Learning Management System Review
Northern Illinois University (NIU) conducted a comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS) review during the 2020-2021 academic year. The review was a thorough, comprehensive effort to evaluate the primary learning management systems in the higher education market. This evaluation was broad in scope and sought input from faculty, staff and students on not only their current satisfaction with NIU's current LMS but also what features are desired in a LMS moving forward.
Of the three LMS platforms reviewed, Blackboard Learn received the highest review score and was recommended for renewal for another 5-year contract term, thru August 2026.