Dec 13, 2010

ConnectEDU Becomes a Blackboard Signature Partner™

CoursEval™ Survey Software plans closer connection to Blackboard’s Learn™ platform 

(BOSTON, MA) December 13, 2010 -- ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, today announced it has joined the Blackboard Alliance Program TM as a Blackboard Signature Partner.TM 

ConnectEDU acquired the CoursEval™ product line from Academic Management Systems (AMS) in September, 2010.

CoursEval™ is a web-based survey system that makes course and instructor evaluation easier, smarter, and less expensive for colleges, universities and health profession schools.  The partnership will allow students in the Blackboard Learn platform to easily access and anonymously complete course evaluations via the MyCoursEval™ Remote Portal Interface.

“Course evaluations are a vital part of every institution’s cycle of education.  As more and more institutions are taking learning online, so too are they taking their course evaluations online.  The ability to report and track institution-wide goals and objectives allows institutions to look at performance at a macro and micro level and improve their instruction both online and in the classroom,” said Matt Small, Blackboard’s Chief Business Officer.

“ConnectEDU’s solutions sit at the intersection point between students, teachers, and administrators. CoursEval™ provides data-driven course and instructor evaluations which are key to a continuous improvement process in the education industry,” commented Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer of ConnectEDU.  “Partnering with Blackboard through CoursEval allows us to extend that educational strategy.”

ConnectEDU has also announced its intention to provide a similar interface for the Blackboard Learn, ANGEL Edition product, and the ANGEL Learning Management Suite. 

About ConnectEDU, Inc. ( 

ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education.  The company is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their careers. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career. 

About Blackboard Inc. (

 Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day.

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