University of the Visayas Selects Anthology’s Learning Management System, Blackboard, to Support their Digital Transformation Journey


BOCA RATON, Fla., June 24, 2024 – Anthology, the leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, today announced the University of the Visayas, a province-wide system of higher education in the Philippines, has selected Blackboard Learn Ultra as its new learning management system (LMS). Known for innovative student programs, the University of the Visayas aims to instill a culture of excellence in students through academic training and lifelong learning, enhancing their leadership potential and career success. To support this mission, the University of Visayas needed an intuitive learning management system and a partner that could help them with their digital transformation journey.  

The University of the Visayas conducted a thorough competitive review, including a pilot subscription from another vendor as a potential replacement for their current system. However, they concluded the piloted product was not as user-friendly as anticipated and lacked the local support they needed.

They expanded their competitive review to include Blackboard by Anthology. Thirty department heads from the University of Visayas attended a Blackboard Learn workshop, where they got first-hand experience using its industry-leading features like the AI Design Assistant.

“The feedback from the attending department heads was resounding,” said University President Dr. Conrado E. Iñigo, Jr.

“They touted Blackboard’s ease of use, intuitiveness and logical, flexible workflow; they felt very comfortable with the AI functionality in Blackboard,” Dr. Iñigo added.

The University selected Blackboard as their new LMS and it will replace their current platform.

The academic institution will also implement Anthology’s digital content accessibility solution (Ally) with Blackboard Learn, supporting their commitment to accessibility and creating an inclusive environment for everyone. Ally provides digital course content in multiple formats and languages, a feature that is imperative to delivering an inclusive student experience.

“We are thrilled to partner with the University of the Visayas, a renowned institution dedicated to excellence and career success,” said Joe Belenardo, Chief Revenue Officer at Anthology. “Our regional presence will enable us to closely collaborate and support their mission of supporting community development and the socioeconomic needs of the country through their educational programs.”

Learn more about Blackboard Learn Ultra.  

About Anthology

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning. Discover more about how we are fulfilling our mission for education, business and government institutions at www.anthology.com.

About University of the Visayas

Founded in 1919, the University of the Visayas (UV) is a private institution located in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first school in the province of Cebu to attain university status. Anchored in culture of excellence through academic with a focus in life-long process learning, the University of the Visayas operates and maintains educational programs which are nationalistic and democratic, and attuned to nationally and internationally accepted standards. While it nurtures academic excellence, it also works for the enhancement of high-level professions and middle level careers relevant to community development and the socioeconomic needs of the country. Today, the University of the Visayas offers Bachelor’s degree programs, most of which start with ladderized Associate degree courses, a post graduate Bachelor of Laws, seven Masters Degree programs, and four doctoral programs in various fields.

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