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Brightspace Core

Our learning platform includes all the tools and support you need to help drive business success with engaging learning experiences for all employees, whether they’re in the office or working remotely.

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Easily create and curate content

The intuitive design makes it easy to build new content or import curated course content and access the system from any device.

  • Create course content right in the system, or easily curate content from third-party authoring tools and off-the-shelf content providers.
  • Collect content in a single library, and share and reuse resources—individual files, topics, or entire courses—across the company.
  • Access content from any device with a mobile-friendly interface that adapts to any screen size and mobile apps to optimise common tasks.
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Drive skills mastery

Create a culture of collaboration, communication, and engagement to take skills development beyond just content consumption.

  • Promote iterative employee improvement through coaching and soft-skills development with video-based assessments.
  • Promote social learning and encourage employees to share and collaborate using online discussion forums and digital portfolio functionality.
  • Add an element of gamification to motivate employees by recognising with awards and certificates their training completion and achievements.
  • Connect face-to-face with employees with integrated web conferencing, and use whiteboards and slide sharing to make your virtual meetings more engaging.
  • Record and embed short video clips in course content to provide examples or facilitate microlearning experiences.
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Motivate learners with personalised training

Flexible options allow you to deliver programs that engage each employee’s unique skill set while ensuring organisational needs are met.

  • With automated tools, create personalised learning pathways for each learner based on what he or she does—or doesn’t do—in the system.
  • Different course delivery methods can be explored to suit your employees’ needs, whether they’re on-site, online, or both.
  • Employees can quickly search for and self-enroll in the courses they need to improve their skills and complete required training.
  • Give timely and meaningful feedback in the moment with in-line annotations directly in documents as well as with rubrics and video comments.
  • Use built-in analytics to track and understand the performance of departments, courses, or individual employees so you can make better decisions about training and development.

Partner for learning innovation and success

From day one, we’re ready to work together to help you make the most of your investment in Brightspace.

  • A personalised implementation and training experience focuses on what you need and eliminates what you don’t, optimising time and resources.
  • Brightspace Community is an interactive space for all users to explore to find answers to questions, share ideas and experiences, connect with peers and D2L experts, and more.
  • The Approved Support Contact (ASC) Portal makes it quick and easy for your learning management system (LMS) admins to connect with Brightspace Support and leverage resources and tools to keep things running smoothly.

Brightspace Core detailed features

  • Learning Environment
    An innovative, cloud-based learning management system for creating, hosting, and editing online learning resources. It contains a flexible suite of tools for creating custom content as well as adding content from other tools.
  • Learning Repository
    An online library for storing, managing, and sharing your learning resources. Connects seamlessly with the Brightspace Learning Environment.
  • Activity Feed
    From one central spot on a course home page, course facilitators and employees can communicate easily about upcoming assignments, new content, or discussions, knowing that their content will be seen by everyone.
  • New Content Experience
    An intuitive way to create content aligned to outcomes in a course. It includes a variety of ways to add content, including an HTML editor, linking to Google Drive, OneDrive ™, web links, videos, external learning activities, and more.
  • Portfolio
    An app that helps learners capture evidence of their learning. They can use the app to take pictures or videos of their work, record their thoughts and reflections, and then log into the Brightspace account to manage their work.
  • Mobile Apps
    Our mobile apps are optimised to make it super easy to complete the tasks that people want to tackle quickly while on the go—all with offline access and notifications to stay on track.
  • Virtual Classrooms
    A seamless way to connect face-to-face over video with multiple parties for instruction, assessment, and feedback. Schedule live discussions, office hours, video-based training, and more.
  • Video Assignments
    Structured video workflows allow for repeated skill practice and knowledge application within a real-world context. By using a variety of feedback tools, learners get personalised, pointed feedback from evaluators and peers.
  • Basic Support
    Quickly connects LMS Administrators to the resources and support they need to get the most out of Brightspace—24x7x365.
  • LDAP Authentication
    The LDAP/AD integration allows users to log into the Learning Environment using credentials found in the Active Directory server.

  • Closed Captions for Video Note
    Video Note allows users to record short videos and add them anywhere the HTML editor is available. To help ensure all users can learn without barriers, closed captions are automatically created.
  • Single Sign-On
    To access a Brightspace platform-based application without having to log in, that is, without having to enter username and password credentials each time, single sign-on is available.
  • Standard SIS Integration
    The Standard SIS Integration allows your Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to push data to Brightspace through standard CSV, OneRoster CSV/REST protocol, Ellucian ILP, or APIs.
  • Course Conversion
    Import course content from supported learning management systems and content providers into Brightspace.
  • APIs
    Developers can use APIs to access and integrate the functionality of Brightspace with other applications and to create new applications.
  • Automation Tools
    Automate a number of daily tasks with course batch and course conversion tools.
  • Disaster Recovery
    Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform, innovatively architected to support an active/active deployment model across AWS availability zones—offering you maximum reliability, availability, security, and peace of mind.
  • Customer Access
    Advocacy beyond support—regular communication and best practices to drive adoption.
  • Data Hub
    The Data Hub tool allows administrators to access predefined collections of data (data sets) from the Brightspace platform.
  • Quick Eval
    Pulls together submissions from a variety of courses and tools to create a single list of the work to be completed. Easily prioritise by sorting and filtering.
  • Discover
    Learners can drive their own learning by searching for, finding, and self-enrolling in courses that help them achieve their learning goals.
  • Learning Paths
    Deliver guided learning with Brightspace by using Learning Paths to group multiple courses into a logical, easy-to-follow path.
  • Brightspace Community
    The Brightspace Community is a great place to interact with other Brightspace users online, and to get the latest information on Brightspace.

Discover the Brightspace Core Add-on Packages


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Robust Analytics with Performance Plus

Create knowledge, take action, and improve outcomes with advanced analytics. Boost learner performance with adaptive learning and predictive analytics.

Learn more about Performance Plus


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Spark Inspiration with Engagement Plus

Take online courses to the next level by showcasing course offerings and giving instructors the tools to create fully searchable video-based course content, lecture recordings, and multimedia presentations.

Learn more about Engagement Plus

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