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Blackboard has quite a number of products in the  higher education marketplace.  It’s Blackboard Transact product is used for campus card, food service, parking, access control, and library access.




Dennis E. Witte, Ph.D.  '73

Vice President for Administration and CIO

Professor of Computer Science

Concordia University Chicago

7400 Augusta St

River Forest, IL 60305-1499

Voice: 708-209-3205

Fax: 708-209-3176






Besides for face-to-face, online and blended learning instruction, Blackboard Learn sites are often used to facilitate private group communication and collaboration of university committees, faculty senate, faculty and staff development, working groups, etc.  

UIC, for example, has about 300 active Blackboard "work sites" at any given time.  Faculty and staff find Blackboard Learn work sites effective and easy-to-use, even though other collaboration tools like Google Apps, Google+ Communities, miscellaneous wikis, blogs etc. are available and used as well.

More group communication/collaboration functionality is available when the Blackboard Community System is licensed, including the newer social networking and social learning features of the latest version.

Greetings from Chicago,

--- Ed Garay