2017 Brightspace Excellence Awards

The Brightspace Excellence Awards recognize educators who have used the Brightspace platform to deliver learning experiences that are innovative, collaborative, or have made an extraordinary impact on learning outcomes.

Nomination Deadline: March 24, 2017

Photo of the Brightspace Excellence Awards


These awards celebrate inspiration and innovation in the delivery of a teaching and learning experience. This could be in a particular course, program, or organization-wide. If your organization is delivering a solution that’s making an extraordinary impact or helping to create a unique and collaborative learning experience, share your story of excellence!  Three winners will be announced in this category.

Integrations and Extensibility

D2L Valence is the extensibility technology that includes all of the APIs, client libraries, and tools that developers can use to create integrated solutions for the Brightspace platform. If your organization has created a custom solution, using Brightspace APIs, that’s made a significant impact on productivity or created an interesting use case that demonstrates the power of bringing learning technologies together, enter a nomination in this category! One winner will be announced in this category.


Accessibility isn’t just a checklist item at D2L. It’s a commitment to empower and engage every individual to help them realize their full potential. In partnership with our clients, we design products that aren’t only standards-compliant, but also flexible and intuitive for people with disabilities. Organizations nominated in this category should be able to demonstrate the effect that their work has had on making online learning accessible to all and provide evidence proving why they’re worthy of being a showcase for practice by other organizations, educators, and learners.  One winner will be announced in this category.


Award nominations are open to all organizations using the Brightspace platform (including their faculty, staff, and administrators). Nominations can be submitted at the course, program, or organizational level.

Winner(s) in all categories will receive the following prizes:

  • Brightspace Excellence Award Trophy
  • Two free main conference registrations for Fusion 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (July 19-20, 2017)

For further information, or if you have any questions, please send us an email at BrightspaceExcellence@D2L.com.