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Delivery Platforms

The term delivery platform refers to a product that includes an integrated set of tools by which content can be developed, stored, and delivered to learners. Read more about the hallmarks of a learning platform.

At Vanderbilt, Brightspace is the campus-wide learning platform. These are also often referred to as a learning management system (LMS), but delivery platforms can be any number web-based products students use to collaborate with each other, engage with course materials, or generate content. In this section, we’ll cover delivery platforms you might consider using in addition to, or instead of, an LMS.

Classroom Management

A simple web page is easy to create and update efficiently, it can be used to inform students of class requirements, to post handouts, notices, and homework assignments, or to act as a question and answer board.


A blog can provide a space where students can work to further develop writing or other skills with the advantage of an instant audience. Students can practice and benefit from peer review and also make online mentoring possible. Students can also participate in cooperative learning activities that require them to relay research findings, ideas, or suggestions.

Student Portfolios

Students can present, organize, and store student work as digital portfolios by uploading work to a web site. As older entries are archived, developing skills and progress may be analyzed more conveniently. Additionally, as students realize their efforts will be published, they are typically more motivated to produce better writing.