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Colleges and Universities of Varying Sizes, Affiliations and Specialties Select the Blackboard Outcomes System

Large, Small, Public and Private Colleges as Well as an Entire State-Wide System Select Blackboard's Flexible Solution and Supporting Services
WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 28, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Colleges and universities today face increasing pressure around implementing accountability and assessment practices on campus. Institutions spanning a diverse cross-section of higher education are leveraging the Blackboard (NASDAQ: BBBB) Outcomes System(TM) to make evidence-based decisions that guide measurable improvement, streamline assessment and accreditation processes, and increase student engagement. The following institutions have licensed the Blackboard Outcomes System since it was introduced this January:
--  Centenary College (NJ): a liberal arts college in Northwest New
    Jersey, serving 2,600 students split between full-time traditional
    undergraduate students and adult accelerated and professional programs;

--  Seton Hall University (NJ): a private, Catholic institution located
    just outside New York City serving more than 10,000 students across eight
    schools and 60 majors;

--  Shaw University (NC): the first historically black college of the
    South, a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Baptist
    Church serving 2,600 students;

--  University of Texas at Brownsville (TX): a large state school located
    on the border of Southern Texas and Mexico, the fasting growing college in
    the 15-campus University of Texas System, serving more than 12,000
    students;

--  The Mississippi Community College System (MS): a state-wide system of
    15 community colleges located across the state and the Mississippi Virtual
    Community College, serving more than 65,000 students.


"As we developed the Blackboard Outcomes System, we invested a lot of time learning from our client community and experts in the field how assessment and accountability processes are different for each professor, department and school," said Peter Segall, President North American Higher Education at Blackboard. "It is exciting that this diverse group of institutions has partnered with Blackboard for a solution of software and services that is comprehensive and flexible enough to help each better fulfill their unique mission and improve their institutional effectiveness."

About Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a leading provider of enterprise software applications and related services to the education industry. Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. With two product suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite(TM), Blackboard is used by millions of people at academic institutions around the globe, including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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