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August 15, 2001
"Blackboard Inc. was founded to transform the Internet into a powerful environment for teaching and learning. The company offers a complete suite of enterprise software products and services that power a total “e-Education Infrastructure” for schools, colleges, universities and other education providers. Blackboard solutions deliver the promise of the Internet for online teaching
and learning, campus communities, auxiliary services and integration of Web-enabled student services and back office systems."
"Blackboard’s two major lines of business, Course & Portal Solutions and Commerce & Access Solutions, are consistently ranked by industry analysts as the market share and customer satisfaction leaders for thousands of academic institutions and a leading number of the Internet’s
most popular consumer education sites. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices and staff across North America, Europe and Asia."