D2L has launched its Emerald Release, the newest version of its Brightspace LMS.
Social features include the Activity Feed, which lets users embed social content like TEDx or YouTube videos and images inline. Faculty and teachers can also upload materials from OneDrive and Google Drive and take advantage of smart formatting options to draw attention to important information, send notifications to students and pin posts to keep essential items front and center.
The Emerald Release also features additional socially driven capabilities:
- A Professional Learning offering for K-12 and a Professional Development offering for Higher Education
- A new content experience that provides users an intuitive way to create lessons aligned to standards and expectations for K12
- Advanced analytics tools allow educators access to student data quickly and more efficiently through daily differentials