This year we’ve seen a lot of growth and progress at D2L. As we head into last few weeks of the year, I couldn’t be more excited to share with you some of the amazing advances we’ve made to our platform with the Brightspace Winter Release. I think you’ll agree that these updates reflect our commitment to all of you and the feedback you’ve shared with us.
Brightspace isn’t just a name for our integrated learning platform, but a commitment to and belief in improving learning through innovation. I’m thrilled to walk you through some of the ways we’re delivering on that promise in this release.
The Freedom to Teach and Learn Your Way
We believe that the most important thing we can do to engage and inspire the best teaching and learning is to provide freedom—the freedom to teach and learn the way that people want to. We’ve introduced new features into the Brightspace platform that make it simple and easy to accomplish everyday tasks and also others that are robust and flexible enough to handle more complex tasks. More than 25% of these updates and enhancements were implemented as a direct response to the feedback we’ve received from our clients.
D2L Professional Services Let You Focus on Learning
We’re continuing to add new services that will help you provide the best e-learning experience possible. With our Game-Based Learning service and Course Uplift service, we can help you make your courses more engaging for learners. Additionally, our End User Support offering allows you to leverage D2L to run a Help Desk to support your users on the Brightspace platform. We also have new end user support options, including live chat and expanded language support. For us, these offerings are about providing you with an efficient way to get the best services and support possible.
Speed of Innovation
Underlying all the new features and functionality we’ve delivered is our cloud service. This delivery model allows us to add new features and services each month—incorporating your feedback and ensuring that you have the most innovative technology available to you at all times. As I’ve mentioned, many of the features in this product update came about through our Product Ideas Exchange. The number of additional features we were able to develop as a result of these client ideas makes us excited to see what we’ll be able to accomplish together as we collaborate on future updates.
I hope you’re all as excited as I am by the progress we’re making in delivering on our promise to improve learning through innovation. All of the focus for our product direction is driven by a very simple idea—that we want to improve learning with the technology and services that are important to the success of your organization and learners. We know that it’s not about evaluating features, it’s about understanding impact. It’s about building a brighter future, together. We appreciate your partnership on this journey!