Soon after its inception in 1999, D2L launched its flagship LMS platform Brightspace LMS, used by schools, higher education, and businesses for online and blended classroom learning. As the president and CEO of D2L, Baker believes, one of the most important things one can do to help each other is ensuring that everyone has access to the best possible learning opportunities. “We’re solving teachers’ biggest challenges by offering all the core functionality they require within one platform: the most engaging learning activities, easy assessment tools, a parent engagement solution, and more,” says Baker. Currently, D2L is working with educators around the globe to help learners at a scale which was hard to imagine in 1999.
Brightspace LMS platform offers personalized learning environments to students. The new type of learning environment encourages continuous engagement through interactive tools, active links, Microsoft Outlook, Dropbox, and YouTube. As a result, students can develop their skills and knowledge to better prepare for life after school. The LMS also gives the academic institutions instructional consistency across campuses, ensuring that the best practices are upheld in every class while retaining the art of teaching.
We’re solving teachers’ biggest challenges by offering all the core functionality they require within one platform: the most engaging learning activities, easy assessment tools, a parent engagement solution, and more
D2L’s technology is currently being used by more than 1,100 clients and 15 million learners in higher education, schools, healthcare, government, and the enterprise sector. In 16 years, the D2L team has grown to include over 800 employees around the world and set up offices in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. Baker wants to credit his team for the enormous success of D2L. “When you see all the stories of how we can impact when we work together, you can understand why this is a mission for us—a way for us to contribute to progress and build a brighter future,” says Baker. In a time when LMS is essential for the evolution of education, Brightspace’s every iteration makes it more ‘human’ while providing resources required in modern education.