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Considering an Evaluation of Blackboard Learn?

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LMS Transition Beyond Vista PowerPoint Presentation, CSU - Chico

Chico's summary presentation details their evaluation of Moodle 1.9 and Blackboard Learn™ 9.1.

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Final Report from the VLE Strategy Working Group, Brunel University (UK)

This document thoroughly evaluates Blackboard Learn and Moodle.

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Changing Your CMS Handout, San Diego Community College District

Evaluation criteria, examples and strategic planning and implementation process details.

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LMS Evaluation Report, CSU Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands' report comparing Learn 9.1 to an open source alternative.

If you are considering an LMS evaluation and want to know more about how other institutions have done it, this is a resource designed just for you. Below are a variety of resources shared by institutions that have conducted their own LMS evaluations that may be useful in your own planning.

We have also provided some of our resources to make sure you can find what’s best for your school.

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Presentations, Reports and Surveys

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Blackboard Pilot Report: DeSales University To help ensure a smooth transition from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn, a pilot was conducted by the Department of Distance Education and Instructional Technology. The findings from this research will be used to make informed decisions regarding configuration of the DeSales’ Blackboard Learn system, migration to Blackboard Learn in August 2013, and continued training and support for faculty and students. This report details the findings from this pilot.
LMS Transition Beyond Vista PowerPoint Presentation, CSU - Chico CSU – Chico's summary presentation detailing evaluation of Moodle 1.9 and Blackboard Learn 9.1 including process, timeline, faculty and student survey results, design and technical evaluation, recommendation and next steps. Chico is upgrading from Vista 8.
Blackboard 9.1 Upgrade Experience, Edge Hill University (UK) Edge Hill University's presentation on their Virtual Learning Environment upgrade mapping out their timeline for review and transition. Edge Hill is upgrading from CE 8.
Learning Management System Futures, Colorado State University Colorado State University's LMS recommendation presentation showing survey, product and cost analyses.CSU is upgrading from Vista 8.
LMS Recommendation Report, LaSalle University Lasalle University's focus group report evaluating feedback from students, faculty and staff from their LMS review.
RamCT, Colorado State University Online resource for Colorado State University stakeholders (faculty, staff and students) where they can participate in the LMS Review by watching presentations, sampling a practice course and participating in a survey. CSU is upgrading from Vista 8.
Final Report from the VLE Strategy Working Group, Brunel University (UK) This document thoroughly evaluates Blackboard Learn and Moodle. Analysis includes an estimation of cost and resource allocation. Brunel University is upgrading from Vista 8.
Executive Summary from the VLE Strategy Working Group, Brunel University (UK) Abridged documentation from the VLE Strategy Working Group at Brunel University.
Course Management System Faculty Survey Instrument, San Diego Community College District San Diego Community College District's faculty survey instrument. SDCCD is upgrading from Vista 8.
Student eLearning Survey Results, 2009-10, Edge Hill University (UK) eLearning survey distributed to judge student participation in the LMS. Edge Hill is upgrading from CE 8.
Changing Your CMS Handout, San Diego Community College District Handout includes evaluation criteria, examples and strategic planning and implementation process details from the San Diego Community College District. SDCCD is upgrading from Vista 8.
LMS Evaluation Report, CSU Channel Islands CSU Channel Islands' report comparing Learn 9.1 to an open source alternative. Findings include faculty and student surveys, feature comparison and evaluation rubric.

Matrices and Evaluation Rubrics

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Blackboard Learn Capability Evaluation Matrix Schools and institutions have asked us to provide resources to assist when evaluating Learning Management Systems. This interactive worksheet lists key workflows and related features that schools look for.
UMassOnline Learning Platform Review Wiki This in-depth site reviews why they decided to conduct an LMS review, goals of the project, their timeline, resources and more.
LMS Transition Beyond Vista PowerPoint Presentation, CSU - Chico CSU – Chico's summary presentation detailing evaluation of Moodle 1.9 and Blackboard Learn 9.1 including process, timeline, faculty and student survey results, design and technical evaluation, recommendation and next steps. Chico is upgrading from Vista 8.
Changing Your CMS Handout, San Diego Community College District Handout includes evaluation criteria, examples and strategic planning and implementation process details from the San Diego Community College District. SDCCD is upgrading from Vista 8.
LMS Evaluation Matrix, Stellenbosch University (SFA) A template evaluation matrix used to compare Blackboard Learn 9.1, Moodle and Sakai. Stellenbosch University is based in South Africa and upgrading from Vista 8.

Multimedia

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FIU Online’s Evaluation of Blackboard Learn and Open Source (Video) FIU Online discusses their pilot across 10 courses to gather faculty and student feedback. Integration with third party tools and digital content were key criteria.
Candid Conversations: A Chat with Scott Kodai, CSU - Chico In this podcast, Scott Kodai, Manager, Distributed Learning Technologies and Classroom Technologies Services at CSU – Chico, talks about his institution's recent selection of Blackboard Learn 9.1 and the rigorous evaluation process that that helped them reach this decision.
CSU – Chico: An Evaluation of Blackboard Learn Video interviews with Dr. Paul Zingg, President of CSU – Chico, and other staff regarding current state of e-learning at the University and the evaluation of their learning management systems.
Candid Conversations: A Chat with Megan Juss and David Callaghan, Edge Hill University Hear Megan Juss and David Callaghan, Technology Development Officers at Edge Hill University, share the details of their VLE evaluation strategy, the various VLEs they considered and why they ultimately chose Blackboard Learn 9.1 as their VLE going forward.

Blogs and Community Engagement

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LMS Transition Beyond Vista Blog, CSU – Chico CSU – Chico's blog follows the exploration and selection process for Chico's next Learning Management System with survey and evaluation results, strategy posts and updates on evaluation process. Chico is upgrading from Vista 8.
The Learning Edge, Edge Hill University (UK) Edge Hill University's blog detailing their Virtual Learning Environment Review including student and faculty surveys, workshops, demonstration events, interviews and focus groups. Edge Hill is upgrading from CE 8.
Blackboard 9.1 Online Roadshow, University of Leeds (UK) Slideshow created to guide faculty and staff through changes within the University of Leeds' LMS. The University of Leeds is upgrading from Blackboard 7.3.
LMS Transition Blog, Brunel University (UK) A blog created and maintained for the purpose of communicating upgrade progress to faculty and staff. Brunel University is upgrading from Vista 8.
Blackboard Learn Roadshow, Brunel University (UK) This presentation was put together to highlight new functionality within Blackboard Learn and also serves as a resource to engage Brunel University's faculty.