The benefits of SaaS are numerous: zero downtime, equal if not faster speeds, disaster recovery, and we are now always on the latest release.
Reason for moving to SaaS:
Disaster recovery. “Provide a more robust disaster recovery solution.”
Ultra experience. “Our goal is to eventually be on Ultra; this is the path to get there.”
- Moved from self-hosted to SaaS in December 2017.
- “The move to SaaS went much faster and smoother than ever expected. We had a couple of minor issues, but not a single major one.”
- “I give the highest praise to our Blackboard team. Our Service Delivery Manager was always on point.”
Perspective on SaaS:
"The move to SaaS went much faster and smoother than ever expected."
“We used to have the equivalent of 3 FTE managing Learn. These staff are now able to focus on other tasks for the university.”
“Thorough planning and testing all aspects – data migration, 3rd party integrations, authentication, etc. – in partnership with the Blackboard technical team was critical to our successful move to SaaS.”
“No one has said a bad word about our move to SaaS, and that’s amazing. Faculty concerns were alleviated and expectations set via frequent communication. We emailed faculty/staff, built a webpage, and hosted workshops.”