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Blackboard Receives 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year Award
Blackboard Collaborate Honored for Exceptional Innovation in Online Collaboration

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, today announced that Blackboard Collaborate™, the company's state-of-the-art web conferencing solution that allows for real-time communication directly in the browser, is a 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year Award winner. The award honors solutions that support browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing without the need for either internal or external plug-ins.

Blackboard Collaborate is the industry-leading virtual classroom solution that provides a scalable and reliable foundation to deliver world-class teaching and learning. Specifically built for education, it goes well beyond traditional web conferencing to meet the extensive and varied collaboration needs of today's educators, learners and corporate and government clients. Blackboard Collaborate is the only fully accessible collaboration solution for education that is based on WebRTC, allowing teachers and learners to connect using high fidelity audio and video without any downloads.

"We are proud that our leading online collaboration solution was recognized alongside these other outstanding products," said Mark Strassman, SVP of Product Management and Marketing for Blackboard. "Blackboard is focused on designing and delivering industry-leading innovative solutions and services to learners and instructors around the world."

"It gives me great pleasure to honor Blackboard as a 2016 recipient of the WebRTC Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, Blackboard Collaborate," said Rich Tehrani, CEO for TMC. "Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Blackboard in their groundbreaking work on Blackboard Collaborate."

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About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

CONTACT:
D'Anthony White, Blackboard Inc.
202.303.9314 or
danthony.white@blackboard.com 

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