A significant portion of Vision Australia’s workforce are blind or have low vision, making inclusive training vital.
TAFE Queensland rapidly delivered compulsory online training courses to help thousands of people to return to work.
Understanding how students want to learn to create a future-proof response
NZ’s largest K12 school makes transition to online distance education. Video and smart grading create a seamless, immersive experience for students and faculty
Leveraging learning technology in all subjects - including video for physical education
Silkwood personalizes learning with shared materials and oral and visual feedback.
Brightspace makes it easy at Deakin University
Brightspace opened up a whole new world for distance education provider Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
Wodonga Middle Years College is preparing students for education for the rest of their lives with Brightspace
With students increasingly spending time outside of the classroom, an LMS is essential and Brightspace has been extremely successful at Silkwood School, Queensland, Australia.
Carin Headrick, D2L’s Accessibility team and Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, Head of Research & Chief Accessibility Officer, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, discuss the opportunities that online learning presents in reducing barriers to education.
Description Saint Stephen’s College in Queensland, Australia uses blended learning (and spaces) to create an environment that ensures that all students can learn and succeed at their own pace. Video Transcript Steps to Blended Learning Success - Saint Stephen’s College, Queensland We built a rich online learning environment using Brightpsace, and that is a central pillar of our method of change towards blended learning. It’s a flipped model that we’re using, the students are going through the content on Brightspace and then I spend my time in class solving any problems they might have come across in the material, but most importantly contextualising it. Brightspace is fantastic for teachers, It allows us to be personally engaged with the students. We teach Spanish and Japanese at the college, I give them audio feedback sometimes because if they have incorrect pronunciation, then I can use that feature to basically record how a word or phrase is actually said, so the kids then are able to listen to that over and over. It’s a fantastic way for them to improve but also it builds rapport with the students and gives them personalised feedback. Some of my subjects I couldn’t do at school, because of this I thought I’d have to drop them, but I didn’t. I could use Brightspace to do year seven computer studies and year eight computer studies. It helps me do things at my own pace. It’s actually like, super-duper easy! I’ve taken some of my grades and I’ve put them from Bs to As because of Brightspace. The biggest advantage is that it allows for a whole range of different types of learning. Different files, so you can put in Word documents, Powerpoints, a whole range of things. A lot of our students are visual learners, I might put in little clips from YouTube, it might be a cartoon of the plot of Macbeth, for example, that helps them to understand. I like that flexibility, I liked that I can go through and decide what different activities that I’m going to get my students to do and that means addressing the visual students, the students who learn through hearing, the students who learn through doing, so I think that all of those important learning styles are accessible to students through Brightspace. Some early surveys of students indicated that somewhere between 82 and 88% of the students preferred a blended learning approach as compared to a traditional approach of teaching. They’re very happy with the system and we got satisfaction rates of 1.7 on average for use of the system and that was where 1 is ‘exceptionally easy to use’ and 5 is ‘extremely difficult to use’. Now, if you’ve got effective blended learning, you also need workspaces that aren’t your traditional classroom and it’s the combination which allows us to really produce students who have the skills needed for the present and the future.
Valdosta State University created a CBE program that would help make local teachers STEM-certified.
Using the Brightspace platform to increase student engagement and collaboration through a multidisciplinary "Zombies in Contemporary Culture" course.
Learn how Oral Roberts University uses D2L's Brightspace to help with student retention.
How do you transform a healthcare organization accustomed to equating education with compliance training into one with a vibrant learning culture? That was the challenge facing Epworth HealthCare’s Group eLearning Manager James Quealy. His solution was to integrate a next-generation learning experience platform with a proven track record into Epworth’s legacy elearning system. Read the case study: https://www.d2l.com/success-stories/from-compliance-to-engagement/
Effective training strategies from ICF help aid organisations get competent volunteers into the field quickly
ANZCA with D2L connects medical professionals across Australasia with the resources they need to excel
TAFE Queensland uses D2L online training to prepare 15,000 volunteers for the 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Grain and Feed Trade Association (Gafta) revitalizes its professional strategy with D2L.
Smith turned to D2L to host a learning platform that enables customized and consistent learning.
