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Awards & Recognition

We think our customers, partners, products, and staff are awesome, and we’re not alone! Check out our accomplishments below.

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Learning Systems Award

2022

Top 20 “All-Purpose” Learning Systems Award

All-purpose learning systems can be used effectively in a broad range of use cases, industries and locations.

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Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Awards

2022

Best Association Professional Development Program

D2L and its partner, (ISC)², the world’s largest association of certified cybersecurity professionals, earned a 2022 Bronze Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence Award.

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Training Industry

2020 - 2022

Top 20 Learning Management System (LMS) Companies (2022)

D2L has again been named by Training Industry, a leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, as one of the industry’s Top 20 learning management systems (LMS).

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SIIA CODiE Awards

2022

Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators

Recognizes a new and innovative technology solution that is designed to solve an administrative problem or improve operational efficiency and processes for schools or higher education institutions.

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SIIA CODiE Awards

2022

Best Learning Management System (LMS)

Recognizes the best digital learning platform or LMS designed for K-8, 9-12 and/or higher education markets.

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SIIA CODiE Awards

2022

Best Customer Education LMS

Honors the best customer education or extended enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) that help users engage with the product and elevate customer engagement.

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Waterloo Area’s Top Employers

2011 – 2022

This award exemplifies our ongoing commitment to establishing the best work environment. A variety of on-site amenities, support for employees work-life balance, employee development programs, and a company-subsidized social committee were highlighted as the primary contributing factors in our selection for the 10th consecutive year.

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Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates

2019 – 2022

D2L was selected for The Career Directory, a guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates. Highlights for new graduates at D2L include various training opportunities, tuition subsidies (related to the job), a wide variety of new grad positions, & various work benefits.

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The Candidate Experience Award

2019 – 2021

Top-Ranked CandE Award Winner

D2L named a top employer in the small employee category (2500 employees or less) – and number four employer overall. The CandE Award recognizes achievement in recruitment and delivering an exceptional experience for employment candidates.

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Aragon Research 2021

2021

Women in Technology Award in Marketing

Aly Scott, Chief Marketing Officer at D2L, has been awarded the Aragon Research 2021 Women in Technology Award in Marketing. As a four-time CMO in the SaaS software market, Aly has led standout market penetration and acceleration strategies for multi-national, high-growth public and private companies for more than 25 years.

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Best in Biz

2021

Silver Winner, Customer Service Executive of the Year 2021

Throughout the pandemic, our teams went—and continue to go—to extraordinary lengths to support our customers and have been recognized as a Silver winner in the Customer Service Executive of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2021.

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Talented Learning

2021

Top 40 Learning Systems

With decades of success in the academic LMS space, D2L is now leveraging its core competencies in instructor-led training, social and informal learning and application integration to expand into customer education and association markets.

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SIIA CODiE Award

2021

Best Customer Experience in EdTech

The annual SIIA CODiE Awards recognizes the tool, platform, or service that has gone above and beyond to help educators adopt their solution effectively with superior customer service and support, during the time of COVID-19.

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SIIA CODiE Award

2021

Best Remote Learning Experience Partner K-12/Higher Education

The annual SIIA CODiE Awards recognizes the best education technology product that supports remote learning in a (post) COVID-19 world.

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SIIA CODiE Award

2021

Best Solution for Students with Special Needs

The annual SIIA CODiE Awards recognizes the best solution designed to benefit students with unique educational needs in the K-12 or higher education market.

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EdTech Breakthrough

2020

Overall LMS Solution Provider of the Year

The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more.

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Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

2012 – 2014, 2018 – 2022

This editorial competition recognizes employers offering the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers. D2L was recognized for the two-year graduate program that features rotations through four different product development teams. Additionally, for the LEAD program that helps employees grow as professionals and future leaders, including developing and presenting solutions to actual D2L challenges to senior leadership.

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Craig Weiss Group

2020-2021

#1 Learning Management System for Associations

Analyst Craig Weiss named the Brightspace platform as the top learning management system for both EdTech and Associations and earned the Craig Weiss Certification for Customer Support. D2L is an award-winner in the Associations category for the past three years.

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Craig Weiss Group

2020

Top 20 Learning Systems for Associations

Global learning technology leader D2L has been recognized by prominent industry analyst Craig Weiss.

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SIIA CODiE Award

2020

Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff

The annual SIIA CODiE Awards recognizes the companies producing the most innovative Business & Education technology products across the country and around the world.

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SIIA CODiE Award

2019 – 2020

Best K-12 Learning Management System

Recognized by the annual SIIA CODiE Awards for the second year in a row. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative Business and Education technology products across the country and around the world.

