New partnership will see Blackboard selling online courses

October 15, 2010

Blackboard Inc. announced last Wednesday it has struck a partnership with K12 Inc., a for-profit education provider, to sell online courses to colleges looking to outsource their remedial offerings. Blackboard would sell online courses designed and taught by K12 employees, and the courses would be delivered on the Blackboard course-management system. This is the first time Blackboard has sold full courses, rather than just software to deliver them. The companies plan to make the solution available in 2011 to any PSE institution, not just those already working with Blackboard. Blackboard News Release | The Chronicle of Higher Education (free access)