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A robust yet simple to use LMS - Brightspace

November 22, 2021
We utilize Brightspace across our institution to serve as the single unified platform for teaching and learning. Our institution is robust …
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Brightspace LMS Review

March 06, 2021
Brightspace is a learning management system used by the college in all aspects of managing student learning, student achievement, student …

Love it!

April 06, 2019
We use Brightspace for all of our classes. All students have access to Brightspace in order to access their classes, and many of the staff …
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D2L does the job

March 12, 2018
D2L is being used by the entire state university system. It has been, as I understand it, since 2010. The decision was made by the system …

My D2L Experience in Higher Ed

September 30, 2015
There are 31 colleges within the MN State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). To improve access to higher education, Minnesota State …
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D2L Gives A Solid Performance

September 28, 2015
Desire2Learn is being used across the Colorado Community College System. I use it to teach my hybrid computer networking courses. It gives …

Item level copy is a strength

September 26, 2015
Hi, I'm Jennifer DeMack and I am an adjunct instructor with Front Range Community College. I teach ENG122: Composition II, a guaranteed …

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Course authoring (9)


Learning content (9)


Progress tracking & certifications (9)


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What is Brightspace?

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.

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  • No setup fee


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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Moodle?

Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used by educational institutions. The product is administered by the Moodle Project which is led by Moodle HQ in Australia.

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Learning Management


Product Details

What is Brightspace?

Brightspace is a powerful and flexible learning management platform that promises to help drive better learning outcomes by offering every learner a highly personalized, digital experience. From the kindergarten classroom, to college campuses, to global corporations, Brightspace aims to help create inspired and engaging learning for all.

According to the vendor, key capabilities and benefits include:

Mobile-first design
Brightspace works on any device – whether a laptop or hand-me-down smartphone or tablet.

Personalized learning
Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents in Brightspace offer a high level of granularity and control over individual learning paths.

Partner in innovation
You expect your learning platform to deliver results on learning outcomes and strategic objectives. The vendor also collaborates with you day-to-day to help you plan, measure and achieve those results.

Brightspace Features

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Micro-learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Social learning

Additional Features

  • Supported: Social Assessment

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Brightspace Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Arabic, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Chinese


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What is Brightspace?

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.

What is Brightspace's best feature?

Reviewers rate Course catalog or library highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Brightspace?

The most common users of Brightspace are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Higher Education industry.


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Frances Wright Breland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • It is particularly easy to use the data analytics attached to this system.
  • The features which integrate user responses into the grade book are great. I am particularly fond of the grading interface attached to the Dropbox.
  • The calendar feature is very handy and easy to work with.
Ed Lovitt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • I liked the Grade book Wizard to help with setup
  • The student and faculty tutorials are all Closed Captioned and helped with the training process
  • The administrative interface (DOME) is very robust and provides administrators with tools to help with managing the LMS system.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Posting news items is a snap. This tool works the way you would expect it to. Students can subscribe to text or e-mai notifications.
  • Creating dropbox folders is very straightforward. TurnItIn integration is EASY to use and adds tremendous functionality.
  • The Class Progress link is VERY useful. Lets you see what everyone is up to in one screen, with customizable domains (e.g., assignments, login history, discussion participation, grades, etc.) It would be even better if this was available to each student individually, on their Course Home page!
  • Grading dropbox assignments is an integrated, pleasurable experience. No un-necesary clicks here, and the documents open inline.