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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

California State University Places Desire2Learn on Approved Learning Management System List

Press Release

Desire2Learn responds to the needs of largest university system in the U.S. with industry-leading eLearning technology

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced their inclusion on the California State University (CSU) approved vendor list.

Desire2Learn was selected in accordance with the RFP requirements for Learning Management System (LMS) providers. To be selected, LMS providers must know and understand the value of engaging with their clients for true collaboration and for the greatest success of the universities and the company.

“We are pleased to be including Desire2Learn amongst our approved vendors, who will enable us to provide CSU campuses with the necessary requirements for supporting quality instruction with technology,” indicated Kathy Fernandes, director of CSU LMS initiatives at CSU’s Office of the Chancellor. “Desire2Learn has successfully met our standards for accessibility, quality, timeliness and capacity to address our growing LMS needs.”

California State University is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff, they are the largest and most diverse university system in the United States.

“The CSU initiative is a very important one and is a further example of their leadership in ensuring LMS accessibility, success, collaboration, efficiency and enhanced student learning across their campuses,” stated John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “We are known for being the leader in accessibility and scalability relating to an LMS, having built the capability into the core platform of our eLearning platform. Its ease of use, scalability, reliability and robustness ensure that the Desire2Learn Learning Environment is well suited to meet the diverse requirements of CSU institutions. Along with the most complete and adaptable suite of applications, services and support to power the CSU learning infrastructure, it makes it the perfect solution.”

Given its massive scale and sweeping mission, the CSU is one of the most ambitious and complex public enterprises in the world. Its primary focus: to continue to provide California’s students with access to a high-quality education with the best possible teaching and learning tools.

“We look forward to developing a long and mutually beneficial partnership with CSU and its member campuses as we both move forward in our commitment to accessibility for all,” said Baker.

About The California State University

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 450,000 students year round and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 90,000 annually. CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, CSU is the university system that is working for California. For more information, please visit

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit:, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
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