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November 28, 2015 9:34 PM ET


Company Overview of Blackboard Inc.

Company Overview

Blackboard Inc. provides enterprise technology and solutions for the educational industry. It offers Blackboard Learn, an education technology platform that supports staff and programs to achieve academic goals; Blackboard Collaborate that provides a learning platform for collaborative, interactive, and mobile learning experiences; Blackboard Connect that provides notification service to cities, campuses, and schools; and Blackboard Transact, which enables students to make purchases on and off campus by using their ID cards. The company also provides Blackboard Analytics, a platform that transforms enterprise data into actionable information; Blackboard Mobile that enables learners, educator...

650 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.

6th Floor

Washington, DC 20001-3796

United States

Founded in 1997

1,780 Employees





Key Executives for Blackboard Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 46
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 47
Chief Technology Officer and President of Academic Platforms
Age: 50
President, General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer of Transact
President of the Administrative Programs Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Blackboard Inc. Key Developments

Blackboard Inc. Releases Update to Blackboard Learn™ 9.1

Blackboard Inc. announced an update to the 9.1 version of its learning management system Blackboard Learn™. This announcement represents the latest evidence of Blackboard's continued commitment to its customers operating on version 9.1 of its LMS, and is the first in a continuous series of updates and enhancements to the platform. Included in the updated is the Goal Performance Dashboard – a competency-based education tool that allows learners and instructors to easily track progress toward competencies and learning milestones. The dashboard features a fully configurable performance scale for the institution, paired with an easy-to-use cross-course display for learners and instructors, as well as powerful data export for administrators. This is the latest capability for Blackboard Learn that supports competency-based education, adding to existing tools like MyEDU, achievements, goal management and portfolios. Also included in the update is a powerful new addition to the integration between Blackboard Learn and an institution's student information system (SIS). The new feature, called Grades Journey, allows instructors to seamlessly exchange grade information between LMS and SIS. Additionally, the update features several key improvements that were made in direct response to customer and industry feedback. These includes hundreds of bug fixes and improvements to core components of the educator and student experiences, such as grading, assessments, content editing and notifications. The update also includes workflow enhancements to features like discussions and announcements that make tasks easier and faster for end users.

Blackboard and American University Partner to Drive Student Enrollment and Retention Efforts

Blackboard Inc. announced that it has partnered with American University to help boost the institution's student enrollment and retention efforts. The partnership leverages Blackboard's Student Services and Technology Support solution, and is the latest evidence of the company's focus on providing learners with services and solutions that serve the entire educational lifecycle. At AU, Blackboard has deployed a personalized service infrastructure that brings together in one place the disparate processes for student services, including registration, financial aid, academic advising, and student accounts. Instead of waiting in line and having to go back and forth between multiple offices, students can now get all the information they need in one place with live 24/7 phone support and a range of services available online and through mobile apps. This streamlined system will better help students navigate and manage their academic experience.

Blackboard Inc. Announces New Partnership with Trevecca Nazarene University

Blackboard Inc. announced a new partnership with Trevecca Nazarene University that will deliver a more engaging digital teaching and learning solution at the university and help boost the schools student retention efforts. The university will leverage Blackboard's Learning Essentials solution, which includes the company's learning management system and virtual collaborative learning tools.

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