WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, was named a winner in multiple categories of two prestigious industry awards programs - the 2016 T.H.E. Journal Readers' Choice Awards and the 2016 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Awards.
For the second year in a row, Campus Technology readers selected Blackboard Learn as the first place winner in the 'Learning Management and E-learning' category. Blackboard Learn is the company's flagship learning management system (LMS) that provides the technology foundation for online learning programs. The LMS also received top honors in the 'E-Portfolio' and 'Lecture Capture' categories of Campus Technology's Readers' Choice Awards. In addition, Blackboard was voted as one of the Top 10 overall favorite technologies currently being used by higher education professionals. In T.H.E. Journal's annual Readers' Choice Awards, which are focused on K-12 educational technology, Blackboard Learn was chosen as the number one choice in the 'e-Portfolios' category. Blackboard Mass Notifications (formerly Blackboard Connect) - a solution used for delivering instant notifications using voice, text or email - also received top honors in the 'Emergency Notifications' category. For T.H.E. Journal's annual Readers' Choice Awards, education technology professionals voted for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the job of educating and supporting America's 50 million K-12 students. More than 1,000 higher education administrators, faculty, IT staff and AV specialists voted on Campus Technology's Readers' Choice Awards. The program honors the most outstanding higher education products and services in a variety of technology categories.