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California Agencies Choose Blackboard for State Employee Training and Learning

The approved learning management system from Blackboard and Taborda comes as part of an initiative designed to improve employee processes and data statewide.

Two major state government agencies — the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and California Department of Technology (CDT) — have approved Blackboard’s learning management solution for use by government agencies statewide. The system will be provided to state agencies by Blackboard and Taborda, a value-added reseller and solutions company.

The decision is part of CDT and CalHR’s Enterprise Human Resource (EntHR) strategy, a cross-agency initiative designed to improve employee processes and data statewide. Previously, HR processes, procedures and reporting have typically been manual across departments. Now, EntHR is providing solutions that promote statewide interoperability and data sharing across departments, giving the state of California the ability to collect more accurate and comprehensive employee HR data in a central repository.

CDT and CalHR are offering multiple Blackboard products and services as a new Vendor Hosted Subscription Service. Blackboard’s solution addresses comprehensive security for employee personal data. The solution will serve as a central repository for all employee training information, including compliance tracking for mandated training; professional development opportunities for employees; and departmental training workflows.

Other features of Taborda and Blackboard’s offering include fully integrated learner registration, self-regulated tracking, e-commerce, and enterprise reporting systems and tools; a Web conferencing and collaboration solution; revolutionary technology to make digital course content more accessible; and a workflow automation system that helps organizations manage, approve and track employees.

“We’re proud to be selected by CalHR and CDT as an approved learning management solution provider,” said Bryna Dash, vice president for government at Blackboard. “Blackboard and Taborda look forward to partnering with government agencies statewide to help them provide their employees with the flexible professional development, training, and online learning they need to be successful.”

This story was originally published by Techwire.

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