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Overview

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

Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. Use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance your websites,...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
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  • 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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User reviews

4.2

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5

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

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5

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
87%
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.
I really like the fact you can easily create teams, conferences and add users very efficiently. The sound and video quality are really good.
I like that students are able to get the immediate benefit of connections with their instructor & classmates with the flexibility of being at home.

Pros

It is easy to use and allows high quality video to be embedded on-the-go. This is an added advantage for companies who want to onboard video services in their business plan.
The program was easy to use with a minimal learning curve, produced fine quality videos (even with a laptop webcam), and walked you through sharing.
This tool has been useful in providing an easy to use interface to record live sessions, welcome announcements, discussion posts, and provide media enhanced student feedback.

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

Cons

My overall experience with Kaltura has been horrible. I will never use it again.
Customer Support is the absolute worst. And the KMC is Flash based.
Kaltura is the worst product I have ever used.
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Key features

  • Total features38
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agenda Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Management
  • Attendee Profiles
  • Attendee Tracking
  • Audience Analytics
  • Audience Engagement
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Auto Framing
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Blended Learning
  • Brainstorming
  • Brand Management
  • Brand Overlay
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Bulk Uploading
  • CMS Integration
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Closed Captions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop / Browser Sharing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Event Registration
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Tracking
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • HD Audio/Video
  • Higher Education
  • Host Controls
  • Inside the Video Search
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Internal Meetings
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Labeling
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Live Streaming
  • Live Streaming Production
  • Media Import
  • Media Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Moderation
  • Multi hosts
  • Multi-Participant Screen Sharing
  • Multi-Screen Recording
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Camera Feeds
  • Multistreaming
  • Networking
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Online Registration
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Presenter Control Management
  • Privacy Options
  • Private Chat
  • Progress Tracking
  • Promotions Management
  • Q&A Management
  • Raise Hand
  • Rapid Creation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Screen Sharing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Room Block Management
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Screen Recording
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Streaming
  • Social Sharing
  • Speaker Profiles
  • Speech-to-Text Analysis
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Split/Multi-Screen
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Targeted / Locked Screen Sharing
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Overlay
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Onboarding
  • User Profiles
  • VR/AR Compatibility
  • Version Control
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Capture
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Monetization Tools
  • Video Stabilization
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Virtual Lobby
  • Visitor Registration
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management
  • YouTube Uploading
  • Total features177
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Item Tracking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agenda Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Assessment Management
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Management
  • Attendee Profiles
  • Attendee Tracking
  • Audience Analytics
  • Audience Engagement
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Auto Framing
  • Automatic Transcription
  • Blended Learning
  • Brainstorming
  • Brand Management
  • Brand Overlay
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Bulk Uploading
  • CMS Integration
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Closed Captions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Desktop / Browser Sharing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Event Registration
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Tracking
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • HD Audio/Video
  • Higher Education
  • Host Controls
  • Inside the Video Search
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Internal Meetings
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Labeling
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Live Streaming
  • Live Streaming Production
  • Media Import
  • Media Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Moderation
  • Multi hosts
  • Multi-Participant Screen Sharing
  • Multi-Screen Recording
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Camera Feeds
  • Multistreaming
  • Networking
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Online Registration
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Presenter Control Management
  • Privacy Options
  • Private Chat
  • Progress Tracking
  • Promotions Management
  • Q&A Management
  • Raise Hand
  • Rapid Creation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Screen Sharing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Room Block Management
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Screen Recording
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self-Learning
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Learning
  • Social Media Streaming
  • Social Sharing
  • Speaker Profiles
  • Speech-to-Text Analysis
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Split/Multi-Screen
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Targeted / Locked Screen Sharing
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Text Overlay
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Onboarding
  • User Profiles
  • VR/AR Compatibility
  • Version Control
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Capture
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • Video Looping
  • Video Monetization Tools
  • Video Stabilization
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Virtual Lobby
  • Visitor Registration
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management
  • YouTube Uploading

Integrations

  • Total integrations18
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Total integrations26
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

A solid collaboration platform for those who use Blackboard

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Collaborate offers a nice platform for real-time text and video conferencing. For those who already use Blackboard, there's no reason to choose any other software.

