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Client Success Powered By Blackboard Managed Hosting

Institutions around the world are partnering with Blackboard to transform the educational experience. Here are just a few examples of how our clients are using technology and innovation to evolve their online learning strategy and offer differentiated services to their students and faculty.

We view him [our dedicated hosting manager] not only as an industry expert, but as an extended member of our team.

—Lindsey Martin,
eLearning Strategy and Development
Manager, Learning Services,
Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Learn how one of the fastest growing universities in the United Kingdom worked with Blackboard Managed Hosting to achieve its aggressive enrollment goals.

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Now that we don’t have to worry about the performance and up-time of our Blackboard platform, we can focus our efforts on other things.

—Louwarnoud van der Duim,
Head of Educational Support and Innovation,
The University of Groningen

The University of Groningen

Learn how the University of Groningen seamlessly executed a move to Blackboard Managed Hosting.

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The sun never sets on the Blackboard Managed Hosting team. We have peace of mind knowing that our critical applications are being watched around the clock—even after the sun has long set in Halifax.

—Phil O’Hara,
Associate Director of Academic Services,
Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Learn how one Canadian-based institution calculated its total cost of ownership for moving to a Managed Hosting solution.

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A small army of Blackboard support members helped make it all happen. Nothing fell through the cracks, making it possible to start our fall term a day later.

—Chuck Grubisic,
Blackboard Administrator,
Lakeland College

Lakeland College

Lakeland College had three online Learning Management Systems (LMS) and faced the daunting task of maintaining and supporting each platform and its users. Blackboard Managed Hosting helped them find a clean and scalable solution.

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Blackboard Managed Hosting enables us to focus on the work we're charged with doing, affording us the luxury of knowing that our system is up and running and stable.

—Jed Friedrichsen,CEO,
Blendedschools.net

Blendedschools.net

Blendedschools.net partnered with Blackboard Managed Hosting to support a rapid expansion across multiple school distrcts.

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Instead of spending a lot of our time working on the Learning Management System we are able to focus on the things that impact students and faculty.

—Joseph Riquelme, Director,
FIU Online

Florida International University (FIU) Online

Florida International University Online evaluated equipment, uptime, expenses and resources to determine the best option to host their LMS, and chose Blackboard Managed Hosting.

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Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA)

SENA used Blackboard Learn, coupled with Blackboard Managed Hosting and Training to dramatically increase its online learning enrollments by 42X within four years.

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University of Alabama

Blackboard was essential in helping us launch the My Football Ticket program. They helped us customize the system so it could easily handle large volumes of transactions online. Students’ familiarity with Blackboard and the Action Card program was beneficial for our training purposes. They knew how the system worked, which made the program’s adoption across campus much easier.

—Jeanine Brooks,
Director Action Card,
University of Alabama

At the University of Alabama student football tickets are in high demand—28,000 students vying for 15,000 reserved seats. The university wanted to develop a system that was fair, equitable and easy to use for the students, and scalable to the university. Blackboard helped them kick off a winning solution.

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Albuquerque Public Schools

The Blackboard environment allows us to focus on teaching and learning and let all of the behind the scenes stuff go to Blackboard. The manage it and take care of it we just do teaching and learning and find new ways to use the tools and improve the work we do.

—Thomas Ryan, CIO,
Albuquerque Public Schools

Albuquerque Public Schools, one of the largest districts in the country, faced challenges with diverse language needs and socioeconomic levels. They partnered with Blackboard to make a difference.

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University of Manchester

A strong working relationship has developed with the Blackboard team, which has ensured that a robust and scalable hosted service has been implemented to support our large user base.

—Christine Whitehouse,
e-Learning Applications Manager,
University of Manchester

University of Manchester, through a partnership, adopted Blackboard Learn-VistaTM and Blackboard Managed HostingSM, as part of its strategy to become one of the top 25 universities in the world by 2015.

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