Blackboard Inc., a provider of educational enterprise technology, has launched Release 3.0 of its Blackboard Transaction System that includes a new interface and integration with the company’s video surveillance system.
“Release 3.0 of the Blackboard Transaction System represents a major landmark for our customers,” said David Marr, Blackboard Commerce president & chief operating officer. “Release 3.0 will enable our customers to transform the way they interact with and serve their constituents, by combining the best software functionality and hardware compatibility of previous Blackboard Transaction System releases, along with mission-critical reliability and improved ease of use.”
The Blackboard Transaction System is used by hundreds of colleges and universities as part of the Blackboard Commerce Suite, a family of applications supporting campus commerce and security management.
Some of Release 3.0’s new features include:
–A redesigned, intuitive user interface with web-like search capability.
–An enhanced user experience that shortens the learning curve for new users, and allows most administrative actions to be performed in fewer steps.
–A centralized application that allows the user to access all functionality through a single screen.
–Best Unix Edition and Universal Edition functionality, plus numerous overall enhancements to previous Universal Edition releases.
–Enhanced data management capability with unlimited customizable data fields for ultimate flexibility.
–Support for multiple card formats, easier management of temporary card issuance, and unlimited stored value accounts per cardholder.
–Integration with Blackboard Video Surveillance, allowing campus administrators to view live or recorded campus security video from anywhere.