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Blackboard K-12: Who Are We and Where Are We Going?



Blackboard's Vision for K-12

Blackboard's Vision for K-12



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  • Using Edline to provide personalized content and an increased connection to the institution via district, school, classroom and group level websites that provide a 360 view of activities inside and outside the classroom. Parents and students can access personalized views of the information and content that they care about it. Combined calendars provide a singular view of all activities, schedules, tests, quizzes and assignments.
  • Technology Adoption – best practices for improving user success to maximize the value of your technology investmentDigital Content – how advancements in digital content are changing the way students and faculty engage with and share educational information and activities.Mobility – how to meet the growing expectation that students have for access and engagement through mobile devicesSocial Learning – learning from interaction and collaboration with peers through both formal and informal educational spheres.Analytics in Action – the power of data-driven decision making across the institution
  • There is an option to add a “Visit Store” button in the navigation and an option to add banner as well. They will have a few sizes to choose from on the banner. Only logged in users will have access to the Prep links.

Blackboard K-12: Who Are We and Where Are We Going? Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Blackboard K-12Who Are We and WhereAre We Going?Sanjeev Ahuja: VP K12 MarketingPittsburgh: April 12, 2012
  • 2. 12/23/10Introduction to EdlineProvider of website and communication solutions to publicand private K-12 schools 360 ° 2
  • 3. 12/23/10 Introduction to Edline• Our mission is to provide the world’s leading technology solutions that help schools improve student performance by harnessing the power of parental involvement, support teachers, and engage the learning community• Through a combination of organic growth and acquisition, Edline has one or more enterprise-wide solutions (SaaS) in nearly 21,000 schools• Justin Tan is our President 3
  • 4. 12/23/10Edline Acquisition History• Edline acquired five companies since Providence’s initial investment in August 2009• Prior to the Providence acquisition, Edline acquired two Gradebook companies: GradeQuick and Easy Grade Pro• Now about 215 employees, with offices in Chicago, Carbondale, IL, Denver, CO and Rochester, NY 4
  • 5. 12/23/10Blackboard Edline Combination• More than half the higher-ed institutions use a Blackboard product• Over half the K12 schools in the U.S. use one or more of our combined products• Now, we have more K12 clients than Higher Ed clients 5
  • 6. 12/23/10Commitment to K12Our commitment to K12 has never been stronger• Client engagement (Surveys, conversations, symposia)• Peer 2 Peer discussion (Blackboard World, Executive symposia)• Product enhancements (constant upgrades)• Strengthening K12 offering (integration, more products, commercial and open source)• Third party value-add partnerships (commerce and content)Supported by Blackboard knowhow and Providencefinancial backing 6
  • 7. 12/23/10Blackboard World Location Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA Dates Tuesday, July 10 – Thursday, July 12 Themes • Technology Adoption • Mobility • Digital Content • Social Learning • Analytics in Action 7
  • 8. 12/23/10Commerce: Prep Sportswear• It is free• Up to 15% of sales goes back to the school—basically free and effortless fundraising• 1200+ customizable items from name brands (Adidas, Nike, Russell)• No inventory to maintain• Web reporting tools to track sales• Easy 3 step sign up process 8
  • 9. 12/23/10Blackboard K12 Solutions 9
  • 10. 12/23/10Thank You for Your Participation! Let’s Get Started! 10