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Blackboard Collaborate

Online collaboration & web conferencing solution

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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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Amazing UI and a great source of location independence but reduce the price.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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I've been using this for years, and love it, but it has major issues

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Blackboard Collaborate is such a great option for online teachers. We use it to meet with students and present lessons live on the computer. I use it weekly. It is seamlessly integrated with PowerPoint. The features are neat - you have lots of controls as a moderator. You can allow students to speak, use video cameras, type, draw, add pictures to the whiteboard, etc. You can set how many students...

Cons

The major thing I dislike is the "exception error" that I get CONSTANTLY. Basically, BBC can only handle so much data. Because it can't tell which participant needs what, it actually has to save and stream anything within a certain time period and send that out to everyone in the room. So, it really bogs the room down. It is just saving a TON of data at any given time. We've had to create separate...

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Classroom Video conferring

Reviewed 3 years ago

my overall experience of Blackboard Collaborate is good

Pros

As opposed to web casting and video conferencing software, Blackboard Collaborate has interrogations and features that are specifically designed for engagement with the learners/audience

Cons

I am a new user of the Blackboard Collaborate's license so far nothing to complain about. Although the budget for this product is more expensive than our previous option

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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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 recommend8/10

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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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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Collaborate with employees and students

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience has been an excellent one as it has allowed myself to work with others on my team who work around the world.

Pros

The software is easy to install and use,. Allows for quick access and contact between employees, interns, as well as student workers within the company to communicate and work on various ideas for authors together.

Cons

I would say that the overall cost is a little pricey for what you get, the customer service is okay but it isn't great.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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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 recommend2/10

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Old software for newer times

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Pros

It has the aspect of blackboard ultra, so if you paid blackboard ultra 7000 euros per year, then you can benefit paying 3000 euros more for the collaborate and have it all in one.

Cons

There are not good features in it, other newer platforms have more features, configurations, options and the price is a lot less.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard has been the best option we've used.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Blackboard helps our students and professors in all areas of the education process with little to no issues.

Pros

Blackboard is one of the most user-friendly and comprehensive solutions for online education we have seen.

Cons

It was a little more expensive than some of the other options, but well worth it. The ease of use is a night and day difference.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Good but could definitely be better

Reviewed 9 days ago
Pros

It's somewhat intuitive, and if you use it with Blackboard it integrates marvelously. The recording process is easy and it uploads automatically, a breeze.

Cons

It uses a ton of resources and it doesn't play well with computers with low RAM or bad internet connection, which makes collaboration difficult.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Not perfect, but pretty close

Reviewed 5 years ago

Blackboard expertly walks a very fine line between offering educators too much customization and having the less tech-savvy neglect their Blackboard pages, and offering too little customization and having barebones pages. Besides the cost (which can get a bit hefty for larger organizations but is more manageable at a smaller scale), there are very few actual drawbacks, and though I have not personally interacted with their customer support, by all accounts that I've heard the support is very responsive. The only real competitors that Blackboard has are alternatives like Moodle, which really pale in comparison to organizations of even moderate sizes.

Pros

Very high ease of use, lots of customization options for educators, and everything is integrated into one place, which makes life much easier for both students and educators.

Cons

Assignment submission can be vaguely clunky at times, and the site very occasionally goes down, but these are both just minor nuisances.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Really expensive but great if you can afford it.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

We loved all of the features and just about everything about Blackboard. I think the best things were the integrations it has with other grading softwares.

Cons

The price is really the only bad thing about Blackboard. If you can afford it then you should be using Blackboard.

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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 recommend9/10

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Best Alternative for classroom teaching

Reviewed 3 years ago

Amazing UI and a great source of location independence but reduce the price.

Pros

Beautifully designed for an online class that helps you in every way possible. Makes the student and the teacher location independent

Cons

The money that you end up paying is very high. I would personally recommend people to go for it if they reduce the money.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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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

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Not sure this is worth the price

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I like the record feature and all the basic video conferencing extras like screen/app share and chat.

Cons

It takes a long time to render the MP4 file if you record. Also, I really don’t like that its only meant to work on Google Chrome. This confuses students and users when they don’t see the options they need and it’s always due to the browser. The cost is way to expensive when you can get more stable products like Zoom or Google Hangouts.

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Good idea, but doesn't live up to expectations

Reviewed 2 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.