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Brightspace Ranked #1 as the Easiest to Use Learning Management System by G2 

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From flexible templates to course options, it’s no wonder Brightspace finished first in class in G2’s report on the easiest to use learning management systems.

The results are in. According to the latest rankings, Brightspace was voted the easiest to use learning management system (LMS) in both the LMS and corporate LMS categories on G2.  

G2 is a third-party software review website that helps people find the best solutions to their business problems. All reviews, whether positive or negative, come from verified users.

In the Easiest to Use Learning Management Systems category, G2 calculated each LMS’s usability score using a proprietary algorithm that factors in satisfaction ratings of how easy the product is to administer, how well the product meets business requirements, and more. Brightspace outranked Google Classroom, Canvas, Docebo, Blackboard Learn and many other LMSs.

According to data collected by G2, users scored Brightspace:  

  • 8.6/10 for ease of administration 
  • 9.2/10 for ease of use 
  • 9.4/10 when it came to meeting user needs 

These scores are reflected in what people say about Brightspace. When they’re talking about why they love the platform, G2 users often call out how easy it is to use Brightspace, the flexibility it gives them and the value of templates for creating courses.

It is flexible and has many easy-to-use options for delivering online courses and I like the environment which seems very reliable. I also like that it is very easy to create lessons using templates.

Verified G2 User

It’s a sentiment echoed by customers the world over. Yvonne Lim, director, Tui Tuia Learning Circle, UniServices in New Zealand shares how Brightspace acts as a digital backbone, enabling educators to easily create a variety of courses—synchronous and asynchronous, hybrid and in-person—to reach all learners. 

Why Higher Education Institutions Are Choosing Brightspace

More and more universities and colleges are moving to Brightspace for its simplicity and ease of use. The State University of New York (SUNY) is one such example. As the largest university system in the United States, it struggled with the fact that each campus had its own LMS, complicating educational and teaching experiences for students and faculty alike.  

SUNY found its solution in Brightspace, which allowed them to simplify the learning experience for all stakeholders, transforming the chaos into a streamlined system.

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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is another institution that’s making the move to Brightspace. Before adopting Brightspace, NAIT was using Moodle as their LMS. Due to its open-source nature, NAIT relied on users to enhance the functionality and to build out future features within Moodle, which wasn’t sustainable in the long run. That, coupled with an inconsistent user experience, prompted them to explore other options. So far, they’ve been pleased with D2L’s support and the ease of migrating course content from one LMS to another.  

When I saw the functionality of Brightspace, it was obvious we were behind when it came to our former LMS.
Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider Professor of Mathematics, NAIT

Want to learn more about NAIT’s migration from Moodle to Brightspace? Check out part one and part two and stay tuned for more to come.

Ready to Make the Switch? Let’s Talk  

Making it easier to reach all learners is at the heart of what we do. If your current LMS isn’t helping you do that and you’re thinking of making a move, get in touch. We’d love to chat.

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D2L has made every effort to provide complete and accurate information. This page’s content is based on information available as of June 7th, 2024, and is to be used for informational purposes only. D2L has permission to use information available on G2. If you identify any information outlined on this page that is inaccurate, please contact us at [email protected] with details so we can make the appropriate modification.

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  1. Why Higher Education Institutions Are Choosing Brightspace
  2. Ready to Make the Switch? Let’s Talk