Tuesday 4 August 2015

New Brightspace Insights™ Empowers Instructors with Data

D2L unveils the newest version of its Brightspace Insights analytics suite, marking a significant step forward in technology’s role in advancing learning globally.

With this release, D2L is the first LMS provider to aggregate and capture streamed student data from across the entire learning ecosystem (including learning apps, content publishers, online tools, and different learning management systems) and empower instructors to act on one complete view of the student at the moment of learning. With Brightspace Insights, instructors can now see where learners are succeeding or struggling and intervene in real-time to improve outcomes and degree attainment rates.

“Harnessing big data intelligently has transformed other industries, but in education, it hasn’t been used in real-time to help learners when they need it most,” said John Baker, President and CEO, D2L. “With today’s release, we’ve made it easier for instructors to predict and forecast learners at risk, to help them while they’re learning, not just by flagging issues at the end of a term. D2L’s new Brightspace Insights provides instructors with higher quality insights that will help raise completion rates, lead to improved outcomes, and encourage stronger engagement.”

“This release is a great advancement for all Brightspace users. With the previous version of our analytics product, instructors received information on learner success even before they took their first test. But it was only using data based on Brightspace tools. With the new Brightspace Insights, we can now deliver that same insight, but based on the entire ecosystem of learning tools,” said Nick Oddson, Senior Vice President, Product Development at D2L. “We now offer learning insights at the speed of data.”

Read the full press release.