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Competency Based Education

With Brightspace, the individualized learning journey can be offered at scale.

Embrace the future of learning with competency-based education

Brightspace is a leading CBE platform – it’s built for competency-based learning and not just completing a course, which sets it apart from other platforms in the market.

A major benefit of offering a CBE program is that it provides individualized learning at scale. Instead of offering a “cookie cutter” learning journey where a cohort moves at the same pace, a CBE program adapts to different learners, and people can go at their own pace.

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Many of today’s students need flexibility that a traditional classroom model doesn’t offer. CBE gives them more control of their own experience—and a better chance to succeed.

Make sure all learners reach their full potential with personalized learning from Brightspace.

Allow learners to learn on their terms, proceed through content at their own pace, and access learning from any device.

Easily deliver timely, comprehensive and personalized feedback to keep learners motivated, on track, and engaged.

Guide a learner’s mastery of subject matter, focusing on discretely measurable competencies.

Encourage collaboration and community by making it easy for learners to connect, participate in forums and discussions, and view each other’s profiles.

Use flexible grading schemes and recognize prior learning.

Identify and track high-risk learners and let Brightspace proactively alert you when to step in and offer help.

Leading CBE programs partner with Brightspace

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We’ll be your partner every step of the way, from learning more about CBE to building and implementing your CBE program.


Set your CBE program up for success —start with Brightspace

The foundation of your CBE program, the Brightspace platform is the first step to success in your personalized learning journey. With the Brightspace platform, institutions don’t need to buy a second LMS or any additional technology to effectively deliver CBE programs; all of the tools you need to create and deliver CBE courses are built right in.


Join the conversation and learn more about CBE in Brightspace Community

The Brightspace Community provides free documentation for how to use Brightspace to deliver CBE courses and programs, CBE Wiki with lots of resources on best practices, tips/tricks and more, and access to other Brightspace users who are doing CBE at their institutions.


Leverage the experience and expertise of our CBE consultants to help guide your vision, plan your approach, and execute your strategy with our CBE consulting offerings.

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Services Offered

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Getting Started with CBE

For schools that are just starting out, we’ll help increase the awareness and understanding of how to facilitate CBE concepts within the Brightspace platform.

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Strategic CBE Planning

We’ll work together to develop a strategic CBE roadmap that aligns key stakeholders on the vision, goals, and objectives of your program; support the roll-out of your program; and position your program for future growth. We’ll tailor your consulting engagement to meet your needs by selecting the most useful session topics, including:

  • business processes and procedures review
  • pedagogical and andragogical approach
  • technology assessment
  • implementation planning
  • communication strategies
  • outcome and achievement reporting
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Course Uplift for CBE

Transform your course modules into CBE offerings with the help of our Learning and Creative Services team. They’ll help make sure that the competencies are aligned to content and assessments, all while using the best methods, processes, and tools available.

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Change Management for CBE

We’ll help support your continued investment in your CBE program with monthly monitoring and progress check points to review and evaluate progress toward all aspects of your strategic CBE plan, and work with you to adjust the plan as required to bring instructors and learners along the path to adoption.

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