- Blackboard Inc. and Discovery Education are partnering to bring digital content to classrooms at community colleges and universities nationwide.
- The partnership will see the addition of the Discovery Education Higher Ed digital content service to Blackboard Learn, making more than 90,000 learning resources readily available for faculty to insert in their courses.
- A K-12 component is expected to launch later this year using the Discovery Education Streaming Plus service's catalog of over 151,000 Common Core-aligned resources.
This partnership is a major win for both companies. Blackboard gets the addition of award-winning content as it continues to expand outward from its central LMS product,and Discovery Education gets the added content distribution that a widely used platform like Blackboard can provide. Faculty and students can't be overlooked here, either, as the easier access to that content also enriches the academic experience.
With digital content's presence growing as traditional textbooks continue to fall out of favor, deals like this will become commonplace across the ed landscape. The Discovery Education Higher Ed content does require a subscription, but a free trial is available here.