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D2L Ranked As a ‘Leader’ in 2017 Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning

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Company’s Brightspace Recognized for its Learner Experience, Social Assessment, Content Creation and Curation, Video, and Analytics

D2L, a global leader in learning technology, today announced its ranking as a Leader in the 2017 Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning™. D2L’s Brightspace solution was recognized in this market analysis for its differentiation in learner experience, social assessment, content creation and curation, integrated video across the platform, and analytics.

The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research’s evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. The report provides that Leaders have “comprehensive strategies that align with industry direction and market demand, and effectively perform against those strategies.”

D2L’s leadership position in the Corporate Learning Globe is based on its demonstrated market growth and momentum, learner experience, analytics and integrations with best in class training content partners. Contributing to this recognition are its noted strengths:

  • Learner Experience. Brightspace provides instructors and learners with a rich, experiential environment to drive engagement and closer collaboration in the workplace.
  • Content Creation and Curation. Managers and employees can leverage tools and methodologies to develop content and improve results. They can also curate educational, job-specific content from internal and external sources.
  • Video Capabilities. With Brightspace video tools,  employees can create and share videos with a community of their peers, enable group based video collaboration, and provide video based assessments including online quizzing and assignments.

“The learning market has seen considerable innovation in recent years to the point where organizations are seeking a new platform to engage their workforce, while maintaining traditional LMS for compliance programs,” said Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst at Aragon Research. “An easy to use interface, advanced video, and a more engaging experience are now required capabilities. Companies such as D2L are providing this type of full featured, modern learning solution.”

“If companies are to remain competitive, they must embrace learning as a core strength and invest in the development of their employees,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “Our Brightspace platform is helping customers develop their workforces and close key skills gaps with new, more efficient ways of onboarding, expanding employee skills, and leadership development. We are honored to receive this prestigious acknowledgement from Aragon Research.”

Designed for a modern workforce, Brightspace helps organizations create a strong learning culture, which leads to improved performance across business teams. By transforming how workers learn with digital tools, such as social, mobile, and video content, Brightspace helps customers to deliver business outcomes through learning. The platform can be easily customized to fit different business models.

To learn more about the 2017 Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning report, please visit



D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps customers 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,  giving customers more time to focus on what’s most important – better learning and engagement.


D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, companies 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 companies can take action in real-time to keep employees 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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