Cons

Collaborate isn't as user-friendly as some of the alternative programs. It offers plenty of features, but the learning curve is steeper.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

a disappointing virtual classroom

Reviewed 3 months ago

although it did a better job to create a "virtual classroom" experience, and had a full suite off features specifically for the classroom, crucial parts like video conferences were not good enough so I wouldn't recommend utilizing blackboard as the platform for all school needs.

Pros

it has many features that are tailored specifically for the classroom, such as interactive board, and you could raise your hand to ask a question or could give quick actions as feedbacks through lessons.

Cons

the overall video and audio quality in my experience was really bad, and there was no app support in the time we used it, there was only a web-app which was laggy and extremely resource heavy on my iphone. considering lots of people join classes from their phones this was a major downside.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

It has been a challenge to support

Reviewed 5 years ago

It allows us to teach classes online with audio and video.

Pros

I like that it is fully integrated into blackboard. It is fairly easy to setup and assign to a class.

Cons

It has a challenging interface for students to use. It leads to a lot of phone calls asking for help. It is slow to respond in turning on and off mics and cameras.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

The good streaming tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

it's very fresh in the world of streaming video class tool

Pros

This software is very intuitive navigation and interactions, the option about the blackboard in streaming video is funny, like drawing shape and the text.

Cons

the unique cons is the tool shared application don't show the windows navigation about the program.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Always has an issue

Reviewed a year ago

5/10

Pros

My university uses blackboard to facilitate classes and I must say the only thing I enjoy would be the features such as the agree-disagree tabs, raise hands etc.

Cons

WE ALWAYS HAVE ISSUES. The platform always crashes and we have to use another platform for classes which is really annoying.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard collaborate suprised me

Reviewed 2 years ago

Blackboard allows us to collaborate with external users easily.

Pros

It was very easy to use, especially for someone with no prior Blackboard experience. It's pricepoint for each license is very reasonable as well compared to other collaboration platforms

Cons

The platform is web based and is not optimized for all browsers. I tried using the platform in Microsoft Edge and it froze regularly.

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Blackboard Collaborate

I use blackboard as a student for online courses.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This tool is great for engaging in online classes. The lesson can be live or saved and watched later which is great for studying. The chat feature is simple and easy to use.

Cons

Blackboard is not the best learning platform. Connecting with teachers has to be done separately from the platform and there are always connectivity issues.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Powerful tool for online meetings!

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

Blackboard Collaborate is a powerful tool for video and teleconferencing and information sharing. I like the ease with which information can be shared. The platform have a host of interactive features such as real time polls, group and private chats and break out groups. Participants can also be elevated to presenters at any time with a click of a button where they can share screen and other applications. The platform is also available as a mobile application for on the go access.

Cons

Mobile application have limited capability.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Love

Reviewed 4 years ago

I love blackboard. I use it daily with my job. Even though there are other programs, nothing really compares.

Pros

Lots of capability for differentiation and uploading powerpoints.

Cons

Only accepts PowerPoint. Video view is small when there are multiple speakers.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Number one product with all essential features

Reviewed 3 years ago

I would say Blackboard Collaborate is a very good and unique steady web-based collaborative learning system that truly helps me in redesigning system that offers a complete level of engagement as well.

Pros

It helps me in order to make effective video and audio calls that are essential for any type of project. I can easily use it to cover my lectures in just few hours without any difficulty. Moreover, this platform has the best features for instant and real time chat services that helps in completing all my work projects conveniently.

