Blackboard Releases New LMS Feature Aimed at Helping Students Succeed in College

RESTON, Va., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard Inc., a leading EdTech software and solutions company, today announced the release of Blackboard Assist, a new feature within the company’s leading cloud learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn, that connects higher education students with resources and services to help them succeed in college. The feature directly connects students in one click to support services from their institution and curated third-party help services. 

Blackboard Assist provides students easy access to their institution’s support services such as academic, career, health and wellness, student life and social services in one centralized location within the LMS. Students also have access to tutoring and homework services from trusted and reputable academic partners. By including these services directly within the LMS, which students are familiar with and routinely use to access course materials, it makes it even easier for them to get the support they need

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K16 Solutions Partners with Loyola University New Orleans Once Again for Its LMS Needs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration, course design, and now the first of its kind in course archiving, announced it is partnering with Loyola University New Orleans to archive its course content and student data with Scaffold Archiving.  In August 2020, Loyola University New Orleans migrated its LMS platform from Blackboard to Canvas using K16 Solutions’ state-of-the-art technology, Scaffold Migration.

The university will now use Scaffold once again—this time, to archive its old course content and student data. This move will save the institution tens of thousands of dollars over the next several years, given it will no longer need to archive student data on its legacy LMS, Blackboard. With few archiving options on the market, archiving student data on legacy LMS platforms is both a common and costly option for most institutions. Scaffold’s technologically advanced design

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