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Blackboard

Blackboard refers to a set of tools that enhance the students' academic experience, including learning management systems and other technology-related tools that mediate learning. A memorandum from the Provost, dated April 7, 2003, a task force was formed to begin the process of shaping Vanderbilt's electronic academy environment. The demise of Prometheus was the catalyst for this memorandum, and the reason the search for a new learning management system (LMS) quickly ensued, with the adoption of Blackboard as the first component of the former OAK, which had been managed on campus. In December 2014, the course management system moved over to Blackboard-managed hosting, and, thus, assumed the branding of Blackboard.