E&I Partnership a Key Reason Bryan Chose Brightspace as their New Learning Platform

Kitchener, Waterloo, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee is the latest higher education institution to join the D2L Brightspace family.

“D2L's partnership with E&I was important for us because it provides many benefits — especially an assurance of integrity in continuing to provide excellence in education,” said Mandi Sullivan, Director of Academic Programs at Bryan College.  “Their commitment to continual improvement, proactively seeking to meet market demand, and choosing to partner with educators to provide the best for learners all highlight D2L as the premier leader in learning management technology.”

Bryan College is a small liberal-arts, non-denominational Christian college founded in 1930. The school has nearly 1200 full-time students online and on campus and seeks to assist in the personal growth and development of qualified students by providing an education based upon an integrated understanding of the Bible and the liberal arts.

The college was unhappy with their legacy system — which did not provide adequate customer service, had an excessive amount of downtime and did not feature the data and analytical power that the growing institution required.

Sullivan says that, in selecting Brightspace, Bryan College found a learning platform that features:

  • Robust Data Analysis: “The insights portal that Brightspace offers is incredible — and data is something we want to be more thoughtful of and make sure that we are making decisions that are appropriate for our students based on data.”
  • Subscription Training: “Subscription training was a huge piece. That is saving us hours upon hours in trying to train faculty.”
  • Mobile Responsiveness: “This sealed the deal for our students. We gave a demo for students and when we showed them D2L’s site, they all chose Brightspace on that basis.”
  • User-Friendly Layout: “Faculty loved that there is just so much built into Brightspace that is user-friendly and intuitive.  The layout was very eye-catching for faculty, especially being able to have the table of contents arranged how they want.”
  • Gradebook: “The ease of entering grades manually definitely swayed the faculty in favor of Brightspace.”

"Bryan is excited to partner with D2L as we both seek to better serve our students and their learning experience. Brightspace is an industry leader. Through partnering with Brightspace, Bryan College will be able to provide to our students the very best in learning technologies," said Dr. Douglas Mann, Provost and Vice President of Academics.

“Having such an overwhelming vote of confidence from a new client is a real honour for us,” said Jeremy Auger, Chief Strategy Officer. “We’re looking forward to a long and productive partnership with Bryan College as they equip their students for the world of work and for service to their communities.”

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works on any device. It’s secure, worry-free technology that puts customers first — allowing you to create engaging courses within your existing technology to fit your unique needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your students, keep them on track with automated nudges, provide them with personalized feedback and increase their engagement through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.

Brightspace is the only learning platform chosen as a partner of the National Federation of the Blind’s Strategic Nonvisual Access Partnership program, which has been redesigned as their Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. Brightspace was named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. Aragon Research also included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list. To learn more, visit the Higher Education and K-12 pages on our website.

D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organizations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com.

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