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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
New Implementations Blackboard vs Canvas vs Moodle

Instructure’s Impressive Implementations Record

In the many product categories we track, we often spot a player who has unique characteristics and who pushes us to dig a little deeper into our data. In the learning management system category, this company is Instructure, with its product Canvas. Since its inception in 2008, Instructure has seen an impressive and unmatched run ... Instructure’s Impressive Implementations Record  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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Quottly – Helping Students Graduate on Time

Student graduation rate is a challenge that many universities and colleges face. We often see student success/retention systems being implemented to tackle this situation, but what about coming back to the basics and simply helping them find courses to finish their program? As part of our monthly series on edtech companies, this month, we showcase ... Quottly – Helping Students Graduate on Time  Read More
New Ellucian Implementations that are Hosted - LisTedTECH

Cloud Nine for Ellucian

Ellucian had their yearly conference Ellucian live 2021 last week. During the event, we saw several announcements about their cloud implementations. At LISTedTECH, we like to use this type of affirmations to help validate our data. We decided to use this occasion to share it. As a general rule, we are able to gather 80% ... Cloud Nine for Ellucian  Read More
Ellucian Hosting vs Other ERP Companies - LisTedTECH

Profile of the Ellucian Company

Ellucian company gets most of its 2,700 clients from public institutions that have less than 15,000 FTE students.

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Anthology: a Collection of 14 Different Products Under Three HigherEd IT Companies

July 7, 2020, marked a turning point in the HigherEd IT sphere. On that day, Veritas Capital (“Veritas”) and Leeds Equity Partners (“Leeds Equity”), two private investment firms, announced the joining of education technology companies: Campus Management, Campus Labs, and iModules, to create one of the biggest consortiums in HigherEd IT. And as of November ... Anthology: a Collection of 14 Different Products Under Three HigherEd IT Companies  Read More

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Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Perspective on Forecasting Technology Implementation Trends

We all love making predictions. They help us deal with uncertainty, which has undoubtedly come into sharp focus over the past year. The issue with forecasting, however, is that they are often wrong—some spectacularly so. And those involving higher education technology are no exception: just remember those projections about the supposed disruptive power of massive ... Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Perspective on Forecasting Technology Implementation Trends  Read More

Top IT Projects Shaping HigherEd in 2024

Since the publication of this post, we have received questions about how we conducted our research. To create our Top 10, we scanned the content of 81 IT Project websites from North America and Europe. We did not look at institution websites for separate projects like:  We only looked at current projects listed in the ... Top IT Projects Shaping HigherEd in 2024  Read More

Uncovering the Key Patterns in Technology Adoption in Two-Year Colleges 

A recent article in Inside Higher Ed shed light on the challenges institutional leaders at two-year institutions face in adopting technology, specifically technology that supports online learning. The authors discuss how these leaders try to overcome financial constraints, staffing issues, and procurement issues to meet the increased demand for quality online learning at their institutions.   ... Uncovering the Key Patterns in Technology Adoption in Two-Year Colleges   Read More