Blackboard, Pearson Partner on Data Management
Blackboard and Pearson have revamped the integration of Blackboard's
teaching and learning solutions and Pearson
PowerSchool student information system (SIS) in an effort to improve data
According to Blackboard, the integration of Blackboard and PowerSchool now
simplifies the grading and data input process for teachers because they no
longer need to enter assignments and grades into both system separately,
eliminating a redundant step and saving them time.
"Minimizing the time teachers spend on integration, assignment input, grades
and setup will allow them to focus on what's most important: teaching and
learning," said Sam Brooks, personal learning coordinator for Putnam County
Schools, in a prepared statement. "We want to maximize their resources and time
so they can focus on making students successful."
Blackboard is an educational technology company known for its Blackboard
Learn learning management system (LMS), and Pearson PowerSchool is a popular Web-based SIS. The collaborative partnership between Blackboard and Pearson
began in February 2014 with the integration of the Blackboard
Connect mass notification system with PowerSchool. This latest integration
is part of Blackboard's new strategic focus on "creating the best possible
experience for end users."
Further information about the integration between Blackboard and Pearson
PowerSchool can be found on Blackboard's
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].