360Learning vs. D2L Brightspace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
360Learning
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
360Learning headquartered in Paris offers their workforce training learning management system.
$8
per month
D2L Brightspace
Score 4.9 out of 10
N/A
Brightspace is an academic and corporate learning management platform. It provides core e-learning features, as well as mobile accessibility and granular personalization and analytics insights.N/A
Pricing
360LearningD2L Brightspace
Editions & Modules
Team
$8
per user, per month
Business
Contact Sales
Enterprise
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
360LearningD2L Brightspace
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact vendor for pricing information. 30-day free trial is available.
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Features
360LearningD2L Brightspace
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
360Learning
8.5
18 Ratings
3% above category average
D2L Brightspace
5.9
10 Ratings
33% below category average
Course authoring8.517 Ratings2.010 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.716 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Player/Portal8.015 Ratings9.87 Ratings
Learning content8.56 Ratings9.69 Ratings
Mobile friendly9.215 Ratings1.09 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.117 Ratings9.49 Ratings
Assignments8.516 Ratings2.010 Ratings
Compliance management7.54 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Learning administration9.418 Ratings2.09 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.918 Ratings2.010 Ratings
Social learning8.717 Ratings8.49 Ratings
Gamification6.912 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
360LearningD2L Brightspace
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(18 ratings)
1.2
(45 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.4
(1 ratings)
9.0
(25 ratings)
Usability
6.9
(2 ratings)
6.4
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.5
(1 ratings)
1.6
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
360LearningD2L Brightspace
Likelihood to Recommend
360Learning
360Learning is an ideal choice for organizations looking to decentralize their learning and development initiatives and engage internal experts. With its user-friendly course builder, the platform enables us to easily train employees throughout the organization. The Champion Solution serves as a powerful project management tool, ensuring collaboration and alignment with SMEs to create top-notch content. The transparency in 360Learning's roadmap and the excellent support from the customer success team further enhance the overall experience. By choosing 360Learning, organizations can unlock the potential of their internal experts and revolutionize their learning and development processes
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D2L
If you're an educational institution (K-12, Higher Ed, etc.), this is an amazing tool, and it will provide you all the functionality to support anything you may want and need it to do. If you are looking at Brightspace as a tool for corporate training, I'm not sure exactly how good or bad it will be for you. My guess would be that it likely depends on your organization's size. Along that line, what I can speak to is how we use it for our customized training and in-house professional development/training, and it works fantastically for that. While we primarily use it for normal higher ed coursework, we regularly do training and professional development for all of our employees and I manage those along with our HR department. Because we use it for many other things as well, all of our employees are familiar with the product, which makes our trainings go that much smoother and makes my job that much easier.
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Pros
360Learning
  • Ability to record video and screen casting through the platform.
  • Social component similar to Facebook.
  • Users can rate tasks and courses for immediate feedback about the content.
  • Exceptional customer care.
  • Easy to use for the content creators and for the end user.
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D2L
  • Allowing users to embed content links from YouTube or Google Drive enables learners to experience a richer lesson.
  • Providing a powerful editor that allows developers to also include content from Adobe Stock as well as textbook publishers and cloud storage companies gives more power and creative ability to instructors.
  • Providing scaling for mobile and traditional computer systems ensures students will not have issues on the go.
  • The customization of home pages and groups enable courses to be used for small training sessions with breakout groups, large courses with separate sections, and even just more engaging courses that present themed icons and logos.
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Cons
360Learning
  • Sometimes the platform isn't as intuitive as I'd like
  • Frequent updates that can impact the guidelines we establish for our internal employees
  • Catalog access for courses is linked to programs requiring participants to retake a program instead of just replaying a singular course. This is being addressed in a future update.
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D2L
  • One can feel a bit rushed on the Brightspace platform during the log-out period. Security requirements may require this, but it makes end-users more conscious about getting through content than taking notes.
  • From my experience, there is not a direct connection between the platform and Outlook.
  • Some content on the platform can feel redundant.
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Likelihood to Renew
360Learning
Since I started in our organization, 360Learning has evolved and keep evolving and makes the experience easier and better.
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D2L
I would never give any system a perfect score. In the technology environment today we need to be constantly looking at ways to improve the user experience and LMS companies like Desire2Learn need to know that we have options today with other systems and they need to stay current with features and listen to their customers.
