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D2L Named to Aragon Research ‘Hot Vendors in Learning’ List

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Brightspace for Enterprise lauded for its personalization, rich content experiences, analytics and open architecture

D2L, a global learning technology leader, is continuing its blazing momentum this summer as it announces its inclusion on Aragon Research’s coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.

Aragon, a technology-focused research and advisory firm, selects Hot Vendors each year that push the boundaries of their fields. D2L was one of five selected in the Learning category that are “are helping enterprises to win the battle to make employees and customers more knowledgeable.”

Aragon’s CEO and lead analyst Jim Lundy wrote in the report, “D2L’s Brightspace has excelled with tech-savvy learners in K-12 and higher education markets, and recently has also developed capabilities for the corporate learning market. What makes D2L’s Brightspace hot is its ease-of-use in allowing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop engaging learning experiences. Flexible course building tools allow easy integration of both SME-created content and third party content (ie. scorm, YouTube, etc.) using drag-and-drop technology.”

“This honor from Aragon Research is further validation of our vision that a more personalized, engaging learning platform can help every learner learn their own way,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “As D2L is increasingly embraced in the corporate learning space, it is particularly gratifying that Aragon is recommending Brightspace to organizations needing to increase engagement with cutting-edge learning techniques such as game-based learning, video-based content, and robust analytics.”

The honor is the latest of D2L’s rapidly mounting accolades. In March, Fast Company Ranked D2L #6 on the Most Innovative Companies of 2016 list in the Data Science Category, amongst Google, IBM, Spotify, Costco, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. eLearning Magazine recently rated D2L as #1 in Adaptive Learning, and Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research.

In May, D2L announced the first wave of companies including Walmart has deployed Brightspace for Enterprise and in June D2L announced MEDA’s adoption of the platform to empower female entrepreneurs in Libya. Earlier this summer, D2L unveiled its new Brightspace Daylight experience, which lets learners use smartphones, tablets or any browser-enabled device, eliminating barriers to learning. It also introduced Virtual Classroom, which lets team leads and experts schedule, deliver, and record live video conferencing sessions right from within the system with only a few clicks.

Brightspace was designed with modern learners in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience. It is available globally and fully localized so that corporations around the world can reap the benefits of improved learner engagement. The platform supports cutting-edge innovations including personalized learning to deliver adaptive content based on employee progress, game-based learning, simulations and advanced video features. The cloud platform is also rapidly deployed and integrates easily to existing technology.

Going beyond basic reporting, Brightspace for Enterprise has powerful learning 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.

To learn more about Brightspace for Enterprise, visit

About Brightspace

D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps schools and organizations deliver personalized learning experiences in a classroom or online 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.

About D2L

D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform, Brightspace, 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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