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Blackboard and Busuu partner to offer students personalized language learning within Blackboard Learn

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

The partnership will bring Busuu's personalized approach to improving language skills to students via Blackboard Assist, the tool within Blackboard Learn that connects students to services and support they might need to succeed.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership will bring Busuu's personalized approach to improving language skills to students via Blackboard Assist, the tool within Blackboard Learn that connects students to services and support they might need to succeed.
  • "With more than 100 million users, Busuu has proven its ability to help students bolster their spoken language, reading and vocabulary skills, and with 24/7 availability, students can access Busuu when and where they need it."
  • "We're excited to partner with Blackboard to offer Busuu as a complement to institutions' language programs," said Valentino Serino, Head of Partnerships at Busuu.
  • Blackboard Assist gives students access to readily-available and trusted services when and where students need them right in the Learning Management System.

Leading Document Imaging Vendors Earn BLI PaceSetter Awards from Keypoint Intelligence for the Education Market

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:45pm

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sep. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Keypoint Intelligence, the world's leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced the winners of its coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter Awards for Security in the Education market.

Key Points: 
  • FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sep. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Keypoint Intelligence, the world's leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced the winners of its coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter Awards for Security in the Education market.
  • Based on research conducted in the North American market, this honor recognizes the OEMs that are best equipped to serve K-12 and higher education customers with document imaging products and broader IT services.
  • For this study, Keypoint Intelligence invited all leading document imaging OEMs to complete a questionnaire detailing their offerings within the education space, including print hardware, software solutions, professional and IT services, as well as security solutions.
  • Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry's most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience.

Blackboard launches Center for Advancing Learning

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 5:00pm

RESTON, Va., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, today launched the Center for Advancing Learning (CAL), an education thought leadership, policy and corporate social responsibility hub with the mission of supporting student and institutional success.

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, today launched the Center for Advancing Learning (CAL), an education thought leadership, policy and corporate social responsibility hub with the mission of supporting student and institutional success.
  • The Center will bring together experts from within Blackboard and across non-profit organizations, industry associations and academia to generate evidence-based approaches and analysis around how data can enable personalized experiences and power outcomes across the student experience.
  • "In launching the Center for Advancing Learning, Blackboard is enabling a deeper connection between policymakers, researchers and thought leaders to help best practices move from concept to the classroom more rapidly."
  • We connect a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.

K16 Solutions and Blackboard Announce Global Partnership to Streamline LMS Migrations to Learn Ultra

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:38pm

The agreement extends beyond existing clients by offering the same streamlined path to Learn Ultra for new clients.

Key Points: 
  • The agreement extends beyond existing clients by offering the same streamlined path to Learn Ultra for new clients.
  • "This partnership with K16 Solutions makes migrating to Learn Ultra easier and more efficient," said Mary Gross, Senior Director of Partnerships at Blackboard.
  • We're excited to tap K16 Solutions' leading migration technology so institutions can make the transition to Ultra as quickly and effectively as possible."
  • Founded by experienced higher education leaders, faculty, and academic entrepreneurs, K16 Solutions solves the biggest LMS challenges facing institutions today.

Blackboard and K16 Solutions Announce Global Partnership to Streamline LMS Migrations to Learn Ultra

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

The partnership will enable existing Blackboard Learn clients or clients moving from other LMS platforms to Blackboard Learn Ultra to take advantage of Ultra's intuitive, powerful teaching and learning experience.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership will enable existing Blackboard Learn clients or clients moving from other LMS platforms to Blackboard Learn Ultra to take advantage of Ultra's intuitive, powerful teaching and learning experience.
  • The partnership will help Blackboard migrate its clients to Learn Ultra in a more cost-effective way for new and upgrading clients.
  • "This partnership and K16 Solutions' industry-leading migration technology streamlines and simplifies the path to Learn Ultra for new and existing clients," said Mary Gross, Senior Director of Partnerships at Blackboard.
  • With K16 Solutions, we're making it as easy and efficient as possible for institutions to unlock the Ultra experience."

