Blackboard for Higher Education

An LMS Alone is Not Enough

We partner with you to ensure every student has an opportunity to succeed.

Solve Your Most Critical Challenges in Higher Education

We are your partner in change—working along side you to enable success for your institution, by helping you leverage innovative technologies and services. From student retention to brand reputation management, Blackboard offers solutions to your most pressing challenges.

Our EdTech Platform Approach

We believe that the future demands more than an LMS. Therefore, at Blackboard, we have shifted to a model where, rather than building individual products, our focus is on something much bigger—something no one else in the market can deliver—an integrated, flexible edtech platform to provide you with a uniquely connected experience across a broad array of capabilities aimed at driving student success and institutional performance.

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To meet your needs now and in the future, our edtech platform approach provides three critical components: 

  • a design and architecture approach that enables a seamless user experience across a broad set of capabilities that will continue to evolve over time 
  • ability to evolve your digital environment in a way that makes the most sense for you and your institution and 
  • the power to enable better outcomes for your institution, instructors, and students 

This unified approach to building, delivering, and extending Blackboard solutions creates a connected and extensible educational technology ecosystem...much more than a learning management system.

Teaching & Learning

With Blackboard's digital learning solutions, you can drive academic effectiveness, learner engagement and enable continuous improvement through education insights.

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Learning Management System: Blackboard Learn

Redesigned with a modern, intuitive, fully responsive interface, Blackboard Learn now delivers a simpler, more powerful teaching and learning experience that goes beyond the traditional learning management system (LMS).

Blackboard Open LMS

Open-Source LMS: Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.

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Virtual Classroom: Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate™ is a simple, convenient and reliable online collaborative learning solution. This fully redesigned solution delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they’re together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools.

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning: Blackboard App & Blackboard Instructor

Mobile learning harnesses the power of Blackboard anytime, anywhere. Get instant mobile access to all aspects of your digital educational experience. Learning has no limits.

Analytics for Learn

Education Analytics: Blackboard Analytics

Increase enrollment, degree completion, student outcomes and learner engagement with insights produced from data you already have. With the help of Blackboard’s evidence-based solutions, colleges, universities and systems can identify and overcome barriers to student success and keep learners on track for graduation with high quality credentials.

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Accessibility: Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally helps institutions build a more inclusive learning environment and improve the student experience by helping them take clear control of course content with usability, accessibility and quality in mind.

"Students love the Ultra Experience. They're super excited about it because it is so modern and sleek looking."

Dawn McCain, Academic Technology Specialist, Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology, Stetson University

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Student Services

Our solutions help institutions share student-specific information, relevant news and timely updates with learning community members to create a positive and supportive learning environment for every student.

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Marketing & Enrollment Services

Drive targeted growth. Achieve your enrollment goals. Performance marketing with measurable results to understand what’s working.

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Student Retention Services

Just-in-time coaching and nudging to engage with students exactly when they need support.

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One Stop Student Services

Providing virtual 24-7 support for students to ease the business of being a student.

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Comprehensive IT Help Desk

Technical support to help your institution provide an outstanding user experience.

Consulting Services

We believe in keeping it simple but strong, with innovative services that help you put great ideas to work quickly.

Consulting

Optimize Your Investment

Innovative services that help you quickly put great ideas into practice. Whether you're been with us for a long time or are a new client planning to deploy our solutions for the first time, our team offers years of experience and proven expertise in everything you set out to do. Our focus is to help you get the most out of teaching and training technologies in order to create quality learning experiences that translate into success for all stakeholders.

BLACKBOARD CONSULTING

Blackboard Digital Teaching & Learning Series

Blackboard’s Digital Teaching and Learning Series enables you to establish a standard of excellence for delivering teaching and learning online. It provides best-in-class training and certification to your academic staff.

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Set the Standard for Quality, Teaching Excellence & a Better Student Experience

Today's learners have high expectations for their academic experience. Prepare your faculty to deliver a high quality, engaging teaching and learning experience leveraging the full potential of your educational technology investment.

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