Jul 16, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to give institutions and schools more value and greater exposure to their technology sets, Blackboard now offers solutions that combine their industry-leading, comprehensive product portfolio, the company announced today.
The needs-based solutions include various product capabilities that are often deployed together. They were developed and created following extensive discussions with campus leaders, academic technologists, district officials, faculty, and students.
All teaching and learning solutions include Blackboard's "base" solution which goes far beyond the traditional learning management system (LMS) to provide a fully-featured online environment with course delivery, synchronous collaboration tools, mobile apps, and seamless integration with and access to leading industry content. Technology adoption services are also included. The combination of these capabilities and services offer more flexibility and higher value than any other industry solution on the market.
"The launch of our solutions is our way of making it easier for schools to work with us," said Mark Strassman, senior vice president of product management for Blackboard. "By integrating disparate products we are able to create a more unified, consistent experience and simplify the workflow in order to create greater value to teachers and students. Solutions are the latest step we are taking toward integrating a technology environment to make deployment, use and engagement easier than ever before."
This tiered set of solutions are aimed at helping the industry address challenges such as retention, student engagement, learning analytics, communications and standards preparedness. There are four higher education teaching and learning solutions, four higher education campus commerce and security solutions, and five K-12 solutions that center on teaching and learning and community engagement. The company is considering adding more solution sets for international markets.
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