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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
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
Educause Average Size Booths by Product Categories

Does the Educause Exhibitor’s Floor Plan Reflect Market Trends in HigherEd IT?

Educause annual conference is around the corner. As its website mentions, “this event showcases the best thinking in higher education IT.” A few weeks back, I questioned myself about the Educause conference and its exhibitor floor plan. More precisely, I wondered if the booths were a good indicator of market trends? I decided to dig ... Does the Educause Exhibitor’s Floor Plan Reflect Market Trends in HigherEd IT?  Read More
New Learning Management System Implementations

SUNY to Switch to D2L: What is the Impact for the LMS Market

Last week, SUNY announced that it had selected D2L Brightspace as a common LMS throughout the entire university system. With more than 400,000 students enrolled at SUNY, switching to this system could have a ripple effect on the LMS market. Following the SUNY announcement, we wanted to look at the LMS new implementations over the ... SUNY to Switch to D2L: What is the Impact for the LMS Market  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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