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Diversity & Inclusion Award, Top Ten

2019

World’s most attractive employers

Rated within the top ten most supportive, diverse, and inclusive employers in Canada in a survey of 23,000 students from over 150 Canadian colleges and Universities on Universum’s Diversity & Inclusion Index.

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Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards

2019

Finalist, Human Capital Management

Congrats to our partner, Accenture, on being a finalist in the Human Capital Management category of the 2019 Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards! The awards recognize vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change, & increase value for organizations.

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Learning Technologies Awards, Gold

2019

Best online distance learning programme

OnDemand is a unique programme combining the discipline of a classroom with the flexibility of independent study. It is data driven, responsive and places the individual at the centre of their learning experience.

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Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Award

2019

Excellence in Community Service

Humanitarian projects need support from aid workers, but they have a lot to learn before they can work in the field. ICF worked with D2L to design a blended learning experience to prepare volunteers for rapid deployment—helping to respond faster in post-disaster situations.

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IMS Global Learning Consortium

2019

Technical Excellence Award

D2L Platform and Standards Architect Viktor Haag received the IMS Technical Excellence award recognizing an individual with significant and sustained participation to create and publish an IMS standard. Contributions include authoring and reviewing the specifications, developing reference implementations, and providing a cross-specification perspective.

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BIG Innovation Award

2019

D2L Brightspace Pulse

This annual business awards program recognizes the organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life. Nominations were judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteered their time and expertise to score submissions.

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Canada’s Best Managed Companies

2013 – 2022

Deloitte’s Platinum Club

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s most prestigious and high-profile business awards programs. This is the tenth consecutive time D2L has been awarded this honor. Each year, hundreds of companies undergo a rigorous application process. D2L was selected for its dedication to each pillar through initiatives like D2L Wave and partnerships to support a more personalized education experience with live HD audio and video.

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Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards

2018

Best Advance in Learning Management Technology

Recognized for driving an innovative approach to employee learning and development. The partnership was awarded bronze for Accenture’s use of D2L’s Brightspace to power its INSEAD Online Strategy Certificate Program.

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36th LEAD Corporate Leadership Award

2018

Best Use of a Learning Management System

HR.com honours Epworth’s transformation from an institution primarily focused on compliance training to an elearning organization committed to improved work practices, learner-led learning and digital literacy.

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Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Awards

2018

Excellence in Leadership Development

D2L & Accenture captured Silver at the Brandon Hall Human Capital Management Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the organizations that have most successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, & tools with measurable results.

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CLO Learning in Practice Awards

2018

Division 2 Gold, Innovation Award

Dr. Nancy Robert, EVP and chief product and marketing officer, was awarded the Innovation Award. The award is presented to learning executives who have applied innovative practices, processes, and/or technologies in order to address an organizational opportunity.

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CLO Learning in Practice Awards

2018

Excellence in Innovation Award

The awards recognize top industry leaders who excel in the design and delivery of employee learning and development programs. D2L was awarded Bronze for creating an interactive video player to help the TSO encourage students and teachers to tune in to Canada’s musical heritage.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Collaboration (Runner-up)

Evaluation was based on the use of cloud technologies to address collaboration between one or more individual institutions or between one or more branch campuses within an institutional system.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Cloud Storage (Runner-up)

Recognizing higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the use of cloud technologies to address institution-wide administrative & academic storage challenges for staff, faculty and/or students.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Public/Private Cloud Security (Runner- up)

These awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the best application and/or approach to securing institutional public and/or private cloud resources.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Innovation (Runner-up)

The E&I Cloud Leadership Awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the creative use of cloud technologies to address institutional challenges and/or operational efficiencies.

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E&I Cloud Leadership Awards

2018

Hybrid Iaas/Paas

The E&I Cloud Leadership Awards recognize higher education institutions for their innovation in cloud computing. Evaluation for this category was based on the best application and design for an institutional infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service solution.

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Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning™

2017

"Leader" Distinction

D2L received a “Leader” distinction in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning™. D2L’s Brightspace was recognized for its differentiation in learner experience, social assessment, content creation and curation, integrated video across the platform, and analytics.

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Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures

2017, 2020

Mid Market

D2L, for the second time, has demonstrated their mark of excellence in culture and performance by being among 10 mid-market corporations and awarded for their commitment and culture in 2020. This national program annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

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Learning Impact Awards

2017

Honorable Mention

St. Leo University’s implementation of D2L Brightspace was awarded Honorable Mention by the IMS Global Awards for 2017. IMS recognized the deployment of the learning management system because of its innovative use of technology to support and enhance learning.

