Blackboard Inc., a leading provider of technology to educational institutions and corporate and government agencies, announces the University of Toronto, a leading teaching and research university in Canada, has licensed the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM), a suite of three integrated software products which support a Networked Learning Environment(TM).
A Networked Learning Environment enables students and teachers to learn, connect and share educational materials and resources from practically any location and at any time. The Blackboard Academic Suite fosters Web-based and Web-enhanced learning and is used by hundreds of universities, colleges and K-12 schools in North America and abroad. The university plans to utilize the system immediately to enhance the student experience by providing improved integration of digital resources, better communication and collaboration utilities and a consistent, web-based interface across courses. Instructors will benefit from possibilities for new methods of instruction and more effective and efficient class administration.