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Florida Virtual School migrates to Brightspace

D2L's Brightspace LMS will be used to personalize learning for the school's 206,000 Students

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L, a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS).

FLVS, the largest fully accredited online state public school in the U.S., had nearly 400,000 completed semester enrollments in the 2015-16 academic year.

The Brightspace platform includes a number of advantages that were key elements in its selection by FLVS. Since the platform incorporates personalized learning, teachers can deliver their lessons with much greater flexibility and give each student the personal experience they need to succeed. Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

The new Brightspace Daylight experience is built from the ground up to work on any device and be fully accessible so students and teachers can use smartphones, tablets or any browser-enabled device. Additionally, Brightspace includes real-time learning analytics to provide teachers with engagement data that can help them improve student outcomes.

“FLVS was the first statewide internet-based public high school in the United States when we were founded in 1997, and we have continued to strive to remain on the cutting edge of online learning ever since,” said Ronald Blocker, president and CEO of FLVS. “Today, students have more advanced needs than ever before, and techniques like game-based learning, personalized learning, real-time analytics and social learning have become essential. This is why D2L became the clear choice for us — its understanding of how to meet the challenges faced by the modern student is unmatched. In particular, Brightspace is designed to improve student achievement, a critical metric for FLVS. We are looking forward to rolling Brightspace out to our students so they can experience the next chapter in online learning.”

“We’re delighted to be working with the largest state virtual school in the U.S. D2L takes pride in partnering with innovative Kindergarten-12 organizations who care deeply about the best educational experience,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “FLVS is an online learning pioneer and their leadership on the student experience is an inspiration to all of us at D2L. We look forward to building on that success with a great partnership and delivering outstanding student outcomes with personalized learning.”

Laura Ascione

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