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Brightspace

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It depends totally on the internet connection and this may cause problems of connectivity sometimes. In addition the costs to enrich with additional tools may be very high.
Well-ordered, clean user interface. Easy to design different courses, quizzes, and tests with minimal investment of time.

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Michael A.

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E-Learning, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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High Functionality, Low Intuitiveness

Reviewed 4 years ago

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...

Pros

Numerous design and layout options Embedded templates for rubrics and assignments

Cons

Some functionality is not intuitive in nature

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Carolyn S.

E-Learning, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Brightspace

Reviewed 9 months ago

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.

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Justin H.

Higher Education, 201-500 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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D2L Brightspace

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall Brightspace is a great tool with much promise. My biggest takeaway here is that context matters - smaller schools likely would not be a great fit - cost is relatively steep, and complexity seems to be a significant factor on the back-end. That said, i'm cautiously optimistic that this LMS could continue to grow and outpace competitors based on the interface and design i'm seeing currently.

Pros

Brightspace has a really lovely minimalist interface, allowing faculty and students to focus on what's most important. Compared to other LMS's i've used over the years, Brightspace has made serious progress in providing meaningful visualizations and analytics on student progress and forward-thinking features. The system looks and feels like a modern LMS, clearly standing out from some of the big traditional companies which can't seem to move forward from their early-2000s design. Mobile experience is great as well.

Cons

One of my biggest complaints is that i cannot directly mark up my students papers as i can in other LMS's - this feature is one of the key components in my own move to paperless grading, so it was very frustrating. Although i'm not directly an admin, I do get the sense that D2L operates much more around a 'suite' of resources that seems a bit more complicated to manage than other LMS's i'm familiar with.

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Jack T.

Education Management, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Brightspace needs to do a better job with the grade feature

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This software provides the bare minimum of what would be required from the software. It allows teachers to post assignments adequately (no better than any other system I have seen in class).

Cons

The system is not intuitive and takes a while to locate various functions. The grading component is awful on the student end. Overall grades cannot be seen by the student. Should a student wish to know his or her overall grade they must manually calculate it. This on its own is still a problem since Brightspace doesn't even show the point value of each grade, just the percentage. This program is only useful for students to know their grades a small period of time before they would be handed back in class.

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John G.

Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Satisfied but disappointed that some advance features cost so much more to impliment.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Flexible and versatile. Provides many basic features that facilitate the learning of students in our K-12 DL school. Students and parents find it easy to use and teachers find it easy to provide quality content in their courses.

Cons

Difficult to get specific detailed help on specific issues particular to our K-12 organization. Help to implement single sign on and Google integration to our Education Google Apps account seems difficult to get.

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Sherri V.

Primary/Secondary Education,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Flexible enough to meet the needs of all of our courses

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

I really like being able to use restrictions to force students to do certain things before they are allowed to see other things. I think I will also like their adaptive learning--once they make it a part of their base system rather than an extra charge.

Cons

Improvements come at a cost. I believe that as they make improvements (for example, closed captioning) that they would include them in the price that we are already paying.

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Yannick W.

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Education Management, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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A satisfactory LMS with areas for improvement

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

- UI has been modernized and made responsive - useful on a large scale

Cons

- no integration with PeopleSoft - administrative functions are not user-friendly; functions hidden behind too many buttons - lack of up-to-date documentation - very expensive

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Tenzin D.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Your virtual classroom

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

The collaborative features in the software which allows students to engage in discussions and commenting features are really useful in running an engaging classroom. Also, the software's device compatibility is a huge factor in enabling students to access the learning content from any technology they own.

Cons

For smaller schools, this learning management system is not affordable. It will be good to have a product that caters to small groups which is offered at a reduced rate.

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Evaggelia A.

Primary/Secondary Education, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Brightspace: The flexible, cloud based, LMS. Created by D2L, 2014.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Possibilities for educators: Communicate with students via email and online conference. Accept online discussions. Manage their grades. Customize the appearance of the course pages. Share the content of the lessons and the multimedia with the students. They can comment. Develop instructions and assignments in foreign languages. Create instructions and assignments using a mathematical note. Through its own builder that provides quizzes, multiplechoice, ruby ​​and even games. To incorporate portfolio-based activities into the work using the integrated ePortfolio system

Pros

-It places the student at the center of learning. -It provides collaboration and interaction. -It has a variety of tools. -It combines most learning theories. -It can be used by both educators and trainees. -It combines education and learning resources with assessment and analysis features to create an integrated e-learning environment.

Cons

-The cost: It has an annual cost and is tailored to the number of users connected at the same time. -It is not installed locally. Course files are stored on a remote server that manages D2L. -Network delay time is often slow and disturbing.

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Jonathan S.

Primary/Secondary Education,

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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D2L Brightspace is Awesome!

Reviewed 8 years ago
Pros

This product is very user-friendly and very customizable. It's very intuitive to use. It has a great look and feel. They are always asking customers what we need to do our jobs better. Monthly updates come out to fix issues, create new tools, or revamp old tools.

Cons

This product comes with a nice price tag, but you pay for what to get. Most definitely worth the price.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Computer & Network Security, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good, Clean, Easy

Reviewed 5 years ago

Was able to have classroom resources outside of the classroom.

Pros

I like this product a lot because it is very cut and dry. Even some users that had little to no computer skill were able to successfully use this product. It has a lot of features in its own way.

Cons

Some of the UI looked a bit outdated. Certain features were complicated for students. Can be complicated with pricing

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Evaggelia A.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Desire to be at the center of developments

Reviewed 4 years ago

Me and my colleagues used this tool to collaborate and to keep track our students development. No problem apeared and on line suppoert was available any time we need it. The high cost made us stop use this LMS

Pros

Customer support is very qualitative. You can have any of features you need. Interaction and collaboration tools of every kind are available and compatable. Creativity is supported by many tools such quiz , rubric-as , polls builder etc

Cons

It depends totally on the internet connection and this may cause problems of connectivity sometimes. In addition the costs to enrich with additional tools may be very high. It doesn't support many of the speaking languages.

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James B.

Philanthropy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Student Review

Reviewed 5 years ago

SNHU rolled this out over Christmas break 2017/2018 and provided a 30 min webinar for students. Although the webinar was instructive, the rollout seemed slightly different that the original student instructional. I read older articles and blog posts regarding the RFP that lead to BrightSpace and it didn't sound like the tech dept at SNHU was asking the right questions. I hear time and again how much the staff like it, but have yet to read how students were engaged in the process, which befuddles me.

Pros

Slick student facing design, seems to be many options for instructors to utilize the functions they're familar with, or those they find value for their courses but...

Cons

Too many rabbit holes to go down, too many dead-ends that seem to not have tied ends. Not very intuitive, as a student, too many way to get an end result, resulting in a steeper learning curve and longer timeframe to develop a standard operating procedure. Instructors are asking me to finish previous weeks work, but failing to unlock the content so I can proceed because of their learning curve. Dislike the linked textbook content, and the ability for instructors to force the work, one way.

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Farida P.

51-200 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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This is Brilliant

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

So worth it having this software for a person wants to learn more and desire to study again like me. They have many choices that will suits you,

Cons

Don't have serious least just a little one like must always be updated in new one and must be connected on internet so you need lil cost to expense.