Today, D2L announces Brightspace for K-12, a major upgrade to its blended learning solution that provides an engaging experience for junior grades through high school. With this release, D2L extends the classroom by offering a new Activity Feed, standards-aligned lessons, a parent engagement experience, complete mobility, and third party integrations with platforms like Google Drive™, YouTube™ and Office 365™.
Brightspace for K-12 features D2L’s new any-device Daylight interface, created so that the experience will be identical for learners regardless of the device they use, whether they’re on a mobile phone, tablet, Chromebook™ or PC.
BRIGHTSPACE ACTIVITY FEED: AVAILABLE NOW
The new Activity Feed in Brightspace is designed like a social media platfor and provides a hub on the course home page for teachers to communicate with students about reminders, upcoming assignments, new content or discussions. Teachers will benefit from simple integration with Google Drive and the ability to easily link to YouTube, other videos, their favorite sites, and more.
BRIGHTSPACE LESSONS: AVAILABLE IN SUMMER RELEASE
Brightspace Lessons helps teachers create a blended learning experience using content from publishers, district-provided content, Open Educational Resources (OER), or their own materials. The drag-and-drop features make it easy for teachers to add, change and arrange content.
BRIGHTSPACE PORTFOLIO: AVAILABLE IN AUTUMN RELEASE
Brightspace for K-12 includes the new Brightspace Portfolio, which addresses one of the biggest hurdles for non-reading students in early grades: how to share their work. It also makes it easy for teachers to review and approve portfolio items, and share them with parents or guardians.
BRIGHTSPACE FOR PARENTS: AVAILABLE IN AUTUMN RELEASE
Parents get access to their own experience on any device, letting them check to make sure their child is on track, view upcoming assignments, see submitted work, or view classroom communications for each of their children.
For information about Brightspace for K-12, visit https://www.d2l.com/k-12.