Blackboard is a word of English origin that means ‘blackboard’. The term has spread rapidly in the digital world to refer to a series of online learning applications, or by its name in English, e-learning.
Within these applications, there are specific functions that mimic the blackboard of a classroom, in which the teacher exposes the contents to teach their students.
In this type of functions, text and images can be displayed, and interactive exercises can be carried out between the student and the teacher, just as if the student had to go to the board during an classroom.
These types of experiences have awakened a revolution in education and learning models, thanks to all the resources it offers. Its use has been extended in both primary and secondary and higher education, where it is well received by facilitating the exchange of knowledge in international communities.
Blackboard LMS is the registered name of an online teaching-learning management system, which offers an interactive platform to facilitate distance education processes.
The company that develops and maintains this platform is called Blackboard Inc., founded in 1997. Currently its headquarters are in Washington DC
The platform allows open courses for people around the world, without the variables of time and space being a limiting condition.