Cons

For me this particular application is one of the best solutions for all my stuff related to studies and also it helps me in doing all the complex assignment tasks. Truly speaking I do not find any hurdle whenever I use this product. So, it is free of cons.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate review

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

My experience with Blackboard is just an amazing. It's an easy to operate with user-friendly interface. Grades, Assignments and upload options are fantastic and quick. It's considered as a giant in virtual online classes.

Cons

It lacks some more advanced capabilities. Video conferencing options are not functions properly.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great for online classes!

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Whiteboard: Professors use this feature to explain topics by drawing some diagrams on the Whiteboard. Share Documents: This feature is widely used by the professors to share their notes with the class. Breakout Groups: Professor use this feature to create groups in the class for some tasks.

Cons

Complexity: Some non-technical professors find it difficult to use different features of Blackboard Collaborate. Video Quality: Some times Blackboard Collaborate provides very poor quality videos even if there is a good internet connection. Audio-Video Synchronization: In the recordings, the video does not keep up with the audio and you will sometimes see that they are out of sync.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

The meeting in this times

Reviewed 4 months ago

I like blackboard because is more professional from another products. I think it’s useful in this time and it’s easy to use for meetings.

Pros

I like the high quality video and the useful features.

Cons

At the first time it’s confusing to use but then you you get used to it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great collaboration and presentation tool, with some drawbacks

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Blackboard is a surprisingly effective video collaboration and presentation platform. It is easy to sign-up and launch conferences/presentations by simply clicking a hyperlink and letting it redirect you to where you need to go. Participants can partake in the presentation directly through a user-friendly interface. There is also a very handy mobile app for viewing presentations on the go.

Cons

When using the interaction features on the mobile app, it tends to malfunction and can, on occasion, crash the app. This forces me to restart and rejoin the presentation.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

I loved working on blackboard

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I like how things were compartmentalized on the side. Everything was easy to use. You could change the theme to suit your needs. We took quizzes, collaborated with groups and interacted with the professor on the platform

Cons

Bo significant cons to note. Great and clean platform to work on

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great experience

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great tool platform for university students.

Pros

I had a really good experience with Blackboard, it is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

Cons

I am a new user of this software and so far I cannot find anything to complain about.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Mostly reliable platform for online classes

Reviewed 4 years ago

Pleased with my experiences with Blackboard. It's incredible that you are able to take virtual classes with this platform.

Pros

As background information, this was used for online classes - so my experiences is limited and based only on that. With that said, though, I was pleased with my interactions with Blackboard Collaborate. Here are the pros: - It has an Interactive Whiteboard feature that is quite helpful. Teachers can add their slide deck or presentation here. The students can then "interact" with the presentation...

Cons

Here are some concerns: - While it works well with Chrome, this platform does not seem to work with Safari or Edge. (This could be user error, though.) - This may be user error, too, but I found the audio to be a little off. It seems like they could do some updates here to help it sound a little more smooth and less choppy. Sometimes you don't always hear everything. - Even though the record feature is awesome - it can be annoying because the video and the audio are sometimes off. - I guess this could be based on the WiFi connectivity, but video quality is inconsistent.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Solid collaboration and communication platform

Reviewed a year ago

The general experience is that Blackboard Collaborate is a solid tool for collaboration, team and file management, and communication in video conferences.

Pros

Blackboard Collaborate has a broad range of features and comes along with high customizability. The video conferencing is very good, also in comparison with competitors, such as "ZOOM" and "Microsoft Teams".

Cons

Ease of use and ease of development is lacking. Moreover, the then even more necessary customer support is not always as available as needed and responses solving an issue can take a while. A clearer and simplified design of the overlays could tremendously benefit these issues.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Very Interactive and Easy to Use!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Blackboard Collaborate was definitely the right choice. I enjoy using this platform and would definitely recommend it as an ideal platform for e-learning.

Pros

Blackboard Collaborate makes e-learning interactive and hassle-free. I am a university student and the administration decided, when the lockdown started in March, to use this platform to facilitate online learning. When I was introduced to the interface in the beginning, I found that it was very easy to navigate. It offers a tour of the interface which proved to be quite helpful. However, Blackboard...

