D2L Brightspace has been chosen by the University of Cape Town (UCT) to provide its digital learning infrastructure over the next decade.
The decision came after the staff and students of The oldest university in South Africa test a number of options during the competitive bidding process.
Other stakeholder representatives also participated in the formal procurement process, defining their requirements and evaluating bids.
“Our goal is to unleash the creative energy and intellectual capacity of the UCT, and key to this is to ensure equitable student success,” said Sukaina Walji, director of the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at UCT and who oversaw the bidding process.
“As digital tools and technologies play a significant role in all faculties and departments, both undergraduate and graduate level, we sought a new learning management system hosted in the cloud. [LMS]. “
UCT’s current LMS dates back to 2006 and can no longer meet the needs of 29,000 students and 5,000 academic and administrative staff with an ever-increasing demand for online access.
“D2L Brightspace is intuitive, supports a wide range of teaching modes, provides powerful communication and assessment capabilities, a robust mobile app, advanced learning analytics, excellent integration with MS Teams, and comprehensive accessibility support for students with UCT disability, ”Walji added.
“Importantly, the platform offers a competitive set of capabilities right now, while having the flexibility to adapt to our future needs in response to the changing landscape of higher education and technology.”
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D2L Brightspace to support digital infrastructure at UCT
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