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Blackboard

Blackboard Affirmation

Those campuses running a Blackboard product (Academic Suite, ANGEL, Prometheus, WebCT 4.1 WebCT Vista, etc.) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to stay with their current Blackboard product, or adopt another Blackboard product (e.g. Learn 9)

California State University, Chico
Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn 9.1

Marshall University
Blackboard Vista to Blackboard Learn 9.1

Kathleen Saville from Marshall University has created a blog chronicling her experience taking migrated Vista 8 course and what it took to get it ready for Learn 9.1. Her perspective is from the teaching and learning side of the fence not the administrative. It is an open and honest account of what she experienced that includes both the good and the bad.

Her conclusion is worth quoting directly: “I am pleased! It isn’t perfect but for a migration from one platform (WebCT) to another (Blackboard), it is better than good...it is great!”

For more info see her blog here: http://muweb.marshall.edu/wpmu/vista8learn9

University of Arkansas
Blackboard Learn 9.1

  • Three campuses
  • 20,000 students
  • According to the system admin it was a good migration overall – no major issues

University of Texas Austin
Blackboard Vista to Blackboard 9

Winthrop University

  • Good transition – no major fires or catastrophes.
  • Use Bb managed hosting – gave them copies of the course and they migrated the courses into Learn 9.1.
  • The results included only minor cleanup issues and received overall positive feedback from the faculty regarding the new version.
  • They run over 200 sections of online & web-enhanced courses each semester.

Valencia Community College
Blackboard CE 8 to Learn 9.1

  • Quote from their migration steering committee:
    "Overall migration of course content from WebCT CE 8 to BB Learn 9.1 has gone well. Initially faculty are taken aback by the new navigational structure and appearance of the new system but quickly find reassurance when locating their migrated course content."

Dudley College (UK)
Blackboard CE 8 to Learn 9.1

  • 15K students – 400 courses
  • Blackboard managed hosting migrated their courses over the course of one weekend with minimal issues.
  • Only had two courses fail and each course required a minor amount of cleanup – primarily formatting.

Blackboard to Desire2Learn

Those campuses running a Blackboard product (Academic Suite, ANGEL, Prometheus, WebCT 4.1 WebCT Vista, etc.) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Desire2Learn (any version).

McMaster University
Migrated from WebCT
Announcement in McMaster Daily News
LMS Evaluation site
LMS Implementation site

Portland State University
Migrated from Blackboard CE
PSU announcement
Learning Management System Replacement Project
D2L transition support site

Blackboard to Moodle

Those campuses running a Blackboard product (Academic Suite, ANGEL, Prometheus, WebCT 4.1 WebCT Vista, etc.) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Moodle (any version).

Flinders University
Migrated from Blackboard Vista

Idaho State University
Migrated from Blackboard

Louisiana State University (LSU)
Migrated from Blackboard and SemesterBook (Homegrown)

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Project site

University of Montana
(All four campuses of The University of Montana in addition to the Montana Digital Academy)
Migrated from Blackboard Academic Suite and WebCT

North Carolina State (NC State)
Migrated from Blackboard Vista

SUNY Delhi
Migrated From WebCT
LMS Migration

SUNY Purchase
Migrated from

University of Montana
Migrated from Blackboard Academic Suite

Blackboard to Sakai

Those campuses running a Blackboard product (Academic Suite, ANGEL, Prometheus, WebCT 4.1 WebCT Vista, etc.) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Sakai (any version).

Duke University

Miami University

University of Pacific
Migrated from Blackboard Academic Suite

University of Florida

Blackboard to Other

Those campuses running a Blackboard product (Academic Suite, ANGEL, Prometheus, WebCT 4.1 WebCT Vista, etc.) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to another LMS (aTutor, Canvas, dotLearn, etc.).


Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Affirmation

Those campuses running Desire2Learn (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to stay with their current Desire2Learn version, or adopt another version of Desire2Learn.

Desire2Learn to Blackboard

Those campuses running a Desire2Learn (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Blackboard (any product, any version).

Desire2Learn to Moodle

Those campuses running a Desire2Learn (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Moodle (any version).

