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Neolth: Student Mental Health at the Forefront

Student mental health challenges have occurred for decades, but the recent pandemic brought the subject to the forefront. Universities, colleges and even school districts propose different support systems to ensure students achieve their program requirements. In addition to institutions, companies also develop tools and diverse solutions to help students and establishments overcome mental health challenges. ... Neolth: Student Mental Health at the Forefront  Read More

Elsevier to Acquire Interfolio

Nothing prepared the HigherEd market for the announcement of Elsevier acquiring Interfolio on April 21st. It is indeed rare that a smaller player (#2 in this case) would purchase the leader of a product category. But when we look at the two companies, it makes total sense why Elsevier would purchase Interfolio. Summary of the ... Elsevier to Acquire Interfolio  Read More
Historical HigherEd SIS Market

Jenzabar: From a Class Enrollment Portal to a Multi-Product Platform

The story behind Jenzabar is strongly linked to its CEO and Founder Chai Ling. Chai, a Chinese native came to the US in 1990 to study public affairs. She then worked at Bain & Co. where she met her future husband Robert A. Maginn Jr. By the end of the decade, she received an M.B.A. ... Jenzabar: From a Class Enrollment Portal to a Multi-Product Platform  Read More

Similarities Between Anthology and PowerSchool

Last week, I was at ASU+GSV Summit for the first time. I had the opportunity to meet with several clients, friends and new acquaintances. On the flight back, I was looking at my notes and noticed that two companies I had met had referenced each other. They were saying that only the other company has the same ... Similarities Between Anthology and PowerSchool  Read More

Populi: Designed for Smaller Institutions

Populi is fundamentally different in its business approach. Instead of proposing one solution in one product category and building their company from there, the company chose to target one specific client type: smaller colleges. And from there, they offered them an all-in-one software suite. At first, we had doubts about this company. How can they ... Populi: Designed for Smaller Institutions  Read More
Historical LMS Market Shares - Higher Ed - North America

A Brief History of Blackboard

It’s time for another company profile. For this post, we want to paint the picture of one of the first LMS companies: Blackboard. Once the leading company in this product category, Blackboard diversified its corporate assets to curb the decline of revenues and to explore new business opportunities. To understand how Blackboard started, we need ... A Brief History of Blackboard  Read More
PowerSchool's Running Number of SIS Implementations

PowerSchool: The Path to Dominate the K-12 Market

Like many IT stories in the 1980s and 1990s, the creation of PowerSchool initiated from one specific need: getting attendance tracking (as well as other information) to be sent through the school district’s network. From this initial class project, Greg Porter (founder of PowerSchool) worked on his project to build the first version of PowerSchool ... PowerSchool: The Path to Dominate the K-12 Market  Read More
Moodle Decommissions

Moodle: The Open-Source LMS

The learning management system product category is one where many companies fight hard to gain more market shares. Moodle set itself apart from the beginning by deciding to offer its LMS for free. In 2022, not many products remain open-source. What makes Moodle a different player? The Long History of Moodle Moodle is not only ... Moodle: The Open-Source LMS  Read More
Microsoft: A Leading Global IT Solutions Provider for Education - LISTedTECH

Microsoft: A Leading Global IT Solutions Provider for Education

Microsoft is well-known for everything and anything related to computers. Since its inception in April 1975, it has developed software, hardware, and personal electronics and offered services to multinational companies, local businesses, and individuals. However, a component of its core business that has often been put aside is its willingness to help the education world, ... Microsoft: A Leading Global IT Solutions Provider for Education  Read More
Blackbaud: More than Raiser's Edge - LISTedTECH

Blackbaud: More than Raiser’s Edge

Known for its flagship product Raiser’s Edge for almost four decades, Blackbaud focuses its business around nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. This long-time reference to this submarket might change soon with the recent purchase of Everfi. Does this acquisition solidify its foundation in the nonprofit world, or is Blackbaud attempting a breakthrough on the corporate ... Blackbaud: More than Raiser’s Edge  Read More
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Acadeum: From Struggle to Graduation

In this month’s company profile, we feature another company whose goal is to help students graduate faster by offering colleges and universities a way to meet students’ needs and enhance curricular capacity. Based in Austin (Texas), Acadeum focuses its energies on helping institutions collaborate to ensure course availability never hinders student progression.  How Acadeum Positions ... Acadeum: From Struggle to Graduation  Read More
CRM RFPs

Company Profile: Element451

Any recruitment officer or admission officer knows the struggle to get a lead down the admission funnel. Over the years, IT companies have tried to offer a solution to overcome this challenge, but many failed. For this month’s company profile, we showcase Element451, a CRM that amalgamates in one place the different steps of this ... Company Profile: Element451  Read More

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Class Acquires Collaborate: Two Visions Emerge

On May 19, 2022, Class and Anthology announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Class to acquire Anthology’s Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. While Class doubles down on a future with Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate as a virtual classroom tool, Anthology goes all-in on its Blackboard Ultra LMS. Collaborate and Class: The Numbers Before ... Class Acquires Collaborate: Two Visions Emerge  Read More

E-Procurement: Moving B2B, B2C and B2G to the Internet

Before the Internet was even a thing, businesses and institutions established terms and procedures to sell, acquire and exchange goods and services. This process was named procurement. Thanks to significant advancements in technology and SaaS, public organizations and educational institutions nowadays use e-procurement solutions to manage their procurement processes. History of e-Procurement We have to ... E-Procurement: Moving B2B, B2C and B2G to the Internet  Read More

Domain names, what do they say about your HigherEd Institution?

Today, we are digging into a topic outside of our regular sandbox: Institution URLs and the type of information they can provide on an institution. To produce this post, we have gathered the data from the ListedTech database to sort the domains used by over 77,000 institutions across the globe. Our database of 77,000+ institutions ... Domain names, what do they say about your HigherEd Institution?  Read More

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