Blackboard is an educational technology company. The Company's flagship product is Blackboard Learn, a full-featured LMS that brings together students, educators, and administrators in a comprehensive digital learning environment. Other products include Moodlerooms, Blackboard Collaborate, Bb Student, Bb Grader, Bb Planner, Blackboard Open Content, Blackboard Mass Notifications, Blackboard Transact and Blackboard Analytics. In addition, Blackboard provides a range of services that include managed hosting, platform consulting, enterprise consulting, online program management, training and student services.

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HQWashington, DC, US
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Blackboard was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Washington, DC, US

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Key People/Management at Blackboard

Bill Ballhaus

Bill Ballhaus

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President
Dave McLaren

Dave McLaren

Vice President of Global Consulting Services, Asia-Pacific
Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin

Chief Administrative Officer
Coleman Cooper

Coleman Cooper

Senior Director, Consulting North America
Kathy Vieira

Kathy Vieira

Chief Strategy, Portfolio & Marketing Officer
Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed

Director, Education Consulting
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Blackboard Office Locations

Blackboard has offices in Washington, Greenville, Reston, North Adelaide and in 4 other locations
Washington, DC, US (HQ)
1111 19th Street, 1111 19th St NW
Greenville, SC, US
201 W McBee Ave
Reston, VA, US
11720 Plaza America Dr 10th floor
North Adelaide, AU
183 Melbourne St
Chennai, IN
Floor 5, Rayala Techno Park, 144/7, OMR, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Kottivakkam
Ciudad de México, MX
Calle Montes Urales 424, Lomas - Virreyes, Lomas de Chapultepec
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Blackboard Financials and Metrics

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$122 m


In total, Blackboard had raised $122 m

Blackboard Revenue

Blackboard's revenue was reported to be $685 m in Y, 2015
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Jul, 2014


17 k
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Blackboard Online and Social Media Presence

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Blackboard Blogs

Making the personalized virtual classroom possible: Blackboard Collaborate releases new features

The next step in personalizing the virtual classroom. The classroom shouldn’t be limited to four walls or 49 video feeds. To meet learners and instructors where they are, the virtual classroom should be endlessly adaptable. When learning circumstances or lesson plans change, the virtual classroom sh…

Blackboard’s commitment to Open Educational Standards

As Senior Product Manager for Blackboard Learn, Dom Gore provides thought leadership and direction for Learn Ultra, Blackboard’s newest, fully responsive teaching and learning platform. Because of his deep experience in the world of Education Technology, Dom manages Blackboard’s integration strategy…

Helping Global Higher Education Students Succeed with Our Free Blackboard Learn Tool

We all know that successful students look for help completing their assignments and understanding difficult concepts. They look for resources to help them bridge financial gaps, deal with loneliness, choose a career and find a job.     But not all students are successful in finding resources when th…

Education in a Stage of Transition

Over the past year, we’ve gained countless insights, learned numerous lessons, and discovered possibilities for how we can continue to transform education. The COVID-19 pandemic has sped-up an innovative process which has already been in action for years. With this in mind, we gathered a group of in…

Blackboard Collaborate Infographic – “Best practices for fighting video fatigue”

Are your students tired of video chat? Trying to keep students engaged online and struggling with ideas on how to overcome video fatigue? Blackboard Collaborate is your online classroom built specifically to help promote and deliver education. By using a mix of our Blackboard Collaborate tools you c…

6 Key Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Online Program Partner

In 2019, more than 3.2 million students were enrolled exclusively online, a 22% increase compared to five years earlier. While traditional on-site enrollments have been flattening or declining over the past decade, online enrollment has experienced steady growth, only to be accelerated by the pandem…
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Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blackboard founded?

    Blackboard was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Blackboard key executives?

    Blackboard's key executives are Bill Ballhaus, Dave McLaren and Tim Atkin.

  • How many employees does Blackboard have?

    Blackboard has 2,929 employees.

  • What is Blackboard revenue?

    Latest Blackboard annual revenue is $685 m.

  • What is Blackboard revenue per employee?

    Latest Blackboard revenue per employee is $233.9 k.

  • Who are Blackboard competitors?

    Competitors of Blackboard include D2L, Instructure and Veritec.

  • Where is Blackboard headquarters?

    Blackboard headquarters is located at 1111 19th Street, 1111 19th St NW, Washington.

  • Where are Blackboard offices?

    Blackboard has offices in Washington, Greenville, Reston, North Adelaide and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Blackboard have?

    Blackboard has 12 offices.