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Blackboard Learn Ultra: Ready or not?

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) At this year’s BbWorld16 users conference, Blackboard’s new executive team demonstrated their ability to deliver a much tighter, more coherent message of what they are learning from talking to customers and what the focus of the … Continue reading

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Blackboard CEO’s First 100 Days: Reorganization and Learn Ultra Updates

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) Just over four years after Providence Equity Partners acquired Blackboard and three years after they brought in Jay Bhatt to replace co-founder Michael Chasen, the company hired Bill Ballhaus as its new CEO at the beginning … Continue reading

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After Customer Feedback And Further Delays, Blackboard Changes Learn Ultra Strategy For LMS

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) A full seven months after BbWorld 2015, Blackboard has yet to move any new functionality for Learn Ultra from “in development” or “in research” to “available” according a new public webinar. That is, Learn Ultra … Continue reading

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Exclusive: University of Phoenix moving from homegrown platform to Blackboard Learn Ultra

By Phil HillMore Posts (466) The University of Phoenix has a history of using its scale to develop and rely on homegrown platforms, including the  adaptive learning platform branded as “Classroom”. I wrote about this investment in 2013. The full … Continue reading

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Blackboard: Ask and Ye Shall Receive (Better Answers)

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1097) About a week ago, I complained about Blackboard’s lack of clarity in messaging about their platform in general and the implications for managed hosting customers in particular. I wrote, in part, What is “Premium SaaS”? … Continue reading

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