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  • Blackboard Speaks Out on Open Source Move

    In this Q&A, Blackboard Learn President Ray Henderson and Moodlerooms Chairman and CEO Lou Pugliese explain why Blackboard is getting into the open source business, what's different about delivering services to those customers versus Blackboard's traditional customers, and what might be next on the open source agenda for the No. 1 learning management system company in the world.

  • Blackboard Buys Out Moodlerooms, NetSpot

    Blackboard is buying out two major players in the open source services space: Moodlerooms and NetSpot. Blackboard has also brought onboard Sakai Project founding architect Charles Severance. With these additions, the company is also launching its own open source division: Blackboard Education Open Source Services.

  • Blackboard Extends Support for Angel LMS 'Indefinitely'

    Education customers that are still running the Angel learning management system and wondering what they should do when the product is officially retired have received a reprieve.


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Professional Resources

  • Alternatives to Banning Social Media Site Use
    Sponsored by: GFI
    Malware targeting social networking sites has increased 20-40%. Download this white paper for practical alternatives to banning social site use. Malicious attacks are the #1 cause of data breaches. These breaches impact school districts from a cost perspective, both directly and indirectly.

  • New Security Trends: BYOD, Regulation Soup, and More
    Sponsored by: GFI
    The security trends that dominated K-12 in 2011 still have a seat at the table in 2012. But a few are approaching a tipping point that just may bring them out of the cubicles of IT and into the offices of a broader set of district leaders. Download this e-book for the 411 on trends you need to know about this year.

  • Internet Usage Policies: Free Samples for Districts and Schools
    Sponsored by: EdgeWave
    Find out how your district's current AUP holds up against the included samples of effective policy statements.

  • Resource Center Provides Cost-Conscious Laptop Options
    Sponsored by: Dell
    Find the perfect laptop model that fits your needs at our Resource Center for Laptops in K-12 Classrooms. Learn how you can display presentations on-the-go, keep small groups connected, and get more done anytime, anywhere.