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University of Illinois Selects Desire2Learn to Enable Affordable, Accessible, High Quality Online Education

Press Release

Desire2Learn addresses needs of University of Illinois enabling high quality online learning for new Global Campus

Desire2Learn, a world leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions, announced today that the University of Illinois, the most comprehensive public university in Illinois, has chosen the Desire2Learn solution to provide a robust and scalable online learning environment for the University of Illinois Global Campus. The Global Campus is a new initiative that will provide affordable, accessible, high quality online education to residents of Illinois and beyond. After a rigorous evaluation process of numerous eLearning products, the evaluation committee concluded that Desire2Learn was the most appropriate solution.

Committed to missions of excellence in teaching, research, public service and economic development, the University of Illinois Global Campus required a learning management system that could successfully address the technological, pedagogical and business needs of the organization. The Desire2Learn solution will enable The Global Campus to achieve their goals of providing an intuitive and easy-to-use system for their faculty, students and administrators. Key factors in the decision included the contemporary design of Desire2Learn, its robust security features, and its technical architecture that met their reliability and ease-of-use requirements. The University of Illinois wanted to work with a company with vision and one which has a leadership presence in the learning management marketplace.

The Desire2Learn Enterprise eLearning Suite empowers institutions to deliver engaging content, collaborate effectively and achieve successful outcomes while providing the flexibility to control the environment to match an organization’s unique approach to teaching and learning. The Desire2Learn Learning Environment provides the foundation for continued learning and development, plus the ability to assess the institutional or organization’s effectiveness. Designed for mission-critical delivery as an enterprise offering, the Learning Environment is scalable to meet the needs of the most demanding eLearning programs.

“The Desire2Learn team was extremely helpful to us and, they provided us with tremendous support in making the decision to adopt their LMS for the Global Campus,” said Michael Lindeman, Director of Program and Course Development.

“The University of Illinois has set impressive goals to provide outstanding eLearning for both local Illinois residents and others globally enabling new ways for their learners to succeed,” said John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO. “We look forward to collaborating and assisting them to achieve their vision.”

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. 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 supports over four million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: or call 1.888.772.0325.

About University of Illinois

The University of Illinois Global Campus, the University’s newest online learning initiative, offers online bachelor’s completion degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificate programs in collaboration with partnering academic units on the brick-and-mortar campuses of Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. Each program’s curriculum is developed by world-class U. of I. faculty who are leaders in their fields of study. Together, the University of Illinois’ campuses attract the nation’s most talented students with hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, many of them ranked among the best in the United States. Right now nearly 70,000 students are enrolled at U. of I. campuses, and thousands more take classes off-campus and online. With a faculty base of 5,600 and an alumni body of more than 570,000, the University is a major world-class institution.

For more information on The Global Campus, visit


Jacqueline Chioreanu
Marketing Specialist
Desire2Learn Inc.
(519) 772-0325 ext. 365

Chief Marketing Officer
The University of Illinois Global Campus
(312) 996-1529