Solution pour le gouvernement du Canada (français)
What is it?
In 2020, D2L and the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) came to an agreement to deliver a next generation digital learning environment Solution. This is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), cloud-hosted Solution in Canada that has been created to serve not only CSPS, but also other government departments (OGDs) within Canada.
The Solution is built on multiple training and learning features of D2L’s Brightspace Core. The Solution also comes with an English and French catalogue management system so that government employees can self-register for their training. The Solution not only offers self-paced, hybrid, and in-class courses, but it also enables employees the ability to access secure and/or public facing events, job aids, podcasts, and blogs delivered by the Federal Government.
Are all Brightspace Core features available in this Solution?
The LMS component of the Solution must meet PBMM (Protected B Medium Integrity, Medium Availability) requirements; therefore, only certain Brightspace Core features are available as listed below. As new features are added to Brightspace Core, each feature is assessed for PBMM readiness and this page will be updated only as applicable and as it aligns to the release notes schedule. If you see a Brightspace Core feature mentioned in the release notes or on the Community site, please refer back to this page to determine if the feature applies to the PBMM Solution.
The LMS Administrator and Course and User Management Tools available in Brightspace Core are:
- Bulk Tools (BCC, BCE, CCB)
- Custom Login Logic
- Terms and Conditions
- Data hub
- IPSIS (for HRIS integrations)
- Manager Dashboard and Learning Groups (MD/LG)
- SFTP for Protected file sharing
- Opt-in Multi-factor authentication
- Attributes Import Service (for MD/LG)
- Locked Learning Groups
The LMS Instructor and Learner Tools available in Brightspace Core are:
- Activity Feed
- Awards (storage in Brightspace only)
- New Content Experience for Instructors and Learners (SCORM)
- Gradebook and Mastery View
- Homepage Language Toggle
- Sessions Homepage Widget
- Welcome Widget
- Visual Table of Contents Widget
- My Courses Widget
- Quick Eval
- Release Conditions
- Third-party Integrations (using LTI 1.3 or third-party endpoint)
Important: CSPS/OGD is responsible for verifying that third-party tools and the vendors of those tools have the necessary security clearances in place to accept and connect to the PBMM Solution described herein.
Administrator documentation for the Course Catalogue component of the Solution is provided at the time of Solution implementation and updated copies are provided to LMS administrators when new features are deployed to the applicable government department’s instance of the Solution.
Updates to the Solution will be posted here once available.
Are other D2l Products and Services available for sale?
The following are optional add-ons to the current CSPS agreement:
- Event/Course Resource Management Tool (unclassified data only)
- Technical Account Manager subscription
- Learning and Creative Solutions Subscription
- Professional services on a daily rate schedule as outlined in the CSPS agreement
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in discussing these add-ons further.
Application Program Interfaces
For the features available in the Solution, please refer to the available Brightspace APIs documented here. The catalogue API instructions as they become available for the storefront data will be included in the course catalogue admin guide.
Feature requests can either be submitted to the CSPS Operational Working Group or through the Product Idea Exchange (PIE). Feature requests associated with the COTS components of the Solution are prioritized along with requests from all D2L customers. If a feature request is specific to the PBMM Solution, accelerated development fees may apply. Solution bugs (i.e. functionality that does not conform per D2L’s or D2L subcontractor documentation) should be reported to the D2L support desk by the authorized OGD LMS administrator.
Are there any restrictions that would prevent my department from buying this Solution?
Separate instances of the Solution can also be deployed to any other Federal Department that has a minimum of 750 employees and the need to create their own internal department training. For departments with less than 750 employees, or for those departments that have limited department specific training, the CSPS instance of the Solution has two other options called Consortium Hosting and Content Hosting that may be a better fit for your needs.
Which Brightspace Products and Services are not currently available for sale nor recommended for the BMM Solution?
- Awards Leaderboard widget, Awards Badgr, Awards Public
- Capture (Brightspace Core – and Creator+)
- Classic Content Experience
- Content Publisher
- D2L Wave
- Discover (limited use – to be discussed during Implementation Consulting)
- Game Based Learning
- Inbound Email
- LeaP (Learning Paths)
- MS Teams Connector
- S3 (Student Success System)
- Site Tabs
- Video Assignments (Bongo)
- Video Classroom (Bongo)
- Video Note (Bongo)
- Video Note with Closed Captions
Would your government department like to know more about this Solution?
Did you know that Canadian Federal Government Departments are able to purchase on top of the CSPS agreement? Please contact email@example.com to connect with the CSPS onboarding team or firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with D2L’s government sales team.
Do you reside outside of Canada, but are interested in a similar solution for your government employees? Contact email@example.com.