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Welcome our new Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. William “Bill” Ballhaus.

With his experience leading global technology businesses, Bill is deeply committed to developing an industry-leading suite of solutions and products serving students and educators, and innovating on their behalf to expand student reach and improve learning outcomes within the education community.

Blackboard Acquires Blue Canary

The acquisition of Blue Canary marks the latest investment made by Blackboard in learning analytics solutions to provide learners, instructors, advisors, and institutions with information and insights that can improve student success.

Blackboard Unveils the New Learning Experience

Blackboard Inc. launches the New Learning Experience, which is an innovative approach to education focusing on the learner, while promoting better engagement, interaction, and quality learning. The New Learning Experience simplifies the learner's educational experience through the use of integrated technology, services, and data capabilities. 

Blackboard Improves Learning Analytics Capabilities with X-Ray Analytics

The acquisition of X-Ray Analytics marks the latest investment by Blackboard to provide institutions, faculty, and learners with information and insights to enhance learning outcomes, retention, and overall success. 

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BbWorld 2016

Save the date for BbWorld 2016: July 12-14, 2016

Once a year Blackboard Inc. hosts BbWorld®, a premier training, networking, and professional development event for Blackboard users from around the globe. This conference allows you to ask questions and find answers, network with over 2,000 peers, meet experts, explore our partners, learn about our product roadmaps, and have the opportunity to share your ideas for the future.

Industry Events


Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS)

May 01, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

Virginia schools superindendents, VASS members, expert presenters, and panelists will convene in Roanoke, VA to discuss issues relating to re-designing the public school system of education in this year's event "DesignED: Re-Designing Education through Innovation and Equity."


Atlanta Executive Symposium

May 04, 2016 9:00 AM CDT

Join peers and colleagues in Atlanta, GA for this exclusive event for regional K-12 executive leaders. Connect with others, and exchange ideas about true innovation in action in local districts.


34th Annual NJASA Spring Leadership Conference (NJASA)

May 11, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

Join the New Jersey Association of School Administrators for their conference “Maximizing Leadership Effectiveness with One Vision—One Voice” in Atlantic City, NJ. Learn about the plan to ensure that New Jersey’s public schools rank among the best public education systems in the country.


National Summit for Principal Supervisors

May 11, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

This is the kick-off year for this conference in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Join K-12 principals, superindendents and district leaders to collaborate on leadership, capacity building, communication and evaluations.

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