Blackboard Inc. will launch of a new student services offering in conjunction to the acquisition of Presidium Inc., a leading provider of administrative and academic support services to hundreds of colleges and universities. With the new services, Blackboard further expands its capability to support all aspects of the student experience.
Presidium currently provides student lifecycle management services for admissions and enrollment, financial aid and student accounts and retention. The company has also long provided IT and help-desk support for students and faculty for various learning management systems including Blackboard Learn as well as other institutional technologies.
As part of the new offering, Blackboard will help institutions recruit and enroll students, assess financial aid eligibility and disburse awards, handle student registration and advising, and tackle retention programs and degree completion efforts.