Desire2Learn re-brands, updates education platforms

July 17, 2014

Canadian education software provider Desire2Learn is re-branding itself as “D2L,” and has also adopted “Brightspace” as the name for what it describes as its “integrated learning platform.” The company is moving away from the term “learning management system” to better emphasize the integration of a number of products it has acquired over the last several years, including Knowillage Systems, Learning Path (LeaP), and the Achievement Standards Network. The company will update its e-book and digital course material platform, Binder, and is working with Microsoft to develop a version of the software for Windows 8. The new app will enable users to “consume, organize, and annotate” e-books and learning materials from a growing list of publishers. It is expected to be released this fall. D2L also announced a partnership with IBM that will allow it to embed IBM’s Cognos business intelligence software into D2L Insights, a data analytics platform. Inside Higher Ed | Brightspace Blog | THE Journal