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What is the difference between Desire2Learn D2L, Brighspace, GeorgiaView, and GoView

D2L Desire to learn logo
Desire 2 Learn is a technology corporation founded in 1999 by John Baker from which University of System of Georgia institutions purchased our online course management system. In 2014, the corporation shortened the official name to D2L, but still will answer to Desire 2 Learn. This is similar to a person you call Pat still answering to Patricia.
D2L Brightspace logo

Brightspace by D2L is a digital learning environment that is one of the D2L Corporation's products. Here at GHC, we decided to simply call the learning environment D2L.


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GeorgiaView is a branch of the University System of Georgia's Information Technology Services that supports and assists the institutions within the USG maintain and manage the Brighspace by D2L learning environment. Therefore, in some of the help videos and documents you may see Brightspace, D2L, Desire 2 Learn, or Brightspace by D2L used. This is especially true as you use the resources at the GeorgiaView D2L Help Center.


GoView logo

Georgia Online Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide (GoVIEW) is a learning management system for online collaborative programs, such as eCore and eMajor, offered by University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. GoVIEW Brightspace by D2L is used to deliver courses online to students throughout the USG.

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