October 31, 2023

ILERNA, Spain’s leading vocational training organization, selects Blackboard Learn Ultra by Anthology

Flexibility, industry-leading innovation will enable ILERNA to deliver personalized experience 

Boca Raton, Fla., October 31, 2023 – Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, announced today that ILERNA has selected Anthology’s virtual learning environment (VLE), Blackboard Learn Ultra. As Spain’s leading vocational training organization with more than 30,000 students and 100,000 alumni across eleven campuses and online, ILERNA chose to migrate to Blackboard Learn Ultra to better support their online learners with powerful educational experiences, fueled by insight.

“The 21st century economy is rapidly changing, and to compete and succeed, our learners expect training that equips them with the tools they need delivered in a modality that fits their busy lives,” said Jordi Giné, founder and CEO at ILERNA. “With Anthology, we found a partner we could trust that is open, transparent and committed to our mission, and a VLE in Blackboard Learn that provides the flexibility our learners demand and product innovation that will continue to fuel the personalized experience that sets us apart.”

Authorized by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training with a mission to provide training that empowers learners to compete for well-paying jobs, ILERNA delivers industry training online, blended, or in-person. ILERNA Online launched in 2014, providing training for in-demand positions in fields like health care, marketing, tourism, finance, and IT, and has emerged as a leading online training program in Spain. The organization is future-focused, adapting quickly to shifting labor market trends to ensure they continue to provide their learners with the training they need to move their careers forward.

“Learners are looking to upskill or re-skill to meet the evolving needs of the modern workforce at a pace that fits their schedule,” said Oleg Figlin, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA and APAC at Anthology. “Our team is excited to support ILERNA as they provide the training and tools their learners need to succeed at the pace of business.”

Supporting the needs of today’s students, Blackboard Learn Ultra provides educators with the tools to deliver the inclusive, consistent educational experiences learners desire through a modern, intuitive, and personalized interface. Blackboard Learn Ultra continues to set the bar for innovation in the industry, recently delivering new features including an AI Design Assistant to help instructors build more engaging courses more quickly. New features are developed in close collaboration with clients to best fit their needs today and in the future. Blackboard Learn is a top choice for institutions and organizations seeking a comprehensive and modern learning management solution.

ILERNA selected Blackboard Learn Ultra to replace their current LMS, Instructure Canvas, and has completed their implementation. Blackboard Learn by Anthology continues to be a top choice for institutions throughout Europe and more than 100 institutions in the region are now teaching 100 percent of their courses in Blackboard Learn Ultra.


About Anthology

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the

global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning. Discover more about how we are fulfilling our mission for education, business and government institutions at www.anthology.com.


ILERNA is an official vocational training center with more than 50 years of experience in the education sector, a pioneer and leader in distance vocational training in Spain. With an international presence in France and Italy and over 100,000 graduates, ILERNA is committed to pedagogical innovation in vocational training. Its wide range of offerings -more than 30 training cycles of Intermediate and Higher Levels focused on practical learning for students and job placement- allows specialization in different families. Today, ILERNA is at the forefront of technology and tools, with a total of 11 vocational training centers spread around Catalonia, Andalusia, Madrid, and Castilla y León. Discover more about how we are fulfilling our education mission at www.ilerna.com

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