Report: Campus technology budgets on the mend

“This is now a competitive market, and Blackboard’s major competitors are Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai,” Green said. “All three have slowly but steadily gained attention, campus credibility, and market share in the past three years.”

Respondents to Campus Computing’s latest survey, like last year’s, didn’t identify a “single most important issue,” instead splitting concern among a group of common issues among campus technology officials.

Fifteen percent said their most pressing issue was hiring and retaining qualified IT staff, and 14 percent of respondents said financing and replacing aging software and hardware was their top concern.

Eleven percent reported network security as their most prominent worry. Seven percent listed “upgrading campus network” as their top issue.