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D2L Corporation, known until 2014 as Desire2Learn, is an educational technology company with corporate headquarters in Kitchener, Ontario. It is known for its Brightspace learning management system.
Desire2Learn was founded in 1999 by president and CEO John Baker. The company is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and has 800+ staff in the US, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Singapore and Australia.
In 2014, D2L rebranded its integrated learning platform as Brightspace. The company name was changed to D2L Corporation. In 2014, D2L raised an $85 million series B financing round. D2L acquired the Achievement Standards Network (ASN).
Competitors include BlackBoard Inc. and Moodle Pty Ltd. In 2006, D2L and Blackboard were involved in a legal dispute over issues related to U.S. Patent 6,988,138. In December 2009, the companies issued a joint press release indicating that legal proceedings had ended with both companies agreeing to license each other's software. For more information about Blackboard and U.S. Patent 6,988,138, see Legal matters section of the Blackboard Inc. article.
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