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2014-04-16 12:35:32

Fully Operational Store Will Be In Use This Summer by a Growing Number of Institutions WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard today announced that several higher education institutions have already launched the Blackboard Store or plan to do so in time for the summer semester. The Blackboard Store is a fully operational e-commerce system directly within the teaching and learning platform. Without having to leave the learning environment, students can see...

2014-04-15 08:38:38

Collaboration Aims to Help More Students Connect with Campus Safety Officials WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard and LiveSafe, two of the leading companies focused on campus safety and security, have joined forces to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the country, the companies announced today. Blackboard provides integrated campus commerce and security solutions through Blackboard Transact(TM)( )to hundreds of higher...

2014-04-09 08:34:30

Company Will Collaborate with Internet2 Members to Provide Education Services WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced that it is joining Internet2(®), a consortium of thought leaders in the education industry who collaborate on cutting-edge network and technology innovations to overcome challenges facing higher education institutions. The company will also be working with the Internet2's higher education community to validate customized education...

2014-03-20 12:36:54

Partnership is Company's Latest Student-Focused Services Engagement WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wichita State University has selected Blackboard as its partner in a major effort to increase student retention and enrollment by taking a technology-focused, student-centric approach to services, the company announced today. The agreement is the latest example of Blackboard working to streamline and improve admissions and enrollment processes to help colleges, universities...

2014-02-19 12:25:46

- Students and instructors can discover and borrow ebooks and audiobooks through the Axis 360 platform from within Blackboard Learn - CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that it has integrated its Axis 360 digital media library platform with Blackboard Learn(TM), Blackboard Inc.'s flagship Learning Management System, giving K-12 students and...

2013-10-16 12:29:21

First Offering is Polls by Blackboard, a Free Classroom Response Tool WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced the creation of Blackboard Labs, an initiative dedicated solely to innovation and experimentation with education technology to help shape the future of the industry. The first offering to come out of the initiative is Polls by Blackboard, a free classroom response tool that enables live, in-class surveys directly from mobile devices. By...

2013-08-13 12:30:54

Effort Will Help Districts Meet New State Online Learning Requirements WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard was chosen to deliver online classes to thousands of high school students across Arkansas, the company announced today. The newly formed Virtual Arkansas will use various Blackboard technologies to provide online classes to at least 7,000 students from across the state for the 2013-14 school year, with plans to expand that number significantly in the near...

2013-08-05 23:21:28

Industry leaders and educational experts explore use of badges as powerful new tools to openly represent flexible portable learning, skill and competency achievements. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 The WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies (WCET) has announced that they will co-host a massive open online course (MOOC) to examine the growing interest in using badges to document knowledge, skills and competencies when working toward attaining high value professional...

2013-07-29 12:30:09

Blackboard Chosen for Innovative Roadmap, Instructor-Friendly Features WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a faculty-wide vote between two leading learning management systems (LMS), Florida State College at Jacksonville chose Blackboard Learn((TM)) as its platform for online and blended learning, the company announced today. Blackboard's robust features, quality of service and product development were key reasons for the decision. Beginning in spring 2012, faculty...

2013-07-10 16:28:43

Offer Gives Institutions More Control Over Form & Direction of Large Courses LAS VEGAS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced a free, flexible option for running massive open online courses (MOOCs): a hosted instance of Blackboard Learn((TM)), the company's flagship learning management system (LMS). With more institutions looking to offer large, open courses, the offer will give institutions a fully functional, flexible platform option complete with social...