Kitchener, Canada, Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) —  the largest and most experienced member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education in the United States — has selected D2L’s Brightspace as its new learning management system (LMS) following a highly competitive solicitation process that involved the industry’s top LMS’s.

D2L was awarded the LMS contract based on the evaluation and recommendation of E&I’s member-led RFP team. Specifically, the team found that the Brightspace LMS software offered:

  • Proven continuous, customer-driven design improvements 
  • Excellent reliability, scalability, and redundancy 
  • First-class functionality, depth of features and usability for faculty, students and staff.

“E&I’s RFP team found that D2L was the superior choice in the LMS market for features, support, usability and sustainability,” said E&I CEO Tom Fitzgerald. “That’s not a determination we make lightly — when choosing a supplier for this contract, it was imperative that they offered a complete package with the greatest value for our members. We are confident that Brightspace will be a tremendous addition to our contract portfolio.” 

Brightspace offers E&I members a solution that is: 

  • Easy–to–use for faculty, students and staff 
  • Completely redesigned, and a cloud-native product
  • Able to integrate with other current campus systems
  • Dedicated to providing outstanding technical support and implementation services
  • Best-in-class in terms of its range of teaching and learning functionality
  • Sustainably affordable for both higher education and K-12 institutions

“We’re thrilled that E&I has awarded this contract to us — and the fact that we excelled in their robust competitive solicitation process is a particular point of pride for our team,” said Puneet Arora, Chief Revenue Offficer of D2L. “We’re looking forward to working with their members to help change the way their students learn.” 

QUICK FACTS:

  • The E&I D2L contract is available immediately to more than 4,700 E&I member institutions across the United States.
  • In 2017, E&I members purchased over $2.8 billion across more than 120 competitively awarded E&I contracts.
  • More information about E&I can be found here.

ABOUT E&I COOPERATIVE SERVICES

E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative solely focused on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services through a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts and value-added services. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of its nationwide membership, E&I helps higher education and K-12 institutions reduce costs, optimize supply chain efficiencies, and save time on the RFP process. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards. For more information, please visit www.eandi.org

ABOUT BRIGHTSPACE

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 Systems (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, supports all mobile devices, has industry-leading up-time and is accessible 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.

ABOUT D2L

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.

D2L PRESS CONTACT

Virginia Jamieson
Vice President of External Communications, D2L Ltd.
650-279-8619
Virginia.Jamieson@D2L.com

 
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