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Blackboard Achieves AWS Government Competency Status

RESTON, Va., April 14, 2020 --  Blackboard, Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning, and student engagement, has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Government Competency status. This designation recognizes that Blackboard provides solutions to—and has deep experience working with—government customers to deliver mission-critical workloads and applications on AWS.

Achieving the AWS Government Competency differentiates Blackboard as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that possesses deep domain expertise in security and compliance and has developed innovative technology and solutions that leverage AWS services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

Blackboard helps government clients meet their diverse missions by providing an agency’s learners with Blackboard Learn SaaS, the Company’s flagship management system offered on AWS GovCloud. As an accredited SaaS platform, Blackboard Learn helps clients move their training courses online, reducing time and complexity to stand up learning through an easy-to-use format. The partnership with AWS GovCloud allows Blackboard to deliver a secure platform that achieves the highest levels of FedRAMP.

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Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable learner and institutional success, leveraging innovative technologies and services. Blackboard delivers a dynamic platform that seamlessly integrates learning management system (LMS), web conferencing, and accessibility technologies with robust data and analytics capabilities. With an unmatched understanding of the world of the learner, the most comprehensive student-success solutions, and the greatest capacity for innovation, Blackboard is education's partner in change.

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