T.H.E. Journal reports that our client D2L is releasing a major upgrade for its learning management system that is intended to span all of K-12. “Brightspace for K-12,” will stretch into the elementary grades. Enhanced features will allow young learners to capture evidence of their school activities and simplify the process of teachers communicating with families. According to one educator at a school system that has been testing the software, the new functionality is “going to open up lines of communication” with parents.
“We’ve made a lot of improvements for teachers to communicate what is happening with children, so parents or guardians can effectively be a ‘fly on the wall’ in their child’s classroom,” Ken Chapman, vice president of market research at D2L, told T.H.E. Journal. “Parents want to feel they’re aware of everything that’s happening.”
The release will also sport D2L’s new “Daylight” interface, which will display content resized appropriately on any type of smart device, whether PC, mobile phone or tablet. This feature allows students who lack large-screen devices or WiFi at home also to be able to access their learning content in a usable manner.
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