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2012-11-29 12:31:47

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. and Pearson have expanded the availability of an integration for Pearson's leading learning solution - MyLab & Mastering - with Blackboard Learn((TM)), the market-leading learning management system (LMS). Previously available in North America, the integration is now available in most markets worldwide, the companies announced today. The systems integration includes single sign-on, improved workflows and state-of-the-art Web...

2012-08-10 23:01:38

Packt published its introductory title on Blackboard this month, BlackBoard Essential for Teachers, written by William Rice. The book explains all the essential features of Blackboard with the help of practical examples and step-by-step guidance for creating and administering great courses. BIRMINGHAM,UK (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Packt published its introductory title on Blackboard this month, BlackBoard Essential for Teachers, written by William Rice. The book explains all the essential...

2012-06-18 06:28:06

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced the launch of a Beta program for an interactive mobile application for Blackboard Collaborate((TM)), the leading Web conferencing platform built for education. The new app would let learners participate in live Web conferencing sessions from smartphone and tablet devices, significantly expanding access to sessions delivered through the platform. The app, Blackboard Collaborate Mobile, would let users join a live Web...

2012-04-23 06:31:03

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today introduced an open enrollment option for CourseSites((TM)), letting instructors open registration so any number of students can sign up for courses they are teaching with the free, fully-hosted and supported online system. In addition, the company has added mobile support, giving over 200,000 CourseSites users access on a range of the world's most popular smartphones and mobile devices. With the open enrollment option, any...

2012-03-26 10:25:11

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced the launch of Blackboard Education Open Source Services, a new effort to support clients using open source education technologies. With the announcement, the company will continue to focus on its flagship Blackboard Learn(TM) platform as well as ANGEL and Edline, while also helping institutions successfully manage open source learning management systems (LMS) including Moodle and Sakai. The move complements...

2011-12-13 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a head-to-head evaluation, Northern Arizona University (NAU) has selected Blackboard Learn((TM)) Release 9.1 as its learning platform over an open source alternative, Blackboard Inc. announced today. While officials found the two systems to be comparable in total cost and in functionality for course management, they had much greater confidence in Blackboard's client support, product development plans and robust user community. During their...

2011-10-19 04:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. and Internships.com, the world's largest internships marketplace, today announced plans to integrate job search and career building tools and resources directly in the Blackboard Learn((TM)) online teaching and learning platform. The planned integration will enable students to search and apply for internships, student jobs and entry level positions within the course platform. Students will also be able to take advantage of the...

2011-09-20 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Department of Education's Extended Learning Opportunities and Student Support section has chosen Blackboard Learn(TM) 9.1 to replace an open source learning management system (LMS) Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) announced today. The platform provides online courses for over 1,200 students through the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network-ESchool (HVLN-ESchool) and over 500 teachers annually through the HVLN-Project Inspire program. Prior to...

2011-09-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseSites((TM)) by Blackboard, the company's free, fully hosted and supported online course system has been updated to include a range of new features and support for five additional languages, Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) announced today. Already used in more than 100 countries, CourseSites can now be accessed in Spanish, Dutch, French, German, and Brazilian Portuguese. Launched earlier this year, the CourseSites user community now includes...

2011-04-14 07:25:00

WAYNE, N.J., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectYard, Inc., the leading provider of social media-based communication solutions for higher education, today announced the integration of the ConnectYard Building Block with the Announcements and Discussions sections of the Blackboard Learn platform. Seamless integration of the ConnectYard platform now enables notifications via Facebook, Twitter, and text message, as well as email (including institution provided and personal email...