172 – D2L


Desire2Learn (D2L) is an educational software company whose learning platform, Brightspace, offers educational next-generation online teaching and learning for schools, higher education and corporate learning.

Website: d2l.com
Commercial.  Free trial
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning:
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 88

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: – 2019: 154 2018: 136 2017: 160 2016: 108 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on D2L 

“The university uses this platform for all their courses and I support our end users” Online educational technologist, Canada, 2019

“Instructors can use this full featured learning management system for all their course needs including collecting assignments, quizzing students, sharing content, and communicating through discussion forums, email, chat and videos.” Instructional Designer, Canada, 2019

“versatile online class platform, easier than Moodle” Fran Lo, USA

“Full learning management system.” Emily Clark, USA

“Comprehensive learning management system. The go-to choice for hosting and managing courseware.” e-learning developer,  Canada, 2016

Quick Guide to D2L Brightspace

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Desire2Learn for teaching, training, learning and development.

Access to the Quick Guides is currently only for registered users. Registration will open up again shortly.

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