How Canvas came to unseat Blackboard as the leading LMS

Earlier this month, an analysis found that Canvas had surpassed Blackboard as the most popular learning management system (LMS) among U.S. colleges and universities, based on the number of installations. That news traveled far and fast, as Blackboard had long been the leading LMS in higher ed — for the entirety of Blackboard’s 20-year existence, in fact. Though some, including officials at Blackboard, have contested the data , virtually everyone in higher education recognizes that Blackboard is no longer the only player in the LMS game. And that includes the people at Blackboard. “Let’s be honest about where we are,” said Phill Miller, chief learning and innovation officer at Blackboard, in an interview with EdScoop. “There’s no doubt Blackboard has lost market share over the last 10 years.” It was 10 years ago, to be exact, that Instructure, the company behind Canvas, was founded. Launched in 2011, Canvas was designed … Continue reading How Canvas came to unseat Blackboard as the leading LMS