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American Public University System Selects D2L’s Brightspace as Next-Generation Learning Management Platform

Kitchener, Ontario CA and Charles Town, WV – Dec 10 2019D2L, a global learning technology leader, and American Public University System (APUS), a leading online learning provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI), today announced that APUS will implement D2L’s Brightspace platform for the American Military University and America Public University.

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators, that works on any device. It’s secure, worry-free technology that puts customers first — allowing them to create engaging courses within their existing technology to fit their unique needs. It enables individualized learning paths to be easily set up for students, keeping them on track with automated nudges, providing them with personalized feedback and increasing their engagement through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.

APUS provides high-quality higher education catering to the nation’s military and public service communities through respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.

“We sought to further enhance our student learning experience and faculty engagement by implementing a flexible, mobile-optimized LMS,” said APUS President Dr. Wallace E. Boston.

“Brightspace supports our future strategic growth objectives by enabling us to serve new market segments with expanded modalities and capabilities,” added APEI Chief Technology Officer Patrik Dyberg.

“We’re proud to be working with APUS to help them continue to deliver a robust online, student-centric learning experience and outstanding learning outcomes,” said D2L President and CEO John Baker.

About Brightspace

Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works on any device. It’s secure, worry-free technology that puts customers first — allowing you to create engaging courses within your existing technology to fit your unique needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your students, keep them on track with automated nudges, provide them with personalized feedback and increase their engagement through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.

Brightspace is the only learning platform chosen as a partner of the National Federation of the Blind’s Strategic Nonvisual Access Partnership program, which has been redesigned as their Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. Brightspace was named the #1 LMS for Next-Gen Online Teaching and Learning by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. Aragon Research also included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list and Brightspace was named the Best K-12 Learning Management System at the SIIA CODiE Awards. To learn more, visit the Higher Education and K-12 pages on our website.

About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time recipient of OLC’s Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University, the #1 provider of education to the U.S. military*, and American Public University. Over 100,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS’s relevant, flexible curriculum and value. For more information, visit www.apus.edu.

*Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times.