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  • Dubai, UAE

D2L Expands Footprint in The Middle East and Africa

Press Release

Learning tech provider to accelerate its growth in the region through new resellers

D2L, which has helped transform learning for people all over the world, is now doing the same for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). After increasing its presence in the region last year with a dedicated office in Dubai, and on-boarding several thousand unique users in the region since then, the global learning technology provider is now set to scale up its regional footprint. The creator of the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) has recently added new resellers to meet the market’s growing needs for smart learning technology.

“The Brightspace platform, with its ease-of-use, competency-based learning and cloud-based infrastructure delivers a better learning experience to users, and has the potential to take education in the Middle East and Africa to the next level. Our mission is to transform the way the world learns, and we expect 2017 to be a year of continued growth for us in the region,” said Hanny Alshazly, Regional Director, MEA, D2L.

D2L is currently providing its Brightspace LMS to high-profile academic institutions within the region such as Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia, Ankabut in the UAE and University College of Bahrain, to name a few. The tech provider is now increasing its resellers in the region to include integrated information technology and service solution providers ITS (International Turnkey Systems) and REVALTON (Regional Valley for Technology & Innovation), in addition to knowledge solutions provider Naseej (Arabian Advanced Systems).

“The Middle East and Africa region is seeing a new breed of empowered learners who want a more engaged and smarter learning experience. Technology providers such as D2L can meet this shift in demand capably and cost-effectively. We are delighted to add D2L’s Brightspace LMS to our portfolio of innovative solutions,” said Ahmed Shaaban, CEO, REVALTON.

“We are excited to partner up with D2L. Its award-winning Brightspace LMS helps modernise the educational experience and improve learning outcomes. We are known in the market for our cutting-edge IT solutions, and we believe the Brightspace platform will augment our set of solutions,” said Muawiya Abu Jubain, COO, ITS.

Available in fourteen different languages including English, Arabic, French, Turkish and Portuguese, the Brightspace LMS is well aligned with the MEA region’s diverse language requirements. D2L has recently selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its strategic public cloud infrastructure provider, thereby continuing its reliability, security and availability.

About Brightspace

D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning experiences in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what’s most important – greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals.

Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. In addition, Aragon Research included Brightspace in its highly-coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.


REVALTON “Regional Valley for Technology and Innovation” is an integrated information technology provider offer innovative solutions and services that enable organizations and individuals to benefit from the latest technologies to achieve their goals. Over the last 20 years, Revalton founders have successfully achieved a proven track record in supporting and helping large and SME enterprises to improve their performance, quality of products and services, both in government and private sectors. Revalton serves four main sectors which are Education, Health Care, Corporates and Government. each of which is intensely aimed at serving the requirements of its clients with tech-focused and experience driven services. Revalton team collaborates with our value clients to help them develop result oriented products and services.

About ITS

Since 1981, ITS has been a leading integrated information technology and services solutions provider. ITS targets wide range of industry segments to offers world-class IT solutions. We have showcases high success in implementing cutting-edge IT business solutions. Over decades of experiences, we have developed and demonstrated excellent technology competencies and high end skill capabilities to meet the growing market needs. We have been forerunner in developing latest technical skills and capability for our employees, enabling channel partners and collaborating with technology vendors to position our offerings to targeted customers.

About D2L

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. Brightspace, the company’s cloud-based learning platform is easy, flexible, and smart. Instructors can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organiztions can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.

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