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CIPD Selects D2L’s Brightspace as New Learning Platform

Brightspace will extend scope and scale of CIPD’s learning and development offering

Press Release

LONDON, UK – 22nd April 2021 – D2L, a global learning technology leader, today announced that the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has selected Brightspace as the learning platform to provide expanded online learning and development options for people professionals worldwide.

The CIPD Learning Hub will make the CIPD’s world-class learning provision more accessible than ever to a wider range of learners and support them to embed the international standard for the people profession into their day-to-day practice. Designed to help individuals and their teams maximise organisational impact and career potential, it’s an important element in the CIPD’s commitment to champion better work and working lives.

The tender process began in February 2020 and D2L was selected in September. CIPD believed D2L and Brightspace would be a good culture fit for CIPD and its learning aims. Learning analytics and personalised learning pathways also played a key role in CIPD’s decision.

David Cox, Director of Digital and Technology, CIPD said: “Supporting today’s HR and L&D community has never been more important. We see this as a great opportunity to extend the reach and impact of our learning programmes.”

Alan Hiddleston, Director of Corporate Learning EMEA, D2L said: “Having the opportunity to partner with such an established and influential association like CIPD is a huge moment for us. We are proud that the strength of our platform, our team and our approach aligned perfectly with the organisation’s own learning objectives. We look forward to working closely with CIPD to continually enrich its learning and development offering for people professionals.”

A phased rollout of the platform will begin in 2021.

About the CIPD

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The registered charity champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has a community of more than 150,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.


Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that work on any device. It is a secure, worry-free platform that allows you to create engaging courses using your technology to fit your needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualised learning paths for your students, keep them on track with automated nudges, give them personalised feedback and engage them through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.

Brightspace is the only learning platform chosen as a partner of the National Federation of the Blind’s Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. Brightspace was named the #1 LMS for Next-Gen Online Teaching and Learning by Ovum Research, #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine and Aragon Research also included D2L in its Hot Vendors In Learning list. Brightspace was also named the Best K-12 Learning Management System and Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff at the SIIA CODiE Awards. To learn more, visit the Higher Education and Schools pages on our website.


D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rest. Working closely with organisations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at


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