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Canada’s polytechnic institutes select D2L Brightspace

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and Niagara College Canada select Brightspace platform for student learning.

TORONTO — D2L, a learning technology company, is helping Canadian polytechnic leaders, specializing in skilled trades, business, engineering, technology, applied science, and natural sciences, reach more learners and enhance the student experience through its learning platform.

In July 2023, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) selected D2L Brightspace as its new learning management system. As one of Canada’s polytechnic institutes, NAIT is committed to the success of its students, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades.

As a member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Strategic Non-Vision Access Partnership, D2L’s commitment to accessibility was a differentiator for NAIT. Brightspace will support NAIT in their goals to increase student enrollment and retention and increase accessibility.

“NAIT is committed to the success of its learners, staff and communities, and this strategic move empowers us to elevate student outcomes, foster community engagement, and lead the way in accessible and technology-driven education,” said Peter Leclaire, VP, Academic at NAIT. “We have a rich history with D2L. As the first polytechnic institution to join D2L Wave in 2021, we’re excited to further our ties with an education technology leader like Brightspace.”


In July 2023 Niagara College Canada selected D2L Brightspace as its learning management system of choice. Serving over 12,000 students from over 95 countries, Brightspace will help provide Niagara College Canada with a scalable learning experience geared to support future growth.

A leading global college, Niagara College Canada selected D2L Brightspace to help promote future growth and support the teaching and learning needs of students and faculty.

“D2L is proud to support Canadian institutions leading the charge in innovation and technology – it’s institutions like these that are shaping the future of Canada by building leaders with skills to help Canada thrive in the years to come,” said Lee Poteck, Senior VP of Sales & Customer Success at D2L. “We’re thrilled to partner with NAIT and Niagara College Canada as we support their students’ and instructors’ needs through innovative and accessible learning experiences.”


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