Blackboard Learn Features

Blackboard Learn

Online learning management system and course management

3.97/5 (298 reviews)

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Blackboard Learn Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Blackboard Learn's features:

Richard S.

Blackboard Analytics for Learn

2019-09-26

Analytics has been a game-changer that is helping our institution create an overall better student experience.

Pros

In this ever increasing data-driven industry, Analytics is a powerful tool to help you make informed decisions based on real time data.

Cons

Going in, it helps if you have a working knowledge of databases. The dashboards are easy enough for the general user, but the report creation is not always intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kayla S.

Blackboard

2021-07-27

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joel Thomas B.

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

2018-11-24

Make sure you explore the user guides and options, blackboard can be a powerful tool but some of it's features are less than obvious!

Pros

As a instructor blackboard lets me integrate a lot of different types of media through Kaltura, structure time released content ,vary assessments, and deliver individualized learning opportunities.

Cons

Therefore, as a student, I find many of my professors do not fully take advantage of the learning management system because they have limited knowledge.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ankit K.

Decent software for Education Institutions

2019-01-23

Pros

One stop portal that has an overview of all academic resources for the students.

Cons

The UI feels outdated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Mike R.

Blackboard LMS

2019-04-17

Naturally, it is much easier for the learner to use, but still very user friendly for instructional designer.

Pros

Blackboard is an easy to interactive learning management system which allows the user to design educational or training activities. It was extremely easy to implement and can be done on the fly with a learn as you go design method; meaning you do not need to spend hours reading directions.

Cons

However, these bugs are almost always easy to fix or even fix themselves sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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LaQuetta G.

Blackboard Review

2020-05-21

One major pro is the integration of other software.

Pros

Blackboard is an excellent learning management system.

Cons

Blackboard is an excellent learning management system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin H.

Blackboard Learn

2018-05-07

Pros

Blackboard is one of the giants of the e-learning industry, so you can expect resourcing and the support indicative of a premier product. The mobile experience was relatively intuitive, which is a must in the current environment where students may be working full time while earning an online degree.

Cons

Compared to other learning management systems (such as Canvas or Schoology), Blackboard reflects the features and structuring of learning management systems of days gone by - specifically, it is structured most closely around a 'document dump' approach to online learning.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Software Advice
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MATILDA K.

Just Fantastic. Gets the Job done for me.

2019-01-10

Pros

Totally in love with the virtual classroom functionality as well as the certification management. Great Software.

Cons

This software like all software isn’t perfect. The mobile app seems a little sluggish.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Richard R.

Blackboard - Really clunky!

2020-03-05

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

And the import-export functions of Bb gradesheets to generic spreadsheets is so clunky that it is unusable. 2.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 11-50 employees)

seemingly popular but surprisingly clunky

2018-12-04

This is not a minor software and many have found it to be worthwhile, so consider my review in context of your particular business needs. There may be aspects that fit your needs quite well. I just haven't found them in my case.

Pros

I can't say too much positive other than it is a reliable platform. Rarely experience outages which affect business critical functions.

Cons

It is time consuming to use and does not produce a clean interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafael P.

One of the best e-learning softwares for (higher) education

2021-07-13

The communication and course management are just spot on.

Pros

I also like the fact I can communicate with my teachers within this platform and the possibility to activate the email notifications for every course is a great add-up for this software.

Cons

What I like the least about this software is the User Interface (UI), as I consider the navigability could be better and the features could yet be more accessible and easier to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy R.

A Tugboat Amongst Speedboats

2016-12-14

While it lacks in overall usability, it does has a number of useful tools, as well as a number of third-party extensions developed through strategic partnerships.

Pros

Interoperability, software extensions, and ability to build and scale coursework.

Cons

The software is somewhat unintuitive, with a cumbersome and clunky interface. The user interface and user experience is in dire need of a facelift.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Blackboard Learn

Be sure to take a test drive prior to making an investment. Don't rely solely on a sales demo to answer the questions you may have.

Source: Capterra
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Yaroslav K.

