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Blackboard Assist provides students with easy access to reliable services when and when they need them within the Learning Management System.
Fremont, CA: By 2025, global digital education investment is expected to reach 350 billion dollars and will expand at a rapid pace. Education is among the underrepresented sectors that can benefit from technological adoption. Population growth, rising technology, and COVID-19 are all factors speeding up the expansion of an industry that is already ripe for disruption, and it's reasonable to predict additional pushes into EdTech's core business from global tech and conventional education behemoths.
"The Togetherall community empowers students by creating a platform for free and open expression that is kept safe by licensed and registered mental health practitioners," said Matthew McEvoy, North American General Manager for Togetherall. "Partnering with Anthology will enable more universities and colleges to complement their existing resources, reduce barriers to mental health support and intervene early, all key factors in providing care, especially for marginalized groups."
Anthology, a leading education services manufacturer that improves the entire learner lifecycle, collaborated with Togetherall. This top online mental health service gives millions of people 24/7 peer-to-peer support moderated by licensed and registered mental health practitioners. All Anthology North America clients will have access to Togetherall's peer-to-peer mental health network through the collaboration. Furthermore, universities and colleges that use Blackboard Learn can activate Togetherall via Blackboard Assist, a mechanism within Blackboard Learn that links students to the support resources they require to succeed.
"Today more than ever, universities and colleges are mobilizing to offer support that extends beyond academics and delivers a complete student wellness experience. With Togetherall, we can help provide a safe online community for students to give and receive mental health support in a space that's always available and right at their fingertips," said Mary Gross, Senior Director of Partnerships for Anthology. "It's an opportunity for universities and colleges to supplement their stepped care approach and provide pathways between existing services."
Blackboard Assist, a feature within Blackboard Learn, connects students to the institution's student services, Blackboard success tools, and third-party student services approved for academic integrity. Blackboard Assist provides students with easy access to reliable services when and when they need them within the Learning Management System.