Cons

There is really nothing to dislike about Blackboard Collaborate. It ticks all the boxes and really does take much of the dreariness out of the virtual learning platform. Although e-learning is definitely not comparable to face-to-face learning, Blackboard Collaborate makes it much easier to adapt.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good idea, but doesn't live up to expectations

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overall I don't think I would use it again. I prefer Zoom.

Pros

I like that it is integrated into Blackboard, that you can use it with those that don't have BlackBoard and that the recordings are saved to Blackboard

Cons

You can't view all participants at once and the video quality is low. And it doesn't always work.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good solid video conferencing software

Reviewed 2 years ago

Using it for web meetings and occasional training at a university.

Pros

Has pretty much all the features you could want for web meetings - breakout rooms, nonverbal feedback, and robust audio and video.

Cons

Feels like there's the potential for it to provide more tools but ultimately it's just video conferencing software.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good software for teaching large students

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is useful to manage a class of several students for a course. But, the video tutoring feature is not well designed as skype/zoom.

Pros

It is a good software to manage the student assignments, participation points, grades and sending email in groups.

Cons

Usually, large institutions and universities can afford it. The video method of learning is not very well supported.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

My classes occur in classroom and I use this platform as an virtual educative experience

Reviewed 5 years ago

A good platform for a virtual experience educational

Pros

I enjoy to preparer the scenario previously and while the students login to the platform, I chat with them: "Hey, welcome" and I invite them to change their profile, after that, I share with them my PowerPoint files or I give them the guideline to share their files. To assign or change the session-role with the students has been a great experience: let them drive the class and expose their jobs from their device, sharing their desktop, letting them to use any software to show it. Its `no necessary a big bandwidth of Internet, it works fine with medium/low bandwidth, in this way the video and the sound communication are pretty good, considering this.

Cons

I must take time to teach/familiarize previously for the students in the use of the platform, it is not an intuitive software.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good virtual learning software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Decent way to video chat with professors/teachers and learn course material. Usually no problems as long as your using the web interface.

Pros

Easy to use. Just find your class session and click to log in. Allows you the option to mute your mic to cut out background noise. Also allows you to type answers/questions in chat if you choose to do so.

Cons

Mobile version needs to be updated substantially. Sometimes it doesn't work properly or often doesn't update when it should

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

A Necessary Platform in the Face of the Decline of Face to Face Classes

Reviewed 3 months ago

I love blackboard collaborate. It saved my education during the pandemic. The most useful feature for me is the ease of access to recordings. Unlike other platforms, the recordings are stored directly on the platform and do not require the host or lecturer to directly send the recording to participants. The platform is so easy to use and mimics the structure of a real classroom.

Pros

Ease of Navigation User friendly Multiple avenues of communication (video, audio and live chat) Break out rooms options for group collaboration during classes Ability to schedule and create multiple classes that can be conducted simultaneously without disrupting each other Hands up feature Polls Recordings available

Cons

Initial learning curve as the platform is not similar to others that’s i’ve used before.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Kaltura Video Platform

Enhance Your Online Classroom Experience with Kaltura

Reviewed 3 years ago

This tool has been useful in providing an easy to use interface to record live sessions, welcome announcements, discussion posts, and provide media enhanced student feedback.

Pros

I love the convenience of Kaltura Video Platform because it is built into my university's learning management system (Blackboard), which does not require downloading any external tools. I like the functionalities of video with screen share capture, audio and webcam recording within an easy to use platform. Also, this platform allows you to upload and store media into your repository to later use across any of your online courses.

Cons

I have experienced technical issues while using the video capture appliance (Personal Capture). For example, after recording, the media library pops up and then my screen would freeze for a length of time. I would switch browsers and enable Adobe Flash, but was unsuccessful. So, I often use a different recording device and use Kaltura Video Platform to upload, edit, and store my media.