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Blackboard Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1997
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered ... Read more

Mission: We understand that the way people learn is dynamic, and that the education landscape is continuously evolving. Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success, by leveraging innovative technologies and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Eoin Haluch, Senior Director, Client Support, shares why his role is rewarding and what #IamBlackboard means to him.

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    #IamBlackboard - Eoin Haluch Employee Spotlight - Blackboard Blog

    Eoin Haluch, Senior Director, Client Support, shares why his role is rewarding and what #IamBlackboard means to him. Related Posts #IamBlackboard - Alex Wu Employee SpotlightBlackboard Senior Educational Consultant, Alex Wu, shares what #IamBlackboard means to him. #IamBlackboard - Sheryn Anthes Employee SpotlightAs part of our ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, over the next several weeks [...]

  • Find out more about some of the learning analytics research being done by John Whitmer, Ed.D. and the data science team at Blackboard.

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    Blackboard's John Whitmer Startles You Into Analytics. MoodleMoot US 2017-NOLA

    "Dr. John" jumped for a few minutes from his Blackboard's Data Science milieu and back to the Moodleverse to ask a sobering question: "I won't make you say this out loud, but how many of your courses don't use the higher-level functionality within your LMS?" Despite the improvements and competition among services, Whitmer testifies to the percentage of users who see Moodle, Moodlerooms or Blackboard Learn as a glorified file repository.

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Blackboard – Why Work For Us?


We are here to reimagine education.

We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring people to find new ways to learn, connect and drive change in the way education is delivered and experienced. Through technology and services we bring people closer to the knowledge they seek and to ways they can change their own education and the world for the better.

The drive to make a difference and lead the evolution of education is at the core of what makes our solutions so effective. From teachers and administrators to students and parents, we build on everyone’s best to build a better education experience.

undefinedAround the globe, Blackboard solutions are helping to improve every aspect of the education experience. Clients are using our technology to reach more students in immediate, personalized new ways. They are helping their educators become more effective. Keeping everyone informed, involved, collaborating together, and meeting the high expectations of today’s learners. And they’re doing it in a cost-effective way that helps to sustain services and programs, even as outcomes are improved over time—finally, the new generation of education is here.

Making a difference can be hard, but by working together we can achieve real change.

We can help you:

  • Improve individual and institutional performance
  • Make teaching and learning more effective—in the classroom and beyond
  • Take the education experience mobile
  • Reach your community with important information anytime, anywhere
  • Make more informed decisions and improve outcomes
  • Offer a more engaging, interactive, individualized learning experience
  • Make life on and off-campus more convenient and secure
  • Deliver services and experiences that meet the new expectations of learners

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Want to truly impact the way the world is learning? Work at Blackboard. Every day brings new challenges and new ideas. And you’ll never get bored in the fast-paced fields of education and technology.

At the heart of our business we’re committed to creating a better education experience. We live this mission every day. When we’re not evolving the industry, we’re volunteering in local classrooms, interacting with educators and investing in education.

Join our team of thinkers, doers and visionaries. Share ideas and be heard, build relationships and be part of environment where energy and innovation are contagious.

Never stop learning. Work at Blackboard.

Blackboard is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

Benefits

The passion for education and the drive to make a difference are at the core of what makes Blackboard a great place to work. Blackboard fosters an environment where new ideas are welcome and employees are recognized and rewarded for their contributions. In fact, Blackboard continues to operate with the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of its start-up days.

At Blackboard, we want you to have more than just a job. We have your successful long term career goals in mind. That’s why we are proud to offer a competitive benefits package that is designed to support many areas of your life.

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    Career opportunities, leadership, vision and strategy, transparency

    Cons

    benefits package should be consistent across the board

    Advice to Management

    Continue moving forward on the same path

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Blackboard Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Blackboard in November 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by email to set up a 30 minute phone interview with the senior director of operations. When I chatted with the director in DC, she seemed rushed, impatient, and unprepared. I could tell by the questions asked that she had not familiarized herself with my background and resume. At one point she asked me to tell her about my experience working at ATD (I've never been employed there). When she asked about my background designing training for call centers and learned I hadn't before (my resume and cover didn't even hint that I had), she couldn't wait to end the call. I'm not sure why HR forwarded my resume or why we even had this call. It was a very unprofessional experience and a total waste of time. I think candidates deserve better than this.

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