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Blackboard History – History of Blackboard

Blackboard Inc. was formed on the joining of two companies. CourseInfo LLC, founded by Daniel Cane and Stephen Gilfus, and Blackboard LLC, founded by Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky.

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History of Blackboard and the Blackboard Learning System

A brief history of Blackboard.

Blackboard LLC was founded in 1997 by two education advisors, Matthew Pittinsky and Michael Chasen, as a consulting firm to provide technical standards for online learning applications. Blackboard LLC was contracted to the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a worldwide non-profit organization within the National Learning Infrastructure Initiative of Educause. Blackboard’s vision was to provide a user-friendly means by which college professors could put course information, including syllabi, reference sites, and study guides, on the Web. In 1998, Blackboard merged with CourseInfo LLC, a course management software provider and startup company at Cornell University by Stephen Gilfus and Dan Cane, and the merged company soon released their first software product for online learning. Blackboard’s continued growth and the expanding public profile was driven by acquisitions.

Blackboard History – 99 College Announcements

Blackboard Inc. today announced that more than 75 colleges and universities 2/4/1999 , Washington, D.C. – Blackboard Inc. today announced that more than 75 colleges and universities have selected Blackboard CourseInfo, developed at Cornell University, course management system to add an online component to their curriculum. Leading institutions such as Arizona State University, University of …

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