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D2L Signs Loyola Marymount, St. Catherine and DePaul Through Internet2

Press Release

D2L’s Brightspace Chosen by Top Schools to Reach Every Learner

Internet2 members continue to choose D2L as their learning management system provider. Three high-profile institutions, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), St. Catherine University and DePaul University, are using the learning technology leader’s Brightspace platform to reach every learner.

Brightspace will provide personalized learning, enhanced learning experiences, and better learning outcomes for over 40,000 students and faculty across the three universities.

“D2L has worked with Internet2 to expand its reach across North America,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “Together we’re delivering an engaging and modern learning experience that’s fostering growth at these tremendous institutions, with more to come.”

Each university is using the technology through Internet2’s membership community organization:

  • LMU – The platform will be the primary learning technology used by learners and instructors. According to LMU, “Brightspace is a forward-looking platform with strong integration capabilities, secure features, and a streamlined, modern, and responsive user interface.”
  • CATHERINE UNIVERSITY – As one of D2L’s longstanding customers, St. Catherine University has been a Brightspace client since 2011. With a baccalaureate college for women at its heart, as well as graduate and associate programs for both women and men, St. Catherine uses Brightspace to support the integration of liberal arts with professional education in an increasing number of hybrid and fully online programs. The flexibility of Brightspace and its integrated tool set is a key factor in supporting a rich student-centered experience, regardless of the instructional delivery mode.
  • DEPAUL UNIVERSITY – The Chicago institution is currently a D2L customer that will transition from an on-premise implementation to the D2L cloud this summer. DePaul seeks to improve its data analytics capabilities and enhance online and traditional course offerings for faculty and students.

“This continued momentum highlights the far-reaching collaboration between D2L and Internet2 member institutions, which offers broad functional and financial value to higher education,” said Shel Waggener, Senior Vice President, Internet2. “The widespread adoption of new learning technology helps institutions serve students, faculty and administrators to achieve improved results.”

Last October, D2L announced it had expanded its participation with Internet2 to deliver a portfolio of cost-effective and easy-to-access technology and services tailored to the unique needs of the research and education community. Institutions can purchase D2L’s cloud-based technology through Internet2.



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.


Internet2 is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 317 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, and 78 leading corporations working with our community, and 61 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.

Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.


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. www.D2L.com


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