So Much More Than a Learning Management System
Packed with powerful tools, customisable content, and best-in-class service and support, Brightspace leaves the limitations of a traditional LMS in the dust. Create personalised learning at scale and help learners realise their true potential with a learning innovation platform that’s evolved as purposefully as education itself.
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1,100 international organisations
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Deliver Great Results—
No Matter Where, How, or Who You Teach
A flexible and powerful learning innovation platform, Brightspace is built for learning at every stage of life—from the earliest days of school to higher education and beyond.
Primary EducationPrimary Education
Higher EducationHigher Education
Public SectorPublic Sector
Unlock New Possibilities
Leverage powerful and robust tools made to help educators create more impactful learning experiences.
Eliminate Routine Tasks
Free up time to focus on what matters most—helping learners unlock their potential.
Make Smarter Decisions
Uncover insight into your data with power analytics right at your fingertips.
Deliver high-quality learning experiences anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Reach All Learners
Deliver a learning experience that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age or ability.
Serves Learners Today,
Evolves With You Tomorrow
Brightspace is packed with features to help you digitise, optimise and transform the learning experience.
Today’s tech-savvy learners expect modern learning experiences that offer maximum choice and flexibility—even in face-to-face courses.
Give them what they need to succeed.
Keep the learning experience engaging by adding content using the Brightspace Editor or by linking to Google Drive, One Drive, web links, videos, external learning activities, and more. An intuitive interface and built-in templates make it easy for educators to design courses and create content aligned to outcomes.
Encourage learners to share thoughts with their peers in Discussions. Set up forums and topics for them to ask questions, discuss course content and assignments, and work together in assigned groups and sections.
Connect curriculum or course expectations to learning activities, assess learners against those expectations, and view progress over time.
Record videos and add them anywhere the Brightspace Editor is available. To help ensure everyone can learn without barriers, closed captions are automatically created.
An industry-leading mobile experience supports learners on any device through a responsive design that adapts to any screen size. Plus, mobile apps that optimise common tasks are available.
Award-winning accessibility features make it easy for learners to navigate tools using assistive technologies. Educators are empowered to support every learner by ensuring conformance through the Accessibility Checker, implementing quiz accommodations, granting special access, or adding release conditions based on individual needs.
Personalise learning and make smarter teaching decisions backed by data. Save time by automating tasks and boost learner engagement.
Make use of the tools that can help improve student outcomes.
Gradebook and Mastery View
Set up a grading system for your course and connect it to your learning activities in the Gradebook. View and understand the overall level of achievement of learners related to each outcome being taught in a course with Mastery View.
Create rubrics at the organisation, department, or course level (or use existing ones) to help streamline your grading workflow.
Advanced Analytics and Reporting in Performance+
Interact with your data by using Insights Adoption, Course and Learner Engagement, and Assessment Quality dashboards as part of our Performance+ package. Create reports, visualisations, and communicate results effectively across your institution/organisation with the Insights Report Builder.
Predictive analytics and visual diagnostics in our Performance+ add-on package can help educators identify at-risk learners in a course and take action to help them improve.
Expose learners to multiple perspectives by having them give and receive feedback on their peers’ Video Assignments.
Issue sharable merit-based badges and certificates as learners progress through learning materials. This form of inspirational recognition does not contribute to a final grade but acknowledges accomplishments and progress throughout a course or program.
Implement advanced learning modalities to further personalise the experience. From mastery-based learning to competency-based models, Brightspace supports the most effective online or blended learning approaches.
Deliver a modern education that suits every learner.
Automate reminders to provide a helpful nudge to keep learners on track and inspire them to reach their full potential.
Create custom learning paths through your course by automatically releasing enrichment or remedial content based on learner achievement.
Easily distribute updated versions of courses to any LMS. Manage access licenses, collect meaningful analytics, and support a seamless learner experience.
Empower learners to capture photos or videos of their learning as it happens, record their thoughts and reflections, and then share them with instructors. Learners can manage their Portfolio year after year to demonstrate growth over time tied to their learning outcomes.
Annotate document submissions inside your course without having to download the file. Provide inline contextual feedback on assignment submissions such as comments, free-hand drawing, shapes, and more.
Audio and Video Feedback
Provide meaningful feedback on audio and video assignment submissions using built-in annotation tools.
Personalised Demo of Brightspace
Request a demo today and one of our learning technology experts will show you how schools and organisations worldwide are building engaging, collaborative learning experiences for today’s modern learners.
Request a demo that is:
- Tailored to your needs
- Free with no sales pitch
- Fits within your schedule
Keep the Tools You Love
Brightspace is built to fit seamlessly with the tools you, your educators, and your learners already love—no heartbreak or sacrifice. We offer hundreds of integration options for Brightspace, allowing you to easily create a consistent digital learning experience.
Benefits at a Glance
Built for people who care deeply about helping all learners reach their potential.
Learn at an individual pace, anytime—and on any device.Learn more about our mobile learning experience
Engage learners with timely, personalised feedback that supports growth and development.
Teach the way you want (with the tools you love) on a flexible platform you can make your own.
Automate administrative tasks and help free up time to personalise the student learning experience.
Easily transform the physical classroom experience into a high-quality online learning experience.
Support credit, non-credit, and professional development goals on a single platform.
Thrive in an educators’ community that grows with you to support the future of learning.
Reach your institutional/organisational goals faster with a partner that brings more than 20 years of learning expertise.
Harness the Power of Partnership
From migration to course design and everything in between, we’re here to help you maximise your results.
Onboard and Launch Services
Get up to speed quickly with our personalised, people-first approach.Learn more about onboard and launch services
Customer Success and Technical Support
Keep the momentum going post-launch with customised and flexible support.Learn more about Customer Success and Technical Support
Learning and Creative Services
Create fantastic learning experiences with our proven course design and development approach.Learn more about Learning and Creative Services
Get the attention and care you need to take your results to the next level.Learn more about Premium Services
Hear What Our Customers Have to Say
“We worked closely with D2L and were able to have the courses and infrastructure set up in five days, capable of supporting 10,000 concurrent users at any one time.”Joann Pyne Chief Academic Officer, TAFE Queensland
The abundance of tools [Brightspace] provides allowed us to establish a fully-integrated blended learning culture built on customised courses and more meaningful engagements at all touch points.Learn more about the Victoria University
“Appreciate how collaborative D2L is—they’re so responsive to my needs. We work in a continual process of revision on the Brightspace platform, always thinking about what’s working, what could be improved, and what additional tools are necessary. It’s refreshing to have a technology partner that’s driving innovation forward, tailoring education to the needs of students and teachers alike.”Dr. Jaclyn Broadbent Lecturer in Health Psychology, Deakin University
2022 SIIA CODiE
- Best Customer Education LMS
- Best Emerging Technology for Administrators
- Best Learning Management System
Frequently Asked Questions
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