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

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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
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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

Not enoughreviews yet

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

Not enoughreviews yet

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Key features

  • Total features38
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Higher Education
  • Information Governance
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Whiteboard
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features31
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Integration
  • Data Migration
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Higher Education
  • Information Governance
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Live Chat
  • Master Data Management
  • Match & Merge
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Management
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Whiteboard
  • eLearning Companies

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 integrations7
  • 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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Blackboard Collaborate

A lot or promise, but classrooms need to change for this to be that useful.

Reviewed 4 years ago

This software extends learning beyond the bounds of a normal classroom, and opens up opportunities for new forms of learning.

Pros

Blackboard Collaborate is accessible from most device types, which is helpful when dealing with larger classrooms, and and technically-challenged professors. The platform is also accessible for students with language and physical needs, which really extends the lecture opportunities in ways not really available in a real classroom. Also, unlike some other LMS programs, Blackboard Collaborate doesn't try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to features and user interaction. Much of the functionality feels similar to existing and common software that users will likely be familiar with, so the learning curve is not steep.

Cons

Blackboard Collaborate can be slow, awkward, and suffers from the same sort of limitations as other digital conferencing tools. Yes, there are features not dependent on real-time, two-way communication, and it can function without all users on board, but it can't replace many normal lecture/class use cases. That means that educators and administrators have to think of new curriculum and instruction plans just to use the software. This is not so much a technical fault as it is just a limitation of the concept.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard continues to amaze with it's collaboration features

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Blackboard has all of the features we need from a collaboration standpoint to connect with educators and other students for adult learning, professional development and seminar based learning environments.

Cons

It's not as intuitive as Blackboard's Learn platform, it took a while for me to get used to the interface.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good Interactive Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Great tool for interactive learning for students and employees

Cons

FIle upload could be quicker than it is.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Does its job

Reviewed 4 years ago

Simply put, this is great for online learning.

Pros

I like that there even is a program like this. We use this for my daughter with her online schooling and she's able to access the learning screen and see/hear her teacher speak.

Cons

It took a bit to even get this program running correctly on our iMac. Also, we still cannot get the microphone/video option to work. We did all the setup and diagnosing for this and still can't get it to work.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

BBCollaborate's a great platform for online learning

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great platform, very popular with instructors and a smooth transfer from Canvas over to BBCollab for online lectures. Would like it to be set up better on iPads though.

Pros

Robust package of features for online learning and collaboration Relatively easy to use interface if you spend the time learning about all of the features Great for managing sessions with many registrants or students

Cons

Web based and app platforms don't seem fully compatible on iPads yet, if you're participating in a lecture and don't touch the screen or interact directly then your device will time out as if it's inactive

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate - A virtual classroom

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, this software has made distance learning easy and interactive.

Pros

I really enjoyed how easy it was to use this software. I've used the software for one my online learning classes. I like how interactive you can get with others and the amount of ways you can interact with each other in the virtual classroom.

Cons

I was having trouble connecting at first to my class room and getting the room setup but once I was in there I had no trouble. There was occasional lag with the webcams but once it leveled out all was fine.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good Product, just pricy in comparison to others

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use blackboard for our e-learning webinars and are satisfied

Pros

Easy to use, worked everytime we used it

Cons

it cost much more than our other webinar software

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Online classroom collaborative tool

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Collaborate has the features one would reasonably expect from an online video conferencing tool, chatting, screen sharing, etc. One feature that makes Collaborate stand out in the teaching/learning environment is the ability to provide universally accessible resources for students with learning disabilities.

Cons

We attempted to use this outside of the teaching environment, for business calls and it was a little clunky to navigate when compared to some of the other video conferencing tools out there.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Basic features but expensive

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

All the standard learning management features. Pretty easy to use and most faculty have used it before.

Cons

Expensive for what you get and the customer services is horrible. New features do not come around too often.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Pretty good for meetings

Reviewed 2 years ago

Blackboard Collaborate is a good platform for distance learning, but its downsides are that it seems specific to that purpose. Zoom is better for allowing you to host meetings for other purposes than distance learning. Blackboard Collaborate could benefit from becoming more versatile.

Pros

I like that I'm able to dial in to a session anonymously or join the meeting room from where I am. Blackboard Collaborate also has the basic features such as mute/unmute and start/stop video. You can also edit the screen with a marker or pen, so it's like Zoom but on the browser rather than a separate app.

