We have been using Moodle in our department for over 7 years and we love it. The college over all uses BlackBoard and now there are whisperings in the wind that BlackBoard will be the one LMS to rule them all. We are worried about this as our entire outcome assessment strategy requires Moodle and what it offers. Students that take classes in our department have given us plenty of feedback that they prefer Moodle as an LMS to BlackBoard. We are not sure if that is because Moodle is inherently better than BlackBoard or because the other classes that are being run on BlackBoard are just being badly run.
Have any of you moved your institution from BlackBoard to Moodle, and if so do you have any data (pre Moodle and then post Moodle) that could indicate that moving was an effective thing to do? Our distance ed committee is open to suggestions, but the voice of our department is not enough, we need data and case studies. If anybody can help me with this it would be most appreciated.