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Blackboard Learn

Online learning management system and course management

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Blackboard Learn Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Blackboard Learn product overview

Price starts from

$

9500

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What is Blackboard Learn?

Blackboard enables you to provide today’s diverse employees and learners with the flexible professional development, training, and online learning that they need to be successful. Our learning platforms are built on the fundamentals of how people learn, enabling learning online, on-demand, and in real-time. learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
24/7 (Live rep)
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

In Person
Webinars
Live Online
Documentation
Videos

Blackboard Learn pricing information

Value for money

3.9

/5

303

Price starts from

$

9500

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Blackboard Learn features

Functionality

3.9

/5

303
Total Features45 7 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Activity Dashboard
API
Mobile Access
Assessment Management
Self-Learning
Tests/Assessments
Blended Learning

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Blackboard Learn users reviews

Overall rating

4.0

/5

303

Positive reviews

77%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.45/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

102

130

47

16

8

Pros
It's been a wonderful experience with Blackboard, i love how other applications integrate so well with Blackboard.

KN

Kennis N.

Blackboard is wonderful for students, it is very easy to use and they constantly do updates that help improve the system.

KH

Katie H.

Overall I had a wonderful experience and I’ve talked to other students about their thoughts and the overall consensus was it’s great for the busy college student.

MP

Michele P.

Cons
We ran our own host and it had nothing but problems, and I am not talking hardware. Every time we went to run an update, it broke something.

TL

Tony L.

Everything about Blackboard is clunky — at least as it is set up in our university. Operations that should be drag and drop require multiple clicks.

RR

Richard R.

When you first enter blackboard it can seem hard to navigate and seem overwhelming for both student and teacher. The options for customization for teachers are somewhat limited.

JP

Jess P.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

As both a teacher and a student - Blackboard works for me

Reviewed 7 months ago

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using blackboard makes my day worse

Reviewed 7 months ago

Transcript

Sean: Hi, I'm Sean. I'm a teaching assistant and I would give Blackboard Learn a three out of five. For...

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

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Simplifies Grades, Course Communications, & Materials Distribution

Reviewed 2 months ago

There are a lot of learning management systems out there, and I've used several of them. Blackboard is my favorite. It has excellent capabilities, improves organization, and makes it very easy to communicate with students.

Pros

Blackboard is a great tool for communicating with students, distributing course materials, and recording student grades. The "one-stop shopping" approach makes it easy for professors to stay organized in each class, and it also makes it easy for students to stay organized. When used well, Blackboard allows you to do everything from communicating with students to uploading assignment sheets to sending...

Cons

For me, Blackboard wasn't intuitive to learn. Even after 7 years of using it nearly ever day during the semester, I had some challenges making it do what I wanted it to do. I often spent far more time than I should have trying to customize things for my courses. But, as long as I stuck to the basic features -- which are also the ones I personally found most useful/beneficial -- Blackboard was a great tool for organizing my courses and keeping students on track.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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A decent LMS, but there are better ones out there that have less workability issues

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have used both Blackboard and Moodle in the past, and I found them very similar for what they offered. I would have been fine using Blackboard indefinitely had I not found out about Canvas, which is what we are using now and I am absolutely it's biggest fan!

Pros

I used Blackboard for almost 10 years, and it was a decent LMS for my needs. When Blackboard Collaborate came out, it was even better because it added a new layer of possibilities (I could have several webinar/conversations going, merge conversations, and/or present to different groups at one time). However, there were always bugs in the system, even though we updated constantly. The Blackboard app was also very limited.

Cons

Too many bugs and freezes; many of my students had issues with accessing links when they used different internet browsers. Good for a small school or business, but not larger ones.

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

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Ferramenta de aprendizagem , facil de usar

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

Comunicação com alunos e tutores dentro da plataforma dentro da plataforma.

Cons

Na hora de escolher para quem mandar a mensagens na area fale com tutor temos que procurar em uma linha extensa de contatos os dos tutores deveriam ser os primeiro e tambem o dos professores.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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A Good Software but Needs Updating

Reviewed 2 months ago

Blackboard Learn is a good software, but it needs some updating to look more current. If it looked more current, customers could take advantage of all the functions of this software. I used it in a very basic way simply because I did not like the look of the interface.

Pros

This software allowed me to view my assignments for college and check my grades as well. Instructors used Blackboard to post important announcements and assignments. Overall, the software was easy to navigate and easy to understand. I liked the "Announcements" board of this software as it allowed professors to post important messages that could be found in a single place. The "Alert" feature was also very useful when there was a grade or assignment update.

Cons

Blackboard has many features, but I was not able to take full advantage of them because of how the platform itself looked. The Blackboard platform, especially the black bar on the left hand side, was always confusing and the site itself looked pretty old. When my university actually switched over to Canvas, students missed the layout of Blackboard, but not the actual software, which looked like it was several years old. If the actual interface looked better, I think it would be easier to navigate.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wow..an excellent online Learning platform

Reviewed 3 months ago

Pandemic-related problems with submitting assignments and accessing information for my online and face-to-face classes. It has become increasingly apparent to me as I progress through graduate school that this site will be useful not only for my coursework, but also for group presentations and collaboration with other students.

Pros

My assignments and materials are organized in one place. As of the most recent update, it is now much easier to use than it used to be. Assigning assignments and adding details to classes has never been simpler. Now, it's much easier to use than it was before. The process of giving students feedback and organizing my responses is simple. It's also how I communicate with them. As a result, it's easy to refer back to them and remember what I said. I also like that Blackboard integrates well with other apps. When it comes to presentations, I rely heavily on VoiceThread and Panopto. GoReact and Top Hat are also on my to-do list.

Cons

An update to the mobile app is still in order. There is a lot of work to be done on this project. On the web, the user experience was much better.

Blackboard Learn FAQs and common questions

Blackboard Learn has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $9500.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Blackboard Learn has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Blackboard Learn supports the following languages:
Italian, Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese


Blackboard Learn supports the following devices:
Android


No, Blackboard Learn does not have an API available.


Blackboard Learn offers the following support options:
Chat, 24/7 (Live rep), Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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