Washington — Oct. 5
Blackboard Inc. and Edline, two companies with roots in K-12 schools and districts, will join together to better serve teachers and learners, the companies announced.
The companies currently serve thousands of K-12 school districts and tens of thousands of schools with a range of complementary products for online and mobile learning, professional development and community engagement. Edline and Blackboard are both owned by Providence Equity Partners, which announced the completion of its acquisition of Blackboard on Tuesday.
Both companies provide learning management and mass notification solutions to the K-12 market, while Edline also offers a learning community management system (LCMS) that integrates learning management and notification capabilities within a school or district website. Blackboard also offers Web conferencing and collaboration and mobile education products.
The companies will work together to invest in their overall product set for K-12 schools and districts, including the Edline LCMS, which will remain an independent offering. The future product roadmap will be developed with the expertise that the combined team has gained through years of service for millions of K-12 teachers, students and administrators. In carrying out its strategic plan, Edline will operate as a division within Blackboard.
Source: Blackboard Inc.
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