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My Take Away From the D2L Fusion Conference

I was invited to attend this year’s D2L Fusion Conference. This was my first D2L conference. It was held in Boston (Mass.), July 20-22, 2022. Instead of welcoming the regular 1,000 participants, the conference hosted around 700 attendees. The attendance drop is due, you guess it, to the COVID-19 virus and the travel difficulties it brings. ... My Take Away From the D2L Fusion Conference  Read More

Justin’s Thoughts on Anthology Together

Earlier this month, I was invited to attend the annual Anthology/Blackboard conference, entitled Anthology Together. This was my first time attending an Anthology or a Blackboard conference. The conference took place at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando (Florida) from July 11th to July 14th, 2022 and had about 2,200 total attendees. I must say that ... Justin’s Thoughts on Anthology Together  Read More

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
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

Predicting What Institutions Will Select for their Next LMS

We want to update our readers on a blog post we wrote in October 2021. At the time, we announced that we were working on a new algorithm to predict product selection for the learning management system category. To do so, we looked at several components to make our prediction:  Current market trends or the ... Predicting What Institutions Will Select for their Next LMS  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
World Map of Average Year of First LMS Implementation

Average Year of First Learning Management System Implementations

At LISTedTECH, we like to drill down into our data to better understand historical market trends. As you may know, we have lots of data on learning management systems. In this post, we want to show when the average year of the first learning management system implementation was for each country. To make sense of ... Average Year of First Learning Management System Implementations  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
Update on the K-12 LMS Historical Market - LISTedTECH

Update on the K-12 LMS Historical Market

In June 2021, we published an update on the K-12 learning management systems. At the time, we had not noticed that some numbers did not adequately represent the market. Having adjusted our scrapers, we wanted to update you before the end of the year. The pandemic had (and continues to have) a massive impact on ... Update on the K-12 LMS Historical Market  Read More
How Moodle Overtook Blackboard

How Moodle Overtook Blackboard

Early this week, Miami Dade College announced that Canvas will replace Blackboard as its main learning management system. For Blackboard, this is another important loss as MDC currently enrols more than 50,000 students. This is a continuation of Blackboard’s slow market decline. Looking at the historical North American market progression, we can see that Blackboard ... How Moodle Overtook Blackboard  Read More
Number of Clients by World Regions

Ellucian-D2L Expanded Partnership

The last few weeks were worthy of a Hollywood movie for D2L. First, they announced at the end of September 2021 that they will soon go public. Then, we learned in mid-October that their initial public offering (IPO) would value them at over US$1-billion. And, as the icing on the cake, Ellucian expanded its partnership ... Ellucian-D2L Expanded Partnership  Read More

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Solutions in the Video Management Subcategory

The Conferencing Systems Category Is About to Change… Again.

There is no doubt that Zoom dominates the conferencing systems group. Like other product categories, not all solutions in a large group compete for the same piece of the pie. For instance, while Zoom and Microsoft Teams focus on live streaming meetings, conferences and video calls, Panopto and Kaltura prominently provide video management solutions. At ... The Conferencing Systems Category Is About to Change… Again.  Read More

My Take Away From the D2L Fusion Conference

I was invited to attend this year’s D2L Fusion Conference. This was my first D2L conference. It was held in Boston (Mass.), July 20-22, 2022. Instead of welcoming the regular 1,000 participants, the conference hosted around 700 attendees. The attendance drop is due, you guess it, to the COVID-19 virus and the travel difficulties it brings. ... My Take Away From the D2L Fusion Conference  Read More

Justin’s Thoughts on Anthology Together

Earlier this month, I was invited to attend the annual Anthology/Blackboard conference, entitled Anthology Together. This was my first time attending an Anthology or a Blackboard conference. The conference took place at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando (Florida) from July 11th to July 14th, 2022 and had about 2,200 total attendees. I must say that ... Justin’s Thoughts on Anthology Together  Read More

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