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Prairie College Selects Brightspace

D2L Chosen to Help Alberta College Expand Offerings

Press Release

Global learning technology leader D2L announced today Alberta’s Prairie College has selected the Brightspace platform as its learning management system.

Prairie College is based in Three Hills, Alberta. The school was founded in 1922 and is a leader in integrated faith and career education, with 19 vocational programs and 9 bible theology programs. Nine of these degrees are offered online and the college is about to offer its first online graduate program in educational leadership- one that will now be powered by Brightspace.

“We’ve consolidated and expanded a great deal over the last few years, and we were looking for a learning platform that will support that growth and help us grow further, especially online,” says James Fraser, Director of Online Education at Prairie College. “We looked at other platforms, but none of them inspired us. Brightspace, on the other hand, will help us keep moving forward for our students and our community.”

According to Prairie College, Brightspace offered several advantages over other platforms including:

  • Ease of Use and Features: Faulty and students found Brightspace intuitive and easy to use, and were especially impressed with time-saving features
  • Mobility: The mobile responsiveness within Brightspace appealed to students in particular
  • A True Partnership: D2L’s commitment to helping to implement and partner with educators stood out as a clear advantage for selecting Brightspace.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with Prairie College at this crucial point in their history,“ says April Oman, Senior VP, Customer Engagement at D2L. “They’re embracing online learning at the same time they’re looking to provide the best possible experience for their students on campus.”



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 has been redesigned as their Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. 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

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