BLACKBOARD has acquired Blue Canary, a Chandler, AZ-based company that offers data analytics services to help higher-ed institutions improve student retention. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, Blue Canary claims its predictive modeling tools can help colleges improve student retention by identifying students at risk of dropping out. Blue Canary was formerly a subsidiary of Clairvoyant, a data analytics company whose clients include Nevada State College, Saint Leo University and the Arizona Department of Education. This deal marks a dozen acquisitions for Blackboard since 2014.