D2L Launches New Product to Streamline Course Creation for HR, Business, Faculty and Educators


COMPANY NEWS: D2L, a global learning technology company, today announced the launch of its D2L Brightspace Creator+ package, which enables anyone to create engaging digital course content using work integrated into Brightspace, saving course creators time, effort and money.

“We have listened carefully to our customers and understand that educators want to create content independently, without software coding experience. Administrators and instructional designers want a solution that is more economical, scalable without limit of places and easier for learners. With these needs in mind, we developed Creator+ to help our customers deliver exceptional learning experiences,” said D2L CEO and President John Baker.

“Each year, we demonstrate our commitment to supporting learning and creating highly accessible, easy-to-use tools for everyone, everywhere. Creator+ is deliberately designed, in partnership with educators and learning design experts, to support the development of better learning experiences,” Baker continued.

According to a study by the Grattan Institute, teachers in Australia worked longer than the standard 40-hour week, with respondents working around 44 hours a week on average. Based on a 40-week school year, this equates to approximately 160 additional hours. In the same study, 92% of teachers also said they did not have enough time to effectively prepare for classroom teaching and 86% of teachers said they did not have enough time to plan quality lessons.

With Creator+, the need to purchase and train on expensive interactive content creation software is reduced, helping Brightspace customers reduce administrative work with solutions that are integrated directly into Brightspace and easier to end users, to help them free up time to get back to what matters most: their learners.

Building on more than 20 years of award-winning course design excellence, the Creator+ Early Access Program launched in May 2022, enabling meaningful collaboration with education leaders and learning design experts , who provided crucial feedback. Today, D2L is thrilled to make Creator+ available for purchase.

With Creator+, users can more easily:
• Use out-of-the-box templates to quickly create beautiful, highly accessible, and mobile-friendly content.
• Improve understanding with the Practices tool, keeping learners engaged with a wide variety of practice exercises and question types
• Create a consistent visual experience with the content style tool
• Insert flexible and highly accessible interactive elements into courses without any coding skills
• Help reduce complexity with seamless screen recordings via video capture app

D2L Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Tony Maguire, said the introduction of Creator+ will provide multiple benefits to creative developers, education professionals and organizations looking to maximize development budgets. their training programs.

“Creator+ will help content creators and creatives, who often use multiple tools when developing content for education platforms, to improve accessibility through inclusive designs. company that may need to quickly and cost-effectively change the content of their employee training programs,” Maguire said.

“Our education professionals will also benefit as they will be able to use more authentic modes of assessment and benefit from the deeper use of video capabilities. Simply put, Creator+ will bring technology to the local market that provides accessible capabilities , so that no student or employee educational need is overlooked or costly to those who need it.

About D2L
D2L transforms the way the world learns by helping learners of all ages achieve more than they ever imagined. Working closely with customers around the world, D2L helps millions of people learn online and in person. Our growing global workforce is dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world a better place than they found it. Learn more about D2L for K-12, higher education and business at D2L.


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