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July 13, 2016 15:46 ET

Consortium of Ontario Colleges Selects Brightspace LMS

Six Colleges Are Rolling Out D2L's Easy, Flexible and Smart Learning Platform for Collaborative Program Delivery

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - D2L, a global learning technology leader, is proud to announce that a consortium of six colleges in northern Ontario will deploy the Brightspace platform as its learning management system (LMS) for collaborative program delivery. The six colleges in the consortium are Collège Boréal, Cambrian College, Canadore College, Confederation College, Northern College and Sault College.

Following an extensive review of learning management systems, D2L's Brightspace LMS was unanimously selected by all six colleges. The consortium chose Brightspace due to its innovative approach to delivering online courses that supports blended learning and flipped classroom models, in addition to the flexibility that will allow each college to maintain its unique culture of learning while sharing course programming with other colleges. Brightspace's ability and experience to easily integrate additional technology solutions, including single sign-on capabilities and a student information system, was another differentiating factor. Each college will have the option to move its entire campus to Brightspace as part of the rollout.

"Residents of northern Ontario are often challenged to find the training, education and skills development programs they need without being forced to leave their communities. To address this, we needed a partner that could drive technology-enabled learning and access to post-secondary education across our schools. In addition, this project would not have been possible without the support of the Ministry for Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario," said Audrey Penner, VPA at Northern College. "With Brightspace, we will be able to offer broad access to quality education that will not only help to grow our local economies, but also help our students be better prepared to compete as part of the global economy."

"D2L's learning environment makes it easy for instructors to roll-out compelling learning activities and personalize learning experiences for students near and far, keeping them engaged, and on track for success," said John Baker, CEO of D2L. "We applaud the Northern Colleges Collaborative Programming Project of Ontario for their unique approach to providing every learner with high quality programming and learning opportunities and for helping their communities to thrive."

D2L works with a variety of college and university consortia throughout North America, deploying Brightspace to help education networks deliver quality online education programs across multiple school systems and campuses. These include Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI), representing 18 member institutions in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, and Broward College.

D2L currently serves learners around the world and the company's track record of innovation has been widely recognized. In March, Fast Company Ranked D2L #6 on the Most Innovative Companies of 2016 list in the Data Science Category, amongst Google, IBM, Spotify, Costco, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. eLearning Magazine recently rated D2L as #1 in Adaptive Learning, and Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research.

To learn more about Brightspace, visit http://www.d2l.com/brightspace.

ABOUT BRIGHTSPACE

D2L's Brightspace is an online learning platform that helps institutions deliver personalized learning experiences to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what's most important -- greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals.

ABOUT D2L

D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company's cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organizations can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.d2l.com

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