PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 10, 2009) – Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of web, audio, and video solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration, and Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, announced today the integration of the Elluminate Live!® virtual classroom environment with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.
 
Seamless integration of Elluminate technology enables Desire2Learn users to easily add synchronous distance learning and collaboration to course work using the best-in-class Elluminate Live! real-time virtual classroom with two-way VoIP, multipoint video, interactive whiteboard, application sharing, file transfer, breakout rooms, and more. 
 
On an organizational level, the Elluminate integration with Desire2Learn will allow institutions to leverage existing technology investments, meet the needs of today’s students, increase enrollment, and improve student outcomes. 
 
The integration pack will be available for general release from Desire2Learn at FUSION 2009, the Desire2Learn Users’ Conference being held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, July 13-17. 
 
This offering will enable users to perform a variety of activities from within their familiar Desire2Learn environment, with no additional IDs or passwords required.  These include the ability to:
  • Schedule and deliver Elluminate Live! sessions
  • Attend Elluminate Live! Sessions with a single click
  • Create, store, and view Elluminate Live! interactive recordings
 
“We have had positive feedback from our clients about the Elluminate Live! environment,” said John Baker, President and CEO, Desire2learn.  By leveraging the extensibility of our growing framework for integrating third-party technology, we are making it easier for our joint clients to tightly integrate Elluminate’s capabilities to our award-winning platform.  Tighter relationships and integrations with partners have been a theme of our latest Learning Environment release and will continue to be a key driver in creating value for our clients in the future.”
 
“For many organizations, a successful eLearning solution means a blended approach using both asynchronous and synchronous technology,” said Maurice Heiblum, President, Elluminate, Inc.  “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Desire2Learn to provide this opportunity for academic institutions of all levels.  The integration of Elluminate Live! enables even more educators to add synchronous distance learning and collaboration to their learning environments.”
 
About Desire2Learn Incorporated
Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches, and branding.  Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide, and clients include higher education and K-12, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations.  Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel located in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia.  For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com.
 
About Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, and audio solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI.  Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students located in 170 different countries.  The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is also one of Deloitte’s 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2008.
 
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Pleasanton, California, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, California State University, Florida Virtual School, Georgetown University, K12 Inc., London Knowledge Lab, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Novell, Queen’s University, Royal Veterinary College, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more.  For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com.
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Elluminate Live! is a registered trademark of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

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