Blackboard Announces Development of IMS-based Course Delivery Tools

May 14th,1998 “Few people know IMS better than Blackboard” stated Michael Pettit, Blackboard’s Chief Systems Architect. “We think IMS will quickly become a viable architecture on which to build on-line education related systems, and a strong competitive advantage for Blackboard’s product line.”

Blackboard Merges with Ithaca Based CourseInfo

April 29th, 1998 Recent CourseInfo clients also include the Ithaca Unified School District and University of Pittsburgh, according to Daniel Cane and Stephen Gilfus who will also be joining Blackboard's Board of Directors and Management Team pending the successful completion of a Blackboard/CourseInfo merger.

Colleges Sort Through Vast Store of Web Course Tools

October 21st, 1997 For professors who have decided to do so, that new industry offers a dizzying array of tools for developing Web courses. Of the dozen or so leading software packages, some require the use of expensive servers and the support of an information-services department, while others are designed to let professors create on-line course materials with little or no support.

Senior’s company helps to produce Web pages for college courses

October 16th, 1997 CourseInfo employs 11 Cornell undergraduates and one alumnus, making up the company's three basic departments: finance, product development and sales and marketing. While nine of the employees major in the College of Engineering, three, including Cane, are agricultural, resource and managerial economics majors (ARME) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

A Call for Evaluators – CourseInfo

July 14th, 1997 CourseInfo is a young growing company that has been providing educational technologies to academic institutions for several years. CourseInfo's initial product "The Teachers ToolBox" was adapted for use at Cornell University and many other institutions in order to evaluate uses of such a product. After months of research and evaluation CourseInfo developed the Interactive Learning Network. The Interactive Learning Network was designed to run on UNIX systems with a version for Win NT dated in the end of '98 and provides instructors with technologies that allow them to create interactive teaching environments.