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Baku State University Selects Blackboard

BakuBaku (AZE), May 2021 - Blackboard Inc., a leading global edtech software and solutions company, has announced that it has partnered with Baku State University (BSU), a leading university in Azerbaijan, to help drive student success. The University is leveraging the core solutions in Blackboard's edtech platform, including its cloud-based learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn; virtual classroom solution, Blackboard Collaborate; and accessibility solution, Blackboard Ally to create an agile and scalable connected learning environment for more than 24,000 students and around 1,500 faculty members.

"We are pleased to select Blackboard, which is being used successfully to organize teaching processes in many universities around the world," said Elchin Babayev, the Rector of Baku State University. "Blackboard's powerful and flexible teaching and learning solutions will certainly help us serve students and faculty members."

Baku State University has a rich history and is known as one of the leading scientific and educational centers in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Today, BSU leverages 16 faculties with 74 bachelors and 227 masters degrees.

"We are honored to support Baku State University," said Oleg Figlin, Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Blackboard. "Leveraging the combination of Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Ally, which are the core solutions in Blackboard's edtech platform, will provide an unparalleled teaching and learning experience for students and faculty."

Baku State University is leveraging Blackboard's next-generation cloud-based LMS, Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience, which delivers a simpler, more powerful teaching and learning experience. The institution is also using Blackboard Collaborate, a simple and reliable virtual classroom tool built specifically for education that offers both synchronous and asynchronous course capabilities.

In addition, BSU is leveraging Blackboard's content accessibility solution, Blackboard Ally, which makes digital course content more accessible for all learners. Ally automatically checks digital course content for accessibility issues, serves detailed insights about accessibility data, and automatically generates alternative formats of instructor content including HTML, ePUB, audio MP3, electronic Braille, and language translation.