Brightspace

Brightspace

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Score 8.6 out of 100
Brightspace

Overview

Recent Reviews

A robust yet simple to use LMS - Brightspace

8
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

9
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!

9
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

8
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

9
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

8
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

9
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 …

Popular Features

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Assignments (9)

9.7
97%

Course authoring (9)

9.4
94%

Learning content (9)

9.4
94%

Progress tracking & certifications (9)

9.3
93%

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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.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Learning Management

9.4
94%

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Reviews

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Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Students and instructors can get confused with the interface. There might be a slight learning curve
  • Not everything is intuitive. Therefore some instructors are slow to adopt.
  • Grading features may have a slight learning curve for instructors new to LMS.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Brightspace has allowed our department to provide more courses online as well as in person since more can be managed by an instructor or team.
  • Brightspace has led to some negative comments during our annual meetings as some staff prefer free options or paid options with different interfaces.
  • Brightspace has allowed our instructors to understand how much work individual learners have interacted with, where they may have quit or encountered difficulties, and has even allowed us to understand why some have received non-complete grades.
  • Brightspace's assignment drop boxes have enabled our department to easily run originality checks and have timestamps to understand when assignments were completed.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Brightspace offers tailored learning outcomes for employees to further their organization knowledge.
  • There are significant analytical benefits that enable administrators to view engagement data and cultivate organizationally-specific content.
  • Brightspace enables a consistent and single-source of truth channel for learning but still does not fit all levels of employees.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Brightspace provides a unified platform for student interaction.
  • It provides a unified place for students to submit and keep track of assignments.
  • It provides a clear place for students to keep track of their grades throughout the semester.
Amanda Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • It has helped with our Virtual Campus, which is our fastest growing campus.
  • It has helped us to offer more blended courses.
  • It's been helpful to ensure all employees participate in HR training.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • We are part of a state system, but we have been out twice in the past 10 years for RFP and chosen D2L both times.
  • D2L listens to users and provides videos and training through through D2L Community site.
  • D2L has an annual International Fusion User Conference to showcase ideas and new products.
  • D2L also helps sponsor regional Ignite Conferences and MN will hold its 2nd in April 2014.
Frances Wright Breland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • This is not something I can specifically speak to system-wide. However I think when teachers are willing to use the analytics provided by the system, it has the power to help them provide earlier interventions in the learning process. It is my observation that earlier interventions for learners who are struggling also improves learning outcomes.
September 23, 2015

D2L is not all BS

David Lloyd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Just having a Learning Management System in place has had a major positive impact on our university. And although there are downsides to Desire2Learn, it is widely used and therefore there are a large number of people with whom to collaborate with on its use.
  • Once set-up correctly, Desire2Learn has a lot to offer including course consistency, flexible institution branding as well as it can save a large amount of money on print costs. Sharing syllabi and other documents online can cut the cost of printing for both faculty and students.
  • Desire2Learn works with several third party vendors, and although some of the integrations could be improved, this adds functionality.
Steven Mitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • I feel that Desire2Learn has improved the overall efficiency of online learning at this university. When it is used properly it is a good tool for learning.
  • I think it has increased the efficiency of the customer service personnel also. It is easier to correct and to explain over the phone and in person to person chats.
  • It is fairly easy for the students to learn as incoming students.
Michelle Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Neutral: D2L has helped us develop brand new online graduate programs. The programs have been successful but I don't believe this is due to D2L - I believe any decent LMS would result in the same outcome.
  • Negative: Our conversion from Blackboard to D2L in 2010 has unfortunately resulted in some faculty members decreasing their use of LMS tools. In the three years since the conversion, I have been able to gradually build up use but we are still lagging. I believe any transition would result in a dip/drop but D2L can be fairly difficult to pick up for faculty so I believe we experienced a bigger and longer drop because of this.
  • Positive: We have been able to use D2L for our accreditation assessments in some of our programs thanks to the statistics available in the assessment area.
February 06, 2015

Desiring to Learn

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Easier management of students with bulk enrollment and course metrics that measured learner progress
  • Easier organization of courses and learning content that could be organized based on learning objectives
  • System could handle embedding and adding multi-media resources for instruction integration by enriching content