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D2L Brightspace vs. Blackboard

D2L Brightspace Outranks Blackboard*

Leveling up your learning platform is easier than you think. Use D2L Brightspace, an award-winning learning platform and get the support you deserve every step of the way.

Big and Small. The Top Higher Education Institutions Partner with D2L. Here’s Why:

You’ll easily deliver a best-in-class learning experience with the tools, services, and support you deserve. And with all the reasons listed below, choosing D2L as your new partner should be a no-brainer.

D2L Brightspace


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#1 Easiest to Use LMS

Brightspace has clinched the top spot as the most user-friendly Learning Management System according to G2. With its intuitive interface, seamless navigation, and excellent accessibility features, Brightspace is tailored for your ease.

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Transitioning From Blackboard to D2L Brightspace

Join experts from the University of Windsor, Binghamton University (SUNY) and D2L for the inside scoop on their migration from Blackboard to Brightspace.

  • Why so many institutions are switching from Blackboard to Brightspace
  • The transition journey, including highlights, insights and common challenges
  • Strategies and best practices for a seamless transition
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Verified User in Higher Education

4.5 stars
Reviewed on February 23, 2022

One year experience

The user experience is the best thing about Brightspace, far from Blackboard learn original experience and more complete than the ultra experience. For instructors and learners from this institution, it has been a smooth transition from Blackboard.

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Verified User in Higher Education

5 stars
Reviewed on July 13, 2023

The Best LMS

It’s helping us engage our students in a much more stable environment than Blackboard

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Verified User in Higher Education

5 stars
Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Satisfaction is high with D2L platform

D2L offers an easy-to-use interface for both instructors and students that is preferable compared to Blackboard. Support from D2L to perform administrative tasks has been exceptional.

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Angela F.

5 stars
Reviewed on December 21, 2023

Making instructor life easier

Love that it can allow for a standard student experience (templates for homepage and rubrics)

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Aurelie M.

5 stars
Reviewed on November 22, 2023

Useful easy navigation tool with functions to create courses intuitively

What I liked the most was the very good interface and content and its overall feel is excellent for newcomers.

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