For more than a decade, WCET's EduTools website was a leading destination for educational technology decision makers. The independent reviews and side-by-side comparisons of educational technology products were used by colleges and universities of all sizes, higher education systems and other multi-campus service providers to expedite and streamline their internal processes for the review and evaluation of products, saving them time and duplicative effort. EduTools was best known for its CMS/LMS comparative reviews and a detailed matrix of CMS/LMS features and criteria.
Many visitors to EduTools used the detailed matrix of LMS/CMS features, descriptions, and criteria as a tool in developing requests for proposals and evaluation requirements. This resource covers communications tools, productivity tools, student involvement tools, administration tools, course delivery tools, content development tools, hardware/software definitions, and cost/licensing definitions. This matrix was last updated in 2006.
EduTools was launched in 2001 with funding support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The EduTools site was closed in 2013.