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Limitless possibilities for collaborative learning

Synchronous learning offers endless opportunities to meet the needs of all learners, and provide them the tools to compete and succeed in today's digital world. With our collaborative communication solution, learners and instructors can work together – anytime and anywhere.

Learning together


Today’s learners want new ways to engage and collaborate. Virtual classrooms and digital professional development deliver new opportunities to meet your learners where they are. Inspire and engage them with the easy-to-use online collaborative solutions they crave.

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Why Blackboard?


Complete solutions for collaborative learning

Synchronous collaboration enables real-time feedback, creating a personalized learning experience for educators as well as learners. Educators can adjust the pace of learning based on immediate feedback; have on-the-fly check-ins with learners; and use teachable moments in class.


Key Features

What’s the best way to engage with students?

Everyone knows that face-to-face is the best way to collaborate, right? So why do so many institutions and organizations still rely heavily on email? Blackboard Collaborate provides a real-time environment that feels like in-person collaboration.

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Make learning personal

True collaboration offers a personalized learning environment that allows students to choose how they engage.

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Now learning can go mobile

Mobile devices can fulfill learners’ expectations to be connected to content, tools, and people – from anywhere, anytime.

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Forge meaningful relationships

Real-time interaction let learners and instructors foster better relationships, in ways that email just can’t.


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Transform learning with digital collaboration

Blackboard's collaborative tools, both synchronous and asynchronous, enable students to work together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a project. And collaboration means leveraging the unique strengths and talents of each learner.


Key Features

Complete solutions for effective K-12 collaboration

Use Blackboard to create rich collaborative learning experiences that promote interdependence of learners, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills such as communication, leadership, and conflict resolution – as well as individual accountability.

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Students love working together with wikis

Learners can collaborate to build expertise on assigned topics or to create study guides, using the jigsaw method.

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Brainstorming in rooms without walls

Blackboard Collaborate rooms let students engage in live brainstorming sessions, share ideas, and plan projects.

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Work together to learn together

Help students learn how to easily collaborate with their classmates to solve problems and create projects.


Success Stories


Online collaboration for learner success

With our powerful learning management system and collaborative learning environment, you’ll have the tools you need to reach students when, where, and how they want to learn. The result for many institutions? Big gains in student performance and retention.


Key Features

Collaborative learning anywhere, anytime

Blackboard's Learning Solutions provide institutions around the globe with an easy-to-use, powerful collaborative learning environment. From virtual study groups to group assignments and projects, you’ll have all the collaborative tools you need.

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Simple yet full-featured collaboration

Our collaborative tools are intuitive so students and educators can focus on interaction rather than technology.

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Working together in real-time, anywhere

Designed with the learner in mind, Blackboard Collaborate makes students everywhere feel like they’re in the same room.

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Collaborating in Blackboard Learn

Groups, wikis, discussions, blogs, and virtual classrooms in Blackboard Learn let students brainstorm and solve problems together.


Success Stories


Make learning more collaborative, more effective, and more efficient.

With our innovative and flexible online learning solutions you can put ongoing learning within everyone's reach and allow employees who are lifelong learners thrive in their careers and help grow their organizations.


Key Features

Grow talent with collaborative training tools
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Enhance learning with web conferencing

Blackboard makes collaboration easy with browser-based tools that enable learners to share ideas and transfer knowledge.

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Facilitate peer-to-peer learning

Create online learning communities where external audiences can connect, share ideas, and provide feedback.

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Social learning

Establish a rich collaborative environment by learning from leaders and successful peers.


Success Stories


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    Every single student is engaged all the time, all day long.

    Paula Barr, Second Grade Teacher, Quail Run Elementary School Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas

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    Over time, I've learned how to relinquish control to the students. They know how they learn best.

    Leighann Ford, Teacher and Instructional Coach, Peidmont Middle and High School, Alabama

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    It was clear to us from the beginning that Blackboard knows K-12 education.

    Dr. Angelique Kobler, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas

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    Blackboard helped us increase specialty oil sales from 20 percent to 45 percent in two years.

    Ken Barber Manager, Learning & Development, Jiffy Lube International


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