There’s a good article posted to the Morehead State University school paper that highlights why the school opted to continue using Blackboard rather than making the switch to Moodle (which they were considering in a head to head matchup).  You can read the full article here.

While Blackboard did come out on top and MSU will upgrade to Blackboard Learning 9.1 rather than changing over to Moodle, there are some good points about what really matters when it comes to a huge transition or LMS adoption, especially when there’s a legacy system in place.  I’ve been through this process once already and can attest that the major drawbacks of switching to Moodle from Blackboard or another LMS really comes down to convenience, time and effort.  Blackboard has a huge advantage of being the first to market with lots of schools on board already, which gives it that much more clout when it comes to consider a switch.

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