IE Not suppported

Sorry, but Internet Explorer is no longer supported.

For the best experience, it's important to use a modern browser.

To view the website, please download another browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Brightspace for Higher Education

Brightspace is the virtual learning environment (VLE) built for colleges and universities that care deeply about helping all learners reach their potential.

Don’t Manage Learning, Unleash It

Powerful tools. Best-in-class service and support. High-quality, customizable content. Help unlock learner potential with Brightspace, your all-in-one solution for creating personalized learning at scale.

Join a community of more than 500 universities and colleges already using Brightspace.

The Tools You Need to Help Transform Teaching and Learning

Time is not a renewable resource. Protect yours with an easy-to-use platform that can facilitate meaningful feedback and mastery-based progression while supporting every learner’s unique journey.

Video Thumbnail - Play Video

Works for Students, Grows With You

A learning innovation platform packed with features to help you digitize, optimize and transform the learning experience.

The Benefits of Brightspace, at a Glance

Built for people who care deeply about helping all learners reach their potential.

Access >

Personalize >

Autonomy >

Efficiency >

Transform >

Centralize >

Partnership >

Experience >


Learn at an individual pace, anytime—and on any device.


Engage students with timely, personalized feedback that supports growth and development.


Teach the way you want (with the tools you love) on a flexible platform you can make your own.


Automate administrative tasks and help free up time to personalize the student learning experience.


Easily transform the physical classroom experience into a high-quality online learning experience.


Support credit, non-credit and professional development goals on a single platform.


Thrive in an educators’ community that grows with you to support the future of learning.


Reach your institutional goals faster with a partner that brings more than 20 years of institutional experience.

Harness the Power of Partnership

From migration to course design and everything in between, we’re here to help you maximize your results.

Onboard and Launch

We support a seamless transition to Brightspace with our personalized, people-first approach.

Customer Success and Technical Support

Once you’re up and running, we’ll help make sure your momentum doesn’t plateau. 

Learning and Creative Services

We’re here to help you build a transformative learning experience—one of the hardest things you can do.

D2L Customers Are Transforming the Way Their Students Learn

But don’t just take our word for it.

Frequently Asked Questions

We currently partner with 570 universities and colleges, including The State University of New York, Southern New Hampshire University, Victoria University, Carleton University, the University of Suffolk, the University of Cape Town and Purdue University Global.
You don’t have to sacrifice any of your current tools to use Brightspace—it’s an entirely plug-and-play LMS. We were the first commercial LMS certified for IMS Basic Learning Tools Interoperability and IMS Learning Information Services (LIS), and we currently lead the industry in IMS Global certifications. With Brightspace, it’s possible to seamlessly mix and match multiple applications within your institution’s digital learning ecosystem. Our commitment to IMS Global product certifications and open standards also means you get more choice and flexibility to connect Brightspace with thousands of products to create a seamless user experience and enhance data privacy.

Moving existing courses in your current LMS to Brightspace isn’t difficult. Our bulk migration tools make it easy to move hundreds—or hundreds of thousands—of courses in a single batch. That migration process can efficiently run behind the scenes of your system at night—with no manual effort required. Additionally, you’ll have the support of our change management experts, who can make switching to Brightspace a breeze. Learn more about smoothly switching to Brightspace here.

Powerful alone, but even better together.

Access Robust Analytics With Performance+

Improve student outcomes and performance with adaptive, predictive and advanced analytics tools.

Spark Inspiration With Creator+

Support educators in the efficient development of better learning experiences through engaging course content.

Services and Support

Whether you’re a first-time or a long-term customer, our services and support can be personalized to your needs to ensure success at every step.

Getting started with D2L Brightspace is easy

Our team is ready to help you reshape the future of education.