About Brightspace

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning management solution that enables K-12 schools, universities, businesses, and government organizations to communicate or engage with students and employees via virtual classrooms, personalized training, video assessments, and more. Professionals can utilize the platform to store created content in a centralized library and reuse resources as per individual requirements.

Brightspace helps businesses interact with multiple stakeholders through a virtual classroom, record videos for future reference and schedule live discussions, training sessions or other important events. Managers can provide staff members with badges & certificates after training completion, improving employee engagement with the brand. Teachers can create lessons with various educational resources and and customize the interface using drag-and-drop functionality. Plus, parents can utilize the dashboard to view upcoming assignments or events and receive automated notifications about course updates.

Brightspace allows educators to monitor students' performance and provide feedback accordingly. It comes with an application programming interface (API), which lets businesses integrate the solution with several third-party student information systems (SIS). Users can enhance the quality of virtual meetings with whiteboards and slide sharing capabilities.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Brightspace: 51

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Communication Management
  • Content Library
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Interactive Content
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Screen Sharing
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(197)
Value for Money
3.9/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Michael
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

High Functionality, Low Intuitiveness

Reviewed on 28/7/2019

As one of many different Learning Management Systems on the market, Brightspace foots the bill as a...

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

Amber
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

D2L LMS Review

Reviewed on 1/11/2021

My overall experience with D2L is a great experience. I enjoy using this product as a staff, as...

My overall experience with D2L is a great experience. I enjoy using this product as a staff, as well as a student. There are also many tutorial videos out there to search through when having an issue.

Pros

What I like most about this product is the ease of navigating each feature of the product. There are quite a few features, all of them being outstanding and easy to use.

Cons

There seem to be quite a few bugs for us with this product. However, the product has been integrated going on two years, so there is bound to be some issues going forward.

Alternatives Considered

CANVAS

Reasons for Choosing Brightspace

The other LMS was going away, and we had to look for a new product, also one that was cheaper.

Switched From

Blackboard Learn

Reasons for Switching to Brightspace

Brightspace was cheaper than others, with a much better quality.
Debbie
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

an unnecessarily complicated system

Reviewed on 10/5/2021

stressful

stressful

Pros

adding modules, changing the course image

Cons

The gradebook is a nightmare! Every semester its a nightmare. Something that should be so intuitive is so complicated on Brightspace. When I create an assignment it doesn't just go into the gradebook--I have to "link it". But then when brightspace duplicates a column in the gradebook I cannot just "delete" a column in the gradebook! You cannot do anything in the gradebook simply! I also cannot trust the gradebook's math because it will count somethings and not others! One semester it duplicated a whole assignment (but I only had ONE dropbox for it?!?!) and I could not get rid of it---all students ended up with duplicate grade for it. I loved the original D2L--so easy to use! This brightspace? a disaster....

Carolyn
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Brightspace

Reviewed on 11/5/2022

My overall experience with BrightSpace is positive. Learners also find the LMS easy to use and...

My overall experience with BrightSpace is positive. Learners also find the LMS easy to use and navigate.

Pros

The most impactful features of BrightSpace are discussion opportunities, auto-grading, and navigation.

Cons

The cost of the LMS is the only drawback.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Brightspace was easy to learn as a student!

Reviewed on 22/1/2019

It allows for great communication between students and teachers and overall was simple to understand...

It allows for great communication between students and teachers and overall was simple to understand from both perspectives!

Pros

I enjoyed the formatting and how easy to use brightspace was compared to the previous software my university used. It made tracking grades and all of the content my teacher posted so much easier to follow. It also shows how your grades were compared to other students and allows you to track your own performance.

When I was a TA, it was also really easy to post news items, enter grades and insert comments on students' papers.

Easy to understand for all users!

Cons

It can be difficult to operate on mobile devices - there are less buttons to navigate the pages but it's not impossible to use.

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Brightspace FAQs

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Brightspace offers the following pricing plans:

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Contact Brightspace directly for pricing details.

Brightspace has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Brightspace supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Brightspace supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Brightspace integrates with the following applications:

Google Workspace, Microsoft 365

Brightspace offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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