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Newark, NJ, May 21, 2020 – Edge, the region’s nonprofit research and education network and technology partner, has announced a partnership with D2L, a global leader in learning technology. Via its EdgeMarket Cooperative Pricing System, Edge has awarded a procurement contract which will give its members the ability to efficiently and affordably engage with D2L’s Learning Management System (LMS) solutions and services.

D2L’s Brightspace LMS is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators. With Brightspace, users can easily set up individualized learning paths for students, keep them on track with automated nudges, provide personalized feedback, and increase engagement through gamification, social tools, video, and other powerful features. Responsive design also ensures that students and instructors can engage with an attractive, easy to use learning portal no matter the device.

“We’re excited to engage with D2L as the LMS provider of choice for our EdgeMarket participants. D2L has a proven record of mapping to the desires of faculty, students, and instructional designers, and provides intuitive analytics around student data,” said Christopher Markham, Vice President for Information Technology at Edge. “D2L’s innovative place in the market, powerful integrations with third party edtech solutions and intuitive experience for teachers and learners make them an ideal partner for our members.”

D2L differentiated themselves over competitor platforms in the RFP process by demonstrating a record of success in supporting both the higher education market and K-12 communities. The strength of D2L’s support, services, and ease of use were also key factors.  

“We are thrilled to partner with Edge as they bring Brightspace to their members — and proud to join with an organization that has been an innovator in education for more than 20 years,” said Lee Poteck, Vice President Education at D2L. “This new agreement will not only streamline the process for edtech decision-makers and purchasing departments, to help them add Brightspace to the suite of tools they use to build more engaging learning experiences — but it will ultimately help change the way people all across the state of New Jersey learn. And that is incredibly gratifying.” 

Existing Edge members and other institutions interested in leveraging the EdgeMarket purchasing consortium for access to streamlined technology purchasing and preferred pricing can find more information at