Blackboard Inc. and Pearson have announced a collaboration that aims to improve the integration and flow of data between their complementary K-12 solutions, in response to requests from educators.
With this partnership, the companies are looking to improve the integrity, security and flow of data between Blackboard’s product portfolio that offers a range of K-12 solutions for teaching, learning, communication and parent engagement, and PowerSchool®, Pearson’s K-12 student information system (SIS).
The first Blackboard solution to be integrated is the mass notification provider Blackboard Connect™. Planned features include the ability to send notifications from within PowerSchool and greater flexibility with automated notifications to parents. The companies are also working on PowerSchool integration with other Blackboard K-12 solutions over the next year.