California State University Channel Islands Selects Blackboard Learn 9.1

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

California State University Channel Islands (CI) has selected Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 following a comprehensive evaluation of learning management systems (LMS), Blackboard Inc. announced today. After comparing the performance and cost of Release 9.1 and an open source alternative, CI found that Blackboard Learn 9.1 best fit the needs of its faculty and students and was the superior option for training, support and cost savings.

Facing reduced budgets campus-wide, CI formed a Learning Management Evaluation Committee to identify a cost-effective solution to replace CI Learn, powered by Blackboard Learn 8. After narrowing the evaluation to Release 9.1 and one open source system, the committee determined that Release 9.1 represented the most cost-effective approach given the total cost for licensing, hosting, training, course migration, user support and internal staffing.

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