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  • July 16, 2014
    Strategic Partnership with Genius SIS Delivers Comprehensive Management Capabilities

    Blackboard has updated its training environment for business and government organizations with the integration of a Web-based information system, the company announced today. The environment now...

  • July 16, 2014
    Solution Sets Provide More Value and Improves Student, Instructor and Institutional Success

    In an effort to give institutions and schools more value and greater exposure to their technology sets, Blackboard now offers solutions that combine their industry-leading, comprehensive product...

  • July 16, 2014
    Change Seen as Critical to Improving Student Outcomes

    Nearly 70 percent of college presidents believe that at least a moderate amount of disruption is needed in higher education to improve outcomes and the perceived value of higher education,...

  • July 09, 2014
    Appointment Reinforces Blackboard's Commitment to Open Standards

    Gary Lang, senior vice president of product development, support and cloud services for Blackboard, has been appointed to the IMS Global Learning Consortium's board of directors, the company...

  • July 08, 2014
    Company Expands Its Focus on Education Services to Improve Student Outcomes

    Blackboard Inc. today announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. Through the acquisition, Blackboard extends its capabilities to...

  • July 07, 2014
    Effort Aims to Create Broader Understanding of Skills-Based Approaches

    Blackboard and the American Council on Education (ACE) are jointly investing in research around competency-based education and the use of digital badges in an effort to help institutions better...

  • June 30, 2014
    Survey Also Reveals Boys More Likely to Take Online Classes

    Students in digital learning environments are more interested in what they are learning in school, more motivated to do well, and feel a stronger connection to their school than students in...

  • June 26, 2014
    Customizable District Mobile App Gives Parents Access to School and Student Information in One Central Location

    Blackboard has unveiled a comprehensive mobile communications solution that gives K-12 schools and districts a different and more unified approach to community engagement, the company announced today.

  • June 17, 2014
    Next-Generation Learning Environment Will Support Over 40,000 Students

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has reaffirmed their partnership with Blackboard to power the university's primary centrally-supported learning management platform, Illinois Compass,...

  • June 16, 2014
    University Selects Industry's Leading Learning Management Environment

    The University of Windsor has selected Blackboard to power its online and blended learning platform for its 16,500 students, the company announced today. The University will replace its current...

  • June 05, 2014
    Partnership Supports Students from Interest to Graduation

    London, 5 June 2014 – Blackboard and StudyPortals, two of the world’s leading education companies, are partnering to offer complementary services that will help universities attract, engage...

  • June 02, 2014
    Student-Focused MyEdu Profile Now Integrated into the Industry's Leading Learning Management Platform

    Blackboard has unveiled a professional profile designed specifically for students and embedded directly in Blackboard Learn™, the company announced today. Leveraging the MyEdu experience, the...

  • May 28, 2014
    Next-Generation Training Environment Provides Online, Social and Mobile Learning Solutions

    WASHINGTON – May 28, 2014 – Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions are now a part of the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, the company announced today. Through the support of the

  • May 20, 2014
    Online Professional Learning Tools Used to Support more than 60,000 Educators Statewide

    The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has selected Blackboard to deliver a statewide solution for professional learning and collaboration that will further its mission of providing service and...

  • May 15, 2014
    Effort Will Improve Communication Efforts Between the District and its Students, Parents and Teachers

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) has selected Blackboard to enhance district-wide communications through the selection of its advanced mass notification capabilities, the company announced...

  • May 15, 2014
    Blackboard Analytics Earns Top Honors from Educators, Administrators and Institutional Leaders

    Blackboard won one of the software industry's most prestigious honors this week when Blackboard Analytics™ was named the Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution at the Software & Information...

  • May 01, 2014
    K-12 Launch Planned for Later this Year

    Blackboard Inc. and Discovery Education today announced a powerful new partnership supporting the integration of digital content into university and community college courses nationwide. Through...

