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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Selects Blackboard

Next-Generation Learning Environment Will Support Over 40,000 Students

Jun 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has reaffirmed their partnership with Blackboard to power the university's primary centrally-supported learning management platform, Illinois Compass, the company announced today. Blackboard's comprehensive learning environment will support over 2,000 courses for over 40,000 students.

Blackboard has worked with the University since 2006 to deliver a blended online learning program that supplements traditional face-to-face courses and provides students and faculty with mobile access to all course materials.

"More and more, institutions are looking for ways to leverage technology to successfully deliver educational programs and help ensure student success," said Maurice Heiblum, senior vice president of higher education for Blackboard. "We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and working with faculty and staff to provide innovative solutions to students that will help them meet their educational goals – now and five years from now."  

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Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. We rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them, driving success and growth for both. In partnership with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world, we help every learner achieve their full potential. For more information about Blackboard follow us on Twitter at @Blackboard.

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