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Best of Elearning! Awards

2017

Best LMS - Cloud

For the industry’s exclusive users’ choice awards, all nominations are made directly by users of solutions. D2L was chosen as the winner of the Best Learning Management System – Cloud category for its Instructional Design Wizard, TurnItIn integration, and flexible course delivery options.

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Waterloo Region’s Healthy Workplace Award

2016 – 2017

Platinum-Level Award

This award recognizes and celebrates workplaces in the Waterloo region that demonstrate a strong commitment to improved health for their employees. D2L encourages and supports the health and well-being of our employees. At D2L, we believe a healthy workplace leads to engaged employees, which contributes to a more effective and productive company.

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Training Magazine’s Learning Design Challenge

2016

Silver Award: Brightspace Gamification & Silver Award: Analytics Suite

Training magazine rewards learning and development professionals for best practices in e-learning. D2L was chosen as a winner for its innovative learning analytics and gamification offerings.

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IMS Learning Impact Awards

2014

Platinum, Degree Compass

Recognizing the most impactful use of technology in support of learning worldwide, finalists are selected for having products and services that address the most significant challenges facing education. D2L is a two-time Platinum winner, recognized for its work with NYCDOE and Degree Compass.

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Sustainable Waterloo Region

2014

Leadership & Innovation Award

D2L received the award for our higher-than-average record of providing alternative commuting support through the TravelWise program. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated a strong commitment to—and creative solutions for—encouraging alternative transportation for employees. We were also recognized for our Eco Plan that rewards our Waterloo region employees who turn in their parking pass.

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year

2013

Software and Technology

John Baker was recognized as Ontario’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Software and Technology category. The Canadian program honours the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

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Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award

2013

Accessibility

In 2013, D2L received the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind for its groundbreaking work in accessibility. Specifically, this award is given to organizations and individuals who have made impactful contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.

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EdTech Digest Awards

2013

Leadership Award

The EdTech Digest Awards recognize technologies, trendsetters, and leaders throughout the education sector for their innovative contributions. As part of the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program, D2L was chosen as a winner for its outstanding solutions in the field of education and technology.

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Ovum “On the Radar” Award

2013

Best Implementation of Big Data and Analytics

For delivering an analytics solution that helps institutions develop meaningful insights from educational data, the Big Data category profiles organizations that have created new products, services, or processes to address previously unsolved challenges with an innovative approach.

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Greater K-W Chamber of Commerce

2012

Business of the Year

This award recognizes an organization that makes an exceptional contribution to the business community through involvement and leadership while also acting as a role model in the community.

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Microsoft Public Sector Partner of the Year

2011 – 2012

Education Solution Partner

The award recognizes a partner that excels at providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft technologies to education customers. D2L was recognized for exemplifying how innovative solutions can be delivered by embracing Microsoft technologies to deliver D2L Learning Suite.

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Best Small and Medium Employers

2010 – 2012

Top 50 in Canada

A national study named D2L one of the top 50 best small or medium-sized employers in Canada, citing high levels of employee engagement. This is a particularly important award for us, as employee opinion is the predominant factor in determining an organization’s overall score.

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Junior Achievement

2011

Business of the Year

The Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that is outstanding in all areas of business, with a history of leading-edge marketing strategies, support of youth throughout the community, exceptional corporate citizenship, and high quality standards.

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Deloitte Technology Fast 50™

2011

Leadership Award

Candidates are judged on their ability to create a distinct competitive advantage in a high-growth market. A panel of subject matter experts evaluates companies based on several key criteria: competitive advantage, size, growth, market attractiveness, management effectiveness and organization, and financial performance.

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National Federation of the Blind

2010 – 2011

Nonvisual Accessibility, Gold Level Web Certification

D2L has made a pledge to support the NFB nonvisual web accessibility program. We aim to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to annually test and certify D2L’s learning environment against the NFB’s standards, reflecting our belief in building inclusive design into our research and development practices.

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Brandon Hall Learning Technology Award

2010

Best Advance in Technology in Learning Analytics or Reporting

The category looks for functionality related to collecting learning data, querying data, creating reports, visualizing data, comparing variables & data sets.

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IMS LearnSAT

2010

Best in Category Award, Learning Management System

D2L was the recipient of first place in the Learning Management Systems category, a Best in Category Award for learning management that was based on the results of the 2010 IMS Learning and Education Technology Satisfaction and Trends (LearnSAT) survey.

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AMCA Awards

2007 – 2010

Platinum MarCom Award

D2L has received the prestigious MarCom Platinum Award in recognition of conference material and special event plans for our annual users’ conference, Fusion. Winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity, attention to detail, and resourcefulness.

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