The launch of the ASL course has been a major success—VHS enrolled five full classes of students within a month of the course opening for registration, and the feedback has been very enthusiastic.
Teachers have rated the platform as “user-friendly, easy to navigate, and fast and efficient”, and one mentioned that compared to other platforms, “Brightspace is so simple… with a platform like Brightspace, learning can truly be at the center of the experience.”
Meanwhile, many students are so engaged with the course content that they are using their ASL studies beyond the classroom. One wrote: “I love my American Sign Language class! I’ve been using the sign language that I learn with my four-month-old brother to try and get him to catch on at an early age!”
Walsh concludes: “We’re always trying to get students excited about learning and thinking about the future. With D2L’s help, we’re giving every teacher and student an equal chance to participate, and encouraging everyone in the class to speak up, share their views, and learn from others. We’re proud that we are able to provide this opportunity for accessible learning, not just with ASL, but across our entire course portfolio.”