Blackboard (Bb) acquires ANGEL Learning

As you may have heard already, Blackboard, Inc. acquired ANGEL Learning, Inc. in May of this year. Of significance for Bb clients was the hiring of Ray Henderson (former ANGEL VP/Chief Products Officer) to be the President of Blackboard Learn where he will have responsibility for product development, support, services and hosting for all (Bb & ANGEL) eLearning products. Ray has more than 20 years in educational publishing and technology platform development, so it will be interesting what he will bring to Blackboard.

The merger will have no impact on MVCC’s current Bb environment, we will remain on version 8. Any future upgrade will be coordinated through the CTL and our faculty.

Below are a few links regarding the acquisition:

Press release: https://www.blackboard.com/Company/Media-Center/Press-Releases.aspx?releaseid=1285265

Ray Henderson’s keynote announcement to the ANGEL User’s Conference: http://www.blackboard.com/resources/company/ANGEL_CommunityUpdate_051409.pdf

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