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Blackboard Collaborate named ‘product of the year’

Blackboard Collaborate has been honoured for exceptional innovation in online collaboration with the 2016 WebRTC Product of the Year award.

Blackboard Collaborate is the company’s web conferencing solution that allows for real-time communication directly in the browser. The WebRTC award honours solutions that support browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat and P2P file sharing without the need for either internal or external plug-ins.

Blackboard Collaborate is the leading virtual classroom solution that provides a scalable and reliable foundation to deliver teaching and learning, according to the company. Specifically built for education, it goes beyond traditional web conferencing to meet the extensive and varied collaboration needs of today's educators, learners and corporate and government clients, Blacboard says.

Blackboard Collaborate is the only fully accessible collaboration solution for education that is based on WebRTC, allowing teachers and learners to connect using high fidelity audio and video without any downloads.

"We are proud that our leading online collaboration solution was recognised alongside these other outstanding products," says Mark Strassman, Blackboard SVP of product management and marketing.

"Blackboard is focused on designing and delivering industry-leading innovative solutions and services to learners and instructors around the world."

"It gives me great pleasure to honor Blackboard as a 2016 recipient of the WebRTC Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, Blackboard Collaborate," says Rich Tehrani, CEO for TMC. "Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by Blackboard in their groundbreaking work on Blackboard Collaborate,” he says.

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