Connors State, another Switcher…

This small school, approximately NIACC’s size it sounds like (2000 accounts vs 1500 students), according to Kristen Byers, Distance Ed Specialist, just switched from WebCT CE 4.x to Bb CE 6.x …. After viewing webinars and demo versions of Moodle, Desire2Learn, and ANGEL, they actually stayed with Blackboard since their upgrade to CE turned out to be significantly cheaper than switching.

In addition, they already knew all of the next gen CMSs would offer them more ‘bells and whistles” than their current product. So, once again, money was a key factor.

By the by, Connors State has an excellent Distance Education site. Check out their Resources drop-down. Two things I rarely see are “Mission Statement” and “Homework Help Links.”

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