Brightspace Core combines the powerful tools, services, and support you need to deliver a best-in-class teaching and learning experience for teachers and students—all in one convenient package.
Reach everyone with a mobile-first VLE for Schools
Daily tasks are easier for students of all ages, teachers, parents, and administrators. The Brightspace virtual learning environment (VLE) adapts to different screen sizes and works on any device because of its responsive design, and the apps support common workflows and off-line access.
Young learners can explore the VLE freely and independently with icon-based navigation.
Mobile-friendly interface works on any device: laptop, tablet, or even hand-me-down smartphone.
Award-winning accessibility features help teachers create more accessible course content.
Create content quickly and easily
It’s easy for teachers to use intuitive course-building tools to create lessons aligned with standards—so they can cover what they have to in the way they want to.
Teachers can create lessons aligned with standards using materials from publishers, open educational resources (OER), or existing content stored on online storage services like Google Drive™ or Microsoft Office 365.
Suggested pacing shows how materials fall into the class calendar, and drag-and-drop functionality makes it easy for teachers to add, change, and arrange content for on-the-fly adjustments.
Teachers can map content to standards in just a few clicks, and helpful visualisations let teachers know whether they’re covering the right material for standardised tests.
Keep students engaged with a social hub for course homepages
Teachers can quickly and easily communicate with students on the course homepage by using the social activity feed. With just a few clicks, teachers can share what’s new and what needs their attention.
Teachers can post reminders, upcoming assignments, new content, or messages to kick off class discussions.
It’s easy to share content with the class due to an integration with Google Drive and the ability to post media from the YouTube™ video community or other favourite sites.
Students can engage with the teacher and each other by commenting on posts.
Motivate students to showcase learning experiences
Students of all ages can share their progress, reflections, and learning experiences with the Portfolio app.
This simple, fun app for tablets guides students through the process of signing in, capturing learning experiences, and posting them for the teacher to see.
Students can upload pictures and audio reflections to Brightspace right from the app to demonstrate evidence of learning.
Teachers can easily review, approve, and provide feedback on portfolio items and share them with parents in one click.
Provide a window into the classroom for parents
Parents can better support their children with a dashboard designed to help them stay engaged by providing a snapshot view into how their children are doing.
Aggregated view of overdue and upcoming assignments help parents support their children in staying on track.
Prominent notifications show parents when there are potential concerns about missed due dates.
It’s easy for parents to keep tabs on what’s going on in school by looking at posts from the activity feed.
Keep students on track with built-in analytics for teachers
Teachers can make sense of data and track student progress throughout the school year with simple dashboards.
Teachers get a high-level view of how students are progressing and have the ability to drill down into individual performance metrics in the Class Progress tool.
It’s easy to connect with your school’s student information system and other systems using application programming interface (API)-based application data that allows bidirectional integration of student data.
Save time for teachers with tools they love
We build tools that save teachers time, allowing them to focus on giving feedback and improving student outcomes.
Automatically release enrichment or remediation content based on student achievement.
Quickly find and prioritise assessments to make providing feedback faster using Quick Eval.
Provide meaningful feedback using tools such as annotations and rubrics.
Reporting is a big part of our job. The student data provided by Brightspace is invaluable.
Technology should help students – never hinder their learning or discourage them because it is frustrating to use. The Brightspace platform is simple and easy to use for our students at every level, from elementary to middle school and high school. Having kids literally be able to click once or twice to get to the different things they need to do – that’s a big deal.
As a small district with just 700 students, it’s often difficult to get a vendor’s attention—but D2L really made us feel like we mattered. A couple of times we asked for a feature and D2L’s engineers implemented it within 24 hours.
An innovative, cloud-based online learning platform 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.
An online library for storing, managing, and sharing your learning resources. Connects seamlessly with the Brightspace Learning Environment.
From one central spot on a course homepage, 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.
Students can document and share their learning journey with the Portfolio tool. The mobile app (included) allows students of all ages to capture their own pedagogical documentation and share with educators, who can evaluate and then share with parents using Brightspace for Parents. Students & educators can then manage and organise the Portfolio in the school’s Brightspace account, demonstrating growth over time against learning outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
Quickly connects VLE Administrators to the resources and support they need to get the most out of Brightspace—24x7x365.
Parents and guardians can see their child’s classroom activity feed, shared Portfolio items, upcoming work—assignments, quizzes, discussions and content, recent grades, and course grades.
The LDAP/AD integration allows users to log in to the Learning Environment using credentials found in the school’s 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.
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 Student (or Human Resources) Information System (SIS or HRIS) to push data to Brightspace through standard CSV, OneRoster CSV/REST protocol, Ellucian ILP, or APIs.
Import course content from supported virtual learning environments (VLEs) and content providers into Brightspace.
Developers can use APIs to access and integrate the functionality of Brightspace with other applications and to create new applications.
Automate a number of daily tasks with course batch and course conversion tools.
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.
Advocacy beyond support—regular communication and best practices to drive adoption.
The Data Hub tool allows administrators to access predefined collections of data (data sets) from the Brightspace platform.
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.
Learners can drive their own learning by searching for, finding, and self-enrolling in courses that help them achieve their learning goals.
Deliver guided learning with Brightspace by using Learning Paths to group multiple courses into a logical, easy-to-follow path.
The Brightspace Community is a great place to interact with other Brightspace users online and get the latest information on Brightspace.
Discover the Brightspace Core Add-on Packages
Robust Analytics with Performance Plus
Create knowledge, take action, and improve student outcomes with advanced analytics. Boost student performance with adaptive learning and predictive analytics.
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.
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