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Blackboard and FATV Partner to Deliver On-demand Financial Aid Services to Students
Blackboard Student Services provides students access to robust library of customizable video FAQs on financial aid and financial literacy

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, today announced a partnership with FATV to deliver financial aid and financial literacy information via on-demand video to current and prospective students nationwide. The partnership will be powered through Blackboard Student Services and leveraged with Blackboard's industry-leading SmartView technology platform.

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Through the partnership, Blackboard customers will have access to FATV's GetAnswers service, which provides students access to a broad, customizable library of online video content offering answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid. The GetAnswers service includes mobile responsive videos, tutorials, multi-language video content (including Spanish), video embedding, and metrics and reporting for customers.

"We are excited to partner with FATV to deliver the technological advances and conveniences students have come to expect from their institutions," said Craig Chanoff, VP of Education Services for Blackboard. "This partnership will allow institutions and their learners to leverage information that will drive increased levels of student engagement and successful educational goal achievement by meeting students on their terms and sharing information via their preferred channels and modes of learning."

Blackboard's Student Services division is innovatively changing the way institutions reach, engage and retain the students they serve — providing services and technology that support students throughout their entire educational journey. This includes strategic marketing, enrollment, admissions, student records, records/registration, financial aid, and IT and LMS help desks. Through this powerful partnership, Blackboard customers will have access to FATV's award-winning, easy-to-use technology that makes the large body of financial aid information accessible and understandable to students through online video.

"We are excited to work with Blackboard, a long-standing leader in higher education," said Damon Vangelis, CEO for FATV. "Integrating our library of financial aid and financial literacy online video content into Blackboard's Student Services will benefit campuses and the students they serve. This partnership furthers FATV's company mission, which is to improve student learning outcomes and support student service staff."

For more information about Blackboard Student Services, please visit or follow @Blackboard on Twitter. 

About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning 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 his or her full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

About FATV
FATV is an award-winning, easy-to-use technology that makes the large body of financial aid information comprehensible and digestible to students through online video. FATV can be customized for schools to meet their institutional goals, improve customer service, and raise student learning outcomes. FATV has supported schools for over 11 years, and has been recognized by University Business as a Readers' Choice Top Product for the past two years (2015 and 2016). For more information, visit

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