Why agencies are turning to Blackboard Learn for their training and continuing ed. needs

Blackboard Learn now meets the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's rigorous safety and security standards


Blackboard has long partnered with state, county and municipal agencies to help them securely move their training programs online.

Now, the company has announced that Blackboard Learn — their flagship Software as a Service (SaaS) learning management system (LMS) — has earned the coveted FedRAMP Moderate authorization from the federal government, making Blackboard one of the only commercial off-the-shelf SaaS providers authorized in AWS GovCloud as an Educational LMS. 

FedRAMP Moderate certifies that Blackboard has passed the federal risk management process defining standard security requirements for all Cloud Services Providers (CSPs). 

Government agencies have relied on Blackboard Learn for more than a decade to meet their online training needs. Image: Unsplash
Government agencies have relied on Blackboard Learn for more than a decade to meet their online training needs. Image: Unsplash

Earlier this year, Blackboard also achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Government Competency status. This designation recognizes that Blackboard possesses domain expertise in security and compliance and works with government customers to deliver mission-critical solutions on AWS. Blackboard is the only LMS provider to receive this distinction.

"We're thrilled to receive FedRAMP Moderate authorization and the AWS Government Competency, as both underscore our commitment to ensuring federal and non-government clients are operating in a SaaS-based online learning environment that adheres to the most rigorous safety and security requirements," said Bryna Dash, Vice President of North America Government at Blackboard.

The certifications enhance our ability to support government agencies in their effort to accelerate cloud adoption and meet their unique missions, especially now, with the increased reliance on remote collaboration and learning due to COVID-19."

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