WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. ("Blackboard") earned first place in Campus Technology's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards' 'Learning Management and E-learning' category, the company announced today. Blackboard also received top honors in the 'E-Portfolios' and 'Emergency Notifications' categories.
In addition to earning the top spot in three categories, Blackboard was awarded second place in the 'Virtual Classroom and Meeting' category.
In its first ever 'gear of the year' guide, Campus Technology surveyed hundreds of education professionals to give their take on which products in 29 categories are truly the best, according to the magazine. The guide, which gives Platinum (1st), Gold (2nd), and Silver (3rd) awards in each category, is designed to "help short-list shopping and fuel decision-making."
Today's announcement marks another example of top industry recognition Blackboard has received in 2015 for its world-class LMS Blackboard Learn™. Blackboard also earned the top spot in a crowd-sourced survey published by G2 Crowd, an independent software review platform that ranks products based on user reviews.
"Receiving a top rating for our LMS from the education professionals who use it every day is extremely gratifying," said Jay Bhatt, CEO of Blackboard. "After all, having a world-class LMS that learners and faculty love to use is the core of the holistic education experience we're building – one that extends from the cloud to the desktop to the mobile device. The future of education is dependent on much more than an LMS, although it helps to start with the very best. So it's important that we're getting such positive feedback in several different areas."