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

WizIQ Virtual Classroom is live instructor-led online learning and teaching software for conducting high impact and engaging...

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  • 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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4.2

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  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

4.0

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  • Ease of use
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62%
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.

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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.

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Anonymous Reviewer

I like that students are able to get the immediate benefit of connections with their instructor & classmates with the flexibility of being at home.
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Alison J.

Pros

Overall WizIQ is one of the best, easiest and most complete educational platforms that I've ever come across. Their customer service staff is great.
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Donald P.

Ability to teach live on their classroom AND create courses - few platforms do both like this.

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Anonymous Reviewer

This Tool if good for an eLearning. Specifically if you're an individual.

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Ayushmaan B.

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.

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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.
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Juan Carlos G.

Cons

Server often down, problems with Chat not working, Recordings not functioning. Problems with uploading class material.

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Esther Y.

The new system is hard to use for individual one to one tuition. I no longer use it as the lack of synchronisation and poor features made some lessons frankly embarrassing.

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Christine T.

But when they turned over the app after we paid, that was when we experienced it as slow and non loading. The worse thing is we have been asking for a refund for the past 2 years.

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Rossana L.

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Key features

  • Total features37
  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Projections
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • Total features36
  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Brainstorming
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Event Scheduling
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • On-Demand Webcasting
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Private Chat
  • Projections
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Recording
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Session Recording
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard

Integrations

  • Total integrations18
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • GoTo Meeting
  • 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
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Total integrations8
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • GoTo Meeting
  • 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
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

blackboard features to improve

Reviewed 5 months ago

my experience overall its good the program its quick and have main of the features i need

Pros

the real time chat, the screen sharing i usualy used for a virtual classroom

Cons

some features are confuse i dont know were to search something unless i tryed several buttons

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Helps Keep Things Organized

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The software creates one simple place to organize many classroom tools—such as: syllabus, discussions, grades, virtual classroom/chat room, etc. The software is user friendly.

Cons

The software occasionally has glitches or lags during virtual classes. Students and instructors have trouble logging in and staying in.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great Product

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a great tool that I previously used for snow days to keep learning going in my classroom but now I am using it for all my online classes and it has been a great tool that the students and I use to continue our classes.

Pros

It was easy to set up a virtual classroom within my Blackboard classroom. It is easy to upload your power point presentations to present lectures, it has a polling feature where you can ask live questions and get immediate feedback as the students answer the question. It has a whiteboard feature that you can write and draw on for equations or flow charts.

Cons

The product works only through google chrome so if a student does not open it in Chrome then they will not be able to get into the virtual classroom.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Good for collaborating

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This is a great virtual classroom and we found students are a lot more engaged when and interested in working with others

Cons

Some technical glitches in the past and we were not able to get solutions as fast as we would have hoped

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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 recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great for Online courses

Reviewed 10 months 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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

A great starter program but with a lot of issues for long term users

Reviewed 3 years ago

Since spending 5+ years with Blackboard and Collaborate, we have since switched to Canvas. I am not seeing any issues here, albeit it has only been a year and counting since the switch. I have not had any error messages, and I've conducted live chats and webinars with students without issues. Crossing my fingers that it is the program we've been waiting for and it will keep performing for many years!

Pros

Collaborate is easy to set up initially, and it allows online collaboration - hence the title - between students and both their peers in the virtual classroom and their professor.

Cons

For short-term use, the program excels. For long-term users, there are too many bugs in the program for it to be viable for higher education use. We expect our students to be tech savvy, and it is embarrassing when our software does not hold up to this same standard. I frequently got "unavailable" or "error: contact your program administrator" messages, costing me valuable time with my students. There were also times when the whiteboard would freeze, and I'd have to reboot my entire computer while my students waited.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Pros and Cons and my experience

Reviewed a month ago

This application solves well in my profession as a lecturer and as a student as well. It benefits both those who manage the sessions, as well as the students or participants in general.

Pros

I really like the virtual classroom and the various tools it has to manage the sessions and interact with the participants, and know the internet connection that each participant has.

Cons

It is not a very easy platform to use, you have to understand it first or practice to master it. There are some tools that can be improved, such as screen sharing, permissions to record and manage the session (which others can't easily do), and fast connection to sessions.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Very Suitable Virtual Classroom Environment

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Blackboard Collaborate has served me well as a teaching platform. I have been able to use its many features to promote engagement, learning, and safety.

Pros

Features like private chat, breakout rooms, screen sharing, polling, and file transfer are critical to maximizing learning and engagement in a virtual classroom. The capacity to monitor student work and communication is also vital.

Cons

The inability to see all students at the same time is a distinct disadvantage for teachers and students. The degree of resources required for screen sharing makes this an inaccessible feature for many students.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great teaching/training tool, but lacking on data and accessibility

Reviewed 3 years ago

BBC has some nice tools and features, but in order for this to have real value additional features and improvements are needed.

Pros

I like the BBC teaching tools and features (drawing tools, image captures, breakout rooms, etc.). This is a great tool for the classroom setting and virtual training events. I also like the teleconference bridge feature.

Cons

There are many frequent technical issues, often making it impossible to access. Audio can be tricky at times as well. It's not great for use as a marketing tool, especially due to the fact that it requires downloads to access. The other major issue is the lack of attendee data or ability to easily capture or store participant engagement data.

