January 27, 2015 6:29 AM 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: 45
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Chief Technology Officer and President of Academic Platforms
Age: 49
President of Blackboard Collaborate
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Blackboard Inc. Key Developments

Albemarle County Public Schools Expands Partnership with Blackboard

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) has expanded its partnership with Blackboard. The decision was largely driven by the desire by ACPS officials to improve mobile access to online tools for over 13,000 students and bring the district's full education technology suite under one unified platform. ACPS will leverage the company's full K-12 solutions portfolio, which includes five solutions that center on teaching and learning as well as community engagement. Through partnerships like these, Blackboard's solutions and services are now being used by more than half of the school districts in the country. ACPS is the latest district to adopt the full portfolio of Blackboard's K-12 solutions. This includes Blackboard's Innovative Classroom solution, which includes the company's industry leading learning management system, resources to help teachers map to Common Core standards, and tools to enhance the classroom experience and personalize the learning process. It also includes Blackboard's parent and community engagement solutions which offer mass notification services, a school website platform and customer mobile apps that allow for a unified communications strategy.

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

A Cornell University to reaffirm and expand their partnership with Blackboard by moving to the company's customized learning and analytics offering available exclusively to Internet's higher education members. Blackboard's Internet2 NET+ offering was developed in partnership with technology leaders from leading institutions in the Internet2 community, including Cornell University. The offer provides access to the company's market-leading solutions for teaching and learning, robust analytic and learning outcomes tools, and a cloud-based, cross-institutional content repository. The university will also gain access to Blackboard's educational services, including technology adoption training and managed hosting deployment, which provides faster system speeds, greater uptime and 24x7 access to technical expertise to help with day-to-day system maintenance, allowing the university to better meet student and faculty demands for system accessibility and reliability. At the core of the NET+ offer is a fully-featured online and mobile version of the company's learning management system (LMS) and synchronous collaboration environment. xpLorâ„¢, the company's open content repository that is standards-based and cloud-delivered, is an integral part of the offer that allows for the collaborative development of course materials within and across institutions and all standards-compliant LMSs. The offer also includes robust analytics tools that aggregate data on student behavior to help improve curriculums, programs and policies.

Blackboard Inc. Releases Tablet App for Teachers

Blackboard Inc. announced the availability of a tablet app designed to improve faculty workflow around assignments and easily track student submissions. Specifically designed for teachers, the app marks the latest step in Blackboard's revamped product strategy that is focused on providing the best experience for end users. Through Bb Grader(R), teachers and faculty can easily track, sort, and grade student assignments across multiple courses directly from their iOS(R) tablets. They can also offer text, audio and video feedback on submissions, creating more personalized and engaging responses on projects and tasks. The tool also allows teachers to view metrics on potential student performance risks, making it easier for instructors to effectively improve student retention and outcomes on a daily basis.

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