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D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces the Spring17 release of Brightspace, its award-winning learning management system (LMS). With the Brightspace Spring17 enhancements, it’s easier for instructors to reach every learner with an engaging and modern experience.
“Mobile and social platforms have transformed the world and we need to make sure that learning experiences are even better,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “Too many learners are stuck with twentieth century learning. With Spring17, we’re making it easier for instructors to reach every learner with engaging and active learning that fosters growth, imagination, creativity and the skills needed by the modern learner.”
More than ever, people are demanding an experience that’s built around them, saves time, and makes things easier. For instructors to reach every learner in this new reality, it demands technology that makes it easier to personalize learning and build engaging experiences with context. D2L is making it easier to provide meaningful feedback and experiences for learners of all types.
With Spring17, D2L delivers:
INSTRUCTOR ADOPTION SERVICE TO ENHANCE TEACHING AND LEARNING
D2L’s goal is to provide products and services that customers love, and are easy, flexible, and smart. Helping instructors reach every learner requires clients to go beyond a normal technology adoption if they want all learners to succeed. This new Instructor Adoption Service starts with a planning session, survey, and collaborative development to build a training plan designed to increase adoption and deeper engagement.
DAYLIGHT IS GENERALLY AVAILABLE
The highly-anticipated new Brightspace Daylight user experience and visual design, is now Generally Available. With this release, D2L sets a new benchmark for visual and learning design. The Daylight experience was designed for the modern, mobile user. It makes it easy and consistent to use Brightspace on any device: mobile smartphones, tablets, and computers. Plus, the Daylight user experience brings new workflows and usability improvements. In Spring17, these include: quizzing, activity feed, and other common tasks.
DAYLIGHT MAKES QUIZZING EASIER AND FASTER
Design improvements have made building questions in Brightspace far faster and easier. The most common questions are lightning-fast to create, without sacrificing advanced options like contextual feedback based upon learner response, hints, and weighting. Instructors can now see how learners experience a question instantly as they construct the question.
DAYLIGHT ACTIVITY FEED MAKES IT EASIER TO COMMUNICATE AND IT’S SOCIAL
The new Activity Feed in Brightspace makes it easy for instructors to share contextual activities and information with their learners in a way that encourages active learning. For the learners, the Activity Feed gives them one spot to read, communicate and engage in learning activities. Activity Feed will be in Limited Availability for select customers at the end of April.
BRIGHTSPACE PULSE KEEPS LEARNERS ON TRACK
Learners’ lives are busy, and the Pulse app helps them visualize their workload, stay on top of deadlines, keep up with discussions, and read all their course notifications, including new grades. New capabilities within Pulse enable learners to view content for their courses and complete their work on their mobile device.
COMMON TASKS ARE EASIER AND NEW URKUND PARTNERSHIP
With Spring17, D2L is taking clicks out of complex workloads. For example, Brightspace makes it easy to exempt learners from an assignment and takes care of all the calculations. Other enhancements include notifications when an assignment is submitted, easier management of discussion topics, and a new integration partnership with Urkund (a leading European plagiarism detection company).
If you would like to power your institution with D2L Brightspace to make learning easier for both your instructors and students, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All key information and images sourced from the official D2L press release.