D2L Teams up With Zoom to Enhance Learning

Learning Technology Leader to Offer Zoom Alongside Brightspace Platform

Global learning technology leader D2L announced that it has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc., a leading video-first unified communications platform, to offer a comprehensive education experience. D2L will now sell Zoom alongside the award-winning Brightspace learning platform, seamlessly supporting online and blended learning with live face-to-face video in North America.

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Brightspace is trusted by millions of users, through schools, academic institutions, professional associations and corporations around the world. By teaming up with Zoom, the Brightspace platform now offers an even more personalized education experience with live HD video and audio. Educators can keep students engaged with innovative Zoom features over live video, such as whiteboarding, polling students, breakout rooms, and sharing important files like homework. With integration based on the LTI 1.3 open standard, leaders can plan for snow days, emergency remote instruction, or fully online programs. Also, learners can now move seamlessly between asynchronous learning activities in Brightspace and synchronous activities over Zoom, with up to hundreds of participants per session.

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“In what’s been an incredibly challenging year for educators and students, D2L is providing an essential service for online and blended learning,” says Laura Padilla, Head of Global Business Development and Channel for Zoom. “Through D2L’s reseller partnership, users will now have access to both platforms right out of the gate, which is a win for everyone.”

“We’re proud to offer Zoom with Brightspace because it can streamline the buying and onboarding experience for our clients,” says John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “We all know how essential the Zoom platform has been for working and learning during COVID-19. It will be beyond as well. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to offer Zoom, fully integrated, right out of the box, to help our customers get on with what matters to all of us – delivering the best possible educational experience for our learners.”

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