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Blackboard Brings Learn SaaS to South Korea
New deployment ensures enhanced quality and in-region support

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard today announced that its flagship Learning Management System (LMS) Blackboard Learn is now available as a software as a service (SaaS) solution for institutions in South Korea through local Amazon Web Services. This new deployment closely follows the roll out of Learn SaaS in China and further increases the reach and availability of Blackboard's solutions in the region. The SaaS delivery model brings a number of technical advantages to institutions, including zero downtime updates, faster release of new features and quicker delivery of fixes.

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The deployment of Learn SaaS also enables institutions to access the Ultra experience, the next-generation user interface for Blackboard Learn. Based on a modern, mobile-first design, the Ultra experience presents a simplified navigation, streamlined workflows, and improved accessibility of each screen. It also offers a vast array of functionalities and capabilities for successful course delivery with new features added on a monthly cadence, and empowers educators and students with immediate access to the most critical information and personalised insights right in their workflows, for maximum efficacy.

Additionally, with SaaS deployment, the Original and the Ultra experiences of Blackboard Learn can be run simultaneously by enabling the Ultra Base Navigation and keeping the Original Courses educators and students are familiar with. This way users can benefit from a modern, intuitive, and responsive environment without their courses changing, allowing institutions to transition more easily to the Ultra experience according to their own plans and schedule.

"We are excited to add Korea to the growing list of regions where Learn SaaS is available," said Yves Dehouck, Vice President, APAC at Blackboard. "Many universities in Korea are looking to move to a SaaS environment to stay competitive and increase their ranking. With this new deployment, which complements those in Australia, Singapore and China, we will be able to bring our cloud-based solutions to even more institutions across Asia."

Today's announcement further illustrates Blackboard's commitment to drive innovation in education by delivering a state-of-the-art learning management system that is the core of an integrated, flexible edtech platform, thus helping institutions address their most pressing challenges and drive student success.

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