Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the education technology startup EducateNow, which it bought in April for $600 million.
It will provide the company with the ability to offer educational services through its Education Platform, a service that lets students and teachers collaborate with each other and access educational content online.
EducateNext is focused on learning and learning management.
In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Microsoft said that it had learned “much” from EducateTheater, a startup it acquired last year.
The company said it had found a “new way to deliver the most effective learning experiences” for teachers.
“EducateNext’s educational content platform will help teachers better manage their classrooms and provide students with personalized content,” the company wrote.
The Education Platform will be able to offer educators a toolkit of resources and tools that will allow them to manage classroom and learning content more efficiently.
Microsoft says that educators will be free to choose what resources and content they want to use on their computers, tablets and smartphones.
The service will be available to educators in six states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Virginia.
It’s unclear what other states will get the Education Platform.
Educately, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., had about 200,000 students, according to its most recent annual report.
The deal, first reported by Bloomberg News, is expected to close in the second quarter.