The information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, evaluates corporate learning systems via its Magic Quadrant report. The firm recently released the 2011 report, which positions Blackboard as a Niche Player within the industry. Blackboard was placed in the Niche Players Quadrant due to our ability to execute and our completeness of vision.

Source: Gartner (March 2011)

Blackboard Learn™ for Corporations is not an LMS. It is the online learning and professional development tool that has been designed from the ground up for learner engagement (which often results in a deeper form of learning).  So think about the times when you need to keep your sales reps up to speed on new products, do development training, continuously develop your high-potential performers, or have partners and clients dispersed around the globe and you need to get relevant content in their hands immediately. Regardless of a business’ needs, Blackboard’s online learning environment allows organizations and their working professionals to stay apprised and collaborate more fluidly – and ultimately, at a much lower cost. “This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from Blackboard. The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted by Gartner, Inc. 2011 and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.”

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  • Will Clemens

    Would love acces to the fullGartner report or any other industry research on Blackboard working with a couple of schools on IT needs

  • Lee Perlis

    Thank you for contacting Blackboard. Unfortunately the Gartner reports are licensed and we no longer have permission to distribute. You may want to contact Gartner directly for full access. What type of schools are you working with on IT needs? Career Colleges/For-Profits or traditional higher ed institutions?