Sydney, 27 August 2014 – Blackboard and Kaltura, today announced a partnership expansion to help support the integration of Kaltura’s powerful video tools and capabilities in Blackboard’s market-leading teaching and learning environment in schools and universities across Australia and New Zealand.
Since the companies first partnered in 2011, they have provided institutions all over the world with a scalable and secure way to handle rich media needs and have helped students, instructors and administrators add videos to courses, submit video assignments, view lecture videos, and build a personal media library directly in the learning environment. With the expanded partnership, schools in Australia and New Zealand will have additional administrative benefits, including a single supplier and contact, a streamlined procurement process, and unified technical support.
“Institutions are increasingly interested in tools and applications to manage media assets and enhance courses with dynamic content,” said Matthew Small, senior vice president and managing director international at Blackboard. “We have successfully been working with Kaltura for years to bring a comprehensive media platform to schools all over the world and expanding the integration support we provide is a natural next step. Together, we will better support our Blackboard Learn and Enterprise Moodle customers in this region who are looking for improved video capabilities.”
Blackboard will provide access and support for the Kaltura Online Video Platform featuring the Kaltura Management Console, a full-featured media management console, which allows further control of the system and allows use of rich media across other Kaltura applications, such as Kaltura MediaSpace, learning management systems (LMS) integrations and a soon to be released lecture capture product.
# # #
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. We rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them, driving success and growth for both. In partnership with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world, we help every learner achieve their full potential. For more information about Blackboard follow us on Twitter at @Blackboard.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and
monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, student retention and increased engagement across campuses, districts and beyond. Kaltura provides service providers and operators with the most comprehensive set of modular tools allowing customers to launch their own video cloud, on-premise or hybrid solutions, such as customized pay OTT TV services. For more information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura’s community visit: www.kaltura.org and www.html5video.org.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release. Actual results may differ materially as a result of various important factors. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.