Major companies partner to help improve student outcomes

Chegg and Blackboard Learn partner to provide students learning tools designed to increase retention and graduation rates

blackboard-chegg-retentionChegg, Inc., the Student Hub, and Blackboard Inc. have announced a partnership that will allow Chegg’s self-directed learning services–Chegg Study, Chegg Tutors, and Chegg Career Center–to be accessible within Blackboard Inc.’s teaching and learning environment.

According to Chegg’s own user research, 87 percent of students said Chegg Study helped them better understand their homework and 75 percent said it better prepared them for exams.

“Blackboard and Chegg share a commitment to improving student outcomes through high-quality and affordable learning services designed to improve academic and career outcomes,” said Nathan Schultz, Chegg’s chief learning officer. “Together, we believe we can deliver powerful learning services to the millions of learners and teachers that Blackboard supports through their innovative learning solutions.”

Chegg’s self-directed learning solutions will now be available for faculty and students to use directly from within the Blackboard learning environment. Universities leverage Blackboard solutions to create collaborative learning environments for students and provide a platform where instructors can create and assign projects, keep track of lesson progress by student, and assist students in their coursework, said Blackboard.

“Together, we are working towards a goal shared by students, institutions, faculty, Blackboard and Chegg: better outcomes and higher graduation rates,” said Jim Hermens, vice president of content partnerships at Blackboard. “By providing schools with the opportunity to integrate Chegg Study’s supplemental learning services into our learning environment, students will be in a better position to master their coursework, persist in their schooling, and ultimately be able to graduate at higher rates than they do today.”

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This material is from a press release.

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