  • April 30, 2014
    New Facility Responds to Rising Demand for Central-Europe Hosting Services

    Frankfurt am Main, 30 April 2014 - In a move to better respond to customer requests for an in-region, private cloud facility to host and manage their learning environments,Blackboard today...

  • April 28, 2014
    Partnership in Response to Growing Brazilian Regional Demand for Distance Learning

    Blackboard, a global leader in technology solutions for the education industry, and Positivo Informatica (IT), Universidade Positivo (University) and Editora Positivo (Publisher) today announced a...

  • April 24, 2014
    Program Will Address the New Era of Education and the Rising Influence of Learners

    London, 24 April 2014 -Blackboard Inc. today announced details of the Teaching and Learning Conference 2014, one of the premier annual gatherings of educators, technologists and industry leaders...

  • April 16, 2014
    Fully Operational Store Will Be In Use This Summer by a Growing Number of Institutions

    Blackboard today announced that several higher education institutions have already launched the Blackboard Store or plan to do so in time for the summer semester. The Blackboard Store is a fully...

  • April 15, 2014
    Partnership Marks Company's Latest in Series of Student-Focused Service Agreements

    The University of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, has selected Blackboard as its partner to help expand marketing efforts for the institution's online program, the company announced today. The...

  • April 15, 2014
    Collaboration Aims to Help More Students Connect with Campus Safety Officials

    Blackboard and LiveSafe, two of the leading companies focused on campus safety and security, have joined forces to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the...

  • April 10, 2014
    Cloud Learning Platform Will Make Course Materials More Accessible

    The U.S. Army War College (USAWC), an elite institution that trains high-ranking members of the military, has selected Blackboard to provide a teaching and learning platform in the cloud, the...

  • April 09, 2014
    Company Will Collaborate with Internet2 Members to Provide Education Services

    Blackboard Inc. today announced that it is joining Internet2®, a consortium of thought leaders in the education industry who collaborate on cutting-edge network and technology innovations to...

  • March 21, 2014
    Two-Way Text Service Launched to Help Address Bullying, School and Student Safety

    SYDNEY – March 21, 2014 –Blackboard Inc. has launched TipTxt™, a two-way texting service that encourages students to confidentially notify school officials of activity related to bullying or...

  • March 20, 2014
    Partnership is Company's Latest Student-Focused Services Engagement

    Wichita State University has selected Blackboard as its partner in a major effort to increase student retention and enrollment by taking a technology-focused, student-centric approach to services,...

  • February 12, 2014
    Leading Education Companies Respond to Educators' Requests to Improve Data Flow Among Complementary Platforms

    Blackboard Inc. and Pearson, two of the largest providers of technology and services to K-12 education, today announced a collaboration that will improve the integration and flow of data between...

  • January 29, 2014
    Effort Aims to Simplify Student Purchases of Course Materials

    Blackboard Inc. today announced plans to introduce an online bookstore in an effort to simplify the process for students to purchase assigned course materials. The company is kicking off the...

  • January 15, 2014
    MyEdu Helps Students Find Best Path to Degree, Build Professional Profiles

    Blackboard Inc. today announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career...

  • October 16, 2013
    First Offering is Polls by Blackboard, a Free Classroom Response Tool

    Blackboard Inc. today announced the creation of Blackboard Labs, an initiative dedicated solely to innovation and experimentation with education technology to help shape the future of the...

  • October 16, 2013
    Student Feedback From 6 Million Downloads Drives Updates

    Blackboard Inc. today announced a completely redesigned mobile learning app following extensive analysis of how students are using mobile devices for education. The update to the mobile version of...

  • October 16, 2013
    Approach Delivers Seamless Teaching and Learning Environment to Market

    Blackboard Inc. today announced the release of an integrated virtual classroom that allows instructors to create and use Web conferencing tools such as video recording, instant messaging and voice...

  • October 14, 2013
    Charles Sturt University Replaces Current LMS with Blackboard Learn™

    SYDNEY – October 14, 2013 – Charles Sturt University (CSU), the leading distance education provider in Australia, has chosen to replace its current learning management system (LMS) with...

