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Innovators Are Also Thought-leaders

Blackboard is a committed partner to individual higher ed institutions, and also the broader higher ed community. As an original innovator in the learning management space as well as in mobile campus solutions and in synchronous learning tools, we are helping our clients shape the future of higher ed.

Through the ongoing programs and investments below, Blackboard continues to help the collective dialogue of higher ed improve the future. We leverage our global community of practice of over 5,000 higher education institutions to help elevate those client successes, and engage in an ongoing dialogue about what’s next, what’s possible, and where it’s all headed. Join us in the dialogue that’s shaping the future of higher education.

Blackboard Institute

A separate research and publishing entity, Blackboard Institute cultivates relationships with senior leaders in higher education for the purpose of promoting and sharing best practices, and progressing the state of the art.

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Blackboard Catalyst Awards

A Blackboard-funded, client-led review awards program, the Blackboard Catalyst Awards have been recognizing and promoting the state-of-the-art in online and blended teaching for over 10 years.

Learn more about who’s doing the best, and innovating in the world of online and blended teaching.

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