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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Rochester Institute of Technology Selects Desire2Learn to Power eLearning Institution-wide

Press Release

Leader in computing, engineering and applied arts adopts Desire2Learn for learning management system.

Desire2Learn Inc., a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems,
today announced that the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), an internationally recognized leader in professional and
career-oriented education, has selected the Desire2Learn Learning Platform to serve its 20,000 users.

RIT will replace its existing learning management system with the Desire2Learn Learning Platform, a complete suite of
easy-to-use teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery and management.  All of RIT’s existing courses will be
converted to the Desire2Learn Learning Platform as part of the implementation.  The agreement also includes the
Desire2Learn Learning Object Repository (LOR), an easy-to-use fully integrated standards-based learning object repository
enabling the storing, sharing and tracking of learning objects, which seamlessly integrates with the Desire2Learn Learning

RIT was looking for a highly intuitive course management system which would allow faculty the use of tools to enhance teaching as well
as integrate and leverage its existing campus authentication system and the register’s course and enrolment information for the 3,000 to
4,000 courses it offers each quarter to students in the US, Croatia, Kosovo, Dominican Republic and other international sites.  The
full rollout is scheduled to be completed by fall 2005.

“We look forward to working with Desire2Learn,” said Joeann Humbert, Director of Online Learning at RIT.  “The
product will allow faculty and students at RIT to make use of some excellent features which could benefit the teaching and learning

“We are pleased that RIT selected Desire2Learn and we look forward to building upon the collaborative relationship that evolved
during the evaluation period,” said Daryl Hemingway, Desire2Learn Vice President of Global Business Development.  “We
anticipate that RIT’s excellent staff and innovative programs will provide an impressive showcase of D2L’s next-generation eLearning
technology that improves the overall educational experience for faculty, staff and students.”

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn, Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems that empower education to build teaching and learning
environments that reflect their vision and objectives.  Desire2Learn clients include colleges, universities, schools, as well as
associations and other leading organizations.  There are more than two million users of the Desire2Learn enterprise eLearning
technology worldwide.  Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.  For more information,
please visit:

About Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and
applied arts, and education of the deaf.  More than 15,300 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RIT’s 340 career-oriented
and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For well over a decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.  The
Princeton Review recognizes RIT as one of America’s “Most Wired Campuses,” and the university is also featured in The Fiske
Guide to Colleges and Barron’s Best Buys in Education.  For more information, visit:

Jacqueline Chioreanu
Desire2Learn Inc.,
(519) 772-0325 x268
[email protected]
Bob Finnerty
(585) 475-4733
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