Desire2Learn to Sakai

Those campuses running a Desire2Learn (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Sakai (any version).

Desire2Learn to Other

Those campuses running a Desire2Learn (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to another LMS (aTutor, Canvas, dotLearn, etc.).


Moodle

Moodle Affirmation

Those campuses running Moodle (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to stay with their current Moodle version, or adopt another version of Moodle.

Moodle to Blackboard

Those campuses running a Moodle (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Blackboard (any product, any version).

Moodle to Desire2Learn

Those campuses running a Moodle (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Desire2Learn (any version).

Moodle to Sakai

Those campuses running a Moodle (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Sakai (any version).

Moodle to Other

Those campuses running a Moodle (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to another LMS (aTutor, Canvas, dotLearn, etc.).


Sakai

Sakai Affirmation

Those campuses running Sakai (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to stay with their current Sakai version, or adopt another version of Sakai.

Sakai to Blackboard

Those campuses running a Sakai (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Blackboard (any product, any version).

Sakai to Desire2Learn

Those campuses running a Sakai (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Desire2Learn (any version).

Sakai to Moodle

Those campuses running a Sakai (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Moodle (any version).

Sakai to Other

Those campuses running a Sakai (any version) who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to another LMS (aTutor, Canvas, dotLearn, etc.).


Other

Other Affirmation

Those campuses running any other LMS who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to stay with their current LMS, or adopt any other LMS.

Other to Blackboard

Those campuses running any other LMS who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Blackboard (any product, any version).

Other to Desire2Learn

Those campuses running any other LMS who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Desire2Learn (any version).

State University of New York, SUNY Learning Network (D2L as a primary recommendation)

Other to Moodle

Those campuses running any other LMS who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Moodle (any version).

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

State University of New York, SUNY Learning Network (Moodle as a secondary recommendation)

Other to Sakai

Those campuses running any other LMS who, after undergoing an LMS evaluation, determined to migrate to Sakai (any version).SUNY

6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Hi, I like to know if these LMS reviews are relevant for non-academic settings i.e. a community hospital?

    This is an awesome site btw!

    1. Anonymous,

      I am not sure if the business or functional requirements gathered within these reviews, focusing on the needs of institutions of higher learning, would be applicable for a community hospital. While I can imagine several educational, certification and professional development related needs associated with patient education, public health etc. within hospital settings, I do not know if business practices or operations like student registration, course enrollment, etc., or features and functionality like grade books, integration with student information systems, would be applicable. While at UCLA School, I worked with the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine to develop continuing medical education training delivered through a variety of platforms from desktop based CD-ROMS (dating myself) and learning management systems (homegrown, Angel, Moodle and WebCT), however the enrollment processes (students versus practicing physicians), the course development process (faculty versus professional bodies such as the California Dental Association or pharmaceutical companies) all required different configurations for access and delivery.

      I think you would want to understand the hospital's business and operational objectives in order to find a complimentary system that aligns with and can enable current practice, rather than focusing on features and functionality or technologies that might require your organization to shift practices to work in the system.

      I do feel, however, the technical requirements may be applicable. That is, other than specific educational technologies (applications like student information systems), the technical infrastructure required to support an LMS should be relatively the same: hardware, networking, security, integration, databases, etc.

      Best of luck, thank you looking in, and best of luck with your search.

      Patrick

      P.S. If you like you can leave a signature and contact so that we can provide you updates or follow along.

  2. Anonymous

    UMass Amherst (which operates its LMS separately from UMassOnline and some of the other campuses in the University of Massachusetts system) has selected Moodle to replace its Blackboard Vista implementation http://blogs.umass.edu/futurelms/

    1. Anonymous,

      Thanks for the update. We had listed UMass Amherst's evaluation under our "Institutional Peers, Reviews Underway" page. As UMass Amherst has concluded their work, I have moved it here to this "Outcomes" page.

      Patrick

  3. Anonymous

    Patrick-

    SUNY Empire State College has preliminarily identified Moodle  as our next LMS to replace ANGEL.  There are some business considerations that are being looked at but assuming all goes well there, we will be moving forward.

    Ken Charuk