Recognizing that the organization needed a new learning platform was the first step. The team then assembled a long list of potential vendors and conducted 30-minute interviews with each candidate. A request for information (RFI) was provided to each vendor, with responses weighted to align to CMA’s list of feature and service requirements. “When we got to D2L’s submission, we found it to be solid and professionally done. Answers were very thorough putting D2L’s response head and shoulders over the others,” says Dr. Melanie Wilson, CMA Learning Strategist. A request for proposal (RFP) was provided to a smaller short list of vendors with D2L’s Brightspace platform emerging as the clear winner.
The Brightspace platform addresses the CMA’s three top learning management priorities, specifically:
- Clean and intuitive look and feel
- Scalability with flexibility to customize
- Mobile support
The Brightspace user experience is a welcome improvement since it is a user-friendly platform for staff—they can jump in and update anything at any time—and for CMA’s learners.
“The Brightspace user experience really cinched our final decision for D2L,” says Wilson. “CMA plans to take advantage of Brightspace’s scalability, flexibility, and mobile support as its education programs continue to expand in the future.”