SaaS deployment allows our small team to devote more time to a higher quality teaching and learning environment.

Kathy Saville
Kathy Saville
Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technology
Saint Mary's College

Reason for moving to SaaS: 

Time savings. Learn upgrades and maintenance were requiring many in-house resources.

Disaster recovery. Was self-hosted, running Learn on only one, single server.

Goal of moving to the Ultra experience.

Transition experience:

  • There was excellent preparation.
  • “The Blackboard team answered all of our questions and reviewed all 106 Building Blocks to confirm compatibility.”
  • “Our migration of over 4,000 courses went perfectly the first time.”

Perspective on SaaS:

“SaaS offers us a mechanism to better expand our resources to support the needs of our faculty and students.  Also a sense of comfort against any technological disaster.”

“Learn SaaS enables us to maintain a level of commitment to our college community and allows our  small team to devote more time to a higher quality teaching and learning environment.”

“We are excited with our move to the Ultra Base Navigation and offering Dual Course Mode."

"We are very pleased with the Blackboard resources to support our upgrades.”