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Starting university is a major milestone for students in their academic careers. It’s a time of new opportunities and challenges—and never has that been truer than for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of navigating a new campus, students had to adapt to online learning at the same time as their educators and administrators. Purdue University rose to the challenge with Learning Online 101, a self-paced Brightspace course created to help students adapt to virtual and dynamic learning environments. The course materials were designed to help students find answers to common questions about virtual learning and connect them with the university’s support services and learning resources.
When the pandemic hit, D2L Brightspace helped Putnam Northern Westchester Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (PNW BOCES) accelerate the launch of remote professional learning options for over 1,000 teachers in New York State. Today, the platform provides a streamlined user experience with a flipped classroom model that helps educators use their learning time productively.
As the global digital economy grows, the demand for skilled talent is growing with it. It’s critical to encourage employees to learn new skills, but professional development initiatives are often overlooked and underutilized. To tackle the growing skill and talent shortages, D2L launched a new platform— D2L Wave. D2L Wave connects the workforce to a curated catalog of high-quality professional development courses and programs offered by top-tier education providers. To put its new platform to the test, D2L decided to become its own first customer of D2L Wave.
To enhance the student experience for both its online and blended learning pathways, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) realized it needed to replace its legacy learning management system (LMS) with a more modern platform: D2L Brightspace. How could UMA and D2L deliver this large and complex change without disrupting the learning experience for students and faculty?
SIIT has always focused on supporting First Nations people in their own communities. Each year, SIIT helps hundreds of students develop skills and set career goals through its JobSeries programs. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, delivering these programs in First Nations communities was no longer possible. SIIT worked with D2L to build an accessible, user-friendly, and equitable online learning platform that helps students thrive.
For years now, ISTE has been helping educators learn how to take advantage of technology. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and schools switched to a fully online teaching model, they embraced technology-enabled learning in many ways. ISTE played a key role in helping thousands of educators level up their pedagogical skills through both certification and bite-size competency-based professional learning courses.