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November 13, 2015

Instructure Inc., Creator of Canvas LMS, Goes Public

Instructure Inc., which serves 1,600 customers with its Canvas learning management system, went public on Friday, in what some say is a boost to the K-12 market.

November 14, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Buys ParentLink; Fifth Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.

August 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Competitor Desire2Learn Raises $85M

Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.

August 14, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Acquires CardSmith; Third Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard recently acquired CardSmith, a campus card solutions provider, marking their third acquisition of 2014.

August 08, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.

July 21, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Acquires Perceptis, IT Help-Desk Provider

Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company's second acquisition of 2014.

May 23, 2014

Blackboard Lands Arizona Contract for Educators' Online Learning, Collaboration

More than 60,000 educators in the state will have access to the system for professional development.

May 07, 2014

Google Unveils 'Classroom' Learning Management System

The major online-services provider Google has released its first learning management system, designed to help educators organize and collect assignments, ask questions of students, and perform other tasks.

February 07, 2013

Global Education Market Tops $4 Trillion, Analysis Shows

The worldwide e-learning market is poised to grow by more than 20 percent over the next five years, according to one estimate.

October 15, 2012

Blackboard Inc. CEO to Step Down

Michael Chasen, who co-founded the educational software company in 1997 and saw it through a $1.6 billion acquisition, will resign in December.

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