Blackboard K-12
Who Are We and Where
Are We Going?
Sanjeev Ahuja: VP K12 Marketing
Pittsburgh: April 12, 2012
12/23/10
2
Introduction to Edline
Provider of website and communication solutions to public
and private K-12 schools
360
°
12/23/10
3
Introduction to Edline
• Our mission is to provide the world’s
leading technology solutions that help
schools i...
12/23/10
4
Edline Acquisition History
• Edline acquired five companies
since Providence’s initial
investment in August 200...
12/23/10
5
• More than half the higher-ed institutions use a Blackboard product
• Over half the K12 schools in the U.S. us...
12/23/10
6
Our commitment to K12 has never been stronger
• Client engagement (Surveys, conversations, symposia)
• Peer 2 P...
12/23/10
7
Blackboard World
Location
Ernest N. Memorial Convention
Center, New Orleans, LA
Dates
Tuesday, July 10 – Thursd...
12/23/10
8
Commerce: Prep Sportswear
• It is free
• Up to 15% of sales goes back
to the school—basically free
and effortle...
12/23/10
9
Blackboard K12 Solutions
12/23/10
10
Thank You for Your
Participation!
Let’s Get Started!
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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 investment
    Digital 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 devices
    Social 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?

    1. 1. Blackboard K-12 Who Are We and Where Are We Going? Sanjeev Ahuja: VP K12 Marketing Pittsburgh: April 12, 2012
    2. 2. 12/23/10 2 Introduction to Edline Provider of website and communication solutions to public and private K-12 schools 360 °
    3. 3. 12/23/10 3 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
    4. 4. 12/23/10 4 Edline 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
    5. 5. 12/23/10 5 • 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 Blackboard Edline Combination
    6. 6. 12/23/10 6 Our 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 Providence financial backing Commitment to K12
    7. 7. 12/23/10 7 Blackboard 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
    8. 8. 12/23/10 8 Commerce: 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
    9. 9. 12/23/10 9 Blackboard K12 Solutions
    10. 10. 12/23/10 10 Thank You for Your Participation! Let’s Get Started!

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