Ralf Otto of Ruhr-Universität, Bochum in Germany provided me with a wonderful resource he’s created recently. Ruhr-Universität utilizes both Moodle and Blackboard (as a growing number of colleges and higher education institutions are doing) and over the last two weeks was charged with comparing the two LMSs head to head, he said in his message.
The comparison matrix covers 103 different aspects of the LMS and whether or not each is capable (and sometimes how). How does each measure up?
According to Ralf’s comparison Blackboard Learn 9.1 (SP3) and Moodle 2.0.1 are extremely similar in their capabilities in about 95% of the features and tools. With a few extensions and additional plugins, according to Ralf, the LMSs can mirror each other in 100% of the functionalities they set out to provide. It’s a great resource for any institution considering Moodle or Blackboard.
For the full comparison that Ralf created please visit: http://moodle.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/file.php/1/Feature_Comparison_Moodle-Blackboard.pdf