New ‘Indigo’ release puts employees in the driver’s seat in their own learning

Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA

Kitchener, Waterloo, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- — Global learning technology leader D2L today announced ‘Indigo’— the latest version of its Brightspace learning platform — which empowers employees to take control of their own learning paths in a competitive global economy.

“This is a time of widespread disruption across the workforce in every part of the globe — a time when employers need their workforce to upskill to stay competitive,” said D2L President and CEO John Baker. “This latest release of Brightspace gives employers and employees the tools they need to keep ahead of this disruption and to actualize a learning culture that is critical to today’s corporate success.”

The Indigo release includes the following powerful capabilities for businesses and organizations:


  • Employees will stay motivated by driving their own learning experiences. It’s easy and intuitive for them to search, discover and self-enroll in courses that interest them by using the Discover tool in Brightspace.  
  • Learning professionals and managers will be able to deliver modern learning experiences and employee upskilling in Brightspace by using Learning Paths. Group multiple courses into a logical, easy-to-follow path, allowing learners to chart their progress and know what they need to work on next (planned for summer 2019). 


  • Employees will enjoy an improved experience when accessing content in Brightspace — including intuitive and clear navigation, full-screen viewing, and progress and completion status — all accessible from any device.  
  • Learning professionals can create a space for collaboration by having employees post in the activity feed to ignite conversations and discussion.  


  • Managers and learning professionals can provide timely feedback to employees by being able to quickly find and prioritize submissions from one place with Quick Eval.  
  • Specific and relevant feedback is much more meaningful than a general comment. You can use annotations to mark up a document and let your employees know which parts stood out and which parts you have suggestions for.  
  • Another great way to provide feedback is with rubrics — they can be used to show exactly where an employee stands and what the opportunities are to go to the next level. With a new rubrics creation experience, it’s incredibly easy and intuitive to create a rubric to use for feedback and evaluation.  


  • On-demand access to easy-to-understand information gives learning professionals data to make smart decisions about their corporate learning experiences.  
  • Administrators can fuel ROI discussions with data that clearly show how Brightspace is being used with the Adoption Dashboard. 
  • Identify groups of employees and individuals who are doing well or those who are struggling, with the Engagement Dashboard.   

In addition, Indigo contains a number of other improvements, including the ability to import and play xAPI content, easily download in-line formative feedback as a PDF, restrict courses available for managers to assign to their employees in the Manager Dashboard, and create a more intuitive workflow to assign courses and add employees to Learning Groups.    

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online and blended learning easy, flexible, and smart. Brightspace is a quantum leap beyond traditional Learning Management System (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, supports all mobile devices, has industry-leading up-time, and is built with accessibility in mind for all learners. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with a gaming engine, adaptive learningvideo management, intelligent agents, templated interactives for course design, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and actionable learning analytics. D2L’s 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 D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list. To learn more, visit the Enterprise page on our website.


D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organizations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com.


Christine D’Angela, Director of Awareness, D2L Corporation, pr@d2l.com

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