We migrated 25,000 courses in 3 days. It was a nice, smooth migration.

Jolene Jackson
Jolene Jackson
Director of Business Systems
Bellevue University

Reason for moving to SaaS: 

No time for downtime. “Our global students and corporate partners expect to always have access to Learn, no exception.”

Strategic direction. “Our university is moving all major systems to SaaS.”

Access to Ultra. “Ultra delivers the interface students expect. SaaS is our first step to Ultra.”

Transition experience:

  • December 2017 - Moved from Managed Hosting to Learn SaaS with the Original experience 
  • July 2018 - Enabled the Ultra Base Navigation 

Perspective on SaaS:

“After investing a year transitioning to another LMS, we decided to move back to Blackboard. Learn better supports our Skills to Performance model, our approach to curriculum development, and our need for analytics.”

“We made a strategic decision to move all major IT systems to the Cloud. We do not have the time nor resources to support them on-premise. SaaS offers the most cost effective solution.”

“We are looking forward to moving to Ultra. The Activity Stream is especially nice and our students use the Blackboard app, so the consistency between the two will be a big advantage.”

“Blackboard has become a true partner who understands that this is a changing marketplace; a company willing to work with us to ensure we’re getting the winning package that will get us where we want to be.”