SUNY recently selected Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace Learning Management System to serve as the hub of its Digital Learning Environment.
With the transition to D2L’s Brightspace, SUNY envisions a dynamic opportunity to unify the digital learning environment within which all SUNY campuses operate: a common LMS application; a central architecture with common data structures; common templates; a common set of online tools integrated with the LMS (right now there is much redundancy across the System); and a common integration for data.
Geneseo is part of the third cohort of SUNY campuses migrating to Brightspace.
- Geneseo FAQ Page
- January 2022 Update on SUNY Digital Learning Environment
- May 2022 Update on SUNY Digital Learning Environment
Brightspace Training Options
- SUNY CPD's Brightspace Training Options
- Geneseo Training (coming soon!)
Geneseo Pilot – Spring 2023
- Number of courses: 47
- Number of pilot faculty: 37
- Approx. Student Population: 900
Brightspace Full Launch: Summer 2023
- All faculty and staff have Brightspace accounts (access through myGeneseo)
- Sandbox courses will be available early February
- Office hours and workshops available throughout February-May. Details at the CIT Training Page.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the SUNY Digital Learning Environment website.
- SUNY FAQ pages
- Recording: Introduction to D2L's Brightspace (Oct. 28, 2021)
- Slides: SUNY DLE Cohort 3 Kick Off (August 11, 2022)
- SUNY DLE Bulletins
What’s the difference between an LMS and a DLE?
The Learning Management System or LMS is the hub of any Digital Learning Environment or DLE. A coordinated integration of an LMS, related tools, and architecture comprise a DLE. With the transition to D2L’s Brightspace, SUNY saw a dynamic opportunity to unify the DLE across SUNY for all students and faculty:
- Common LMS environment;
- Central architecture with common data structures;
- Common course templates;
- Common set of online tools integrated with the LMS (right now there is so much redundancy across the System); and
- Common integration for data.
This allows SUNY to take advantage of economies of scale, better share best practices and resources across campuses and between SUNY System Administration resources and campuses, assure strong technical, instructional design and academic supports, and provide a familiar platform for students, faculty and staff moving across campuses.