Cochise College Moves Forward with Institutional Goals After Moving to Fully-Managed Moodle Site

Cochise College, a community college in Arizona with an annual enrollment of 12,000 students, provides high-quality associate-level education, professional development, and workforce training to its students.

In this case study learn how transitioning to a fully-managed Moodle by eThink site has allowed Cochise College to move forward with institutional goals, including an OER initiative that is expected to save students $4.1 million or more over a 3-year period.

The Challenge

For more than four years, Cochise College has been utilizing the most popular Learning Management System in the world, Moodle. Unfortunately, they became increasingly frustrated with their Moodle vendor’s poor service.

This poor service delayed project developments vital to the college’s success.

The lack of customer support from their Moodle vendor also forced the school’s Virtual Campus team to learn HTML and coding to solve technical issues.

“As a group, we decided we would no longer log trouble tickets unless it were an absolute emergency.”

Adam Woodrow, Virtual Campus Assistant Director

After supporting themselves for over a year with a problematic vendor, Cochise College decided that they could no longer accept their provider’s subpar performance.

“The daily frustration of our situation was overwhelming,” continued Mr. Woodrow.

Servicing their Moodle site was becoming a full-time job, resulting in the inability
to pursue other strategic initiatives and educational goals. The Virtual Campus team knew that they needed to find a solution that provided excellent hosting and customer support.

About eThink

eThink Education is a Certified Moodle Partner providing implementation, integration, and management services for the open sourceLearning Management System, Moodle. Open-source Moodle is the most widely usedLearning Management System in the world. When implemented and managed by experts, Moodle is an extremely dynamic platform that surpasses the functionality of competing systems in the market. eThink’s Moodle cloud hosting services offers unrivaled performance and exceptional value.

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