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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 recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate Review

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

The software is easy to use once you become accustomed to it. It is great as a virtual classroom and for training purposes. It can be used by educators to deliver courses and provide certification where necessary. The features allow for engagement and full participation whether individually or in groups.

Cons

The software requires somewhat of a large bandwidth so that there is no connection issue especially during a web conference.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Great tool for education!

Reviewed 4 years ago

The benefits from this is that there is no longer an obstacle between students learning and professors teaching, it can be done from the comfort of home thanks to this software!!!

Pros

How it helps expand teaching beyond the classroom.

Cons

Connectivity issues due to software glitches can happen but they don't occur frequently.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

My new Virtual Classroom

Reviewed 9 months ago

My overall experience was great. As a virtual environment was not the most popular means for schools, Blackboard Collaborate made this transition smooth during the pandemic. It is a great tool for learning either as a student or a teacher.

Pros

It is a secure and safe video conferencing application, which makes learning in a virtual environment easy and accessible. I find the whiteboard option that gives all users the opportunity to write simultaneously particularly useful for groups to share and collaborate. I also like chat feature with the ability to speak publicly and privately. It has bridged the gap between the physical and virtual classroom allowing students to learn remotely and be able to review lesson which was not possible in a physical environment.

Cons

The problem I had with this software was sometimes i had an issue connecting my microphone and camera. It's user interface could be improved, making tasks such as playing videos and sharing images easier as it takes a long period to upload content on the platform

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Amazing student experience

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great remote classroom experience. professional glitch free platform for class collaboration

Pros

I have used this blackboard learn and BB collaborate during my grad school at George Washington University. The Collaborate was great tool for distance students and remote sessions. We were able to easily view the professor, the lecture slides, annotations, chat with other attendees live and have the session recorded. With all these features, the software was smooth and glitch free.

Cons

Blackboard is not for free. The university has to pay per student license on yearly basis. Blackboard in return would provide professional software support, patches and upgrades.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Very easy to use, but not always so easy for the students

Reviewed 6 years ago

I was using this software for a class and I understood how to use it. But then, they did an upgrade over the summer and suddenly I didn't know how to use it or to tell the students how. I figured it out and it is really easy and effective once you do that, but lost time in the class as a result. A better introduction to changes and advance notice would have helped.

Pros

Ease of use. Effective way to have an off-site classroom discussion

Cons

No preparation for planned upgrade or directions on how to use.

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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 4 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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Blackboard Collaborate

Easy to use. Flawless

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I have used blackboard collaboration for classroom training. Easy to connect and no interruptions during uses.

Cons

I Had just a little trouble connecting the first time other than that I have had no problems whatsoever.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Distance Virtual classroom presentation made possible!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Blackboard is a virtual classroom as it can show you power point presentation at the same time your presenting it, through a camera! Distance learning is now made easier and more convenient by having your power point presentations play at the same time you are explaining it. It is also very helpful for the student who cannot follow through a manual side by side slideshow presentation of the power point and the speaker.

Cons

It might require quite a lot of data usage or a fast internet connection for it to work properly and for you to actually understand something in your lessons. Some features might also be confusing for the students who are first time users but overall, the concept and idea of having both your presentation and you at the same frame is a great idea!

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Blackboard Collaborate

This makes it so easy to have private or group conferences with invitees.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It is very easy to use; the invitation process works through email and is a self explanatory process to follow.

Cons

The only trouble I ran into was having to install flash player in order to do the video part once inside the classroom.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Virtual Learning In Blackboard

Reviewed 3 years ago

Blackboard allows me to meet with my students in a virtual setting.

Pros

I like that the software was easy to use. I was able to learn the functions of the software on my own without any extensive training. I also like that when I invite students to meet me in the "blackboard room", that it is simply one click for them, type their name and they are in.

Cons

It may have been technical issues on my end, but sometimes Blackboard would timeout in the middle of a session with a student.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Works well for most features

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

The software offers a lot of functionality and includes what you would expect for a collaborating in a classroom.

Cons

With so many features, it can be complicated to use for teachers/instructors.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Powerful software, lots of issues

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

- Full control to moderators. - Classroom like features. - Ultra has amazing speeds and isn't difficult to set up (as a user)

Cons

- Old software, not up to date (original) - Ultra version doesn't provide same kind of control as original.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Reviewed 4 years ago

The ability to hold virtual meetings for business as well as academics is great. Our instructors love using Collaborate for virtual office hours and our HR department uses it for job interviews and board meetings. Great program.

Pros

Ease of use and integration into Blackboard courses with the additional capability of use outside of the LMS. The ability to hold virtual meetings for business as well as academics is great. Our instructors love using Collaborate for virtual office hours and our HR department uses it for job interviews and board meetings. Great program.

Cons

The compatibility with browsers other than Chrome has caused issues for faculty in the past. It is our understanding that Collaborate is made specifically for Chrome, which is not everyone's browser of choice.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Collaborate

Collaboration through learning

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Excellent method to reach all of our learners across the country Makes reaching contact time outcomes a breeze Learner engagement is effective and easy

Cons

The cost if the programme when moving to creating actual full-time classroom sessions for learners. It may not be cost-effective for a start-up training academy