Advance HE uses D2L’s Brightspace to leverage Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in education
Advance HE uses D2L’s Brightspace to expand into South-East Asia and China
Epworth Healthcare turns to D2L to offer a full spectrum of learning to staff
Description The Technical Account Management (TAM) Program offers an enhanced support experience that extends beyond the benefits provided by the traditional Help Desk. Video Transcript The technical matters can really make a difference getting you answers and getting you results. The Technical Account Management (TAM) program offers an enhanced support experience with a single point of contact. Knowing that we have somebody who gets us, who understand our workflow, who understands what we’re currently trying to achieve, and who remembers it every week because they’re in our meeting every week, that just creates a level of trust and a likelihood of success that’s really difficult to replicate with simply a ticketing system. It’s just much easier to have that direct contact and those weekly meetings and just to have that person who’s kind of working directly with you and, and on your side and moving forward together, we just really felt that that was going to be the value of the TAM. And I think the best advice I can offer anyone who’s going to go with TAM, is to treat them like a member of their team. It’s perfectly reasonable to have weekly check-ins or bi-weekly check-ins related to your tickets, he can track down resources within the company and the contacts within the company that I’m simply unable to. We really felt that the TAM was a big value to us, so many instances where the TAM has been instrumental in keeping us in the right direction. I would encourage anyone whos going to go with Brightspace to buy the Technical Account Manager. Contact your Account Team for more information.
How Saint Stephen’s College is using blended learning to ensure education is never offline
Description See how Saint Leo University is creating a unique learning experience for its students. Video Transcript Saint Leo University is just North of Tampa, Florida, for the university campus. But we have centres all over the country. We also have online students all over the world. So with about 16,000 students, we’ve got a healthy mix of modality. Our desire at Saint Leo is to really create immersive, personalised, adaptive learning at scale. Our learning management system was being put to bed - it was going away. Saint Leo wanted to use this moment in time as an opportunity, we were trying to be very, very opportunistic about creating this learning ecosystem, and so we did a full-scale search which included piloting a couple of different systems. We took their technologists, locked them in a room, gave them some sugar and caffeine, and said, “we want one system, one experience. We want our students to not know that they’ve gone from system X to system Y, and the cornerstone of that learning experience really is Brightspace. Because our other system was going away and hadn’t been supported for so long, we were instantly upgrading from a 2002 Cadilac to a 2016 Lexus. Brightspace really worked for Saint Leo because of a couple of things. Content management was one. We’re a school that does really have a lot of accreditation requirements put on us, because of how many adjuncts we have, we have different modalities with centres and online students, so we need to have a very consistent feel to our courses. Most of the other systems that we looked at prohibited us from being able to lock down parts of the course that really have to be there in order for us to stay accredited. In addition, the API story was extremely important to us. We are building a learning system of five different platforms, we felt the API would give us much richer experiences for our students. We think we will be able to create a kind of learning environment that students won’t get in most other places, and we came to the conclusion that Brightspace was the best system for our university and for our students’ needs.
Description Bryce Honsinger, a grade 6 teacher at Harriet Tubman PS in St. Catharines, ON, talks about how Brightspace saves him time and helps him engage with his digital-native students. Video Transcript My name is Bryce Honsinger. I’m a grade six teacher at Harriet Tubman Elementary in St. Catherines Ontario. Doug Melville, May 1992, came into my history class, grade 10, as Baron Von Schlieffen and acted out the exact Von Schlieffen plan from 1900. From that moment on, I wanted to be a teacher. Bryce has been using Brightspace in his class since 2015. Hey Bryce, what do you like about using Brightspace? I really like the fact that once I build it and I set things up, my content stays, and so that when I go to teach the same grade or I need resources in a future year that are going to be similar, I have them at my fingertips. So I plan every week, but then I also build my pages for the next week through Brightspace. The number one thing that my children and I appreciate is the fact that my day plans, my whole program is now digital. That’s what they embrace, they’ve grown up with technology. It’s almost a slap in the face to give them a pencil-paper task. They want to produce, they want to do things digitally, they want to access. Any particular tools you like to use? I like to use ePortfolio in there. So, if I take a group of children to do guided reading, what I can do is I can actually record it on my phone, their reading, file it in and then I’ll have it all stacked in a portfolio with inside Brightspace, so I have an online digital portfolio of their work. So if I need to go back and make a genuine assessment, which we always do for reporting, I have all that electronic material saved there through that platform. A little bit of time pre-planning sets you up for success down the line. What would you tell a teacher who hasn’t tried Brightspace yet? I would just say if you’re going to invest the time in Brightspace, you’ll have a platform that enables you to have a very efficient, 21st-century classroom, where the children can access what they need at the time that they need it.
Kindergarten teachers at Harriet Tubman PS talk about how Brightspace has changed the way they communicate with parents and students.
Ontario teachers share how using Brightspace has impacted their teaching, and their students
Sandra Connelly, Assistant Professor of Life Science talks about how she and the Rochester Institute of Technology worked to ensure all students can access their courses.
Saint Stephen's College in Queensland, Australia uses blended learning (and spaces) to create an environment that ensures that all students can learn and succeed at their own pace.
