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College Boreal Selects Brightspace, Replacing Blackboard, to Serve the Diverse Learning Needs of Francophone Students Across Ontario

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwired - October 24, 2017) - D2L, the global learning leader, announces that Collège Boréal has selected its Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) to enhance teaching and learning experiences across six campuses and 37 access centers in 25 communities across Ontario, Canada.

Recognized for the quality, accessibility and flexibility of its services, Collège Boréal is one of the premier French-language colleges in Ontario. They decided to transition to Brightspace from Blackboard because of D2L's proven track record of transforming learning experiences across North America. Brightspace is closely aligned with the College's online learning priorities, including its availability in French.

"As a francophone college with campuses and access centers across Ontario, a strong LMS has always been critical to maintain the quality and versatility of our teaching and learning environment," said Lyne Michaud, Vice-President of Academics for Collège Boréal. "We chose the Brightspace platform due to its rich set of features and functionalities, which will present new ways for our students to connect, engage and collaborate in the learning process, and create a better learning experience in French."

As the underlying LMS for Collège Boréal, Brightspace will be used by every student and faculty engaged in post-secondary education, continuing education or training as part of an apprenticeship program.

"For the 13th time in 16 years, Collège Boréal received the highest graduate satisfaction rate in Ontario and for the 16th time in 17 years, they reported the highest graduation rate. That is a testament to their commitment to deliver a high-caliber learning environment," said John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. "With Brightspace, we look forward to building on this legacy by offering students a more modern and engaging learning environment."

ABOUT BRIGHTSPACE

D2L's Brightspace is a learning management system (LMS) that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what's most important: greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses or individuals.

Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. In addition, Aragon Research included Brightspace in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.

ABOUT D2L

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company's cloud-based platform is easier to use, more flexible and smart. With Brightspace, companies can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that companies can take action in real-time to keep employees on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12 and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. www.D2L.com

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The D2L family of companies includes D2L Corporation, D2L Ltd, D2L Australia Pty Ltd, D2L Europe Ltd, D2L Asia Pte Ltd, and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda.

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D2L Ltd.
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