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, 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, Austin, Baltimore, Greenville and in 11 other locations
Washington, US (HQ)
1111 19th Street, 1111 19th St NW
Austin, US
2000 E 6th St
Baltimore, US
111 S Calvert St
Greenville, US
325 W McBee Ave
Indianapolis, US
3815 River Crossing Pkwy
Killeen, US
4501 Roy J Smith Dr
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Blackboard Financials and Metrics

Blackboard Revenue

Blackboard's revenue was reported to be $685 m in Y, 2015
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Blackboard Operating Metrics

Jul, 2014


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Blackboard News and Updates

Blackboard to Host First Virtual BbWorld 2020

RESTON, Va., July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, will convene thousands of educators, administrators, thought leaders, and EdTech experts from across the globe on July 21 and 22 for BbWorld...

University Of Phoenix And Blackboard To Host Free Five-Day Virtual Teaching Academy For K-12 Educators On Techniques For Effective Online Instruction This Fall

PHOENIX and RESTON, Va., June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools across the country assess how or if they will be able to open in the fall, the Alliance for Virtual Learning – a coalition of online learning experts spearheaded by University of Phoenix and Blackboard – will host a free...

Blackboard Inc. Completes Sale of its Open LMS Business to Learning Technologies Group PLC

RESTON, Va., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Blackboard) announced it completed the sale of its Blackboard Open LMS business ("Open LMS") to Learning Technologies Group PLC ("LTG") on March 31, 2020. The completion of the transaction enables Blackboard to further simplify...

Blackboard Launches Blackboard Collaborate Self-Service Portal for Rapid Deployment of Virtual Classrooms

RESTON, Va., March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., today announced the launch of the Blackboard Collaborate Self-Service Portal, which allows higher education institutions, school districts, and organizations to implement the virtual classroom solution—specifically designed for...

Global Mobile Blackboard Market Huge Growth Opportunity between 2020-2025

According to this study, over the next five years the Mobile Blackboard market will register a xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach $ xx million by 2025, from $ xx million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key compa…

Universidad Villanueva selects Blackboard Learn Ultra as New Teaching and Learning Platform

MADRID and RESTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard, a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced today that Universidad Villanueva has selected Blackboard Learn Ultra, the company's next-generation learning management system...
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Blackboard Blogs

How to Transition Your Face to Face Course to Online

This blog was guest authored by Kriss Ferluga, Director of University Academic Services at Davenport University. Many of us made a sharp turn into online learning when the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring. Fortunately, our students were largely forgiving of our sudden changes, and we all did the be…

4 Questions About Online Program Development Answered

Over the past five years, we’ve seen 1.5 million more students choose to study exclusively online. While higher education has been on a trajectory toward embracing more online learning, current events have pushed institutions to explore new possibilities with remote learning and online programs at a…

Coming Together When Learning at a Distance

Following a lineage of scholarship often traced back to Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” theory, educational researchers and practitioners have long emphasized the importance of “belonging” to the student learning experience. An increased feeling of “belonging” and “community” have been demonstrated to…

Increasing Student Engagement Online with Blockchain Technologies

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Blackboard. Dr. Szymon Machajewski is an academic technology Jedi and a teacher focused on student engagement. With his research on peer-instruction and gamification he promotes the a…

Report from Week 1 of the Exemplary Course Cohort Program

One of my favorite activities at Blackboard is the Exemplary Course Program and the cohorts we run a few times a year. I learn so much from this community every single time! This week, we kicked off the latest cohort with a review of the course design section of the ECP rubric. For this cohort, […] …

Advancing Student Success

At Blackboard, we understand that education has the power to transform individual lives and societies around the globe. That’s why students are at the heart of everything we do— from designing student-centric technologies to aiding institutions in making data-driven decisions for enhancing the stude…
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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 2,931 employees.

  • What is Blackboard revenue?

    Latest Blackboard annual revenue is $685 m.

  • What is Blackboard revenue per employee?

    Latest Blackboard revenue per employee is $233.7 k.

  • Who are Blackboard competitors?

    Competitors of Blackboard include Turnitin, Anthology and EAB.

  • 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, Austin, Baltimore, Greenville and in 11 other locations.

  • How many offices does Blackboard have?

    Blackboard has 22 offices.