D2L, a global learning technology leader, is pleased to announce that it has now deployed Brightspace—the company’s cloud-based learning management system (LMS)—at the University College of Bahrain. This marks a critical phase in the university’s evolution into a modern learning institution. Brightspace will support offline, mobile and blended learning for the university’s students and will improve student performance with advanced analytics and adaptive learning tools.


“Technology is changing the way students learn and universities teach. The founders of the University College of Bahrain anticipate aggressive growth in the next ten years and want to support it with a flexible, easy-to-use and smart LMS. Brightspace is perfectly aligned with their needs. Being cloud-based, it facilitates mobility, and its learning analytics improve outcomes by monitoring, evaluating and predicting learner performance,” noted Hanny Alshazly, Regional Director, MEA, D2L.

Today, twenty-five instructors from across the university’s three departments of business administration, information technology, and media and communication are using Brightspace. The solution was delivered to the University College of Bahrain via D2L’s regional provider, Naseej.

“Our vision for the University College of Bahrain is to enable each student to learn on their mobile device, tablet or laptop and be able to connect to campus technologies, access learning resources, review grades and receive feedback. The advanced analytics capabilities in Brightspace enable us to identify students are at risk, track critical gaps in knowledge, and personalise learning objectives,” commented Abdulla K. Al-Khalifa, Executive Director – Technology and Innovation, University College of Bahrain.

Unsurprisingly, academic institutions across the Middle East and Africa region are working towards preparing students for the demands of the modern workplace. The region’s LMS market is set to grow to USD $425.2 million by 2019, its growth rate outstripping the projected global growth[1].



The University College of Bahrain was founded in 2001 by Dr Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, member of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Bahrain. UCB is a not-for-profit institution recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a provider of higher education. UCB is a new and private “Western-style” university designed to provide an international teaching and learning experience entirely conducted in the English language, particularly specializing in Business Administration, Communication & Multimedia and Information Technology. UCB Bachelor’s programs have initially been developed through collaboration with McMaster University, one of Canada’s leading universities. UCB’s Islamic Finance program has been developed in collaboration with International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). In 2010, University College of Bahrain signed an agreement with The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing (IFM) to establish a program of work, including consultancy, education and research.



D2L’s Brightspace is an online learning platform that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning experiences to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what’s most important - greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals.

Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research, and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine.



D2L is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organizations can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.d2l.com

The D2L family of companies includes D2L Corporation, D2L Ltd, D2L Australia Pty Ltd, D2L Europe Ltd, D2L Asia Pte Ltd, and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda.

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[1] MicroMarket Monitor: Middle East & Africa Learning Management System Market


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