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D2L Fusion Conference Notes

July is typically the busiest month for LMS user conferences, and over the past few weeks we’ve attended Anthology Together in Orlando (for Blackboard Learn), InstructureCon Online (for Canvas), and D2L Fusion in Boston (for Brightspace). Today’s newsletter will focus on D2L Fusion.  D2L Fusion Context D2L Fusion, held July 20-22nd in Boston, was an interesting, upbeat […]

InstructureCon Conference Notes

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, July is typically the busiest month for LMS user conferences, and over the past few weeks we’ve attended Anthology Together in Orlando (for Blackboard Learn), InstructureCon Online (for Canvas), and D2L Fusion in Boston (for Brightspace). Today’s newsletter will focus on InstructureCon, to be followed by D2L Fusion later this week […]

Anthology Together (Bb Learn) Conference Notes

Dear LMS Market Analysis Subscribers, July is typically the busiest month for LMS user conferences, and over the past few weeks we’ve attended Anthology Together in Orlando (for Blackboard Learn), InstructureCon Online (for Canvas), and D2L Fusion in Boston (for Brightspace). The nature of user conferences has changed over the years, as vendors often used […]

About The HBCUv LMS . . . Or Course Exchange . . . Strategy

There has been a lot of chatter about the effort of nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), led by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), to develop a new online platform called HBCUv (the v is for virtual). There was a flurry of reporting in March when the news was released, but most of […]

US Provosts: Expect Increased Post-Pandemic Emphasis On Online Offerings

Some insights into the post-pandemic world of education . . . Inside Higher Ed Survey Inside Higher Ed puts out an annual survey of chief academic officers from US colleges and universities, and the 2022 data were just released. The findings are valuable even with the low number of responses – in 2018 Gallup collected 516 […]

Blackboard Collaborate Sold To Michael Chasen’s Class Technologies

Some breaking news relevant to the LMS market . . . Blackboard Collaborate Sold Anthology, which acquired Blackboard in the fall, or more accurately whose private equity primary owner Veritas Capital acquired Blackboard and combined with Anthology in the fall, announced a new deal with Class Technologies. Class is the company founded and run by […]

North American K-12 LMS Long(Ish) Tail

Dear Market Analysis Subscribers, With our K-12 report nearing completion, let’s take a sneak peak at one of the topics included. *************************** You must be a subscriber to one of our EdTech Market Analysis plans to view this page.

Odds And Ends April 2022

Surprising Higher Ed LMS Data from Faculty Watch The National Association of College Stores (NACS) puts out the best data on student spending and adoption of learning materials in North American Higher Education through their Student Watch series, but they have a lesser-known companion series of Faculty Watch also created by OnCampus Research. The latest Faculty […]

It’s A Difficult Market, Especially For Startups

Welcome to our new subscribers, and thanks as always to our long-time readers. 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for LMS market news, even if it is based mostly on existing providers (more below), and an even bigger year in related markets such as Online Program Management (OPM). If you have interest […]

Increasing Activity And Other Notes

Welcome to our new subscribers, and thanks as always to our long-time readers. As you likely noticed, we took a bit of a break from writing after our Year-End 2021 Higher Ed LMS report, but it’s time to jump back on the saddle and share newsletter content as well as upcoming reports on K-12 LMS […]

Trends On Global New Implementations

Dear EdTech Market Analysis Subscribers, With our Year-End 2021 Higher Ed LMS report right around the corner (you should expect it in your inbox next week), I’d like to share one graphic from the report ahead of time and spend some additional time describing it. One caveat (as before): we are finalizing our edits and […]

Vendor Updates Before Year-End 2021 Report

Dear EdTech Market Analysis Subscribers, Welcome to 2022 and the EdTech Market Analysis service! Omicron may not be your favorite greek letter right now, but this should be an exciting year as the general sector of higher education defines and enters a new normal. The LMS and associated EdTech markets are more important than ever, […]