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Blackboard ProSites Delivers New e-Learning Solution for Organizations

Software as a Service Solution Facilitates Low-Cost, Fast Implementation Model to Meet Small-Scale Learning Needs
WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 26, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB), a leading provider of enterprise learning technology, today unveiled Blackboard ProSites(TM), a software as a service (SaaS) e-Learning solution for organizations with small-scale learning needs. The new offering provides organizations in the commercial, public, and non-profit sectors the ability to quickly get started delivering learning and development programs in a branded portal environment.

Blackboard ProSites facilitates the creation and distribution of training and development programs. The new platform fosters participation, work groups, and communities of practice that improve the overall learning experience. Delivered by the Blackboard Consulting group, comprehensive services are included for system set-up, testing, deployment, and instructor and learner training delivered online for self-paced study.

"Small businesses, professional organizations, and corporate divisions or departments need low cost, easy-to-implement systems to manage e-Learning and professional education," said Josh Bersin, CEO of Bersin & Associates, a research and advisory firm focused on enterprise learning and talent management. "Blackboard's ProSites offering should fit this need very well and provide an attractive alternative to the traditional hosted LMS approach."

Blackboard ProSites is a low-cost annual subscription-based model hosted by Blackboard ASP Services(sm). Millions of active users across 450 clients rely on Blackboard ASP Services to ensure security and reliability of their e-Learning environment. Hosting and management of all hardware and software environments reduces the risk and administrative costs to organizations.

"The new Blackboard ProSites solution is a fast, easy and affordable way for organizations to get their training programs off the ground," said Tim Hill, President of Professional Education Solutions at Blackboard. "What's more -- the interface and features will be familiar to many people who have already used Blackboard technology in high school, technical school, college or graduate school. This new platform provides the next tier for many people in their lifelong learning experience."

Blackboard ProSites will be available mid-summer 2007. For more information about Blackboard ProSites, visit www.blackboard.com/ProSites or call 1-888-719-6123.

About Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a leading provider of e-Learning software applications and related services. Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. Millions of people use Blackboard everyday at corporations, associations, government agencies, and military and academic institutions around the globe. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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