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D2L Helps Educators Generate Practice and Quiz Questions with Generative AI Beta Program

Streamlining workflows for educators while maintaining human control and oversight

Press Release

D2L, a global learning technology company, today shared the ongoing roll out of its Generative AI beta program to help educators and content creators easily and quickly generate practice questions and quiz questions using existing course content – helping to reduce administrative workloads and encourage a greater focus on learner engagement.

According to a McKinsey and Company study, educators typically invest more than 50 hours per week, with less than half of that time directly engaged with learners. D2L’s beta program can help course creators integrate formative assessment into courses in a safe and controlled way. This beta program is currently being introduced to select D2L Brightspace users before a broader integration across all D2L products.

  • Generating practice questions: Launched in September 2023, this feature can help educators automatically generate practice questions from existing course content and materials.
  • Generating quiz questions: Launched in January 2024, this feature can help educators automatically generate Brightspace quiz questions from existing course content and materials.

To see that there is human oversight, this beta program can allow educators to review the AI-generated practice and quiz questions before they are shared with learners.  

“[The practice question beta program] fills the gaps between our instructional designers and academic experts,” said Dr. Elizabeth Pearsall, Vice Provost of Teaching & Learning at the American College of Financial Services. “It’s easy to use and has a straightforward learning curve. The accuracy of the questions was good. Given that this capability is integrated within D2L Brightspace and questions are based on content created in Brightspace, it is convenient to use.”

The beta program has launched in North America, spanning from September 2023 to Summer 2024, and offers early access to select customers.  

“Over the past decade, D2L has been a leader in successfully integrating authentic AI and machine learning capabilities into our products,” said Stephen Laster, President of D2L. “This automated question generation capability can make it easier for instructors to assess learners in the moment. It is the initial step in expanding our product roadmap with cutting-edge generative AI to help change the way the world learns.”

To learn more about D2L’s commitment to responsible AI, please visit: D2L’s Responsible AI Principles. And, to try the practice questions beta program, please visit: https://try.d2l.com/brightspace/creator/.

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 growing global workforce is dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than they found it. Learn more about D2L for K-12, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com

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