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  • Waterloo, ON

Monroe County Community College Selects D2L’s Brightspace Over Instructure’s Canvas and Blackboard Learn to Enrich the Learning Experience for their Students

Press Release

D2L, the global learning technology leader, announces that Monroe County Community College (MCCC), in Michigan, has selected its Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) to modernize their teaching and learning experience.

“Our college strives to be an innovative and progressive higher education institution and our community’s first choice for a quality education,” said Jeff Peters, coordinator of eLearning at MCCC. “We’ve decided to migrate from Blackboard Learn to Brightspace as we believe it’s the best LMS for our web-based teaching and learning needs.”

MCCC’s leaders evaluated D2L’s Brightspace, Canvas and their existing LMS, Blackboard Learn. They selected Brightspace as it offered a more modern learning environment. MCCC will be using the Brightspace Learning Environment, Learning Object Repository, ePortfolio and Insights. The selection committee cited Brightspace’s Daylight interface and its analytics as the important features they considered in their decision-making process.

“Colleges are moving to D2L’s cloud-based learning platform from their legacy systems,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “MCCC is a great example of a learning institutions cares deeply about the quality of the learning experience – they refuse to compromise – and with Brightspace, every student will have access to a modern learning environment that sets up their learners for success.”



Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online and blended learning easy, flexible, and smart. Brightspace is not like a traditional Learning Management System (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, better uptime, supports all mobile devices, and is accessible for all learners. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with a gaming engine, adaptive learning, video management, intelligent agents, course interactives, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and world-leading learning analytics.

D2L’s 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 ranked D2L as a “Leader” in 2017 Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning and included D2L in its highly coveted “Hot Vendors In Learning” list.



D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organizations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online or in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education, and businesses at


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