LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - June 01, 2017) - D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces that one of the UK's most innovative education institutions, Bournemouth University (BU), has selected its Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver a more engaging and personalised learning experience.

Located in Dorset, BU hosts over 18,000 learners on two campuses. It is the first university in England to receive a 'Commended' judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education QAA.

Following a stringent evaluation process which included a pitch presentation and usability tests, BU selected D2L's Brightspace LMS. Brightspace exceeded all of the university's requirements and ensured a modern, mobile, easy to use learning experience that is available anytime and anywhere.

"Brightspace's ability to create personalised learning experiences for our students was key in making our choice," said the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim McIntyre-Bhatty of Bournemouth University. "The feedback from our students during testing was incredibly positive, and with BU having a real focus on enhancing learning outcomes, we felt Brightspace was the right solution to support our ambitions in this area. BU students will now be able to work at a pace that best suits them and their capabilities, wherever they are located."

Brightspace's built-in analytics reports enable BU to track and understand performance down to the individual student level. These analytics can be used to tailor learning experiences and enable educators to easily design courses, create content, and grade assignments.

"From our first discussions with Bournemouth University, we felt they shared our desire to reach every learner," said Elliot Gowans, VP of Sales, EMEA, D2L. "We are excited to work with together to deliver the modern experience learners expect, keeping them engaged, energized and eager to grow."

About Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University (BU) is based on the south coast of England and is recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK, creating a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice. BU is the first university in England to receive a 'Commended' judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the highest award possible. BU was awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2012 for its contribution to world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation. The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University has been designated as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) while our The Tourism and Hospitality Management Department within the Faculty of Management has been designated as a Centre of Excellence in Tourism by the World Tourism Organisation. BU is also the number one research centre in the world for fish biology. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 96% of Bournemouth University's research was rated as internationally recognised or above, with 18% of that deemed to be world leading. Graduate employment rates are consistently high at over 90% and BU has more students on placement than any other university in England. BU has a community of almost 19,000 students from over 100 different countries. The university is an important player in the local economy -- contributing in excess of £1 million a day to the South West region -- and is widely involved in enriching the local community as well as its students.

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Bournemouth University is a registered charity: EW00806.

D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company's cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. It helps organizations reach every learner by personalizing their experience. D2L is also a world leader in learning analytics: Brightspace predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep them on track. The platform is used by customers in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.
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