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What Can D2L’s Brightspace do for East Carolina University?

A next-generation, cloud-based learning solution to support faculty, staff and students.

Brightspace Core for Higher Education

See why we think Brightspace is the perfect LMS for East Carolina University

Brightspace is a learning platform East Carolina University can grow with. Its open design allows you to expand opportunities online, create new and flexible learning models, and cater to the wide range of learners looking to develop their skills, knowledge, and behaviors. Let’s work together to meet your wide spectrum of learners where they are today, and where they’ll be tomorrow.

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Because University of Arizona faculty are able to make all their own changes to course sites, they feel more empowered and in charge. “We get feedback that rolls into our inbox every semester saying, “Thank you. I can’t believe it was so easy. I’m already building my course sites. I didn’t have to email anyone and ask for permission,”
– Mark Felix, Director of Institutional Support, University of Arizona

Why Brightspace?

D2L provides the technology required to deliver a broad range of programs with support for fully-online, blended, and self-paced or competency-based learning. With Brightspace, you can:

  • Build intuitive, engaging, and accessibility-compliant courses
  • Take advantage of a fully-mobile interface to enable anytime, anywhere learning
  • See actionable data, both within and across courses and programs
  • Improve collaboration with customizable activity feeds, discussions, and groups

Meet ECU’s needs today and tomorrow

The Learning Management System is evolving, as are the needs of faculty, staff and students. To deliver in this new era of technology-facilitated learning, you need a solid foundation that works for you, not against you. D2L’s Brightspace platform offers the flexibility to adapt and deliver on East Carolina University’s diverse needs, unique environment, and strategic objectives by offering a scalable and extensible platform that will easily integrate with your existing systems.

Faculty love Brightspace tools

Drag-and-drop content for course creation and migration

Integrated rubric tools to provide high quality feedback and assessment

Automated communication and content release to provide additional support

Class dashboards to identify at-risk student behavior

Screenshots of advanced performance reports designed to improve student outcomes

Our experts will help you through a seamless transition

An LMS transition is a big step. With D2L, you get more than great technology. You get a team of dedicated experts and partners to help you make the most of your investment. D2L’s change management, educational, and implementation specialists will work closely with East Carolina University’s key stakeholders to define priorities, milestones and communication plans to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.

  • “You could literally count on one hand the number phone calls we received, and they were trivial requests. I have to tell you we were shocked it went so smoothly. It was quiet, and it’s still quiet.” – David Starnes, Chief Academic Officer, Purdue Global
  • “We went from nothing to everything in record time. We wouldn’t have succeeded without D2L. D2L is an education partner that is willing to help develop the tools SNHU needs now, and for the future.” – Gerry Fulbrook, AVP of Academic Technologies (ITS) at SNHU
  • “With adoption sitting at around 80% for Blackboard, utilization of Brightspace is comparable even at the early stages. As a matter of fact, our adoption rate is increasing” – Michel Marcheterre, Manager of Learning Technology Systems and Network, uOttawa

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Ease of use.

Brightspace has an intuitive interface that makes it easy for all users to accomplish tasks quickly, leaving more time to focus on what really matters: teaching and learning. Managing groups, activities, communication, and feedback is made easier than ever before.


Designed mobile-first, learners and instructors can engage in Brightspace on any mobile device, anywhere they can connect online. Brightspace offers built-in video conferencing for instruction and student activities that supports collaboration any time, any place.

Collaborative work spaces

Brightspace provides tools and features that support meaningful learner engagement, including real-time audio and video communication tools; group workspaces for aggregating, sharing, and presenting content; as well as a dynamic portfolio tool for learners to share, communicate, and cooperate on assignments and activities.


Brightspace is designed to be flexible and open to accommodate East Carolina University’s existing technology tools. D2L partners with over 130 education companies and publishers to make sure that these products and services function as designed in the Brightspace platform.


For over 19 years, D2L has been working with educators to design Brightspace. We work closely with our partner institutions to make sure we can support the most innovative learning experiences possible. Each year, at least 25 percent of our upgrades and product releases are sponsored or suggested by Brightspace users.