August 25, 2016 6:05 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.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer
President, General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer of Transact
President of the Administrative Programs Division
President of Edline
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Blackboard Inc. Key Developments

Blackboard Announces New Competency-Based Education Digital Readiness Tool to Help Institutions Develop, Implement Successful Programs

Blackboard Inc. announced the launch of the Competency-Based Education (CBE) Digital Readiness Tool. The new online self-assessment is designed to help institutions develop and implement successful CBE programs. The Digital Readiness Tool enables institutions to define their CBE program for viability and scalability; align their policies, practices and authority to deliver CBE; establish a curricular framework with faculty; create a powerful learning environment; and provide high quality touchpoints for faculty. The assessment was developed by Blackboard's team of CBE experts.

Blackboard Selects Examity as Exclusive Premier Partner for Online Proctoring

Examity and Blackboard Inc. announced a new partnership that increases the efficiency, security and convenience of online testing at hundreds of universities and corporations. The new venture makes Examity the exclusive Blackboard Premier Partner™ for online proctoring. The two companies have already developed customizations that enhance the online learning experience. Test-taker and exam information is imported automatically combining the technology of examiLINK® and the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Blackboard Inc. Announces Availability of Blackboard Learn Ultra Experience

Blackboard Inc. has announced the availability of Ultra experience for Blackboard Learn, its learning management system, or LMS. The Ultra experience, which is deployed via software as a service (SaaS) initially for customers in the US, brings important benefits to instructors and students, such as a more intuitive user interface. It also includes streamlined workflows, a personalized user experience that brings aggregated and actionable information to a user's view, and a mobile-first design. Based on user data, the product offers the functionality most instructors need to manage their courses now and will be updated through a continuous delivery model. The company also announced enhancements to the Blackboard Learn Original experience (known as Blackboard Learn 9.1 for managed and self-hosted customers), which is a mission-critical platform for a vast number of institutions around the world. These enhancements include a new theme based on the design principals of Blackboard Learn Ultra, bringing a new look and feel as well as mobile responsiveness to key areas of the Original experience of Blackboard Learn.

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