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Desire2Learn Analytics Provides Real Insight for Decision Makers

Press Release

Desire2Learn Analytics leverages institutional data to provide decision makers with key information to resolve critical business issues

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, continues to offer educational institutions a competitive edge by transforming data into relevant knowledge that will assist them in making informed decisions in order to achieve their institutional objectives.

Desire2Learn Analytics, a business intelligence solution which provides transparency to the various datasets that make up the Desire2Learn Learning Environment – all in a quick, easy and customizable format, is being demonstrated at EDUCAUSE 2009, the premier global IT event in Higher Education, November 3 – 5, 2009.

Through the implementation of Desire2Learn Analytics, users can bring reports, critical metrics and business data together in a meaningful way to support decisions and efficiently meet academic challenges. By gaining a detailed understanding of student activities and performance, decisions can be made on how best to advance the online environment to meet the goals of students, faculty, administration and schools in general.

The typical institution generates terabytes of learning management system (LMS) data on an annual basis. When combined with data extracted from other sources such as network or security devices, operating systems and complimentary application systems such as SIS, ERP or HR solutions, the sheer volume of information is crippling.

Desire2Learn Analytics enables institutions to cut through the mountains of data enabling educators to quickly target the information most relevant to each area of their organization which in-turn supports timely decisions that have positive economic, efficiency and competitive implications.

“Institutions must analyze and monitor various data, tapping into information in their existing systems on demand, quickly and in ways that enable them to make fast, accurate decisions, says John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “With Desire2Learn Analytics, clients have the ability to execute complex queries with an easy to use interface. They can integrate work from non-Desire2Learn platforms, perform true business analysis and, through the use of logical layers, transform data, enabling them to do much more than simple reporting.”

Core features of Desire2Learn Analytics include:

    • Secure, web-based business intelligence for Desire2Learn applications
    • Integration with Desire2Learn Learning Environment
    • Centralized collection of pre-defined reports with drill down and user driven filtering
    • Drag-and-drop custom report creation with conditional filtering, themes, and sharing capabilities
    • User defined custom dashboards
    • Full extensibility and ability to consume data from other (non-Desire2Learn) sources allowing for holistic reporting functionality
    • Full scheduling and automation capabilities: set it and forget it reporting
    • Export to html, csv, and xls
    • Custom branding capability

Sessions on Desire2Learn Analytics are being presented in the Desire2Learn booth (#632) in the Colorado Convention Center during EDUCAUSE 2009 as follows:

Wednesday, November 4 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 5 3:00 p.m.

A full listing of the presentation schedule can be found at

Demonstrations are also available at the Desire2Learn booth (#632).

Visit, call 1.888.772.0325 or email for further details on this invaluable reporting tool.

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. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and +61 412 067 308 (Australia).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378