Just curious to see how many people still aren't on SaaS
The FAA (government instance of Blackboard) is still managed hosted. There are no plans to move to SaaS.
We are still currently self-hosted.
Planning an upgrade to Q2 2019 later this year, with plans to move to SaaS late next year, early 2021
We are currently self-hosted and assessing the benefits of either staying self-hosted for another five years, or moving to SaaS. I'm trying to build a comparison of the total cost of ownership, and a comparison of the opportunity differences between being self hosted or cloud hosted...
A comparison of opportunity differences would be great to see. Maybe it could be another thread
We're managed hosted and planning to move to SaaS this December. Currently we're on Q2 2018.
Managed hosted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign still. However, our Chicago campus has moved to SaaS.
Call us crazy or rebels... or crazy rebels but the University of Houston-Downtown has one instance of on prem and one instance managed hosting. No recent talks about moving to SAAS or on to something else but who knows!
Managed Hosted at University of Texas at Dallas
Aarhus University (Denmark) (app. 40.000 students) we are still managed hosted ;o9
At Canterbury Christ Church University, we're still self-hosted and haven't yet been able to build a suitable learning and teaching case to make the cost of moving to SaaS worthwhile. Benefits currently seem to be predominantly infrastructure-focused, not providing benefit to the end user (learner or academic).
Managed hosting at the University of Leeds very soon. Still on self hosting at the moment.
University of Leeds
We are on Managed Hosting but looking at a SaaS move.
We are MH at Ultimate Medical Academy but thinking of moving to SaaS next year. Currently on Q2 2016 CU6.
We're managed hosted but, moving to SaaS in December of this year.
For those still on SH/MH that haven't started considering the move to SaaS, do you feel that the feature set between them is not going to continue to get further apart and eventually the students would start to be impacted by this?
Eventually I think that will be the case.
Hi, Eddie Randall, I agree with John Piotrowski that the gap between features is only going to grow. I also think students are already impacted by this because even with recent improvements the Learn platform isn't as mobile friendly as SaaS and that's where a large percentage of our students are engaging - on their mobile devices.
We have Ultra, I think that means we are on sAAs.
Ian August yes sir, you are correct, Ultra is only available on SaaS
We are managed-hosted and we using Blackboard Learn Q2 2019 CU2 Release 3700.0.1.
Bb System Admin
University of Tabuk
self-hosted at the U of Kansas (Lawrence) still. I'm not aware of any plans to change that (yet).
Szymon Machajewski shared this, really good information if you're in the process of comparing the 2
Blackboard Learn Original to Ultra Comparison - July 2019-1.pdf
Self-hosted at the Justice Institute of BC primarily due to privacy laws.
We're on MH at the University of Reading, but hoping to move to SaaS next summer.
It doesn't tell you who is self-hosted or on managed hosting, but this list, maintained by one of my colleagues in IT, will show you who's on what version. I think 3700.7 and 3700.9 are SaaS versions.
UMass Online is on managed hosting, currently doing an Ultra pilot for one of our instances but likely staying on MH for a while.
College for Creative Studies in Detroit is self-hosted with no plans yet to move to managed hosting or SaaS.
Schoolcraft College is self-hosted and currently going through an LMS review. We figure we should make the move to SaaS in the next few years and all the major LMS's are SaaS models now. I won't like not having direct access to the database though.
West Virginia University US campuses - self-hosted International - is/will be MH (end of testing phase)
University of Houston. We are still self-hosted. We are reviewing SaaS in consideration of a possible future move - as in 3-5 years. I don't expect self-hosting to go away anytime soon. However, I do expect that fewer new features and improvements will be offered on self-hosted and that most new features will be offered on SaaS. It will be a matter of if those features provide such substantial benefit that it is worth the cost. Most times it isn't. The bottom line is cost. At this time cost is prohibitive to us.
College of DuPage in northern Illinois is self-hosted and not looking to make the leap to SaaS anytime soon. Michael Scott, I agree with your assessment that self-hosted isn't going away but clearly the roadmap for newer and cooler features as SaaS is the preferred model from Blackboard's side of things.
Matthew Deeprose, would love to see the list of pros and cons and even potential cost differences that you come up with, if you're willing to share.
USC Australia - we are self hosted and are looking at moving to SAAS possibly next year.
Kettering University is managed hosted, JUST starting to explore SaaS.
Linfield College, Oregon, US self hosted.
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