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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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The commitment to Blackboard, a campus portal product, would require a significant investment of support by leaders in the campus community.
Our students and faculty will be thrilled that the Saba-Centra / Blackboard integration will provide them with one point access for easy navigation between the important synchronous and asynchronous components of their classes," said Ruth Horwitz, Manager of Online Programs at Bentley College.
High Point University, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina, initially considered Blackboard technology as a vending services solution for students, but quickly recognized the wide range of additional benefits their campus community would realize by implementing the complete Blackboard Commerce Suite.
Much of the power in education lies in the reflection that a student conducts between periods of coursework and testing, and over his or her entire academic career," said Michael Chasen, Blackboard president and chief executive officer.
Blackboard Partnerships(TM) Program, the Blackboard Developers Network(TM), and Blackboard Building Blocks(TM) are registered trademarks of Blackboard Inc.
The fact that we will be able to support those modes of delivery alongside SaaS, makes Blackboard the only company to offer such a flexible range of deployment options for learning management technologies.
The Blackboard offering provides an environment in which any student or teacher can view instructional content, collaborate with educators, evaluate academic performance, and access learning resources anytime from anywhere in order to achieve their educational objectives," Huskamp continued.
Blackboard already powers the teaching and learning environments of leading Brazilian schools and universities such as Rede Pitagoras and Universidade Positivo and recently announced a partnership with Grupo Positivo to strengthen e-learning in the region.
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has reaffirmed their partnership with Blackboard to power the university's primary centrally-supported learning management platform, Illinois Compass, the company announced today.
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a faculty-wide vote between two leading learning management systems(LMS), Florida State College at Jacksonville chose Blackboard Learn [sup.