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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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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
Email, LMS and SIS Implementations - LisTedTECH

Evolution of Cloud Hosting in Education

The evolution of cloud hosting as a percentage of total active implementations.

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Preview of our Data - LisTedTECH

Preview of our Data

The two most common questions we get are ‘How Do You Get Your Data?’ and ‘How Much Data Do You Have?’. The answer to the first question can be found after the graph. To help answer the second question, we have created a new dashboard that contains most of the product categories in our database. ... Preview of our Data  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