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Overview

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Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning solution which enables employees to fulfill training requirements...

Category Leaders

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for educators to create assignments, provide feedback, and track student progress....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

146

148

52

7

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

950

380

46

2

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

The overall quality, ease of use, features & functionality of blackboard make it a great software for college students and college campuses to invest in.

CO

Christopher O.

I really like the fact you can easily create teams, conferences and add users very efficiently. The sound and video quality are really good.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It was easy to use and I loved the simplicity of the layout.

JP

John P.

Pros

It's so simple, easy to access, easy to apply lessons, easy for students to create thing from scratch. I truly love Google classroom and it's simplicity but great capability.

GG

Gina G.

I liked that Google Classroom was easy to use and navigate. It had a lot of great functionality and made our young daughter's online school experience a good one.

AJ

Alison J.

I appreciate the ease of setting up Google classroom and the variety of tools available. It is a great way to keep the class connected as a learning community and help them stay organized.

BK

Brenda K.

Cons

The support was horrible, most of them are salesman and when they redirect to the specialist at the end is openning a ticket because they do not know neither.

EC

Eugenio C.

Uploading finished assignments were a real pain. The documents videos needed to be no more than a few.

IG

Inguwed G.

No direct integration for download the record of use you need to use api to get this information. We had a problem with the LTI the integration started to direct any group to the same room.

Juan Carlos G.

Cons

Another problem that could make lecturers feel uncomfortable is that the assignments distributed to the students may be re-edited by themselves, which is unacceptable.

MP

Minh Phong L.

The problem is that it's hard to spot actual messages from teachers in that sea of unread notifications. There are also issues with being unable to tell whether work was submitted.

SJ

Signe J.

So if accidentally any part of the assignment gets deleted then it creates a problem for other students as well.

Md. R.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review19 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 days ago

Key features

  • Total features35
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Event Scheduling
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • Total features36
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Certification Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Event Scheduling
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard

Integrations

  • Total integrations13
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Schoology
  • Stripe
  • Zapier
  • Zoom
  • Total integrations36
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Schoology
  • Stripe
  • Zapier
  • Zoom

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great for Online courses

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Very user friendly software apt for students to do online courses. Also works well for classroom discussion, virtual sessions and taking tests. Classes can also be recorded.

Cons

The learning curve to get used to the software features is longer compared to google classroom and microsoft teams.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

It's alright, but could be better

Reviewed a year ago

Compared to Google Classroom it has some advantages, but also lacks in many areas. I wish the app was more reliable and didn't fail at loading many assignments. You get used to the interface, but it could be a lot simpler and I wish the designers would look to Google Classroom as a model.

Pros

Blackboard has the ability to include many different types of media like powerpoints, spreadsheets, pdfs, and work documents all in one place

Cons

The interface is very outdated and could use a redesign. There is a lot of unnecessary links and pages that you need to go through in order to access something as simple as homework. I also wish the login page was easier and actually didn't require me to log in every time.