ConnectYard Announces New Upgrade Program for Blackboard Learn Customers

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WAYNE, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectYard, Inc., the leading provider of social engagement solutions for education, today announced a new upgrade program that will allow existing Blackboard Learn customers to leverage its communication platform for emergency notifications at no additional cost. In addition, the Company is also releasing a new version of its Building Block to provide Blackboard Learn users with the ability to quickly send and receive important messages around new assignments, grades, etc.

"The program we've put in place will allow schools around the world to take full advantage of ConnectYard's multi-modal communication platform for campus and district-wide notifications," said Don Doane, CEO of ConnectYard. "Our goal is to help institutions develop more informed, engaged and secure communities by enabling them to communicate with people in the mode they prefer."

Additional enhancements to the ConnectYard Building Block include new reports and analytics, an extensive application programming interface (API) for customized integration and support for LinkedIn as an additional notification channel to Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about ConnectYard's upgrade program for Blackboard Learn customers, visit

About ConnectYard
ConnectYard provides a completely private and secure, social engagement platform that allows for anytime, anywhere communication and collaboration across a variety of social and mobile technologies, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and SMS.

ConnectYard, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. For more information on how ConnectYard can help your organization increase student engagement and retention, please visit or contact us at 973-494-8063.