Blackboard deal could expand service for schools

03/26/2012 | Washington Post, The

Blackboard has purchased Baltimore-based Moodle and Australia-based NetSpot in a deal that Blackboard representatives say will enable the software company to improve service. The acquisitions will allow Blackboard to provide support to schools that use open-source software, which typically is free and considered a Blackboard competitor. Currently, Blackboard offers support to schools that purchase its products.

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