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What is the state of LMS performance in higher education?

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As students, faculty and administrators settle into a new school year, it is likely becoming quickly apparent which policies and systems are working well and which are in need of improvement. SmartBrief recently polled readers of SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader to gain insight on the current state of learning management systems in higher education.

Just a small percentage – 6.25% — of respondents reported being very satisfied with the current LMS in place at their college or university. However, some 43.75% reported being satisfied, while the remaining 50% said they are dissatisfied.

Looking forward, nearly one-third of respondents – 26.09% — said their college or university was in the process of transitioning to a new LMS, while another 30.43% are anticipating a change within the next four years.

Here is a breakdown of the poll results:

How satisfied are you with your current learning management system?

  • Very satisfied: 6.25%
  • Satisfied: 43.75%
  • Dissatisfied: 50%

When do you anticipate your school/district will replace its current learning management system?

  • We’re in the process of transitioning now: 26.09%
  • In the next 12-24 months: 13.04%
  • In the next 3-4 years: 17.39%
  • No plans to change: 43.48%

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