Since implementing the Brightspace platform, Algonquin College has seen positive results, primarily in the form of feedback from students. In a student satisfaction survey taken shortly after Brightspace went live, a large proportion of students mentioned they were highly satisfied and six months later, their satisfaction continues to increase!
“We’ve already had more than 4,000 students take part in our Brightspace training course, and over 1,500 have been served at our peer-to-peer Brightspace Ambassador help desk,” explains Devey. “It’s great that students are embracing the new resources, and our surveys show that satisfaction with the online experience has increased significantly.”
Keshana King, a Business Management and Entrepreneurship student at Algonquin College, supports Devey’s sentiment: “I was very impressed with the easy navigation, clean interface, and simplified content features when I used Brightspace for the first time. Brightspace is allowing me to succeed in my courses by helping me keep track of deadlines, and stay on top of announcements.”
Faculty at Algonquin College are also heavily invested in the performance of Brightspace. Angela Lyrette, faculty member in the Department for Finance, Office and Legal Studies, highlights the difference the solution has made to her teaching practices: “What I like most about Brightspace is how easy it is to make everything learners need to succeed available in one click. The website layout keeps the content organized in concise links, making my communication with learners professional and accessible. Learners now have conversations with me about the content, not the due dates or where to find the material.” – Angela Lyrette, Faculty Member of the Department for Finance, Office and Legal Studies, Algonquin College