March 29, 2021

Navajo Technical University Selects Blackboard’s Ecosystem of EdTech Solutions

RESTON, VA -- Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, today announced that Navajo Technical University (NTU) has selected the company’s integrated EdTech software and solutions to advance the University’s critical educational, environmental, economic, cultural and community engagement missions. The partnership, which covers five NTU instructional sites, includes a cloud deployment of Blackboard’s leading learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn; virtual classroom solution, Blackboard Collaborate; course content accessibility solution, Blackboard Ally; IT help desk services and additional solutions to enhance the student learning experience.

“We’re proud to partner with Navajo Technical University to help achieve the University’s core mission of educating for the future,” said Kathleen Vieira, Chief Strategy and Portfolio Officer at Blackboard. “Our team recognizes and values that the mission extends from the classroom to every corner of the community, and our partnership reflects the scope of that responsibility.”

Navajo Technical University is a public tribal land-grant university serving over 1,000 undergraduate students and was the first university established in the Navajo Nation. The university has instructional sites in New Mexico and Arizona and is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the southwest.

“Our University is committed to academic excellence and Blackboard helps us deliver a complete set of solutions to help our students succeed,” said NTU Communications Director Daniel Vandever. “Student support is essential.”

Blackboard is the only EdTech company positioned to provide a fully integrated EdTech ecosystem that delivers a personalized user experience, fueled by data, to advance learning. The integrated EdTech ecosystem delivers a seamless experience for students, simplified course management for faculty and powerful insights for administrators and institutions.


About Navajo Technical University

Navajo Technical University was founded in 1979 and specializes in STEM and technical trade education. The University offers 2 graduate degrees, 13 baccalaureate degrees, 20 associate degrees, and 23 technical and vocational certificates. Special program accreditation is held under ABET, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Culinary Federation.

About Blackboard

Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. We connect a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning. Our mission is to advance learning together with the world's education community, so that all learners, educators and institutions can realize their goals today and prepare for tomorrow.

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