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D2L Partners with VastraTech to Deliver the Brightspace Platform across South Africa

Press Release

D2L will benefit from Vastratech’s 18 years’ experience and keen understanding of the Southern African market to continue its expansion in the region

LONDON – 16 July 2020 – D2L, a global learning technology leader, has selected learning solutions provider VastraTech, as a value-added reseller of D2L’s Brightspace platform across South Africa.

D2L has seen recent growth in the region and is now working with a number of institutions to help them achieve their educational goals and deliver personalised learning experiences. Customers are choosing the Brightspace platform as it provides the flexibility to tailor course delivery according to the specific needs of students.

As a result of this new partnership, D2L will benefit from VastraTech’s wealth of knowledge of the African market. Established in 2002, the VastraTech team now operates in over 35 countries in Africa and has provided 18,000 interactive classroom solutions and trained over 20,000 educators on how to integrate and use technology to enable teaching and learning.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the region and are now working with a number of institutions on their wider learning strategies,” said Peter Blakey, EMEA Channel Manger, D2L. “VastraTech has a deep understanding of the local market, especially within education. Through this partnership we can continue to provide the best, personalised solutions for our customers, and I have no doubt VastraTech will help guide D2L’s momentum throughout Southern Africa.”

“Much like D2L, we pride ourselves on forging strong partnerships with our customers and work closely with institutions through the technology implementation process, helping them to plan, measure and achieve their learning goals,” said Joran Molapo, Vastratech Group CEO. “Given the values we share with D2L and the strength of D2L’s Brightspace platform, we’re very pleased with this partnership and look forward to introducing Brightspace to more South African schools and colleges to provide innovative learning experiences.”



Vastratech is an education technology system integration service provider, with 18 years’ worth of experience within the education space. We collaborate with education organisations to help them plan, implement, measure and achieve their desired results. We provide education organisations with tools, resources and international best practices that are required to implement and integrate technology solutions that align with organisational processes and learning objectives.

We ensure that education organisation succeed, with our world-class technology solution that enable educators and students to engage with interactive technologies and distance learning solutions that allow collaboration to take place in the most innovative ways.

Kholiswa Khoba
Email: kholiswak@vtafrica.co.za
Tel: 011 3007900 / 081 0290982



Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works 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 rests. 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 www.D2L.com.

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