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From: JakeStraw7/14/2010 4:08:28 PM
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Blackboard and Follett Higher Education Group Partner to Integrate Digital Texts with Online Course Experience
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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.

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From: JakeStraw7/14/2010 4:09:48 PM
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Blackboard and Barnes & Noble Partner to Streamline Access to Digital Content
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Companies Will Collaborate on Flexible Access to e-Textbooks and Other Course Materials within Blackboard Learn

ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard (Nasdaq:BBBB) and Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and leading operator of college bookstores, today announced a partnership that aims to make it easier for millions of higher education students to access and use interactive e-textbooks as part of their online course experience.

Under the partnership, the companies will work to enable students to access and purchase e-textbooks and other course related materials directly in Blackboard Learn™, the leading Web-based teaching and learning platform. The effort will help streamline the ability for instructors to assign content from Barnes & Noble's vast catalog of over one million titles, including e-books, e-textbooks, relevant study aids, test prep guides, periodicals, and hundreds of thousands of trade and professional titles.

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From: JakeStraw7/14/2010 4:11:08 PM
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Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Partner to Integrate McGraw-Hill Digital Content & Tools into Blackboard's Learning Management Systems
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McGraw-Hill Product Suite Will Also be Available in Blackboard Learn, Providing Single Point of Access for Digital Course Materials

NEW YORK and ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) and McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), today announced a business partnership to introduce a new, best of class learning management offering that joins McGraw-Hill's media-rich content, assessment engines, and industry leading adaptive learning tools with the latest capabilities of Blackboard's Web-based teaching and learning platform, Blackboard Learn™.

Through the partnership, the companies will make McGraw-Hill's content and digital tools available to institutions that are already using Blackboard Learn to enhance workflow and access to these resources in one place.

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From: JakeStraw12/16/2010 9:23:08 AM
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Blackboard Sees Strong Momentum for Collaboration Solutions
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Elluminate Recognized in Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) today reported strong momentum in customer demand for Blackboard Collaborate solutions since the acquisition of Elluminate and Wimba was announced in July 2010. In addition, Elluminate has been recognized as a "Visionary" in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing," an influential industry report.*

According to Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm, "the market for Web conferencing, teaming and social software will grow at a compound growth rate of more than 20 percent through 2011. Due to global economic challenges, interest in Web conferencing is at an all-time high as companies look to cut costs."

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From: JakeStraw2/7/2011 9:28:58 AM
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Blackboard Sees Strong Momentum for New Contactless Campus Card Solution
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More than 50 Institutions Adopt Contactless Platform Powered by Sony FeliCa

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:BBBB) and Sony Electronics today announced they have seen strong momentum in customer adoption of the Blackboard Transact™ contactless campus card solution. Already, more than 50 institutions have adopted the contactless platform, which leverages cutting-edge technology to provide a safer and more convenient campus experience.

Developed specifically for higher education institutions in the United States, the fully integrated technology platform transforms the way students navigate life on and off campus. Using smart cards with built-in contactless chips that enable payment or entry with a wave or a tap, students can get into secure buildings and facilities, pay for books, meals and laundry and even access campus events - all at significantly faster speeds than with traditional identification technologies.

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From: JakeStraw4/19/2011 1:00:32 PM
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Blackboard Retains Barclays Capital in Response to Unsolicited, Non-binding Offers
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Board of Directors to Evaluate Strategic Alternatives

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