Named Finalist for 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Award

The Careers Integration within Blackboard Learn Has Been Adopted at Over 200 Colleges & Universities Nationwide

The Building Block for Blackboard Learn has been announced as a finalist for The 2014 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education CODiE Award in the Best Cross-Curricular Solution category. Nominees in this category represent applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

With over 75,000 active internship positions from more than 50,000 companies located across all 50 states, is the largest marketplace dedicated to supporting students’ career goals. and Blackboard, Inc. developed the free Building Block to deliver an integrated, career-oriented experience within the Blackboard Learn™ education technology platform. The integration provides yet one more resource for students within the Blackboard Learn platform to help them succeed both inside and outside of the classroom by finding relevant internship and job opportunities. The Building Block has already been adopted by over 200 colleges and universities in North America.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. Established in 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries. is proud to be named alongside the following finalists in the Best Cross-Curricular Solution category:

  • xpLor, Blackboard
  • for National Geographic Reach, Cengage Learning
  • EmbarK12 Comprehensive, K12, Inc.
  • Practice Operations, McGraw-Hill/CTB
  • Centricity2, SchoolWires, Inc.
  • SharpSchool Content Management System, SharpSchool 

The winners will be announced during the CODiE Awards Reception & Dinner at the Education Industry Summit on May 13.