154 – Desire2Learn (D2L)

A drop back down again in 2019 of 18 places

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a LMS for educational next-generation online teaching and learning. Their learning platform is known as Brightspace.

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

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 70

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 136     2017: 160     2016: 108     2015: –    2014: –    2013: –
2012: –          2011: –         2010: –          2009: –    2008: –    2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected D2L as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

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

Previous comments

  • “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

A Practical Guide to Desire2Learn

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

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

To read these special sections you will need to be a registered user. Find out how to purchase access to ALL these special sections here and also pre-order the PDF How to use the Top 200 Tools for Learning.

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