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Ferris State University: See how Brightspace can help you save time and teach the way you want

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Why Brightspace?

Brightspace makes it easy for faculty to build intuitive, engaging, and accessibility-compliant courses that your students will love. Brightspace allows you to teach the way you want by supporting a broad range of teaching styles including fully-online, blended, competency based or self-paced learning. We understand Ferris State University is undertaking a faculty led LMS evaluation so now is the perfect time to test Brightspace and make your voice heard! Here’s how we can help faculty evaluate Brightspace:

  • We’ll show you how easily your Blackboard package course imports into Brightspace.
  • Test how easy it is to build and manage a course with drag and drop.
  • Try grading in Brightspace, it will save you time!
  • Use our analytics tool to identify at risk students and provide support quickly and easily.

Want to test Brightspace or learn how your course imports from Blackboard? Connect with us and see just how quick and simple it can be to get started.


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Because University of Arizona faculty are able to make all their own changes to course sites, they feel more empowered and in charge. “We get feedback that rolls into our inbox every semester saying, “Thank you. I can’t believe it was so easy. I’m already building my course sites. I didn’t have to email anyone and ask for permission,”

– Mark Felix, Director of Institutional Support, University of Arizona

Faculty love Brightspace tools

Drag-and-drop content for course creation and migration

Integrated rubric tools to provide high quality feedback and assessment

Automated communication and content release to provide additional support

Class dashboards to identify at-risk student behavior

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Our experts will help you through a seamless transition

An LMS transition is a big step. With D2L, you get more than great technology. You get a team of dedicated experts and partners to help you make the most of your investment. D2L’s change management, educational, and implementation specialists will work closely with Ferris State’s key stakeholders to define priorities, milestones and communication plans to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.

  • “You could literally count on one hand the number phone calls we received, and they were trivial requests. I have to tell you we were shocked it went so smoothly. It was quiet, and it’s still quiet.” – David Starnes, Chief Academic Officer, Purdue Global
  • “We went from nothing to everything in record time. We wouldn’t have succeeded without D2L. D2L is an education partner that is willing to help develop the tools SNHU needs now, and for the future.” – Gerry Fulbrook, AVP of Academic Technologies (ITS) at SNHU
  • “With adoption sitting at around 80% for Blackboard, utilization of Brightspace is comparable even at the early stages. As a matter of fact, our adoption rate is increasing” – Michel Marcheterre, Manager of Learning Technology Systems and Network, uOttawa
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Ease of Use

Brightspace has an intuitive interface that makes it easy for all users to accomplish tasks quickly, leaving more time to focus on what really matters: teaching and learning. Managing groups, activities, communication, and feedback is made easier than ever before.

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Designed mobile-first, learners and instructors can engage in Brightspace on any mobile device, anywhere they can connect online. Brightspace offers built-in video conferencing for instruction and student activities that supports collaboration any time, any place.

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Collaborative work spaces

Brightspace provides tools and features that support meaningful learner engagement, including real-time audio and video communication tools; group workspaces for aggregating, sharing, and presenting content; as well as a dynamic portfolio tool for learners to share, communicate, and cooperate on assignments and activities.

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Brightspace is designed to be flexible and open to accommodate Purdue University’s existing technology tools. D2L partners with over 130 education companies and publishers to make sure that these products and services function as designed in the Brightspace platform.

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For over 19 years, D2L has been working with educators to design Brightspace. We work closely with our partner institutions to make sure we can support the most innovative learning experiences possible. Each year, at least 25 percent of our upgrades and product releases are sponsored or suggested by Brightspace users.

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