Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students around the world every day. The company’s solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, corporate and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online.

The company announced yesterday a multi-year agreement with Westwood College to make Blackboard’s innovative learning platform the standard for enhancing the student experience at Westwood’s nationally recognized online school. As part of a strategic partnership, Blackboard’s professional education group and Westwood – which also operates 17 physical campuses nationwide – will provide a next generation online experience to students pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online in Westwood’s Schools of Business, Design, Justice and Information Technology.

The ‘Blackboard Learn’ platform will enable Westwood to keep students actively engaged, make it easier for faculty to assess student learning, and provide a more personalized learning experience that will help increase overall student success and retention rates. Over the next several months, Westwood will convert more than 400 courses to Blackboard Learn.

By selecting Blackboard, Westwood joins a growing number of elite education institutions that have partnered with Blackboard to support their online education programs, including many of the nation’s leading colleges and entrepreneurial institutions.