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Welcome our new Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. William “Bill” Ballhaus.

With his experience leading global technology businesses, Bill is deeply committed to developing an industry-leading suite of solutions and products serving students and educators, and innovating on their behalf to expand student reach and improve learning outcomes within the education community.

Blackboard Acquires Blue Canary

The acquisition of Blue Canary marks the latest investment made by Blackboard in learning analytics solutions to provide learners, instructors, advisors, and institutions with information and insights that can improve student success.

Blackboard Unveils the New Learning Experience

Blackboard Inc. launches the New Learning Experience, which is an innovative approach to education focusing on the learner, while promoting better engagement, interaction, and quality learning. The New Learning Experience simplifies the learner's educational experience through the use of integrated technology, services, and data capabilities. 

Blackboard Improves Learning Analytics Capabilities with X-Ray Analytics

The acquisition of X-Ray Analytics marks the latest investment by Blackboard to provide institutions, faculty, and learners with information and insights to enhance learning outcomes, retention, and overall success. 


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Events

BbWorld 2016

Save the date for BbWorld 2016: July 12-14, 2016

Once a year Blackboard Inc. hosts BbWorld®, a premier training, networking, and professional development event for Blackboard users from around the globe. This conference allows you to ask questions and find answers, network with over 2,000 peers, meet experts, explore our partners, learn about our product roadmaps, and have the opportunity to share your ideas for the future.

Industry Events

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34th Annual NJASA Spring Leadership Conference (NJASA)

May 11, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

Join the New Jersey Association of School Administrators for their conference “Maximizing Leadership Effectiveness with One Vision—One Voice” in Atlantic City, NJ. Learn about the plan to ensure that New Jersey’s public schools rank among the best public education systems in the country.

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National Summit for Principal Supervisors

May 11, 2016 9:00 AM EDT

This is the kick-off year for this conference in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Join K-12 principals, superindendents and district leaders to collaborate on leadership, capacity building, communication and evaluations.

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2016 Internet2 Global Summit

May 15, 2016 9:00 AM CDT

Blackboard is a sponsor of the 2016 Internet2 Global Summit in Chicago. This conference will bring together people, networks, technologies, and solutions across the research and education landscape.

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National Summit for Principal Supervisors

May 16, 2016 9:00 AM CDT

Join peers and colleagues in San Antonio, TX for the K-12 community engagement and safety and security leaders discussions across the region. Connect with others and exchange ideas about innovation in action.

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National Summit for Principal Supervisors

May 17, 2016 9:00 AM CDT

Join peers and colleagues in Houston, TX for the K-12 community engagement and safety and security leaders discussions across the region. Connect with others and exchange ideas about innovation in action.



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