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MITT Selects Brightspace Education Platform

D2L Chosen to Provide Learning Management by Leading Manitoba Vocational School

Press Release

Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) has selected the Brightspace platform as its learning management system.

MITT is based in Winnipeg and provides both secondary and post-secondary students with comprehensive, integrated education in trades and technology. MITT will migrate students and faculty to Brightspace from their previous learning management system for both blended and online learning.

“We were looking to switch to a learning management system that’s cloud-based and delivers a great online experience for our students, faculty and staff, and Brightspace clearly meets those needs,” says Mark Derro, Vice President Academics at MITT. “As we adjust to the new realities of COVID-19, we needed a powerful, flexible tool to keep our students learning. That’s Brightspace.”

According to MITT, Brightspace offered several advantages:

  • Data and Analytics: Brightspace provides faculty with an easy-to-use, robust learning analytics dashboard that provides crucial insight into user engagement and student progress.
  • Online Adoption: The capacity to support fully-online learning within Brightspace, especially on mobile devices, was important to MITT.
  • 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.

“MITT has a long history of delivering a first-class learning experience for their students, and we’re thrilled to support them as they move toward more blended and online learning,” says John Baker, President and CEO at D2L. “We’re all dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, and working together, we’re making sure that our learners keep on learning.”



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


About MITT

The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology is a public post-secondary institution offering timely, cost-effective education and training for students to start, change, or advance in their careers and further their education. We are industry driven and student focused, delivering credentials through more than 25 programs in the areas of skilled trades, business and information technology, health care, and human services.

Our robust, skills-based training model enables learners to acquire relevant, in-demand competencies at any point in their professional and educational journeys. During the last three decades we have built a reputation for working closely with industries to develop programs and produce career-ready graduates that meet the demands of Manitoba’s labour market.

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