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Overview

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Blackboard's learning ecosystem helps organizations deliver outcomes-based learning that drives employee growth in a measurable...

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  • 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
  • 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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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
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User reviews

4.0

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89%
would recommend this app

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88%
would recommend this app

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.

Pros

Not enoughreviews yet

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.
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.
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.

Cons

Not enoughreviews yet

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  • Last review3 years ago

Key features

  • Total features49
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Leaderboards
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Calendar
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rewards Management
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features51
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Leaderboards
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Calendar
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rewards Management
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations47
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations10
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Workday HCM
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Learn

Valuable educational platform

Reviewed 3 years ago

Blackboard learn will let you learn.

Pros

Blackboard learn is very valuable education platform that i really enjoy. It let us interact between our professors and we students.

Cons

It lacks some awesome activities and features that am looking for but still valuable and worth to use.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Learn

Good Learning Platform

Reviewed 4 years ago

I still learn using blackboard learn

Pros

Blackboard learn is a good learning platform that can help you to have knowledged. I love in Blackboard learn is being a user-friendly.

Cons

Good learning platform but still lacks some features overall it's still not fully developed. Add more features and developed this platform so it will be great too.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Learn

Fantastic Platform

Reviewed 4 years ago

I learn a lot using blackboard learn.

Pros

Blackboard Learn is fantastic in terms of sharing information in your learners and instructors. I often used this platform as my online learning system.

Cons

There's some features that not really useful and the activities you compile is cannot customized to be well organized.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard learn

Reviewed 7 years ago

Blackboard learn

Pros

Good interface for posting assignments and interacting with students.

Cons

Not every teacher uses it in a standard way. Some teachers do not upload grades.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Learn

Review of Blackboard Learn

Reviewed 7 years ago

Review of Blackboard Learn

Pros

Various options available, flexibility of use, good tools for organization.

Cons

Some tasks are a bit onerous to set up, but aren't an issue once they are set up. Sometimes students have issues with time outs and accessibility.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Review of Blackboard Learn

Reviewed 7 years ago

Review of Blackboard Learn

Pros

It was easy to use and made accessible by web ports that the University offered.

Cons

The product was never the problem--the content was written in a way that made the courses sometimes difficult to follow or absorb quickly.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Review

Reviewed 7 years ago

Blackboard Review

Pros

It helps students learn and think and be creative. Students like Blackboard Learn too, just as do instructors.

Cons

Nothing. I have no complaints or negative things to say about Blackboard Learn.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Learn

My experience as a Blackboard Learn user

Reviewed 7 years ago

My experience as a Blackboard Learn user

Pros

Easiness of use. I used it for academic purposes while I studied English, and have no major problem interacting with the plattform

Cons

The version I knew seems to be a little bit older, then it doesn't have good graphics on

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Learn

I think the blackboard learn is a nice learning system.

Reviewed 7 years ago

I think the blackboard learn is a nice learning system.

Pros

I like Blackboard Learn because of its friendly GUI and nice help menus, so that I can learn by myself.

Cons

The program is kind of slow to run in the computer, and sometimes lags very much.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard

Reviewed a year ago

Overall this is a great software product to use for educational purposes.

Pros

Blackboard is fairly easy to use and has an easy to follow design.

Cons

Blackboard learn is a great learning management system.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is a very simple program to use to communicate and learn from teachers

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall it is a good platform to use to learn from your teachers and to receive many documents to help you learn and to upload your assignments to be graded from.

Pros

It is a great program to use to contact your teacher and students online. You are able to access announcements your teacher has posted and are able to receive assignment and notes from them with easy access. There are a lot of tools to use in this program. There is also the Best Practice part of the website to use to help you practice the tools to make it easy to use.

Cons

Submission is sometimes a bit confusing to use when you want to upload a certain file. It is a expensive product to use when you want to learn with ease. It also requires a lot of steps to learn something and there are sometimes bugs in the program.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My Review of Blackboard Learn

Reviewed 2 months ago

My overall experience with Blackboard Learn is excellent as a student.

Pros

Blackboard Learn is super easy for anyone to use. I like the notification system as it always reminds me by sending an email if there are some assignments that need to be submitted. Also, I like the dashboard that highlights the university news.

Cons

Blackboard Learn doesn't provide many interactive tools that I can use with my tutor. Sometimes I face some lags when signing in and it rejects my university account. Also, it lacks the themes that I can use and change between.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Learn Review

Reviewed 9 months ago

I had great experience with Blackboard Learn and I will continue to use it in the future. I have not found any other education software out there that can do what Blackboard Learn does.

Pros

It is easy to use and has all of the feature I need like auto grade, the ability to create quiz and text on the fly and allow the student to get involved in the discussion.

Cons

There is nothing I do not like about the software.

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard - Really clunky!

Reviewed 2 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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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Learn

Love Blackboard Learn

Reviewed 7 months ago

Love Blackboard Learn. It's a great tool for those online students and staff.

Pros

It's so easy to use and convenient for online learning

Cons

There is nothing about this software that I dislike.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Blackboard Learn

Teach on blackboard

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

I like blackboard collaborate. I like the grading I like being able to save and add documents.

Cons

At first it was hard to learn. I needed help.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Undergraduate Learning with Blackboard Learn

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with Blackboard Learn was optimal as a student in college.

Pros

I found this advantageous when I was in college as an undergraduate. It was great to track my course work and online assignments through this LMS. For its time it was adequate with the UI layout but to modern look and feel of websites and web application software in 2020 it would be outdated unless they revamped the display of everything.

Cons

It was just a bit clunky at times and occasionally a pain in the @$$ but it still got the job done. It might have been that my student user rights weren't fully configured and there was a lack of training from the university for students to use the tool and not on the fault of Blackboard Learn.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Learn

Efficient platform for adult education

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Blackboard learn facilitated large professional workshops on change management using an easy user interface

Cons

I found backboard learn to be expensive compared to similar tools

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Blackboard Learn

Learning on BB

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, Blackboard Learn is a pretty good experience. Students are able to access many things.

Pros

I liked how this software is very easy for students. Instructors can give assignments, show grades, and upload attachments. Changes are instantaneously.

Cons

I don't like how Blackboard constant go through changes and is often down or having technical issues that'll need to be passed onto customer service.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Learn

Best College software!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall I would say that compared to other online education softwares, I was more satisfied using BlackBoard Learn.

Pros

I very much enjoyed using blackboard learn while in my undergraduate courses. The navigation system is hard to get used to but the layout is designed well.

Cons

I would say that the thing I liked the least about this software were the occasional offline maintenance updates.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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BBA Student Review from Concordia University Austin

Reviewed 2 days ago

This software came along with me signing up for my online classes.

Pros

I like that this software is an easily recognizable platform to learn on across many colleges.

Cons

I think that there needs to be a faster response time to get problems solved from comments and suggestions left.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Blackboard Learn

Great tool for students

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have used Blackboard for many years. It is a great tool for students. Flexible

Pros

Easy to use easy to learn Flexible for Universities. Great for students to assist with organization

Cons

The system does go down from time to time, but nothing too negative. I do not have any negative comments.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10