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Introduction

According to Ovum’s 2015/16 ICT Enterprise Insights survey, Blackboard was the most widely used learning management system (LMS) globally. However, as the market has flooded with other competitors in recent years, its share of the LMS market has declined.

Highlights

  • According to Ovum’s 2015/16 ICT Enterprise Insights survey, Blackboard was the most widely used learning management system (LMS) globally.
  • However, as the market has flooded with other competitors in recent years, its share of the LMS market has declined.
  • The next phase of LMS purchasing will be an opportunity for institutions to assess if and/or how their LMS can support an evolving and more dynamic approach to online learning.

Features and Benefits

  • Identify which is the most widely used LMS globally from Ovum's 2015/16 ICT Enterprise Insights survey results.
  • Assesses Blackboard's positioning in the LMS market.
  • Learn how alternative approaches and models will affect online learning in 2016 and beyond.

Key questions answered

  • Which is the most widely used LMS globally?
  • What steps has Blackboard taken to bolster its position in the LMS market in recent years?
  • What must institutions consider when devising ways to support an evolving and more dynamic approach to online learning?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Blackboard surpasses other LMS vendors
  • Blackboard's commitment to open source has kept its head above water
  • Online learning in 2016 and beyond will involve new players and alternative approaches

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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