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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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 News and Updates

Worldwide Learning Management System Industry to 2026 - Featuring Blackboard, Oracle and Pearson Among Others

DUBLIN, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Learning Management System Market (2021-2026) by Component, Function, Delivery Mode, Deployment, User Type, Geography, Competitive Analysis and the Impact of COVID-19 with Ansoff Analysis" report has been added to's...

K16 Solutions and Blackboard Announce Global Partnership to Streamline LMS Migrations to Learn Ultra

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for learning management system (LMS) course migration, course design, and course archiving, has announced a notable partnership with Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and...

Crystal Delta Empowers Educators to Deliver Web-Like Online Learning Experiences in Blackboard

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Delta has recently launched Loree for Blackboard to support educators in improving the learning experience through simplified course design and editing. Loree (the course design tool) is now available for integration with...

Former Blackboard VP of Engineering to Join Protenus

Jay White joins as Vice President of Engineering as Protenus continues to focus on exceeding customer expectations with product delivery

K16 Solutions Announces Breakthrough With Scaffold Migration: Blackboard Customers Can Now Migrate To Ultra More Quickly, Affordably, And Accurately

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration, course design, and course archiving, announced it has successfully completed all its integrations with the learning management system, Blackboard. With its one-of-a-kind and...

Education and Learning Analytics Market is Emerging with $16,835.9 Million of Industry Revenue by 2027 - Ellucian Company, Blackboard Inc., Alteryx Inc., InetSoft Technology Corp., Saba Software

The education and learning analytics market was valued at US$ 3,277.9 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 16,835.9 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.3% from 2020 to 2027. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday
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Blackboard Blogs

The Classroom Of The Future Is Here

Blackboard and AWS are expanding their relationship to unlock what’s next for the virtual classroom The delineation between in-person and online learning has dissolved. While this was potentially already in progress before 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has ensured that learners’ paths toward their edu…

Can’t Miss at BbWorld21: Driving Engaging Experiences + Successful Outcomes for Students

You may know BbWorld as one of the largest EdTech conferences in the world, but it’s so much more than that. We’re assembling educational leaders from all corners of the globe to network, share best practices, and discuss the future of education, including a focus on the key challenges facing higher…

Congratulations to our 2021 Catalyst Awards Winners!

Now in our 16th edition, the Blackboard Catalyst Awards honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice. This year, we received a record number of submissions from across the globe. We want to thank all the nominees for their great work and dedication to redefine what …

Impactful Teaching Practices and Learning Behaviors to Support Student Success

We are pleased to announce the release of our literature review to explore the research that addresses teaching and learning engagement through EdTech in the 2000s. Clearly, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the increased use of technology platforms in the education sector, so the…

Guest Blog Post: Sucess Case – Shalom Hartman Institute

The Shalom Hartman Institute is the leading center for Jewish thought and education, with venues in Jerusalem, Los Angeles and New York. Under its mission to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity, pluralism and ensure that Judaism becomes a considerable force for good in the 21st century, they have…

Guest Blog post: How one class came together to combat the potential negative mental health aspects of distancing

Annette Borger-Snel, PR Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator at Humber College, was looking for a way to bring her class together and combat the potentially negative mental health aspects of social distancing. Using Blackboard Collaborate, she created Study Buddy, an informal place for students …
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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 2,972 employees.

  • What is Blackboard revenue?

    Latest Blackboard annual revenue is $685 m.

  • What is Blackboard revenue per employee?

    Latest Blackboard revenue per employee is $230.5 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.