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Blackboard Learn

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A marketing-leading LMS for education, biz, gov, and more.

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Blackboard Learn FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Blackboard Learn offer?

Blackboard Learn has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Blackboard Learn?

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

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Q. What languages does Blackboard Learn support?

Blackboard Learn supports the following languages:
Italian, Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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Q. Does Blackboard Learn support mobile devices?

Blackboard Learn supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does Blackboard Learn offer an API?

No, Blackboard Learn does not have an API available.

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Q. What level of support does Blackboard Learn offer?

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

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Blackboard Learn product overview

What is Blackboard Learn?

Easy, engaging, and accessible, Blackboard Learn has been redesigned in collaboration with educators and is better than ever before.

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
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

In Person
Webinars
Live Online
Documentation
Videos

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Blackboard Learn features

Functionality

4.1

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463

Total features

75

7 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Activity Dashboard
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integrations
API
Alerts/Notifications
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export

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Blackboard Learn users reviews

Overall Rating

4.1

/5

463

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.55/10
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Pros
It's been a wonderful experience with Blackboard, i love how other applications integrate so well with Blackboard.
Blackboard is wonderful for students, it is very easy to use and they constantly do updates that help improve the system.
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.
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.
It has a bad UI and does not integrate well with other software solutions.
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.

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Simon S.

Director Of Technology

Education Management, 51-200 employees

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Hard to use software that is also very expensive!

Reviewed a year ago

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Simon S.: Hi, I'm Simon. I am a director of technology. Today I'm giving Blackboard Learn four out of...

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Joel Thomas B.

Teacher

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

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

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Joel: Hey! My name is Joel. I'm a teacher for high school and middle school science, and I give Blackboard...

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Gabriela R.

Food Production, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard LMS for Business Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience with Blackboard LMS Business is always amazing! It has helped and improved my grade so much because it lets me know ahead of time when assignments are due, which has helped be more organized as well. I love this software so much and I suggest everyone to use this!

Pros

A feature that I love the most about this software is it allows teachers to upload assignments online to eliminate the use of paper. This software is such an easy to use software and really simple to change any settings for the liking of your choice. What I also love about this is that it is a good platform to take tests and quizzes, which is super amazing because it is not confusing at all. I absolutely love this and it has helped be more organized!

Cons

A feature that I would like to see in the future is the mobile app, it could use a little improvement and it is a bit slow, but the desktop version is amazing so it does not really bother me because I usually check and do everything through my desktop. I still absolutely love this software.

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Amanda M.

Law Enforcement, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Reviewed 6 months ago

I found the software easy to use and it was beneficial to providing higher education to those in the workplace and those who attend NU.

Pros

I prefer Blackboard Learn over other software that I have used in the past and recent events. The simplicity of the system ensures that it is easy to use for all generations, teacher and student, and all of those in between.

Cons

Right now, I do not think there is anything I would change.

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Richard R.

Education Management, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Blackboard - Really clunky!

Reviewed 3 years ago

At our institution Bb Learn instructions sometimes don't match the local implementation.

Pros

What I like most about the software is what is is *supposed* to do: serve as a total course management system.

Cons

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. Nearly every function in Blackboard is present in other generic software and works more efficiently. In addition, Blackboard (as set up in our school) forces templates onto teachers, Redoing the templates into usable form takes lots of clicks. Here are...

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Lee M.

E-Learning, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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BLACKBOARD LEARN – you don’t know how good something is until it’s gone!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Blackboard Learn (BBL) was much better than we knew! You don’t always have control over what tools or LMS you have to use, but if you (or someone else) think that you’d prefer a different LMS - BE CAREFUL what you wish for! I loved the Grade Book’s versatility and ability to easily download it for offline management when needed. Also, when we still had BBL (yes, ‘they’ have switched us to a different LMS) I used it for online classes and as an e-Companion to onsite classes. Loading and transferring content and tests was pretty easy. I MISS BBL!

Pros

I found that Blackboard Learn is much easier to use than other online platforms used in higher education. Being able to easily add materials and instructional documents to an online course is critical especially when a department adopts a new edition of a textbook. The quiz/test builder within Blackboard Learn is also quite user friendly and being able to export exams from a previous course and import to a future course is a real time saver!

Cons

The discussion board when entering grades can sometimes be a little confusing, trying to determine if the student is replying to a classmate’s post – especially if the student has not included the classmate’s name in their reply, but that’s really more due to a student not following instructions and not the program.

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Arturo L.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Your new classroom (digital)

Reviewed 8 months ago

The experience that Blackboard gives you is satisfactory since several other platforms, its management system between courses, and the power to upload files or open documents that teachers upload to their respective courses, are not as easy to do as in blackboard, since the software is very friendly for students like us and makes it not cost us work in performing all its functions that it gives us.

Pros

Being still a student, I love the ease with which I can move within the interface and change courses because if you have several subjects, you can easily locate them and see the content very easily. Inside the software, you can see practically everything as if it were a classroom since you can hold virtual meetings, see your content/tasks to do, see your final grades, take your final exams, etc. It is a platform that stands out for its excellence in education since the page rarely crashes or presents some difficulties.

Cons

It may be difficult at first to navigate through the different menus/pages/courses because the platform does not give us that simply look the first time we see it, as unlike its competitors in the market, this one has a slightly less friendly view. But it is rescued if for example our school/university gives us within Blackboard a small tutorial on the essentials you should know about this software. But honestly, I do not see many cons to Blackboard because it is a platform that gives us what we are looking for and that is why it is one of the top e-learning software.

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