Blackboard Inc. is an educational technology company with corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C.. It is known for Blackboard Learn, a learning management system.The company's CEO is William L. Ballhaus, formerly president and CEO of SRA International, who was also named chairman and president on January 4, 2016, following the resignation of Jay Bhatt, who had led Blackboard since October 2012. just after Michael Chasen departed. The firm provides education, mobile, communication, and commerce software and related services to clients including education providers, corporations and government organizations. The software consists of seven platforms called Learn, Transact, Engage, Connect, Mobile, Collaborate and Analytics that are offered as bundled software. The firm was founded by Stephen Gilfus, Daniel Cane, Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky through a business combination in 1997, and became a public company in 2004. It operated publicly until it was purchased by Providence Equity Partners in 2011. As of January 2014, its software and services are used by approximately 17,000 schools and organizations in 100 countries. Seventy-five percent of US colleges and universities and more than half of K–12 districts in the United States use its products and services. According to Times Higher Education Reputation Ranking, 80 per cent of the world's top academic institutions are said to use Blackboard tools.

Wikipedia
Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • In a study published today, researchers from Blackboard, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and VitalSource describe a joint project designed to test whether a predictive model of student achievement using IMS Caliper Analytics® (Caliper) events would benefit from combining data from multiple learning tools: Blackboard Learn and VitalSource. Their findings were incredibly promising: Early ac...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • One of Stetson University’s goals is to be an innovator in online education. The university chose to move from the Original experience of Blackboard Learn to the Ultra experience in order to achieve that goal. The Ultra experience provides the modern, intuitive, mobile-friendly teaching and learning experience the university required. Stetson enabled the Ultra Base Navigation in 2017 while keeping...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • I’m excited to head to Orlando, Florida next week for our annual conference, BbWorld, which brings together nearly 2,000 educators, administrators and education thought leaders from around the world to share best practices, hear about the latest hot topics in education, and also learn about how our technology can help solve their many complex challenges. […] The post BbWorld18 Preview: Delivering ...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Over the past year I’ve heard a lot of stories about inspiring students.  Students standing up against violence, students advocating for teachers, and students who have taken the reins of leadership to build stronger student relationships. But, students aren’t the only people giving me inspiration. It can be easy to forget that they are still […] The post Come to Connect and Be Inspired at NSPRA 2...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • Apps are the content building blocks of pages. You can design and organize your content, upload files, and add shortcuts, links, and photos. This video explains how to work with existing apps. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Web_Community_Manager/Teacher_Editor/Set_Up_Pages/Adding_Apps Transcript: Apps are the content building blocks of pages. You can design and organize your content, up...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • The Create Recording feature leverages native web browser support for the WebRTC standard to create audio and video recordings directly from the browser without plug-ins or additional software. An instructor or grader can create personalized feedback recordings for individual assessment attempts or manual gradebook items. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Audio_Vid...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • Discussion analysis provides an in-depth look at each student’s discussion participation, critical thinking level, and sentence complexity. These performance-based insights show you which students who may need help or are out of the normal range of participation. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Discussions/ULTRA_Discussion_Analysis Transcript: Discussion analysi...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • A Fill in the Blank question consists of a phrase, sentence, or paragraph with a blank space where a student provides the missing word or words. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Question_Types/Fill_in_the_Blank_Questions#ultra_fill Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Question_Types/Fill_in_Multiple_Blanks_Questi...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere Washington Post …One university thinking about those new models […] The post Blackboard Trend Report: 7/6/2018 appear...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • The Blackboard Instructor app helps instructors and graders easily identify courses where they need to grade student submissions. They can review, annotate, and grade submissions and quickly publish the grades back to students. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Blackboard_Instructor/Grading Transcript: In the Blackboard Instructor app, you can grade assignments on your phone or tablet. Let...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College EdSurge …What would you do if you could start a college from scratch? For most people, this is merely a thought exercise—how to keep the good from the best of traditional methods, and take into account all the tech and the changing workforce and student needs of today. […] The post Blackboard Trend Report: 6/29/2018 appeared first on Blackboard Blog.

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • This post is co-authored by Chris Aldin, Product Marketing Manager for Blackboard Ally and Blackboard SafeAssign. The LMS: From Monolith to Lego Block 20 years ago, the Learning Management System (LMS) was a black box that didn’t play well with other tools and applications, but developer standards like IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Learning Tools Interoperability® […] The post An Integrated and...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • Apps are the content building blocks of pages. You can design and organize your content, upload files, and add shortcuts, links, and photos. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Web_Community_Manager/Teacher_Editor/Set_Up_Pages/Adding_Apps Transcript: Apps are the content building blocks of pages. You can design and organize your content, upload files, and add shortcuts, links, and photos. Le...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • Apps are the content building blocks of pages. You can design and organize your content, upload files, and add shortcuts, links, and photos. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Web_Community_Manager/Teacher_Editor/Set_Up_Pages/Adding_Apps Transcript: Apps are the content building blocks of pages. You can design and organize your content, upload files, and add shortcuts, links, and photos. Le...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Trump Wants to Drastically Alter the Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know. Chronicle of Higher Education A U.S. Department of […] The post Blackboard Trend Report: 6/22/2018 appeared first on Blackboard ...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. States Struggle to Close Degree-Attainment Gaps Inside Higher Ed Most states have set goals for the proportion of their residents that should […] The post Blackboard Trend Report: 6/15/2018 appeared first on Bla...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • Share your pictures with the Photo Gallery app. Classroom projects, field trips, band performances—whatever the event, let visitors relive it with the app! Set transition delay, fade style, add captions or add music to make the experience even more exciting. Learn more: https://help.blackboard.com/Web_Community_Manager/Teacher_Editor/App_Showroom/Photo_Gallery_App Transcript: Photo galleries are...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • A holistic view of analytics in support of student success requires addressing three facets of higher education: teaching and learning, the student life-cycle, and institutional performance (i.e. ‘the business of teaching and learning’).  As with BbWorld last year, I am thrilled by the number of high quality analytics presentations at this year’s event. This serves as an important […] The post BbW...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Since its inception, Blackboard Transact, now Campus Enablement, has been relentlessly focused on enabling our clients in the service of their students and community.  We have accomplished this by continuously introducing market-driving innovations, not just for the sake of innovation.  To that end, we believe that innovation must be thoughtful, meaningful and sustainable in order […] The post Bla...

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of some of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Private Colleges Give Ground on Student Data Inside Higher Ed Proponents for better data on whether and how college pays off for […] The post Blackboard Trend Report: 6/8/2018 appeared first on Blackboard Blog.

Blackboard
Blackboard
Blog Post
  • Over the past few years at Blackboard we have been on a journey to evolve our business, remaining laser-focused on the experience we deliver to our clients and providing them innovative products and services that help them meet the needs of organizations, users and learners. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in such a short […] The post Continuing on our journey appeared first on Blackboard Blo...

Blackboard
Blackboard
YouTube Video
  • Presentation by Katie Stripe, Imperial College London (National Heart Lung Institute) DESCRIPTION The blended MSc Genomic Medicine consists of 10 modules with almost identical structures and has a broad student demographic which allows us to look at how different students study, and how the differences in the content across modules affects student engagement and outcome. Each module has the same ...