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Blackboard Learn Adds Professional Profiles for Students

Now with MyEdu as part of the Blackboard family, our new profiles help connect students with job and internship opportunities. It's a way they can market themselves beyond the typical, "What is your degree?" and, "What jobs did you have?" Our professional student profiles are designed to show what students are capable of, which makes a much more compelling story than the traditional resume.

Blackboard Lands Arizona Contract for Educators' Online Learning, Collaboration

The Arizona Department of Education has granted Blackboard Inc. a five-year contract to support more than 60,000 educators for online learning and collaboration. The initiative is part of the education department's larger goal to help teachers successfully implement Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards, and to streamline the technical assistance, service, and support the agency provides educators.

Miami-Dade schools pick Blackboard for communications solution

Alberto Carvalho, superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, said, "Our parents and students are not only asking for more access to us, but it is widely known that student outcomes improve when communities are more connected to schools. Using technology helps reduce usage barriers and thereby increases engagement."

Blackboard partners with Discovery Education

Blackboard, the company that produces a leading learning-management platform, has announced a partnership with Discovery Education Higher Ed, an arm of Discovery Communications, the Discovery Channel's parent. The two companies aim to engage students and faculty members through the use of digital media.

Positive signs partnership to enhance distance learning

Grupo Positivo announced an agreement with Blackboard in which Positivo University will adopt Blackboard's platform for its students and teachers. In addition, nearly 40 higher education institutions using Portal Universitario—one of the education portals created by Positivo Informatica—will have the option to transition onto Blackboard's online solution and start to enjoy the new features.

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