DGAP-News: asknet Solutions AG and Blackboard promote digital learning environments in the DACH region

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 12:02pm

Since November 2020, asknet is the strategic partner for reselling Blackboard's leading software and services in the German-speaking DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Key Points: 
  • Since November 2020, asknet is the strategic partner for reselling Blackboard's leading software and services in the German-speaking DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).
  • After all, the requirements for learning nowadays go far beyond the digital extension of physical courses to static digital platforms.
  • Blackboard Ally stands out because it enables inclusivity while also allowing integration within existing learning environments to provide access to every student.
  • Headquartered in Karlsruhe (Germany), asknet solutions AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Ticker: ASKN; ISIN: DE000A2E3707).

Social Learning Platform Piazza Adds Improved Security and Privacy Controls For University Administrators and Instructors

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

Piazza , the premier social learning platform, today announced a significant upgrade to its platform that provides university administrators with tighter control where they can now lock down course creation and course sign-ups to Piazza directly through the universitys current learning management system (LMS).

Key Points: 
  • Piazza , the premier social learning platform, today announced a significant upgrade to its platform that provides university administrators with tighter control where they can now lock down course creation and course sign-ups to Piazza directly through the universitys current learning management system (LMS).
  • As our university customers are continuing to simplify processes and navigate new learning models, we are thrilled to bring this protocol update that will allow university admins the ability to manage Piazza access directly through their LMS.
  • The upgrade to the Piazza platform will extend integrated support to the leading LMSs used by universities including Blackboard, Canvas, D2Ls Brightspace, Moodle and Sakai.
  • Piazza Q&A is the premier social learning platform today, helping more than 5 million students learn beyond the traditional classroom in more than 2,000 universities spanning 90 countries.

Blackboard and Concentric Sky Partner to Make Badgr Micro-credentials and Stackable Pathways Available to More Learners

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:33pm

The partnership makes Badgr Pro 's suite of tools, including objective-based automations, leaderboards and personalized pathway progress visualizations, available within Blackboard's leading learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership makes Badgr Pro 's suite of tools, including objective-based automations, leaderboards and personalized pathway progress visualizations, available within Blackboard's leading learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn.
  • "We're excited to collaborate with Blackboard to integrate Badgr's stackable digital credentialing technology into Blackboard Learn," said Wayne Skipper, Founder of Concentric Sky.
  • Badgr Spaces, first available in Blackboard Learn, enables learners to earn personalized digital credentials and instructors to align course objectives and learning pathways with digital badges.
  • Blackboard and Badgr previously partnered in 2020 during Blackboard's annual conference, BbWorld, where more than 2,000 digital badges were awarded.

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Collaborates with Blackboard to Improve Online Master's Programs

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

RESTON, Va., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy and Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, today announced a new collaboration to improve enrollment for the Price School's Online Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Urban Planning Online offerings.

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy and Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, today announced a new collaboration to improve enrollment for the Price School's Online Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Urban Planning Online offerings.
  • "We're proud to collaborate with the USC Price School," said Richa Batra, Vice President of Student Success at Blackboard.
  • "Blackboard has a proven track-record in delivering greater control, flexibility and transparency and return on investment for institutions looking to grow their online programs.
  • Blackboard pledges to demonstrate a commitment to educational excellence at a level commensurate with that of the USC Price School.

University of Windsor Partners With YuJa for Enterprise Video Platform Deployment

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 12:00pm

Located in Windsor, Ontario, the University of Windsor has selected YuJa for a site-wide video platform and lecture capture implementation.

Key Points: 
  • Located in Windsor, Ontario, the University of Windsor has selected YuJa for a site-wide video platform and lecture capture implementation.
  • Prior to deployment, the university was using separate services for video management and streaming services.
  • Additionally, YuJa Enterprise Video Platform has been integrated with the universitys Learning Management System, Blackboard, which makes content readily available and accessible.
  • Its portfolio includes products for lecture capture , live streaming , video management , video conferencing , video test proctoring , digital asset management , digital compliance , and enterprise accessibility .