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I think this is the appropriate forum, and apologies if it's not....
Our school system has been using Angel LMS for the past 2 years. Now that it has been purchased by Blackboard and our contract is up in 2012, a committee has been formed to look at options. Stay with Blackboard? Look for another LMS? Angel will be completely subsumed by Bb at that point.
I'm interested to know if others have been in the same situation (moving from Angel to another LMS/CMS) or any advice for our committee on looking at options. I welcome ANY and all input! :) What system do you use? Pros? Cons?
What about the process? How do you narrow down the list of potential products? What do you look for? Who's good to work with, who's not (corporate)?
Thanks in advance!
Spotsylvania County (Virginia) Schools
You should check out School Town. They are also adding an SIS that will be able to pull information from Bb. It is a complete Teacher / Student learning platform. It has great resources, and the ability to add curriculum from multiple vendors via SSO.
My school is currently moving to this platform and we love it. The folks there are great to work with and the cost is right too. I would encourage you to check it out.
Advantages Online Private School
:) Thanks, Ted. Good advice. I'm actually supportive of the model you suggest. But, of course, it's your last line that tells the tale. I think it would have been much easier 3 years ago before we first implemented Angel.
I'm a fan of Moodle and netvibes (haven't used edmodo yet) so we'll certainly consider them! :)