Toronto, ON, May 15, 2019 – NELSON, Canada’s leading educational publisher, announced today a partnership with Willo Labs to further improve student access to digital learning resources while protecting student data within Canadian borders.

Nelson will leverage Willo Labs’ solution to provide seamless access for students to Nelson’s world class digital course materials directly from an educational institution’s learning management system. With this combined solution, Nelson will enable institutions to provide instructor and student consent options around sharing personal data and then securely manage that information within Canada. “We are committed to providing students with the best learning experience.” said Steve Brown, NELSON President and CEO. “This includes making access as simple and safe as possible. Our collaboration with Willo Labs is another milestone in our journey to improving student outcomes and strengthening our partnership with Canadian educational institutions by providing world class offerings with data privacy front and centre.”

Willo Labs’ integration with leading POS systems will allow NELSON to continue to work with bookstores to get the right content into each students’ hands, irrespective of whether its a physical book or a Willo Labs enabled digital offering.

“Willo Labs is honored to be part of Nelson’s commitment to an exemplary student experience and data privacy in Canada,” said Andy Hall, CEO of Willo Labs.  “This was precisely the vision when we created our technology–for institutions and students to get easier, private and scalable access to high quality digital learning tools and optimized outcomes.”

The combined solution is available beginning fall 2019.

About Willo Labs

Willo Labs provides a single campus connection and platform for colleges and providers to link and manage digital course materials in the learning management system (LMS).  Willo Labs is connected to over 350 campus LMS’s and is the only solution for managing student data privacy consent and anonymization through the LMS. Learn more at our website:


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For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Gomez

Director Corporate Marketing and Communications / 647.888.3058