Brightspace for Education Reviews 2020

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Overall Rating 63%
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Jun 3, 2020

Dullspace - This is the most difficult to use software EVER!

Overall Rating 36%
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What do you like best? It has the ability to integrate with other service providers, such as Cengage. It does a lot and you would never know it because the user interface is awful.
What do you dislike? The user interface and how unintuitive it is. The user adoption at our university is low. Faculty can't figure out how to use it because it is so complex, user-unfriendly, that they just don't. We have faculty who never use it because they can't deal with it. I can't believe we bought this. So many other vendors that do a much better job.
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 51-200 | Level : Manager | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User

Mar 15, 2018

A step back from eCollege - Disappointing

Overall Rating 43%
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What do you like best? It looks nice, but when you go under the hood it's lacking. Every time we ask about something that doesn't work the way we need it to, we're basically told to live with it. Very disappointing.
What do you dislike? It looks nice, but when you go under the hood it's lacking. Every time we ask about something that doesn't work the way we need it to, we're basically told to live with it. Very disappointing.
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 5,001-10,000 | Level : Director | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User, Administrator, Member of the deployment/customization team

Mar 13, 2018

Complex LMS system that requires support from technical staff.

Overall Rating 61%
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What do you like best? Course Calendar, overall appearance of Daylight as well as the flexibility and customization you can do for things such as course announcements, awards/badges/certificates, intelligent agents and replacement strings. Large amount of integration options from third party applications.
What do you dislike? Discussion forums are poorly designed and do not proved a seamless experience for the end user. The individual tool settings can be hard to understand and use - as well as some settings are redundant. There is no automatic creation of grade items when an assessment tool is created (i.e. dropbox, discussion board etc.) - must manually link and create each item in the grade book separately.
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 10,000+ | Level : Senior | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as Administrator

Mar 10, 2018

Brightspace provides the main features of an lms, but requires redundant setup of common features.

Overall Rating 45%
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What do you like best? I like the content area and the ability to create and organize modules.
What do you dislike? I do not like that common graded items are not automatically linked to the grade book. I also do not like that there are not more bulk edit features for assigning the same date range to a group of items.
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 5,001-10,000 | Level : Director | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User, Administrator, Member of the deployment/customization team

Jan 26, 2018

Excellent tools & flexibility, with vast 3rd party integration, in a strong and stable environment

Overall Rating 95%
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What do you like best? Rubrics, checklists, integrated course calendars with personal calendars, intelligent agents - the whole suite is highly flexible to multiple course situations.
What do you dislike? The text-based discussion forums with poor grading experience. It is the current weak link of all LMS, not just D2L. Waiting for the next iteration - predicting this will be the next big area they improve, .
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 1,001-5,000 | Level : Senior | Focus : Media and Communication | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User

Jan 9, 2018

It is a mature LMS product with a good backend team enhancing and supporting it.

Overall Rating 79%
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What do you like best? Continuous improvement in its product, reasonable pricing, helpful team to get things done.
What do you dislike? The technology refresh and User Interface Design can be better.
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 501-1,000 | Level : Manager | Focus : Information Technology | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as User, Administrator, Member of the deployment/customization team, Member of the procurement team

Jan 4, 2018

Easy, basic LMS

Overall Rating 75%
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What do you like best? Ease of use and input of courseware
What do you dislike? The grading system should be linked throughout. If you create an artifact in the Discussions, it should link all of your rubrics to Grading as well. This can be done, if you follow defined steps, but would be easier if any selection would automatically populate the other parts.
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Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 201-500 | Level : Director | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as Administrator

Jan 4, 2018

one of the best LMSes in the market

Overall Rating 90%
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Elliot W. — Online Learning Manager, Continuing Studies at University of Northern British Columbia

Industry : Education - Higher | Company size : 501-1,000 | Level : Manager | Focus : Education | Experience using the software : More than 1 year as Administrator, Member of the deployment/customization team, Member of the procurement team

Dec 12, 2017

clunky and over complicated. tries to be Moodle at 10X the price.

Overall Rating 46%
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Industry : Management Consulting | Company size : 501-1,000 | Level : Consultant | Focus : Support | Experience using the software : Free Trial as Administrator