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Blackboard CEO’s First 100 Days: Reorganization and Learn Ultra Updates

By Phil HillMore Posts (401) Just over four years after Providence Equity Partners acquired Blackboard and three years after they brought in Jay Bhatt to replace co-founder Michael Chasen, the company hired Bill Ballhaus as its new CEO at the beginning … Continue reading

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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2016 Edition

By Phil HillMore Posts (401) This is the eighth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for (mostly) US higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the … Continue reading

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Wheaton College Selects Schoology As New LMS In Surprise Decision

By Phil HillMore Posts (401) Schoology, a social cloud-based LMS known mostly used in the K-12 market, has set its sights on expanding into the higher education market using their recent $32 million funding round. Last January, Colorado State University’s … Continue reading

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After Customer Feedback And Further Delays, Blackboard Changes Learn Ultra Strategy For LMS

By Phil HillMore Posts (401) A full seven months after BbWorld 2015, Blackboard has yet to move any new functionality for Learn Ultra from “in development” or “in research” to “available” according a new public webinar. That is, Learn Ultra … Continue reading

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LearningStudio and OpenClass End-Of-Life: Pearson is getting out of LMS market

By Phil HillMore Posts (401) Pearson has notified customers that LearningStudio will be shut down as a standalone LMS over the next 2-3 years. Created from the Pearson acquisition of both eCollege and Fronter, LearningStudio has been targeted primarily at fully-online … Continue reading

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