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Chatham University Selects Brightspace

Pittsburgh College Joins the D2L Family

Press Release

Global learning technology leader D2L today announced that Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has selected D2L’s Brightspace learning platform to deliver a better student experience.

“We were looking for a partner who would work beside us as we continue to stay on the cutting-edge of technology,” said Jenna Templeton, VPAA. “We found that partner in D2L, who will help give Chatham University students a school-wide and consistent online experience.”

Chatham University was founded in 1869 and has an enrollment of over 2,400 students across more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability and health, business and communications, and the arts and sciences. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a “Best College” by U.S. News and World Report. It’s the alma mater of environmental icon and pioneer Rachel Carson and has been ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States.

When it came time to revisit their existing learning platform, Chatham University sought out a more modern platform that would allow them to stay ahead of the technology curve while providing a system that was easy for students to use, and could be used consistently across campus. The university ultimately chose Brightspace because it offered:

  • The opportunity to work with D2L as a true learning partner
  • The flexibility to support their online programs in Nursing, Psychology and Business Management; and
  • The ability to support their unique pedagogical approaches

“Generations ago, Chatham University’s alumnus, the great Rachel Carson, was on the forefront of the environmental movement,” said Puneet Arora, Chief Revenue Officer at D2L. “Today, the university continues to be a leader in technology and the environment, and we could not be prouder to help support their work, their mission and their students.”



Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works on any device. It’s secure, worry-free technology that puts customers first — allowing you to create engaging courses within your existing technology to fit your unique needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your students, keep them on track with automated nudges, provide them with personalized feedback and increase their engagement through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.

Brightspace is the only learning platform chosen as a partner of the National Federation of the Blind’s Strategic Nonvisual Access Partnership program, which works to ensure that websites, products, and services are non-visually accessible. Brightspace was named the #1 LMS for Next-Gen Online Teaching and Learning by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. Aragon Research also included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list and Brightspace was named the Best K-12 Learning Management System at the SIIA CODiE Awards. To learn more, visit the Higher Education and K-12 pages on our website.



D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organizations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at


Tory Waldron
Director, PR, D2L Corporation
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