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D2L Partners with Collabco to Deliver a Powerful, Seamless and Personalised Learning Experience

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Brightspace integration with myday dashboard will transform learning for students worldwide

London - 11 October, 2016D2L, a global learning technology leader, has announced a strategic partnership with education software development company, Collabco. The partnership will allow access to D2L’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Brightspace through myday, Collabco’s comprehensive student dashboard, in an effort to provide an engaging learning and collaboration solution to universities worldwide.

Collabco’s myday is a cloud-based student portal that is available across any device as a native mobile application, providing access to data sources such as student records, timetabling and payments. The dashboard is used by many leading educational establishments to drive student engagement, participation and retention. Students with access to myday will now be able to harness the benefits of the Brightspace VLE, an extension of their physical classroom delivering a learning experience in a manner that’s familiar to today’s mobile-first, digital generation.

The Brightspace platform includes a number of advantages that were attractive to Collabco, such as enabling students to engage in online, blended, and competency based education programmes on a single platform. In addition, Brightspace provides tutors with rich analytics that enable them to identify at-risk students and deliver a personal learning experience to every user.

“D2L and Collabco offer solutions that complement each other perfectly, and because of our shared views and goals within education, we have no doubt that this will be an extremely fulfilling partnership,” said Mark Francis, CEO of Collabco. “We believe Brightspace will be a great addition to the myday platform due to its innovative approach to delivering online courses that supports blended learning and flipped classroom models. It was this ability to create a unique and personalised learning experience that was key in making our choice.”

“At D2L we are working toward very clear goals – to make learning experiences better, improve educational outcomes and inspire students to reach their full potential,” said Elliot Gowans, VP EMEA at D2L. “With myday, Collabco offers an innovative solution, where today’s learners can access the information they need to succeed. Its intuitive design integrates seamlessly with Brightspace, making this an obvious choice for a partnership.”

D2L currently serves learners around the world and the company’s track record of innovation has been widely recognised. In March, Fast Company Ranked D2L #6 on the Most Innovative Companies of 2016 list in the Data Science Category, amongst Google, IBM, Spotify, Costco, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. eLearning Magazine recently rated D2L as #1 in Adaptive Learning, and Brightspace was recently named the #1 VLE in Higher Ed by Ovum Research.

ABOUT COLLABCO
Collabco are the provider of myday, a student dashboard used by many leading educational establishments to drive student engagement, participation and retention.

We are a dedicated team with a passion for education software development and systems innovation. Based in the thriving city of Liverpool (UK) in the heart of Liverpool's innovative Knowledge Quarter we are well positioned to support a growing and forward thinking international customer base passionate about improving and simplifying student technologies.

Collabco was founded in 2009 and entered Academia and Education in 2010. In 2014, we released the Cloud version of our dashboard.

ABOUT D2L
D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organisations can personalise the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organisations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, secondary schools, and the corporate sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.d2l.com Twitter: @D2LNews @D2L_EMEA

UK PRESS CONTACT:
Matthew Watkins or Hannah Townsend
Finn Partners
D2L@finnpartners.com
020 3217 7060

D2L PRESS CONTACT
Virginia Jamieson, Vice President of PR and AR, D2L Ltd., 650-279-8619, virginia.jamieson@d2l.com, Twitter: @D2LNews
© 2016 D2L Corporation.

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