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D2L Reinvents Corporate Learning With Brightspace for Enterprise

Press Release

Aragon Research Names D2L an Innovator in the Corporate Learning Space

D2L just reinvented learning–again. The global learning technology leader and creator of Brightspace, which has changed the way schools and universities educate in more than 50 countries, is now making the same proven technology available to the enterprise market around the world.

“In 2015, millennials became the largest portion of the workforce and corporations are looking for new ways to engage this hyper-connected, always-on, social and mobile workforce through learning,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “D2L has moved into the enterprise market as customers have asked us to help them become millennial-ready, with strong learning cultures that improve engagement and productivity.”

Unlike traditional corporate learning management systems, Brightspace was created with the millennial and modern learner in mind. The platform engages employees by incorporating personalized learning paths, mobile devices, social media content, gamification, real-time feedback and self-assessment opportunities.

D2L has entered the enterprise market just in time. According to Gallup Research, 68% of employees are not engaged, leading to $500 billion in lost productivity in the U.S. alone. Improved engagement leads to 24% higher productivity and more than 30% higher retention (Gallup and Deloitte University Press).

Now, Brightspace for Enterprise builds engagement through learning with the same techniques used by millions of students worldwide in Higher Education, and K-12. Instead of staring passively at slide presentations, millennials and other learners accustomed to a digital world will find themselves active participants in the content. Instead of employees needing to adapt to the old ways of the enterprise, the enterprise can now adapt to the new ways of the millennial workforce.

Brightspace for Enterprise modernizes and revitalizes corporate learning with the tools they love:

  • Social, Mobile and Video Content that can be easily created, shared and accessed anywhere.
  • Game-Based Learning and Simulations deliver content in compelling methods to engage users.
  • Learning Analytics measure engagement and predict learner success.
  • Personalized and Informal Learning delivers adaptive content based on employee progress.

Some of the world’s largest companies, such as Walmart, are leading the first wave of customers to deploy Brightspace for Enterprise in North America. “We are contending with an LMS platform change in addition to content changes as we shift to focus on micro learning because we believe this is the most effective approach for our employees,” said Steven Turner, Senior Manager, Learning Technology, Walmart. “By providing small but highly consumable chunks of information to associates, they can learn in an easy-to-digest manner. From Wikipedia-esque material, to social media, to YouTube™, we’re incorporating external and internal forms of multimedia content into our LMS platform so that our associates always have the right content at the right time.”

Following a number of successful deployments in North America, Brightspace for Enterprise is now available globally and fully localized so that corporations around the world can reap the same benefits. It supports numerous learning styles, content types, methods and tools like gamification and simulations. The cloud platform is also rapidly deployed and integrates easily to existing technology.

Going beyond basic reporting, Brightspace for Enterprise has powerful analytics that can measure the engagement of employees and show which training content is most effective. It also has options for private-label help desk and full service solution administration so that employers find the solution quick to deploy and easy to use and operate. D2L offers deep expertise in learning and engagement strategy and a rich set of creative services to help organizations create engaging content.

Brightspace for Enterprise is already recognized as an industry contender. Aragon Research recently named D2L an Innovator in Corporate Learning in its report, The Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning, 2016: The Race to Knowledge Platforms: “The learning market is shifting to empowered learners who want a more engaging and just-in-time learning experience. Technology providers such as D2L are providing a new innovative way to learn,” said Jim Lundy, Founder and CEO of Aragon Research.

D2L received particularly high marks from Aragon Research for its strength in analytics, informal learning, video and simulations, and the app marketplace. The report states: “With a platform built for millennials, Brightspace offers personalized learning paths through formal and informal learning. Users can create ad-hoc videos, share and manage user-created content, and Brightspace enables reporting on how users are engaging with content and peers. D2L is winning with organizations that are trying to engage learners and want more than an LMS.”

In addition, D2L was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed from Ovum Research, and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine.

To learn more about Brightspace for Enterprise, visit


D2L’s Brightspace is an online learning platform that helps institutions deliver personalized learning experiences to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what’s most important – greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals.

Today, Brightspace is used in K-12, higher education, healthcare, government, and enterprise organizations. Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research, and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine.


D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organizations can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.


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