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Selecting and purchasing a learning management system has become a major financial and strategic decision for colleges and universities. As the commercial LMS vendor sector shrinks due to company consolidation, schools are considering open source systems as a viable option for their learning management needs. Please send us your RFPs, vendor analysis or other LMS selection process resources to share with the community.
Articles and Reports
- Vendors of Learning Management and E-learning Products, September 2012. This publication is a comprehensive 141 page list of LMS and E-Learning vendors.
- A Post-LMS World, EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2012.
- Moving to Moodle: Reflections Two Years Later, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2008.
- Open Source Software in Education, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2008.
Web Seminars and Podcasts
- Learning Management Technologies: Enterprise System or Consumer Good? Video Recording from the 2009 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.
- Selecting and Implementing a Course Management System for Your Campus, EDUCAUSE Live! August 5, 2009.
- How Four Universities are Coping with CMS Market Consolidation, Podcast from the 2006 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.
Commercial CMS/LMS Options
- Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/
- Blackboard folksonomy term
- Desire to Learn http://www.desire2learn.com/
- desire2learn folksonomy term
- eCollege http://www.ecollege.com/index.learn
Open Source Options
- ATutor http://www.atutor.ca/
- Claroline http://www.claroline.net/
- Dokeos http://www.dokeos.com/
- Instructure http://www.instructure.com/
- Moodle http://moodle.org/
- Moodle folksonomy term
- Sakai http://sakaiproject.org/portal
- Sakai folksonomy term
Updated September 2012
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- Traversing Boundaries: Collaboration between a Library Faculty Member and an Instructional Designer
January 13, 2011
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2011
The widespread adoption of online teaching and learning management systems provides unique opportunities for libraries and is rapidly changing the way librarians do instruction and present content.…
- Embedded Librarians in Course Management Systems: Jumping in Feet First
February 24, 2009
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2009
Instruction librarians have investigated ways to increase communications with students after library instruction sessions have been conducted. Collaborating with faculty to embed librarians into th…
- Can a Course Management System Improve Information Literacy Skills?
January 12, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2005
Faculty from Seton Hall's English department and the library describe how they successfully used Blackboard's course management system to reinforce the information literacy skills of Engl…
- Winning Systems: New Ways of Looking at Students and Resources Lead to Improvements in How We Deliver Education
January 1, 2003
Systemic institutional transformation is a key area of NLII research, toward enabling education that is active and learner-centered, dynamic and lifelong, collaborative, cost-effective, high-qualit…
- Where's the Library for this Course? - Moving the Library to Where the Students Are
January 1, 2003
Every university library has developed a collection of resources to support faculty and students. Paper versions of guides to appropriate resources in the libraries' collections, variously cal…