Business of the Year

This award recognizes an organization that makes an exceptional contribution to the business community through involvement and leadership while also acting as a role model in the community.

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Microsoft Public Sector Partner of the Year

2011, 2012

Education Solution Partner

The award recognizes a partner that excels at providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft technologies to education customers. D2L was recognized for exemplifying how innovative solutions can be delivered by embracing Microsoft technologies to deliver D2L Learning Suite.

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Best Small and Medium Employers

2010-2012

Top 50 in Canada

A national study named D2L one of the top 50 best small or medium-sized employers in Canada, citing high levels of employee engagement. This is a particularly important award for us, as employee opinion is the predominant factor in determining an organization’s overall score.

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Junior Achievement

2011

Business of the Year

The Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that is outstanding in all areas of business, with a history of leading-edge marketing strategies, support of youth throughout the community, exceptional corporate citizenship, and high quality standards.

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Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

2011

Leadership Award

Candidates are judged on their ability to create a distinct competitive advantage in a high-growth market. A panel of subject matter experts evaluates companies based on several key criteria: competitive advantage, size, growth, market attractiveness, management effectiveness and organization, and financial performance.

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National Federation of the Blind

2010 & 2011

Nonvisual Accessibility, Gold Level Web Certification

D2L has made a pledge to support the NFB nonvisual web accessibility program. We aim to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to annually test and certify D2L’s learning environment against the NFB’s standards, reflecting our belief in building inclusive design into our research and development practices.

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Waterloo Area’s Top Employers

2011-2019

This award exemplifies our ongoing commitment to establishing the best work environment. A variety of on-site amenities, support for employees in sustaining a positive work-life balance, ongoing employee development programs, great financial benefits, and a company-subsidized social committee were highlighted as the primary contributing factors in D2L’s selection for the ninth consecutive year.

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Brandon Hall Learning Technology Award

2010

Best Advance in Technology in Learning Analytics or Reporting

The category looks for functionality related to collecting learning data, querying data, creating reports, visualizing data, and comparing variables and data sets. The role of technology in helping administrators make sense of data and understand the effectiveness of their learning services is a key criterion.

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IMS LearnSAT

2010

Best in Category Award, Learning Management System

D2L was the recipient of first place in the Learning Management Systems category, a Best in Category Award for learning management that was based on the results of the 2010 IMS Learning and Education Technology Satisfaction and Trends (LearnSAT) survey.

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AMCA Awards

2007–2010

Platinum MarCom Award

D2L has received the prestigious MarCom Platinum Award in recognition of conference material and special event plans for our annual users’ conference, Fusion. Winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity, attention to detail, and resourcefulness.

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