Westlaw’s TWEN or Lexis’ Blackboard?

or as I heard it described at 1L Orientation:coke

 or pepsi?

Both are online course management systems that can be used for electronic copies of syllabi, ppt slides and class materials so that paper is not wasted. Both would allow for interactive classes being held outside of class time (in case of school closure).

Differences:

TWEN BLACKBOARD
NA  Safe assign plagiarism software
NA  Sync with Facebook & iPhone
NA  blogs
NA  glossary
 NA  journal
Password-protect pages NA
Online chat  class chat(that doesn’t  seem to work here)
sign up sheets     appointment scheduler
forum  discussion 
Master icalendar  icalendar
easy course creation wizard use control panel, not as user friendly

 Only one professor here is using Lexis’ Blackboard and claimed that it took 30 hours to set up.  All others are using TWEN and are not finding it too challenging.

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