Blackboard to acquire Campus payments firm Higher One – To broaden company’s financial services offerings

July 20th, 2016

Blackboard Inc. the world’s leading education technology company recently announced that Providence Equity Partners, parent company of Blackboard, is acquiring the higher education financial company Higher One for $260 million. Read More

BB launches Blackboard Predict – The new generation predictive analysis solution

July 18th, 2016

Blackboard launched the new generation predictive analysis solution – “Blackboard Predict”, which provides educators with the timely information they need to help students complete college at a higher rate, more quickly, and at a lower cost. Read More

Blackboard joins as the latest Mahara Partner @Blackboard @maharaproject

April 4th, 2016

Blackboard Inc. has joined the Mahara Project as the latest Mahara Partner extending their collaboration with Open source leaders. Mahara is an open source E-Portfolio service fully compatible with Moodle.

In a recent tweet, Mahara @MaharaProject) announced about the inclusion of the Blackboard Inc. (@Blackboard) as the latest Mahara Partner. Read More

Blackboard named William L. Ballhaus as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer #BB #Blackboard

January 5th, 2016

Blackboard Inc. the biggest Moodle partner announced the change of their CEO, President and Chairman. The newly appointed CEO William “Bill” L. Ballhaus, PhD will took over the duties from Jay Bhatt, who has led Blackboard since 2012.

Mr. Bhatt will serve as a special advisor to the chairman and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition. According to Mr. Bill: Read More

Moodle 2.7 Students presentation by Blackboard #Moodle2.7

November 26th, 2015

Blackboard has published a concise guide to using Moodle for students based on Moodle 2.7. The presentation covers the basic overview of Moodle, accessing courses, navigating to a course, moodle tools, and resources.

The guide is a very good resource for students to introduce them to Moodle and meddling around Moodle. It covers all basics items of Moodle like editing profile, participating in forums, taking quizzes and assignment and participants in the Moodle course. Read More

#blackboard BB loses its high profile clients

August 24th, 2015

Blackboard Inc., Moodle partner is again in news for loosing its high profile clients to other open source LMS software’s. Acc. to the news by Washington post (here), BB has lost its market share from 90% in 2006 to 44% today. Read More

BB acquires Nivel Siete!!

August 13th, 2015

In a latest news, Blackboard has acquired Nivel Siete, the Moodle partner in Colombia, Latin America. By joining their forces, the two companies will be able to offer more services and solutions to organizations that leverage Moodle, one of the most widely used learning management systems (LMS) in the world, and support a greater number of learners to achieve their educational goals. Read More

Blackboard up for sale seeks $3 billion!!!

July 29th, 2015

In a recent news Blackboard Inc., a US software company which provides elearning tools for schools and universities, is exploring a sale which can yield them as much as $3bn. Read More

Snap theme by Moodlerooms available for download

May 10th, 2015

Moodlerooms, Inc has released their Snap theme for the Moodle community through their github account. The theme is still not available under the Moodle themes directory but you can download it through this link.

Snap is a new, image centric, richer Moodle experience that increases engagement through a highly intuitive navigation across all devices. According to the blog post by Mark Strassman on the Blackboard site blog: Read More