|Blackboard and Follett Higher Education Group Partner to Integrate Digital Texts with Online Course Experience|
Blackboard Learn Also to Feature CafeScribe for Social Networking
ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) and Follett Higher Education Group today announced a partnership to give students the ability to purchase and use digital textbooks directly in Blackboard Learn™ with a free integration, available today, that brings interactive texts into the course experience.
The integration streamlines the way that instructors assign texts and the ease with which students can access and use them. It also provides access to Follett's CafeScribe®, an e-textbook and social networking platform that gives students and instructors the ability to read, highlight, annotate, share notes, and form campus and worldwide study groups among a range of CafeScribe features that make digital texts more interactive.