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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

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
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
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
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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