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D2L Joins Global Initiative To Support Open Standards In Edtech

Brightspace Maker Leads Development of Seamless and Integrated Digital Learning Experiences

Press Release

Global learning technology leader D2L announced today it has signed the IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Standards First Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to make open standards the primary choice for education technology and empower customers to determine the right mix of solutions to support their business and learners.

By signing this pledge, D2L is building on its ongoing commitment to open standards. Today, D2L’s Brightspace platform is a leader in the industry with 17 IMS certifications and is recognized as the first commercial learning management system certified for IMS Learning Information Services. Additionally, D2L’s Senior Vice President of Product Management, David Koehn, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the IMS Global Learning Consortium. This intentional focus on IMS certifications allows our users to move easily between Brightspace and other education technology products, creating a cost-effective, seamless and comprehensive digital learning ecosystem. This interoperability between systems delivers a better experience for learners and helps customers avoid additional costs, inflexibility and barriers created by closed systems.

“Learning environments built on open standards create unlimited possibilities for faculty and learners in K-12, higher and corporate education. D2L has long been a leader in the development and adoption of open standards and most recently has helped catalyze the launch of the groundbreaking Standards First program,” says Dr. Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium.

“Supporting open standards is entrenched in D2L’s DNA. We care deeply about building a learning platform that is a hub to an open ecosystem of over 1,800 integrated technologies. We work hard to give our clients choice and easy integration through open standards,” says John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “I want to commend IMS Global for its leadership and partnership on open standards. D2L is proud to have played a catalyzing role for this program and to be a signatory to the Standards First Pledge.”

To join us in the Standards First Pledge and learn more about our IMS certifications, click here

About D2L Brightspace

D2L’s Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built for people who care deeply about student success.

It makes it easy to support exceptional student experiences in the classroom or fully online, build meaningful connections, and gives teachers and instructors the tools they’re going to love. D2L’s Brightspace is worry-free with 99.99% reliability. It’s highly accessible and looks beautiful on any mobile device, making it easier for teachers and instructors to reach every learner and for every learner to reach their full potential.

D2L’s Brightspace has won multiple industry awards. To learn more, visit D2L for K-12 or Higher Education.

About IMS

IMS Global Learning Consortium is a non-profit organization that advances technology to scale and improve educational participation and attainment affordably. IMS members are leading suppliers, higher education institutions, K-12 districts and schools, and government organizations that enable better teaching and learning by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives.

About D2L

D2L is transforming the way the world learns – helping learners of all ages achieve more than they dreamed possible. Working closely with clients all over the world, D2L is supporting millions of people learning online and in person. Our more than 950 global employees are dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than where they found it. Learn more about D2L for K-12, higher education and businesses at