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Lourdes Selects Brightspace

D2L Chosen to Provide Learning Management by Ohio-Based University

Press Release

Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that Lourdes University has selected the Brightspace platform as its learning management system to deliver competency-based education (CBE) programs.

Lourdes University is a private four-year university located in Sylvania, Ohio. The institution is in the process of introducing new CBE programs and needed a scalable learning management system to deliver those programs to upwards of 200 students.

“Brightspace is exactly the solution we needed to start delivering CBE for our students,” says Terry M. Keller, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lourdes University. “It’s a great fit with our students and teachers, and we really appreciate the fact that Brightspace can integrate into our CBE offerings seamlessly, with no additional cost or training.”

According to Lourdes, Brightspace offered several advantages over competitor platforms including:

  • Responsiveness: Brightspace sends automated feedback and triggers next steps based on performance to help learners assess their progress and move forward.
  • Ease of Use: Reviewers found Brightspace intuitive and easy to use, yet powerful and more than capable of meeting the complex and diverse needs.
  • A True Partnership: D2L’s commitment to continual improvement and working as a true partner with educators stood out as a clear advantage for Brightspace.

“We’re excited Lourdes University chose Brightspace, and we’re happy to be partnering with them to deliver innovative CBE programs. We have in-house expertise that we can draw on to assist the university with moving their curriculum to a scalable CBE delivery model,” says Lee Poteck, Vice President Education at D2L.



Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works on any device. It is a secure, worry-free platform that allows you to create engaging courses using your technology to fit your needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your students, keep them on track with automated nudges, give them personalized feedback and engage them 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 Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. Brightspace was named the #1 LMS for Next-Gen Online Teaching and Learning by Ovum Research, #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine and Aragon Research also included D2L in its Hot Vendors In Learning list. Brightspace was also named the Best K-12 Learning Management System and Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff 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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