The school cut out the expensive and time-consuming course prep work with a pilot program that makes higher education affordable to all
Sandra Connelly explains RIT's unique need for highly accessible software
Using Brightspace as a digital learning sandbox, the Smith School of Business re-engaged faculty and cut back on administrative burden
Using Brightspace, the school created a customized orientation guide to help ease student stress during their first-year transition
Principal Chris Huckans explains how they use D2L's Brightspace so that all students can attend and graduate high school despite hurdles.
Gwinnett County Public Schools realize success with a district-wide digital learning initiative
Valdosta State University turns to Brightspace to implement a unique CBE experience
See how they’re tracking learning beyond the classroom
Helping students take charge of their education online.
Already a leader in accessibility, this school wanted to do more for providing an accessible online learning environment.
An educational institution at the forefront of improving accessibility for its students
The great zombie collaboration
Used Brightspace to provide individual feedback for over 2,100 students.
Early identification of at-risk students improves retention rates.
Moving from on-premise to the cloud, allowed this school to accelerate its learning goals
To set itself apart, a community college creates a different kind of Massive Online Open Course (MOOC).
Going beyond compliance to emphasize accessibility in the learning experience
Enabling employees in the field to meet strict industry compliance standards.
Brightspace helped Oral Roberts University improve retention.
A flexible learning platform gives all students access to enriched resources.
Keeping rural students on course
Teachers become the students
Create an inviting and engaging online learning experience by using a blended instructional model
Student ePortfolios support SMU’s mission for better graduate employment rates
Leveraging Brightspace to reduce assignment setup time from 4 hours to 20 minutes
Identifying at-risk students and providing timely support
Leveraging Brightspace to provide equal access for all students and faculty
Description Alabama ACCESS is the Grade 7-12 distance learning program for the state of Alabama. The program is leveraging the Brightspace program to offer more courses to those in rural areas across the state. Video Transcript Alabama ACCESS is the Grade 7-12 distance learning program for the state of Alabama. The program started with approximately 400 students and has grown to include over 27,000 students across 400+ schools in the state, making it the third-largest online program in the nation. We are pushing toward every student a graduate and every student not just graduate but to be prepared for college and career status when they leave the high schools. Ensuring students are on the path to success We’ve seen a multitude of success stories throughout the years. We’ve had students that, one had to drop out of school because he was the sole provider for his family, and through ACCESS distance learning we were able to work with him and his employer and get him back in school and that dropout became a high school graduate. As far as the students that a lot of times get left out, and that’s those students in that upper tier. We were able to begin challenging them with AP courses, with advanced courses. In that, these students have found that ‘yes, we can be successful’ the same way these students that are in the more affluent/higher-level, I guess you would say that, schools in the state. So the students leave high school now with the positive feelings that ‘we can succeed when we move on to that next level’ whether that be going to college or whether it be going to a career of some type. Helping to increase graduation rates in the State of Alabama To help the graduation rate improve, I think ACCESS has been able to do that, again using the D2L platform. We’ve set a goal for the year 2020 to have a 90% graduation rate. From where we were in the low 70’s when we started this two years ago, we had set up increments of 2% a year, and we’ve already passed that and we hit that 80% rate this year so that we’re two years ahead already in advancing our graduation rate in the State of Alabama.
Description The National Ballet School of Canada was looking for a technology solution that could help amplify the work they are doing and bring dance to the world. © 2014 D2L Corporation. Brightspace, D2L, and other marks (“D2L marks”) are trademarks of D2L Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. Please visit d2l.com/trademarks for a list of other D2L marks. Video Transcript So for us, we recognised a number of years ago that if we wanted to share our teaching experience and pedagogy and create a system of teaching that really suits people who are non-dancers, that we needed to have at least a web platform from which to engage people. But the issue we had there was all the resources end up being quite static. Part of the brilliance of learning dance from the talented faculty that we have is actually connecting with them and learning in real-time. A technology solution is necessary for us to amplify the work we’re doing and expand our impact. With the Capture Technology, we would be in a position where it wasn’t just creating video content, which you can do any number of ways, it was creating an interactive, real-time connection with the person who was learning from you, and that to us is the most exciting part. When you’re in a position to evolve practices and enhance quality of art and quality of life - especially quality of life I think - then it’s essential, that’s your quest. That’s the fantastic thing about working with younger people is, of course, they’re the natives of the land of technology. We’re always going to be immigrants and we’re never going to speak the language with the same alacrity as they do. So in fact, I’m actually counting on the younger generations to guide me. With D2L afterwards it kind of felt like now we’re really pushing the boundaries, we’re really seeing how far we can go. How many more people we can get to see ballet. Yeah, it definitely makes me feel like an ambassador because we’re going to be at the forefront of dance training and there are so many small studios throughout the entire world that will have access to this. It’s definitely a motivational tool.
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