As mentioned yesterday, EIU still utilizes Blackboard CE 8.04 (formerly known as WebCT to the world, still *affectionately* so here). And we’re early in the preparation process for what to do when the license completely expires forever for this product (January 2013). So I spend a fair amount of time right now just gathering information about the different products I see, in preparation for reviewing RFPs one of these days.
Today I got an email that said this:
“Blackboard’s stock (BBBB) has jumped 34% this morning on news that Blackboard has retained Barclay’s Capital in response to unsolicited, non-binding offers to acquire the company.
So, of course, I go googling… and find this tidbit…
Interesting. More details to keep an eye on. And the possibility of storms tonight.
4:30pm — then this link appeared in my inbox:
Still waiting to see what storms make it over to this side of the state. The hype today has certainly been running high.