Verified Reviewer

Rather Failed Attempt to Create All in One Solution for Educational Sector

2019-03-05

Overall, I would say, it's an attempt, but a rather failed one. The tool has potential and can expand, however, during my college years I have not seen it change even a bit for the better!

Pros

Also, there are many things in terms of functionality and reporting.

Cons

UI/UX are horrible here.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: GetApp
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Juliano Carlos d.

Great and Powerful LMS - Blackboard.

2019-06-07

Pros

The way we can review the documents; The better way to report plans localized to the group.

Cons

It is a really good service for us!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Signe J.

Simplifies Grades, Course Communications, & Materials Distribution

2021-08-18

There are a lot of learning management systems out there, and I've used several of them.

Pros

As a writing professor, I especially appreciate the SafeAssign feature that checks student assignments for plagiarism.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas H.

Functional Class Websites and Grade Management

2015-04-12

Functional Class Websites and Grade Management

Pros

I have experienced no bugs and it performs exactly as I expect it to.

Cons

Scrolling through the online gradebook is a pain. Also, it is not always clear what is visible to the students and what is only available to instructors.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Blackboard Learn

From the point of view of a user, this software is about equivalent to Moodle, but I would check relative pricing and ease of implementation.

Source: Software Advice
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Phil H.

This was the only LMS choice offered by my institution. Appreciated what it offered.

2018-03-14

Pros

Students enjoyed the standardized ability to track lecture notes, videos and access course readings.

Cons

Student management was challenging.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 501-1000 employees)

Blackboard LMS

2018-09-25

This will make classroom administration a breeze, saving your instructors and administrators a lot of time and make your classroom management 1000% more efficient!

Pros

The greatest feature of this product is the ease of use with regards to its navigation.

Cons

Installation can be both lengthy and problematic if you are moving from an incompatible LMS. While we were lucky, we still ran into bugs while making our transition. This was frustrating, but was luckily done during the summer, when attendance was at its lowest.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cassie R.

The only way to learn!

2018-02-11

Pros

It is very organized and helps keep track of all classes, schedules, and reports.

Cons

I think what it really needs is a mini tutorial for first time users and that would help so much!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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John C.

Verified Reviewer

a Long Term User's Honest Experience

2016-03-23

Truthfully, the ONLY reason I use this app is because I have no alternative at the College where I teach and it gives the students easy access to information, but so would any LMS (Learning Management System).

Pros

It's full of examples I can show my students on how not to do UI and UIX 3.

Cons

Counter intuitive, clunky, awkard UI (User Interface) - improve it by hiring UI/UIX experts and giving them actual control over the app interface and functions. 2.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 11-50 employees)

Good for Assigning

2019-07-23

Blackboard was perfect for my business, allowing me to assign different tasks and readables to my employees.

Pros

You can assign tasks easily with this software and track deliverables on a timely basis.

Cons

Sometimes the software would struggle with certain types of file / folder uploads.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stacey S.

Effective but difficult to learn

2019-04-16

Online learning and courses

Pros

Blackboard is a standard among learning management systems.

Cons

The software isn't intuitive and there are limitations to what you can do with it. Having used some other LMS software platforms, I'm now even more frustrated with the limitations that Blackboard has.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Assaf Y.

A rigid platform for online training

2018-08-31

Pros

This platform offers content modules, internal communication tools, evaluation tools, monitoring tools and learning management for online mode

Cons

Usually when there are many users interacting on the same page, there are usually speed problems or the platform is blocked. High cost of the license.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Hilda M.

Great Learning Management System

2018-05-14

Pros

Blackboard provided a perfect and easy way to facilitate online courses, with many helpful features including discussion boards, grade breakdowns, and easy administrative tools.

Cons

I also don't think they are doing anything that is particularly innovative to push them above and beyond other learning management systems.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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aaron b.

Perfect for school

2018-11-15

Pros

I really like the easy to use user interface. While I went to college, I found it really easy to access my classes through Blackboard, take quizzes, join discussion boards and so on.

Cons

The things that I liked least about Blackboard was the mobile app. It felt limited compared to it's web browser counterpart in terms of ease of access.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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