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April 27, 2015 4:14 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, General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer of Transact
President of Blackboard Collaborate
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Blackboard Inc. Key Developments

Blackboard Mulls Acquisitions

Blackboard Inc. is seeking acquisitions. Jay Bhatt, Chief Executive Officer of Blackboard, said in an interview on April 13, 2014, “Blackboard can be expected to make additional international acquisitions, along with internal investments toward expanding its global footprint.”

Saint Paul Public Schools Selects Blackboard to Expand District-Wide Communications Capabilities

Saint Paul Public Schools selected Blackboard to expand its district-wide communications capabilities following a competitive review. Blackboard will provide Saint Paul Public Schools with its K-12 parent and community digital engagement tools that combine parent notifications, school websites, and a mobile app that is custom-designed to serve its community.

Blackboard Inc. Announces New Collaboration with Achieving the Dream Inc. to Address the Most Pressing Challenges Facing Education, Including Workforce Preparedness and Improving Completion Rates

Blackboard Inc. announced a powerful new collaboration with Achieving the Dream Inc. that will aim to address the most pressing challenges facing education, including workforce preparedness and improving completion rates. Through the collaboration, Blackboard will engage with core team members from Achieving the Dream Colleges, which includes presidents, academic deans, directors of student success and other community college leaders, to gain a deeper understanding of the unique needs of community college students nationwide. Blackboard and Achieving the Dream intend to engage in joint efforts that span from the changing needs of present workforce and the widening of the skills gap, to the unique characteristics of learners in community colleges and the alternative models of education to support them. The two organizations plan to share their findings with the larger higher education community.

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