Document Imaging

Sharp and Blackboard Partner for Digital Workflows

Sharp Electronics' imaging and information division has announced a partnership with Blackboard that will provide a paper-to-digital workflow for the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

Beginning in spring 2016, the integration will allow students to print and scan their coursework from any connected Sharp multifunctional printer directly to Blackboard Learn — streamlining the process of submitting assignments. In addition, educators will be able to use Sharp Cloud Portal Office, the company's content management and sharing system, to add digital and scanned materials to their Blackboard Learn courses.

As part of the partnership, Blackboard has joined Sharp's Strategic Technology Alliance Resource program, a "directory of third-party products and services that complement Sharp's professional display products," according to a statement.

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