Wageningen University is always on the lookout for innovative ways to enable students to achieve their full potential. To complement its traditional teaching methods, the university deployed D2L’s Brightspace platform, enabling teachers to build compelling, interactive learning experiences that drive student engagement and success.
Categories: Customer Success, Engagement, Learner Outcomes, Learner Satisfaction, Student Engagement, Student Success, Transforming Teaching & Learning
We moved to Brightspace because we saw a few functionalities that we think are great to have, and one tool is the bulk edit so that you can make adjustments on one page for all of your assignment or for all your content for instance, and that helps the teachers because in the previous they had to click more and every time click for one assignment to change the due date or description, so I guess these small functionalities that make their life easier is one thing that helps us sell Brightspace and make them use Brightspace and be positive about the change.
We offer a lot of support in the first year we started with a short pilot and we went live with only 50 courses in the first two month period, and from there we moved actually all courses to Brightspace. But Brightspace is very intuitive, especially for the younger people I think. So they easily find their way and it’s also more modern, it looks fresh. The first thing is that we build our context and our relationship with the teachers because we first train them as a basic training on how they actually can build a course themselves, and what functionalities might fit their needs. So we want to improve their way of interacting with the students by using different tools that Brightspace offers.
The students they can check if they have done something, so if they’ve read an article or made a quiz or whatever there are checkboxes, and they can check off how far they are in their course and they can see that in their own personal progress ‘did I go through all the material that I need to do before my exam?’ We have students hired that are building actually the courses for the teachers, and these students keep on highlighting how important it is to build it in such a way that they, the students, can check off what they’ve been doing.
Customer Success, Engagement, Learner Outcomes, Learner Satisfaction, Student Engagement, Student Success, Transforming Teaching & Learning