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Blackboard History - 99 College Announcements

Blackboard Inc. today announced that more than 75 colleges and…

Blackboard Announces Development of IMS-based Course Delivery Tools

May 14th,1998 “Few people know IMS better than Blackboard” stated Michael Pettit, Blackboard’s Chief Systems Architect. “We think IMS will quickly become a viable architecture on which to build on-line education related systems, and a strong competitive advantage for Blackboard’s product line.”

Blackboard History - IMS and CourseInfo

"Blackboard's upcoming merger with CourseInfo gives us a fantastic opportunity to provide higher education with a web-based course management system that leverages our work with the Educom Instructional Management Systems project" said Blackboard Chairman and CEO Matthew Pittinsky. "As the primary technical contractor to IMS, Blackboard has long been a supporter of open standards for Internet-based education. All Blackboard products will be based on IMS in the short term and fully IMS compliant as the standard evolves."

Blackboard Merges with Ithaca Based CourseInfo

April 29th, 1998 Recent CourseInfo clients also include the Ithaca Unified School District and University of Pittsburgh, according to Daniel Cane and Stephen Gilfus who will also be joining Blackboard's Board of Directors and Management Team pending the successful completion of a Blackboard/CourseInfo merger.

CourseInfo LLC History - Stephen Gilfus and Dan Cane

January 1998 CourseInfo, one of the two companies forming Blackboard Inc. was founded in 1997 by Dan Cane and Stephen Gilfus while at Cornell University.