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2014-01-29 08:37:03

Effort Aims to Simplify Student Purchases of Course Materials WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced plans to introduce an online bookstore in an effort to simplify the process for students to purchase assigned course materials. The company is kicking off the initiative with limited trials this spring with select postsecondary institutions and planning on a full launch this summer. While details for the bookstore are still being finalized,...

2013-10-16 23:19:02

Stephen Gilfus, through Gilfus Ventures LLC, re-enters market and plans to release an Open Source enterprise learning platform to the global education community. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Stephen Gilfus, Chairman of Gilfus Ventures and CEO of the Gilfus Education Group announced today from the Educause Annual Conference that his venture firm will pick up the Learning Management System (LMS) industry, shake it up, and set it down five years into the future by acquiring Drupal...

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...

2013-06-24 12:28:25

51,000-Student District Seeks to Expand Online Classes Aligned to Common Core WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Public Schools has selected Blackboard Learn((TM)) as its first district-wide learning management system (LMS) after a nine-month evaluation of leading commercial and open-source platforms. The district of 51,000 students will use Blackboard Learn to rapidly expand online classes offered to students and to align all class content with Common Core standards....

2013-05-14 12:34:55

District to Use Blackboard for Blended Learning WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a two-year-long evaluation of six of the industry's leading learning management systems (LMS), Masconomet Regional School District has selected Blackboard Learn((TM)) as part of its strategy to implement a 21st-century learning environment for staff and students. In the evaluation, one of the most comprehensive in the industry, Blackboard Learn was the only platform to meet every...

2013-02-27 12:31:52

New Integrations Make it Easier to Use Web Conferencing Platform with Any LMS WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Collaborate((TM)), the leading online collaboration platform built for education, now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) specifications, making the platform available to institutions using any learning management system (LMS) compliant with LTI industry standards, the company announced today. This latest software update enables...

2013-02-25 12:27:03

Ambitious Effort Spans All Undergraduate, Graduate Programs WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ottawa University has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to support a major expansion of its blended and online degree programs, the company announced today. Under the multi-year deal, Kansas-based Ottawa, which currently operates six different campus locations nationwide, will grow and scale existing and future residential, hybrid and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs....

2013-02-21 16:31:53

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced an agreement with the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, which governs the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system (ConnSCU), for a new, statewide platform for online and mobile learning to support ConnSCU's 17 institutions and 96,000 students. With the deal, each of the campuses will gain access to Blackboard Learn((TM)) and Blackboard Mobile Learn((TM)) for the next three years. The...

2013-02-04 08:32:50

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia's Community Colleges (VCCS) have selected Blackboard Mobile(TM) to provide custom campus life mobile applications for its 23 colleges, the company announced today. With an engaging and interactive mobile platform, system officials aim to increase the connection between the system's 400,000 students and their campus communities. Blackboard will provide a customizable enterprise application platform that VCCS will use to build individualized...