Desire2Learn from An Online Instructor's Perspective!
February 13, 2014

Desire2Learn from An Online Instructor's Perspective!

Michael Smith, M.Ed. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction

I am an online instructor for a proprietary education institution with on-ground and online course offerings. Desire2Learn is being used by my organization as its Learning Management System (LMS) to accommodate its online course offerings. Desire2Learn addresses issues of online course navigation and creates a user friendly environment for both students and instructors.
  • Most students are used to learning in a traditional classroom, so Desire2Learn's technology makes the online transition easier for students.
  • As an interactive instructor, I find Desire2Learn platform easy to incorporate lectures, webcasts, YouTube videos, and other media for an engaging classroom experience.
  • As the world becomes more mobile, I am particularly impressed with Desire2Learn's mobile application and features.
  • Although the mobile application is excellent, more features could be added to make it more user-friendly.
  • Again, the mobile features could be better aligned with the full features of the Desire2Learn platform.
  • The grade book feature in Desire2Learn is good, but not as user-friendly as the rest of the platform.
  • Higher student retention.
  • Stronger student engagement.
  • Increased teacher/student communication.
I would renew my use of Desire2Learn because of the results I have seen during my time using it as a Learning Management System as an online instructor. I have much higher retention rates, my students are much better engaged, and my communication with my students is stronger and much more accurate.
I have only used Desire2Learn in online educational settings and would highly recommend the product in this industry. It offers instructors excellent access to student assessment and reporting features that make student communication easier and more accurate. The ability to incorporate almost any type of multimedia within a course is a major victory for educators who wish to engage their students at the maximum level.