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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

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

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
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Predicting What Institutions Will Select for their Next LMS

At LISTedTECH, we love data and enjoy finding new ways to understand it. Recently, we have been working on a new algorithm. This algorithm looks at several components of a product selection:  Current market trends or the repartition of companies within a product category. For example, we know that in 2020, 40% of the LMS ... Predicting What Institutions Will Select for their Next LMS  Read More

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
Athology Blackboard Overlap - LisTedTECH

Anthology and Blackboard to Merge Into a Massive New Company

On September 13th, Anthology and Blackboard announced they will merge by the end of 2021. This transaction will “create the most comprehensive EdTech ecosystem across academic, administrative and student engagement applications”, mentioned the joint press release. This mega-company will serve more than 150 million users spread over 4,000 campuses in 90+ countries.  A long-time learning ... Anthology and Blackboard to Merge Into a Massive New Company  Read More
Jenzabar Upgrades vs New Implementations - LisTedTECH

Distinguishing Product Upgrades from (New) Implementations

At LISTedTECH, we often talk about new implementations and their impact on company market share. We define new implementations as the initial implementation of one company’s product in a specific product category. When an institution selects, for example, Blackboard Ultra after it initially implemented Blackboard Learn, we don’t flag it as a new implementation; we ... Distinguishing Product Upgrades from (New) Implementations  Read More
LMS Pricing - LisTedTECH

Average Price Paid for a Learning Management System (Updated)

The price per student appears to be going up higher than the rate of inflation

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Update On The K-12 LMS Historical Market - LisTedTECH

Update On The K-12 LMS Historical Market

It’s been over a year since we updated you on the K-12 learning management system (LMS) market. At that time, the pandemic had just started, and no one could expect how LMS systems and online instruction would become the new norm. PhilonEdTech wrote an article in September 2020 on what would become the craziest year ... Update On The K-12 LMS Historical Market  Read More
Possible Migration Paths Offered by K16 Solutions - LisTedTECH

K16 Solutions: How to Migrate any LMS to a New Platform

This company profile is part of our monthly feature on edtech companies. For this month, we selected a company that is not one of the big market leaders but rather a small company that simply impressed us. Anyone who was part of, or suffered through, an LMS data migration knows that this task, part of ... K16 Solutions: How to Migrate any LMS to a New Platform  Read More
New LMS Implementations by Year - LisTedTECH

The UK LMS Market is Changing

Since the early 2000s, the learning management system market has fast evolved everywhere in the world. When looking at the historical LMS implementations in Canada, we notice that this product category has seen the dominance of a Canadian company (WebCT) for almost the first decade of the century. Despite having several LMS companies from the ... The UK LMS Market is Changing  Read More
Blackbaud HigherEd Educational Clients Gain and Loss - LisTedTECH

Cyber Attack Towards Blackbaud: Class Actions Have Been Filed

Over the course of May, June, and July 2020, Blackbaud suffered a ransomware cyber-attack. At this time, the hacker was able to access personal information in the company database: names, titles, gender, dates of birth, student numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses as well as LinkedIn profile URLs. From what the company has said, the ... Cyber Attack Towards Blackbaud: Class Actions Have Been Filed  Read More

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