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California University of Pennsylvania Solidifies Standing as a Leading Online School Following Implementation of Desire2Learn Learning Suite

Press Release

One of America's top-ranked online schools has implemented Desire2Learn® Learning Suite for over 2,000 students in 35 fully-online programs.

D2L Ltd. (“Desire2Learn”), today announced that California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) has now implemented Desire2Learn Learning Suite for its renowned Global Online programs.

Desire2Learn Learning Suite was selected as part of a state-wide evaluation by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It was implemented at Cal U to support hybrid-learning for the university’s 7,400 face-to-face students, as well as for 2,000 students enrolled in Global Online, the university’s collection of 35 fully online bachelor’s, master’s, and post-master certificate programs. Cal U is leveraging Desire2Learn Learning Suite to offer a wide-range of diverse online programs including Education, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and Applied Criminology.

Having been consistently named as one of America’s top-ranked online schools, Cal U focused on leveraging Desire2learn Learning Suite to enable it to maintain and enhance its reputation as one of the country’s leading providers of online higher education. The university has been pleased with the ease-of-use and intuitiveness of the Desire2Learn platform that has enabled the university to solidify its standing as an online leader.

“We are having more and more prospective students looking at California University of Pennsylvania given our reputation, and they’re asking what platform we use,” says Millie Rodriguez, Executive Director of Web-based Programs, California University of Pennsylvania. “When they hear we are with Desire2Learn, they are reassured that they’ll be completing their online courses on a reliable platform with an interface that is easy and intuitive for them and their instructors. That means a great deal to them when they’re choosing a university.”

Cal U is also utilizing Desire2Learn Training Services to ensure that every faculty member at the university is trained on the platform, and ready to utilize it in their courses from day one. They have also implemented premium-plus support including a 24/7 Help Desk for their institution. Great support for users is a major contributing factor to their national reputation as a leading educator.

“The level of service and support we have received from Desire2Learn has been exceptional,” Rodriguez added. “With a 24/7 help desk, you don’t have to worry when an instructor or student has an issue on Friday night. It will be resolved. This fits with our mission to deliver world-class customer service at Global Online, and we are very pleased with the support and communication we’ve received.”

“The innovative approach to online learning at California University of Pennsylvania is making them a world-class leader in education,” remarks John Baker, President, D2L Ltd. “We are thrilled to partner with them to ensure that they maintain their standing as a leading provider of online education, and continue to deliver an educational experience that focuses on students and instructors.”

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About Desire2Learn

The Desire2Learn family of companies, including D2L Ltd. in the United States, deliver industry-leading learning solutions that enable organizations to create learning environments that reflect their vision and goals. As one of the world’s largest providers of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) eLearning solutions for education, Desire2Learn supports more than 8 million learners worldwide in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).


Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn
[email protected]
Twitter: @Desire2Learn