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Desire2Learn Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

D2L is parlaying its successes in the education market to enterprise customers with Brightspace for Enterprise, which aims to boost corporate learning Social, Mobile, and Video Content, gamification tools as well as analytics to measure engagement and progress. The Brightspace platform is further enhanced by various tier-one partnerships also announced that D2L has partnered with IBM to embed its Cognos business intelligence engine into D2L Insights and that has collaborated with Microsoft to expand its mobile offering with a Windows 8 mobile app for D2L Binder.

Desire2Learn Recent Developments

In July 2021, D2L today launched D2L Wave, a bold new approach to professional development that makes it easy for employees to gain new skills by accessing an online catalog of high-quality education options from leading educational institutions.

In May 2019, D2L unveiled ‘Indigo’— the latest version of its Brightspace learning platform — which empowers employees to take control of their own learning paths in a competitive global economy. The Indigo release includes the following powerful capabilities for businesses and organizations: Foster a culture of learning, Improve employee engagement, Motivate employees with impactful feedback, Make data-driven decisions.

In October 2018, D2L launched its Magenta Release — the latest version of its Brightspace VLE — which lets students around the world get structured and meaningful feedback on any learning activity, helping to improve their learning outcomes. Magenta gives users structured and meaningful feedback using an easy-to-understand rubric process, an option to be even more objective with anonymous grading — and more.

In October 2017, Desire2Learn launched the Autumn17 release of Brightspace, the company's flagship product. The new features simplify work, it gives teachers and educators more flexibility to deliver impactful learning experiences. The same month next year, the company launched its Magenta Release, the latest version of its Brightspace learning platform, making it easy for organizations to evaluate and give clear and transparent feedback on employee skills.

Desire2Learn Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In August 2021, D2L acquired exclusive course content, development tools, and talent from Bayfield Design, a provider of digital learning courseware. With this acquisition, D2L will offer teachers and students premium digital curriculum resources that work in harmony with D2L Brightspace.

Desire2Learn Customers in ARTW Customer Database

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Desire2Learn Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

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Desire2Learn Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified Desire2Learn Customers

No. of Desire2Learn Customers: 1330

No. of Desire2Learn Enterprise Applications Customers: 1330

No. of Desire2Learn Cloud Customers: 1330

No. of Desire2Learn Cloud Subscribers: 15 million

D2L has more than 1,200 clients and over 15 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government, and the enterprise sector. Recent customers are Aleafia Health, Alias Universidades, Good Samaritan College, University of Suffolk, National Park College, and many others.

In 2018, D2L extended its growth in the EMEA region, with new education customers deploying its Brightspace learning platform.

Recent customers are: Docente al Dia, Stephen F. Austin State University, Kirkwood Community College, Queen's University, IAE School of Business, TAFE Queensland, San Joaquin Valley College, Michigan State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Contra Costa Community College District, Daytona State College, California University of Pennsylvania, Greenville College, Sheridan College Selects, Georgia Southern University, Laurentian University, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Calgary Board of Education, Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology, MnSCU, HACC - Central Pennsylvania's Community College, University of Wisconsin System, Colorado Community College System, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Tennessee Board of Regents, Virginia Department of Education, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Deakin University, and Wodonga Middle Years College.

Desire2Learn Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

In August 2021, D2L launched its new parent and guardian app within a suite of back-to-school features designed to support teachers, learners, and families as they return to a new learning landscape. The new Brightspace app addresses an urgent and significant shift in collaboration between teachers and families that emerged as a result of the pandemic and delivers enhanced levels of continuity and support for learners.

In 2020, D2L partnered with Bayfield Design to offer an online course on COVID-19 at no cost. The unique, complimentary course was built by educators and is based on the science behind COVID-19. The course helps learners and educators understand the global pandemic, its risks, and how to effectively manage it. D2L and Bayfield Design are key players in the online education sector and strongly believe they have a duty to help the 850 million students who are out of school worldwide.

In May 2019, D2L selected the Brightspace platform to provide a flexible, engaging learning environment for its online distance learners.

In 2014 Desire2Learn purchased the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) created by JES&Co with consulting support from the Information School of the University of Washington. The ASN creates digital data representations of the myriad of K-12, higher education, and professional/workplace standards, making it possible to map them to curriculum and to tie learning experiences to measurable outcomes. The acquisition extends D2L ’s data-driven product offerings, supporting educators in their efforts to improve learner outcomes.

Desire2Learn Risks and Challenges

D2L ’s ability to scale out its customer count could define its future.

Desire2Learn Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

In September 2021, D2L partnered with Nova Scotia-based NeonTrain. A new company, NeonTrain delivers online training for small and medium-sized businesses and will be using D2L’s signature platform Brightspace to support their clients.

In April 2021, D2L teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, a leading video-first unified communications platform, to offer a comprehensive education experience. D2L will now sell Zoom alongside the award-winning Brightspace learning platform, seamlessly supporting online and blended learning with live face-to-face video in North America.

In 2020, D2L partnered with Urkund. Urkund’s automatic text-recognition system helps detect and identify potential plagiarism in any language. It checks submitted work against a comprehensive content database archived over decades: learner material, scholarly publications from premium publishers, and the internet. A detailed analysis report is generated to instructors and learners supporting academic integrity practices within the classroom.

In 2020, D2L partnered with New Jersey-based Edge to offer Brightspace to its members. Edge supports a thriving technology ecosystem that is purpose-built for the communities they serve — in part through a cooperative pricing system that connects the Edge community with technologies provided by industry-leading partners like D2L.

D2L partnered with the Integrity Advocate, the next evolution of proctoring technology, to support academic integrity in online learning. D2L will integrate Integrity Advocate’s proctoring and other features into Brightspace for clients who wish to use it to monitor student progress.

D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. Additionally, Desire2Learn has established partnerships with its Integration Partners, Reseller Partners, and Global Alliance Partners.

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