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Blackboard, Trivantis Announce Partnership

Blackboard Inc., an Internet infrastructure company for education, is teaming with Trivantis Corp., a provider of e-learning technologies and content development services for educational institutions and corporate learning environments, to allow Blackboard customers use of Trivantis' Lectora Publisher. The solution is an offline authoring tool that allows users to create fully interactive courses that can be posted to Blackboard.

The Washington, D.C.-based Blackboard offers a suite of enterprise software products and services that power an "e-Education Infrastructure" for schools, colleges, universities and other education providers. Blackboard's two major lines of business, Course & Portal Solutions and Commerce & Access Solutions, are consistently ranked by industry analysts as the market share and customer satisfaction leaders for thousands of academic institutions and a leading number of the Internet's most popular consumer education sites.

"Lectora offers an unmatched combination of ease of use, flexibility and power. Just as chalk is the perfect compliment to an instructor using a traditional blackboard, Lectora is the perfect compliment to instructors using the modern Blackboard," said Tom Elmer, director of educational sales for the Cincinnati-based Trivantis. "By teaming up with Blackboard and their industry-leading, user-friendly software platform, we are able to help keep instructors focused on what is most important - education - not technology."