Blackboard Inc., a provider of technology to education institutions, announced a new customized eLearning product for K-12, the Blackboard K-12 Starter Edition. The solution is a hosted package featuring a variety of resources for K-12 districts in the early stages of establishing an eLearning strategy, according to the company. The Blackboard K-12 Starter Edition combines curriculum delivery, professional development, home-to-school connections, and community-building capabilities in one central hub. Blackboard said it designed the product to enable districts to easily provide classroom materials online without having to know HTML; engage parents by allowing them to view student progress; enable 24/7 access to learning materials in a secure environment; offer innovative testing methods and self-assessments for individualized learning paths; and take advantage of secure, around-the-clock, technology hosting. The new solution offers a comprehensive platform for up to 2,000 users and is available to help districts get familiar with the features and benefits of a learning management platform, the company said.

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