I am thinking that LMS is the right scope, to build a large enough community to enable the SE magic to work.

However, I am a sysadmin and I am doing data minining and Student Information System (SIS) integration, and operations - making sure every 8-week term launches smoothly, etc.

I solve tech issues with the software.

I also do data mining - and this is all in Blackboard itself, so many of my questions and my expertise are with Blackboard.

However, I am always on the lookout for how other systems run online courses.

Should the scope be narrowed to sysadmins for LMS systems? There is definitely a subset of issues that are particular to running one's world-wide 24/7 courses term after term...

...and I think that separates it from ServerFault (SF) since that's more operating system based, and/or database admin (DBA) focused.

Please add your views regarding scope of this community?

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The only thing is that blackboard is last century. The new SIS that is cool is Schoology - Its like facebook but it lets students post things and interact. It is also keeping up with the 21st century design unlike blackboard.

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    Moodle is another awesome one!
    – Möoz
    Oct 2, 2014 at 21:30
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    I understand your perspective, however if you research the market and see how many actually are using Blackboard - you would understand why I want this SE site. Further, you name Schoology - I've never heard of it before here - but because you tossed it in - I know about it. Lastly there are many LMS systems coming out all the time, as well as protocols to interoperate among them. There's plenty more to this SE site than just Blackboard.
    – qxotk
    Mar 12, 2015 at 15:16
  • Sorry, the reason I said that is because most to almost all of the schools in my area use Schoology because it's just like Facebook so students know exactly what to do when they open it. Mar 13, 2015 at 23:59

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