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Competency-based Education (CBE)

Many of today’s students need flexibility that a traditional classroom model doesn’t offer. CBE gives them more control of their own experience—and a better chance to succeed.
Competency based learning with Brightspace gives students more flexibility, and a better chance to succeed

The definition of competency-based education

Success is about the knowledge gained, not the time spent. When a student masters a concept, they move on to the next. Until they master it, they receive specific guidance to help them.

  • Faster completions
  • Individualized pacing
  • Credit for prior knowledge
  • Immediate feedback
  • Potential cost savings
You can find all your CBE software and services in

one solution.

  • An LMS that’s CBE-ready: Brightspace
  • Access to experts in CBE strategic planning
  • Design services for building great CBE courses
  • Ongoing consulting for change management

Find out more about our CBE Solution

CBE book

5 key questions (and answers) about CBE

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Texas A&M University helped pioneer blended learning and flexible models such as competency-based education (CBE).

See how the institute advocates for CBE and engages with other higher education institutions across Texas.

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Lynsey Duncan Senior Instructional Designer Lynsey Duncan is a senior instructional designer at D2L and a lifelong learning enthusiast. Having designed courses and programs for a wide variety of subjects and audiences, she has a passion for creating engaging and authentic course content and finding new tech tools that can enhance the learner experience. Prior to instructional design, Lynsey was an EAP teacher and a key player in transitioning her school's curriculum from face-to-face to blended and online delivery. She holds a B.A. in applied linguistics and is currently pursuing a master’s in educational technology. Devin Sherman Instructional Designer Devin Sherman is an instructional designer at D2L who believes that all individuals benefit from lifelong learning practices, which inspire new ideas and growth opportunities in their personal and professional lives. Before entering Instructional design, he was a technology platform and corporate process trainer with extensive face-to-face, online, and blended learning classroom experience. Holding a B.A. in business and English and an instructional design certificate, he leverages his multifaceted skills to build engaging content and rich learning experiences for everyone.