Contract signed with Desire 2 Learn

We are pleased to announce that Ryerson University has reached an agreement with Desire to Learn (D2L) to make Brightspace Ryerson’s new Learning Management System.
Computing and Communications Services (CCS) has been piloting Brightspace since January, with about 25 faculty members and approximately 1800 students and we are on track to replace Blackboard with Brightspace prior to the Fall 2015 term.

In preparation for the fall term, CCS will integrate Brightspace with other systems at Ryerson so that students will be enrolled in course shells much as they were with Blackboard. CCS is also in the process of working to help ensure smooth integration of Gmail and Google Docs, Turnitin, Ares e-reserve and a number of other systems. In addition, we will be offering support through a variety of training sessions and lunch and learns for Faculty.

The decision to adopt Brightspace was made after a multi-year consultation process that considered issues of privacy, security, accessibility, platform features, and cost effectiveness. More information on the consultation process is available on the consultation blog at We are excited that the process led to the adoption of a new learning management system for Ryerson University. We hope you enjoy using it to help optimize your teaching and learning experiences!
Mohamed Lachemi
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Janice Winton
Vice-President, Finance and Administration