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Dec 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

Cornell University Adopts Blackboard's Internet2 NET+ Solution and Services Offering

 Cornell University is the latest institution to reaffirm and expand their partnership with Blackboard by moving to the company's customized...

Nov 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

Jon Kolko Releases New Book on Consumer Design

 Blackboard announced today the availability of the latest book by Jon Kolko, vice president of consumer design at Blackboard. Well Designed:...

Nov 13, 2014, 10:00 ET

Blackboard Acquires ParentLink

 Blackboard Inc. has acquired ParentLink, uniting two of the leading providers of K-12 communications, the company announced today. The...

Oct 29, 2014, 11:30 ET

Blackboard Releases Tablet App for Teachers

 Blackboard Inc. today announced the availability of a tablet app designed to improve faculty workflow around assignments and easily track...

Oct 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

UMBC Adopts Blackboard's Internet2 NET+ Solution and Services Offering

 The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has reaffirmed and expanded their partnership with Blackboard by moving to the company's...

Sep 30, 2014, 10:45 ET

Blackboard Introduces Cloud Version of Flagship LMS

 Blackboard has introduced a cloud version of its flagship LMS, Blackboard Learn™, the company announced today. With the addition of a...

Sep 25, 2014, 10:00 ET

Blackboard Acquires Requestec

 Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology, to reinvent and...

Sep 19, 2014, 15:00 ET

Nearly Two Million Students Use Blackboard's Professional Competency Tools

 Blackboard Inc. today announced that nearly 2 million students have signed up to take advantage of the company's student-centric solutions...

Aug 28, 2014, 10:00 ET

Blackboard Shows Strong Momentum in Brazil

 Blackboard now supports more than 1 million students and faculty members at over 70 institutions in Brazil, the company announced today. Now...

Aug 14, 2014, 14:30 ET

Blackboard Launches Free App to Help Students Discover Career Paths

 Blackboard Inc. today announced the release of Job Genie™, a free mobile app designed to minimize student anxiety around the job...

Aug 07, 2014, 11:24 ET

Blackboard Acquires CardSmith

 Blackboard has acquired CardSmith, the industry's leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:00 ET

Survey of College Presidents Calls for More Disruption

 Nearly 70 percent of college presidents believe that at least a moderate amount of disruption is needed in higher education to improve...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:00 ET

Blackboard Offers Solution and Services to Internet2 Higher Education Members

 Blackboard has created a customized learning and analytics offering available to the 259 higher education Internet2 members, the company and...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:00 ET

Blackboard Integrates Registration and Tracking Tools into Training Environment

 Blackboard has updated its training environment for business and government organizations with the integration of a Web-based information...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:00 ET

Blackboard Launches Public Cloud Version of its Learning Environment

Blackboard plans to launch a new version of its flagship learning environment that is delivered via the public cloud, the company announced today....

Jul 16, 2014, 13:00 ET

Blackboard Launches New Learning Solutions Portfolio

 In an effort to give institutions and schools more value and greater exposure to their technology sets, Blackboard now offers solutions that...

Jul 09, 2014, 09:30 ET

Gary Lang Joins IMS Global Board of Directors

 Gary Lang, senior vice president of product development, support and cloud services for Blackboard, has been appointed to the IMS Global...

Jul 08, 2014, 12:00 ET

Blackboard Acquires Perceptis

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

Jul 07, 2014, 15:48 ET

Blackboard and the American Council on Education to Issue Joint Research on Competency-Based Education

Blackboard and the American Council on Education (ACE) are jointly investing in research around competency-based education and the use of digital...

Jun 30, 2014, 07:30 ET

Students Say They Are More Motivated in Digital Learning Environments than Traditional Ones

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