Brightspace

4.3
Overall rating
Reviews

4.3
Overall rating
Reviews

About Brightspace

D2L, the leading learning experience platform for companies and education, we help organizations around the world create experience-rich learning programs and drive business outcomes through learning. D2L has been delivering high-quality learning programs to colleges & universities for over 20 years, so we know what works. We bring our rich background in education to help companies close skills gaps, develop leaders, and get the best performance from their employees. With D2L's learning platform, business leaders can align learning programs to their organization's goals. We enhance business outcomes By transforming how workers learn with digital tools such as social, mobile, and video content, D2L helps customers improve performance and deliver real business outcomes. A One-stop-shop for Content Creation Most organizations leverage content from internal and external sources. With D2L, you get one platform to develop and curate job-specific content from any source. We take video to the next level. Video isn't just for delivering off-the-shelf content. With D2L, you can leverage video for developing subject matter experts, role-playing, evaluating skills, delivering personalized feedback, and more. Your learning program goes from detached to highly interactive. Customer-centric Innovation Our product roadmap is driven in partnership with our customers, not engineering. We work closely with our customers to understand their challenges and deliver product enhancements that solve them. Commitment to Accessibility We care about ensuring all workers have access to learning and we rigorously test the usability of our products. You can leverage technology to deliver an engaging learning experience to every employee, everywhere they are.
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Brightspace pricing

Brightspace does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Brightspace paid version starts at US$0.01.

Starting Price:
US$0.01
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Brightspace Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
3.9
Functionality
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Support
4.1
5 reviews of 212 View all reviews
Melissa
Melissa
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 5/4/2019

Best used for online courses

I have not had any problems using Brightspace or D2L. I think the user interface is easy to learn and it is easy to find where I need to be to make assignments, grade submissions, and more. The system allows you to work as the administrator/faculty/teacher/instructor/ but also allows you to switch to the student view, which enables you to see what your students will see. I like that feature! It is extremely easy to upload files and images and adding hyperlinks is also a breeze, allowing you to choose the new window to open within the course or on a separate page. Even when they update the software, I find it very easy to learn the new applications. I have used a few other systems in the past and I really do like Brightspace and D2L over the others.

Pros

I found this software very easy to use and pretty intuitive. It is fresh looking on the screen and I've not had any issues with the system not working as it should.

Cons

There are a few extra clicks that have to take place in some parts of the software to get back to where you want to be. That is somewhat annoying, but a minor issue.

Teddy
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 27/5/2023

Alright There are better options

My experience with Brightspace has been somewhat positive although I would go researching more alternatives

Pros

One of the features I like most about Brightspace is the progress tracking. If a student is behind on an assignment or more than it highlights on their course.

Cons

At the time I was introduced to Brightspace, the previous learning environment stopped operations resulting in everyone having to adjust to Brightspace. One of the features I like the least about bright space is not being able to access Brightspace on mobile. It is difficult to view it on mobile and other classroom tools are able to view it on mobile

Regina
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 13/10/2020

Nice interface but not intuitive or easy to use

Overall, my experience with Brightspace is negative. It looks deceivingly simple to use because of their modern look and Bright color scheme that is often associated with newer websites with easy functionality, but menus are often hard to find and it is difficult to do basic tasks like scoring quizzes.

Pros

I like the ability for there to be an online classroom and I like that it records the lectures. I like how the online classroom allows for screensharing and chatting also. I also like the look of the software; it doesn't look dated.

Cons

At this point, I have used several types of software like Brightspace as I have been in higher education for almost 7 years now as an undergraduate student and now, a graduate student. I think out of all those other software that I have used, Brightspace is the least intuitive to navigate. On the outset, I think the website looks clean and modern and it feels like a website that would be easy to navigate. But when you actually do start navigating the website, you find out how hard it is to find simple commands. For example, to simply program and then score a quiz online is much harder than it needs to be. Menus for basic things like how to see the students' grades were hard to find and I had to ultimately turn to google to figure out how to grade the quiz. I am new to this software, so maybe it just takes some getting used to, but so far, as a new user, I am finding that Brightspace is not intuitive or easy to navigate.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 5/11/2023

A Good LMS Option

The school made the right choice in switching to Brightspace. It's quick and easy to understand

Pros

It has many of the same features of other LMS options, such as Blackboard and Angel. It has many advantages over a product such as Moodle. It's easy to understand and the cleanest user interface of all major college LMSs

Cons

It needs a video class option, similar to Blackboard UltraCollaborate

Michael
Michael
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 28/7/2019

High Functionality, Low Intuitiveness

As one of many different Learning Management Systems on the market, Brightspace foots the bill as a solid platform that is student- and instructor-friendly. The layout is self-explanatory, and the default settings are appealing to many users. The ability to customize course elements, while being able to make use of embedded tools, such as calendars and rubric designers, makes this learning environment a safe bet for prospective clients.

As an instructor, I do find some processes to be a bit convoluted and unintuitive. For instance, assigning grade values and having these numbers populate in the grade book can be cumbersome. In addition, grading and publishing grades can be tricky if the correct options are unselected.

Overall, Brightspace presents an aesthetically appealing and functional product that has its own quirks, while boasting a host of benefits.

Pros

Numerous design and layout options
Embedded templates for rubrics and assignments

Cons

Some functionality is not intuitive in nature

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