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Purdue University Creates a Foundation for e-Learning Success

Challenge Adapting To A New Way Of Learning Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana and is consistently ranked as one of the best public...


Helping to reduce barriers with online experiential learning

As a leader in online education, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) knows firsthand that online students face a unique barrier to internships, which are essential to a full educational experience. To address this challenge, SNHU created the Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT) learning model, delivered asynchronously through D2L Brightspace. HEaRT connects learners with employers and allows them to build and demonstrate key skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, team building, and project management. Since its inception in 2018, over 850 learners have successfully completed a HEaRT experience.

Preparing students for high-demand industries

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence (ITCOE), hosted by Metropolitan State University, works closely with industry and educators to attract students and prepare them for work in high-demand industries in Minnesota. Through its Curriculum Project, the Center of Excellence sought to develop or enhance programs in high-demand IT disciplines, including cybersecurity, data science, agile, DevOps, and career readiness, all to meet increased market needs. Brightspace was essential in delivering on-demand IT modules that align with industry standards and incorporate innovative learning technologies and best practices to all 37 campuses within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, including sharing resources with workforce centers, economic development agencies, and other agencies serving the state’s dislocated and underserved populations.

Streamlining the transition to online teaching

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional face-to-face teaching methods across the USA, Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) aimed to rapidly ramp up adoption of the Brightspace learning management system. By creating a targeted quick-start training course for its faculty members, XULA has boosted internal adoption of the Brightspace platform to 99%, enabling teachers and students to interact seamlessly online.

Turning challenge into opportunity

When the COVID-19 pandemic compelled higher education institutions around the world to switch to remote learning, the University of Guelph was well-prepared with a mature approach to effectively integrate technology to provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences. Using D2L’s Brightspace platform, the University rapidly adapted to alternative methods of course delivery, supporting effective transitions for students and faculty.

Flexible workforce learning

HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, worked with D2L to create pathways for learning progression for students enrolled in the College’s workforce development noncredit programs. In collaboration with local businesses, HACC is building stackable credentials that can be delivered online via D2L’s Brightspace platform, providing a blend of self-paced and instructor-led programs that help students develop and demonstrate new competencies.

Empowering students with independent learning

How engaging learning experiences have helped a University of Huddersfield professor achieve 100 percent pass rates
Traditional approaches to university teaching can make it difficult for instructors to identify gaps in student understanding, which impacts pass rates and creates barriers to educational attainment. The University of Huddersfield is using the Brightspace platform to shape engaging blended learning experiences and reports that the pass rate for one professor’s courses has been boosted to 100 percent.