⇒ News about UVM’s Brightspace implementation
can be found at Moving to Brightspace.

It’s Brightspace!

The LMS Coordination Committee recommended that UVM award the RFP to D2L for their Brightspace LMS platform. Subsequently, the UVM Board of Trustees passed a resolution authorizing the University to proceed with negotiations until a fully executed contract is in place with Desire2Learn (Brightspace).

Brightspace offers exciting features that can be scaled for novices, “power users,” and everyone in between. Brightspace exceeds our requirements in many areas, including:

  • User interface features for faculty and students
  • Analytics, reporting, and learning outcomes assessment
  • Technical infrastructure and integration with other systems, such as MS Teams
  • Support for a robust non-credit portfolio

Leaving Blackboard is a significant change, impacting the demands on your time and how you do your work. Given the magnitude of this change, UVM is committed to providing institutional solutions to minimize your workload, and resources to support learning the new interface.

This decision to join the D2L community is really the beginning—there are many more important decisions to make and work to do. The next step is to convene a Brightspace Transition Team, comprised of faculty and staff representatives. This team will work closely with D2L to develop an implementation plan and project timeline. In the next few weeks you’ll be informed about the preliminary transition plan—including milestone dates, concluding with a complete migration from Blackboard prior to the fall 2023 semester.

See a brief Brightspace introduction video.



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