  • September 03, 2013
    TipTxt to Help District of 58,000 Students Address School and Student Safety for Free

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) has launched TipTxt™, a two-way texting service from Blackboard Inc. that allows the district's 58,000 students to confidentially notify school officials of bullying...

  • August 13, 2013
    Effort Will Help Districts Meet New State Online Learning Requirements

    Blackboard was chosen to deliver online classes to thousands of high school students across Arkansas, the company announced today. The newly formed Virtual Arkansas will use various Blackboard...

  • July 29, 2013
    Blackboard Chosen for Innovative Roadmap, Instructor-Friendly Features

    Following a faculty-wide vote between two leading learning management systems (LMS), Florida State College at Jacksonville chose Blackboard Learn™ as its platform for online and blended...

  • July 10, 2013
    Offer Gives Institutions More Control Over Form & Direction of Large Courses

    Blackboard Inc. today announced a free, flexible option for running massive open online courses (MOOCs): a hosted instance of Blackboard Learn™, the company's flagship learning management system...

  • July 10, 2013
    Institutions Opt for Company's Flexible Approach to Massive Open Online Courses

    Blackboard Inc. today announced that 15 more higher education institutions have elected to run massive open online courses ("MOOCs") on the company's free, flexible teaching and learning platform,...

  • July 10, 2013
    Solution Uses Risk Factors to Identify Students That May Need Help

    Blackboard Inc. today announced a new analytics feature that harnesses a range of student information to identify learners in danger of falling behind or dropping out. The new capability of the...

  • June 25, 2013
    Survey Shows Districts Increasing Online Classes as Common Core Looms

    Online classes are increasing in popularity among both students and parents, according to a survey report released today from Blackboard Inc. and Project Tomorrow®. Nearly half of high school...

  • June 24, 2013
    xpLor Lets Educators Discover and Share Interactive Learning Content across Courses and Institutions

    Blackboard Inc. today announced the release of xpLor™, a content platform that gives educators unprecedented ability to create, discover and share rich course materials across systems and...

  • June 24, 2013
    51,000-Student District Seeks to Expand Online Classes Aligned to Common Core

    Atlanta Public Schools has selected Blackboard Learn™ as its first district-wide learning management system (LMS) after a nine-month evaluation of leading commercial and open-source platforms....

  • June 21, 2013
    Web-Based Platform Lets Institutions Rapidly Issue High-Quality Apps

    Blackboard today unveiled Mosaic™, a unique platform that gives schools and universities a radically different approach to deploying mobile apps. While institutions can spend months developing...

  • June 19, 2013
    Students & Faculty Can Use Badges to Promote Achievements in Courses & Across the Web

    Blackboard has partnered with Mozilla, an industry leader in promoting openness on the Internet, to support broader use of digital badges and credentials in education. With the partnership,...

  • June 06, 2013
    Sugata Mitra, Clay Shirky to Deliver Keynotes

    Blackboard Inc. today announced an expanded program for BbWorld®, the company's annual user conference and one of the largest education technology conferences of the year. Scheduled for July 9-11...

  • May 29, 2013
    Two-Way Text Service Launched to Help Address School and Student Safety

    Blackboard Inc. has launched TipTxt™, a two-way texting service that encourages students to confidentially notify school officials of activity related to bullying or school safety, and will...

  • May 20, 2013
    Partner Schools Access e-Textbooks Directly in LMS

    Blackboard Inc. and Vital Source Technologies, Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, have launched pilot programs with a number of colleges and universities to test-drive an integrated offering...

  • May 14, 2013
    District to Use Blackboard for Blended Learning

    Following a two-year-long evaluation of six of the industry's leading learning management systems (LMS), Masconomet Regional School District has selected Blackboard Learn™ as part of its...

  • May 13, 2013
    DIT Effort is the First MOOC Launched by an Irish Institution

    AMSTERDAM—May 13, 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology and the University of Sheffield will launch massive open online courses ("MOOCs") on CourseSites™, Blackboard’s free, fully hosted and...

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