Cons

Like Zoom, I worry about the security of the platform. You can still anonymously dial into meetings, so it feels like there is an avenue for hacking. I also dislike that it is restrictive to distance learning, and I think Zoom is definitely better for versatility purposes.

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Blackboard Collaborate

User friendly

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very user friendly, easy to use. Provides many features such as collaborative rooms for distance learning.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Product review

Reviewed a year ago

Very pleasant experience.

Pros

The software is easy to use once you have grasped how it works. It makes the learning experience great.

Cons

It can take a beginner a long time to grasp how it works.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard is widespread but terrible

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Giant, bulky learning management programs try to do too much and do none of it well. Blackboard is no exception.

Cons

Similar programs are ubiquitous, so you need to know about them and students' and administrators' familiarity may make your life easier sometimes than trying to roll your own edtech setup.

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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 recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

More Essential Than Ever With Virtual Learning

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall, have had a good experience. Have also used Canvas and that was slightly better than Blackboard for us.

Pros

Great platform for student/instructors to have all the information necessary in one place. Many features to allow seamless learning experience for students.

Cons

Sometimes screensharing will throttle speeds it seems and sometimes audio is not clear.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Are you ready to learn?

Reviewed 6 years ago

Blackboard is an excellent, simple learning platform that allows you to teach and collaborate. It is a wonderful solution.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Excellent option for online learning

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, Blackboard has been a great solution to online learning. I think it's an essential software for any e-class.

Pros

This software aggregates everything needed to administrate or attend a class. It has many tools, such as group email, and many ways to organize content. Administrators can add assignments to a calendar, and use the platform as a gradebook. It's a great all-in-one software.

Cons

Occasionally, the interface can be confusing, such as a collapsing menu bar. There is a brief learning curve to get used to the navigation.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Laggy, But Useful

Reviewed a year ago

Helpful in its accomplishment, but it was very wobbly in getting started, especially at the beginning of the pandemic it was difficult to get off the ground effectively.

Pros

The layout of the page was clear and user interface is good but slightly confusing. The page was helpful to make e-learning effective.

Cons

The video-audio was often laggy and unclear, and the sync was often out of sorts. There also some difficulty with microphones.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good Academic Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great experience. It's a virtual classroom which helped me a lot with transitioning to online learning due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Pros

The video capability and interaction with multiple people at a time. I love the smart white board that comes with it.

Cons

It's a little hard to navigate through at first. But you get used to it eventually. It takes some learning.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Powerful online learning platform

Reviewed 2 years ago

Blackboard Collaborate has a bit of a learning curve, but once you click through everything, it is easy to use. Sometimes it can be a little slow, but it holds an entire semester's work of resources, discussions, and videos with ease. Overall, it's one of the better online learning platforms I've used, and it is of a high quality.

Pros

I like that Blackboard can contain and store so many things - Zoom links and previous video recordings, slides/presentations, PDFs of complete textbooks, and more. It makes online learning as a graduate student easy, and I don't have to use my limited free Google storage to access a variety of resources that my professors provide me.

Cons

Sometimes it feels clumsily organized. This may be my university's fault, but it can be hard to find links, or I have to click through 4 levels of links to get to my destination. I'm sure site organization is managed by the admin users, but sometimes it just feels like there are too many options, half of which don't even have anything within.

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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 a month 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 recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Must use for learning

Reviewed a year ago

It has been a wonderful experience so far. It helped me a lot in my learning, effective collaboration and also in tracking my assignment’s due date.

Pros

I really like the collaborative/whiteboard feature which helps in interacting with the peers and sharing our thoughts.

Cons

Sometimes the server went down and I was unable to submit my assignment.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Instructor

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I like that they don't try to update it every two days. Typically with updates come new issues that slow down the process of student learning to deal with technical issues.

Cons

I have students who only own Apple computers, they cannot copy and paste in collaborate without having to go through additional steps. To ask a 6th grader to complete that is like asking them to perform brain surgery. In addition, although it is "tablet friendly" students on tablets cannot write on the "whiteboard", or have the same functions as students on computers. This also slows down learning. It ends up being me trying to teach a lesson, and then having to rewrite on the "whiteboard" what the student has written in the chat box so that when the file is saved their work/words show up.

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