TechValidate Research on D2L Corporation

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685 Customers Surveyed

5,313 Data Points Collected

26 Published TechFacts

2 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


D2L Corporation Customer Research

Please describe how your institution is best leveraging D2L’s Brightspace.

Building courses more effectively
78%
Creating an inclusive learning environment including mobile and enhanced accessibility
70%
Reducing faculty members’ administrative workload
57%
Providing new insights to help students and instructors track course progression
46%
Enabling faculty to take action on student data and help at-risk students
43%
Reducing IT costs and complexity by retiring legacy learning management systems
30%
Driving increases in graduation/retention rates &/or course completion rates for students
22%

D2L Corporation Case Study

Kirkwood Community College

Introduction

This case study of Kirkwood Community College is based on a September 2019 survey of D2L Corporation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“D2L partners with us to meet our goals and implement our vision to improve student success and engage faculty.”

“Brightspace provides faculty tools that enhance teaching success and puts students first.”

“I love the speedgrader feature.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select D2L Corporation:

  • Vendors evaluated before choosing D2L’s Brightspace:
    • Canvas Instructure
    • Blackboard
  • Key challenges that led them to evaluate and ultimately select D2L:
    • A poor user interface that resulted in low engagement
    • Spending too much time for faculty and administration to develop courses, grading, discussion posts

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of D2L Corporation that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Leveraging D2L’s Brightspace for:
    • Creating an inclusive learning environment including mobile and enhanced accessibility
    • Building courses more effectively
    • Reducing faculty members’ administrative workload
    • Providing new insights to help students and instructors track course progression

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with D2L Corporation:

  • Benefits realized with D2L’s Brightspace platform:
    • Increased the ability to access coursework anywhere anytime via mobile
    • Could build courses more easily
    • Experienced more efficient, timely, and meaningful grading and feedback for instructors
  • Rated the following Brightspace capabilities compared to other learning management systems:
    • Ease of use: most important
    • Flexibility: very important
    • Scalability: very important
    • Reliability/uptime: most important
  • Rates the importance of the following features of D2L’s learning management system:
    • Intuitive interface: most important
    • Ability to create content and grade assignments: most important
    • Level of partnership in their success: important
    • Unique features which enhance/expand student engagement: important
    • Mobile access from any device, anywhere: the most important
    • Analytics to measure and track student success: very important
    • Platform flexibility: most important
  • Saves 8 to 16 hours a week with Brightspace.

D2L Corporation Customer Research

D2L’s Brightspace saves Instructors up to 4 hours/week building courses, accessing coursework and providing feedback to their students.

D2L’s Brightspace platform has helped you realize the following benefits:

Build courses more easily
71%
More efficient, timely, and meaningful grading and feedback for instructors
71%
Increase in ability to access coursework anywhere anytime via mobile
68%

D2L Corporation Customer Satisfaction Rating

Louise Fechter, an Instructional Designer at Georgia Southern University, would be very likely to recommend D2L Corporation for this reason:

I think the D2L product is very user-friendly and the learning curve isn’t as high as some of the other LMS products available.

D2L Corporation Case Study

Stephen F. Austin State University

Introduction

This case study of Stephen F. Austin State University is based on an October 2019 survey of D2L Corporation customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Stephen F. Austin State University, who also evaluated Canvas Instructure and Blackboard, saves more than 16 hours a week with Brightspace.

“Great product, easy for faculty to learn and students to use. Very dependable.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select D2L Corporation:

  • Vendors evaluated before choosing D2L’s Brightspace:
    • Canvas Instructure
    • Blackboard
  • Key challenges that led them to evaluate and ultimately select D2L:
    • Creating course content
    • High costs with their current learning platform
    • Their prior learning platform being too expensive

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of D2L Corporation that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Leveraging D2L’s Brightspace for:
    • Creating an inclusive learning environment including mobile and enhanced accessibility
    • Building courses more effectively

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with D2L Corporation:

  • Benefits realized with D2L’s Brightspace platform:
    • Increased the ability to access coursework anywhere anytime via mobile
    • Reported that the intuitive design makes it easy for students to complete their coursework quickly
    • Could build courses more easily
    • Experienced more efficient, timely, and meaningful grading and feedback for instructors
  • Rated the following Brightspace capabilities compared to other learning management systems:
    • Ease of use: most important
    • Flexibility: important
    • Scalability: somewhat important
    • Reliability/uptime: very important
  • Rates the importance of the following features of D2L’s learning management system:
    • Intuitive interface: very important
    • Ability to create content and grade assignments: very important
    • Level of partnership in their success: an important
    • Unique features which enhance/expand student engagement: very important
    • Mobile access from any device, anywhere: very important
    • Analytics to measure and track student success: important
    • Platform flexibility: very important
  • Saves >16 hours a week with Brightspace.

D2L Corporation Customer Statistic

Helping faculty improve student success

89% of customers who used or evaluated Canvas Instructure or Blackboard agreed with the following statement:

“Brightspace provides faculty tools that enhance teaching success and puts students first.”



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About D2L Corporation

D2L is the creator of Brightspace, the world’s first integrated learning platform. The company partners with thought-leading organizations to improve learning through data-driven technology that helps deliver a personalized experience to every learner, regardless of geography or ability.

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