[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The State University of New York (SUNY) has selected Blackboard as a strategic partner in online learning and its primary learning management system (LMS) vendor, says Blackboard. The agreement, part of a larger, system-wide effort at SUNY to control costs, offers special terms for up to six years for institutions that move to the latest version of Blackboard’s learning management system Blackboard Learn  9.1 or leverage additional products and services including Blackboard Mobile.

Many of SUNY’s 64 institutions currently use Blackboard’s ANGEL platform and have considered plans for moving to Release 9.1.

More than 1,800 institutions have adopted Release 9.1, says Blackboard.