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Usability
360Learning
You don't really need to be trained to use it, it's like social media. If not, there's full documentation available, it's not a steep learning curve at all. There's lots of advice about how to better use the platform too. I don't see any need for improvement here but left a 9/10 JUST in case.
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D2L
Overall, the learning environment works as expected. However, there are plenty of bugs. For example, for a few versions, trying to print out a PDF from the Content screen in several browsers would produce a blank page. We inform D2L support about these issues, most of which are known issues. However, they are very slow to respond. D2L seems to spend more time selling than actually coding and testing their product. Most of the issues are not major -- however, there have been a few that are unbelievable. In fact, this past week we had a sudden issue where the "Submit" button in quizzes would not appear if users had a certain browser/operating system combination. This is a major problem, if students cannot submit their exams! D2L is slow to respond to these kinds of situations, which do occur more often than I would like.
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Reliability and Availability
360Learning
No answers on this topic
D2L
Both students and instructor enjoy the 24-hoiur access. After, all isn't that the point of online learning. As an instructor located in an Eastern time zone state it is great to connect with students located in a Pacific time zone state. I have gotten comments about the early hours I am in the course room grading assignments . . . 4:00 a.m. PST; 7:00 a.m. EST So, it's sleep time for my students and "first cup of coffee" time for me.
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Performance
360Learning
No answers on this topic
D2L
Easy to navigate; little to no delay from one section of the course room to another; actually fun to use after overcoming the learning curve.
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Support Rating
360Learning
We have amazing support from the Customer Success Director.
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D2L
I have had excellent support from Desire2Learn. Any ticket that I submit is acknowledged immediately and the correction is usually almost as quick. We use this for thousands of classes and it is pretty well liked by both faculty and students. We have been using it for almost 4 years now and most of our instructors have become pretty proficient with it.
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In-Person Training
360Learning
No answers on this topic
D2L
Did not participate in the in-person training due to distance; training was completed online
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Online Training
360Learning
No answers on this topic
D2L
The training provided online did not, necessarily, fit the version of the system that I was using. Screens were somewhat different and not all options were readily available. This could have been due to customization on the part of my institution however, I rather believe it was due to version changes and training materials not yet being updated.
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Implementation Rating
360Learning
I was not part of the implementation.
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D2L
The D2L implementation team listened to our concerns and built a system based upon our needs. We wanted to keep them after the initial implementation.
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Alternatives Considered
360Learning
So we have a subscription to microsoft that has learning as well (provided by former lynda) and that doesn't do as well as 360Learning does, nor does it allow you the ability to create courses, everything is custom built by Lynda or third party resources so the ability to view great up to date content and to be able to create our own has been a huge sales point.
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D2L
I have used Blackboard Learn 8 and 9. I am currently learning about Canvas. Blackboard is overall much clunkier and lacks the intuitive feel in some parts of D2L. Its grade book is much harder to control and manipulate than D2L's. Its navigation menu can be more radically modified from the default than D2L's, but this doesn't seem that useful to me. Discussions in Blackboard can be more easily reorganized than in D2L, but no grading of discussions is possible. Blackboard Assignments is a good innovation which allows markup directly in the students' submissions, but it displays student work in a confusing manner that doesn't allow for any customization, and its markup options need further tweaking. Furthermore, no rubrics can be used in Blackboard in any way to grade any kind of work (that I am aware of). Overall, I would choose D2L over Blackboard.
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Scalability
360Learning
No answers on this topic
D2L
During my first semester working with Desire2Learn the integrated learning management system was more down than up. This meant reconfiguring assignment due dates, frustration for both the instructor, students, and help desk staff. After an upgrade, Desire2Learn has been reliable.
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Return on Investment
360Learning
  • Creating the Path as when you modify a course is live.
  • Not being able to download your content if it is directly developed on the platform caused us issues as we had to copy-paste into a PowerPoint all content that a previous eLearning designer had developed.
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D2L
  • I cannot speak to whether this system is less expensive than the more fully featured Blackboard, but employees are far less efficient, frustrated, and require frequent calls to the help center to set up fairly simple course templates.
  • I have been asked to consider teaching courses which will be completely online at my current institution. I have done such online courses several times at other universities, but I have decided Desire2Learn is too frustrating and cumbersome to do so. I am now exploring using Google Drive to teach a course online. Otherwise, I will not teach online until required or I find an alternate system.
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