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Blackboard Wins CODiE Award for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

Blackboard Analytics Earns Top Honors from Educators, Administrators and Institutional Leaders

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard won one of the software industry's most prestigious honors this week when Blackboard Analytics™ was named the Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution at the Software & Information Industry's Association's (SIIA) 2014 CODiE Awards. The product was also named the Best Overall Postsecondary Solution.

Judges recognized Blackboard Analytics as the best business management solution that supports institutions and enables data exchange, processing and reporting. The product earned the highest marks for overall aesthetics and navigation, customizable features, and compliance with industry standards. Nominated education technology products are judged by educators, administrators, IT and other institutional leaders.

"SIIA's 2014 Education CODiE Award winners are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there," said Karen Billings, SIIA vice president for the education division. "We congratulate all of this year's CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry."

"We couldn't be prouder of our CODiE award win as the same people that make up our user base also drove the judging process," said Mark Strassman, senior vice president of product management for Blackboard. "We have been working hard to partner with our customers to improve their product experience and evolve our solutions in a way that helps learners succeed and institutions effectively operate. Their input has helped us create an innovative analytics tool that not only inspires new ways to learn, but also helps facilitate the business of education by allowing leadership to drive informed institutional change."

From at-risk student identification, capacity planning analysis, and cost of instruction assessments, Blackboard Analytics is designed around a combination of enterprise data warehousing, analytics, and services to help institutions operate more effectively. By turning data into actionable insights, educational leaders have the information they need to improve institutional performance and promote student success.

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About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.  The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

About Blackboard Inc.

Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. We challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern-day learner and the institutions that serve them. In partnership with our customers and partners in higher education and K-12 as well as corporations and government agencies around the world, our mission is to help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for lifelong learning. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

Source: Blackboard Inc.