Blackboard Responds to NCCCS Moodle Report

October 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm 6 comments

The follow document is Blackboard Inc. response to the OSC: Moodle Assessment Report published by the North Carolina Community College System. Blackboard has approved the publishing of this document for all readers.

Blackboard’s Response (PDF)  Oct 09


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Moodle Assessment Report NCCCS Report is keynote at Moodle Moot

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Colin Matheson  |  October 27, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Costs the report did not consider: the cost for paying blackboard to hire people to write this report.

    Moodle and Bb have exactly the same issues/strengths except that Moodle doesn’t have an advertising/sales staff and that teachers and students prefer Moodle.

  • 2. Celina Nunes  |  October 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    At the end of the day, it’s down the institutions preference, do you go with Pepsi or Coke?

  • 3. Raul  |  October 30, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Blackboard states that Moodle lacks support, yet there is a vast array of individuals/developers on the forums 24/7. Unlike Blackboard which their ticketing system takes forever. When we are able to write code ourselves to integrate various programs and attack special niche’s at our institutions that is where Moodle outshines Blackboard. Not to mention Blackboard’s buying out the competition turning into Microsoft…

  • 4. Colin Matheson  |  November 2, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    While it is true that in many ways it is Coke vs Pepsi, however the costs really do favor Moodle. Small institutions can get external hosting and support for several thousand a year vs tens of thousands from Bb. Our K12 county office of education can provide Moodle hosting for every school in the region with only minimal added costs. When new schools add courses/teachers there are not additional license fees to pay. I will admit that the price comparison does become more complicated at very large institutions, but the institutions which have done the analysis have found cost savings. The key is that institutions can do an analysis and compare products only because Moodle is around and cannot be bought unlike (WebCT and Angel).

  • 5. Figaro  |  November 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Don’t discount the security warnings in that report…

  • 6. Kent Brooks  |  November 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I know the last comment is a year old,but In order to do what is described in this video this you have to be an instructor with the rights to back up. If a student has the access to do this then you already have more problems than this. Also if your passwords are strongly salted (ours are) then running the hashes through these rainbow tables would not be very likely to produce results.

    Nonetheless Moodle has addressed the issue in the latest update.


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