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D2L Brightspace accepted onto Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges framework

D2L’s flagship learning platform will now be more readily available to higher and further education institutions across the UK

Press Release

LONDON, UK, 29 July 2021 - D2L, a global learning technology leader, has announced that, following a competitive tender process, its Brightspace platform has been ranked 1st on the latest APUC Framework Agreement for VLE Solutions and Associated Services.

APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) is the procurement Centre of Procurement Expertise and procurement consortium for, and jointly owned by, all Universities and Colleges in Scotland, working in partnership with its members to encourage innovation, best practice, collaboration and value delivery.

The APUC Framework Agreement used the award criteria of core VLE functionality, user testing/evaluation, hosted infrastructure, project management and implementation, roadmap and customer leverage and integration and extension capabilities of VLE systems to provide complete insight for all APUC members. Brightspace scored particularly well for its core VLE functionality, integration and extension capabilities and user evaluation, and any APUC member looking to implement D2L’s platform does not have to go through a tender process.

The initial two-year term of framework agreement is not exclusively for Scottish institutions, and can be used by members of other UK regional higher education and further education purchasing associations, including the Southern Universities Procurement Consortia (SUPC), London Universities Procurement Consortia (LUPC), North East Universities Procurement Consortia (NEUPC), Higher Education Procurement Consortia Wales (HEPCW), and North West Universities Procurement Consortia (NWUPC).

“We are delighted with APUC’s decision to award D2L and Brightspace first place on its framework, ahead of our competitors,” said Stewart Watts, VP EMEA at D2L. “The pace of transformation in education has never been faster, and with this APUC Framework Agreement, universities and colleges across the UK will find it easier than ever to put Brightspace through its paces and decide whether it’s the right solution for their institution and students.”

About D2L Brightspace

D2L’s Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built for people who care deeply about student success.

It makes it easy to support exceptional student experiences in the classroom or fully online, build meaningful connections, and gives teachers and instructors the tools they’re going to love. D2L’s Brightspace is worry-free with 99.9% reliability. It’s highly accessible and looks beautiful on any mobile device, making it easier for teachers and instructors to reach every learner and for every learner to reach their full potential.

D2L’s Brightspace has won multiple industry awards. To learn more, visit D2L for K-12 or Higher Education.

About D2L

D2L is transforming the way the world learns – helping learners of all ages achieve more than they dreamed possible. Working closely with clients all over the world, D2L is supporting millions of people learning online and in person. Our more than 950 global employees are dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than where they found it. Learn more about D2L for K-12, higher education and businesses at


Tory Waldron
Director, PR, D2L Corporation
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