Blackboard for Business Features

Blackboard for Business

Online learning management system and course management

3.97/5 (270 reviews)

Blackboard for Business Feature Summary

  • SIS Integration Framework
  • Automate Outcomes Assessment
  • Blackboard Collaborate Integration
  • Blackboard Open Content
  • Course Embedded Assessment
  • Course Themes and Structures
  • Date Management tool
  • Discussion Boards and Calendar
  • Easily Create and Manage Groups
  • Easy Update and Management of Files
  • Enterprise Surveys and Course Evaluations
  • Global Learning Social Network
  • Grade Center, Digital badges and certificates
  • Interactive Rubrics
  • Learner Activity Reporting
  • Needs Grading Smart View
  • Standards and Goals Alignment & Performance Reporting
  • Test Deployment and Design
  • Video Embedding and Content Editor

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Content Management
Course Authoring
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Learning Management
Mobile Integration
Performance Reports
Registration Management
Reminders
Role-Based Permissions
Self-Enrollment
Self-Learning
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Synchronous Learning
Third Party Integration
Training Management
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AICC Compliance
API
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Blended Learning
Certification Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Content Library
Content Management
Course Authoring
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Learning Management
Mobile Integration
Performance Reports
Registration Management
Reminders
Role-Based Permissions
Self-Enrollment
Self-Learning
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Synchronous Learning
Third Party Integration
Training Management
Whiteboard
eCommerce Integration
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AICC Compliance
API
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Blended Learning
Certification Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Content Library
Content Management
Course Authoring
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Learning Management
Mobile Integration
Performance Reports
Registration Management
Reminders
Role-Based Permissions
Self-Enrollment
Self-Learning
Single Sign On
Skills Assessment
Synchronous Learning
Third Party Integration
Training Management
Whiteboard
eCommerce Integration
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Mobile apps

iOS App


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Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


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Blackboard for Business Feature Reviews

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

Ankit Kapur

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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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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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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Juliano Carlos de Oliveira

Great and Powerful LMS - Blackboard.

2019-06-07

Pros

I like all the information, the trend is in one space, graphed automatically and an easy way of collaboration and track deliverables.

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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Mike Rapuano

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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Siddesh Raj

Good Learning tool

2018-06-19

Pros

Its a great way to educate the people or employees or students virtually as providing online courses with no face to face meetings.

Cons

Some times its hard to understand the content from the materials provided and some help is required.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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LaQuetta Glaze

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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Brian Bohlman

Great Solution for Annual Employee Training

2017-04-20

Blackboard is a great tool for any training manager who is looking to develop e-learning courses for annual employee training requirements.

Pros

Very rich features for managing course content, discussion boards, grade center.

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

Recommendations to others considering Blackboard for Business

Compared to other products, Blackboard stands out as a leader of cloud-based LMS software solutions!

Source: Capterra
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Teyanna Warren

Better than ENGAGE

2018-10-09

I prefer this platform any day over what my college currently uses.

Pros

User friendly with a clear homepage. I was easily able to access my grades, assignments, schedules and navigate with ease. Blackboard tech support was very responsive to any issues.

Cons

The only thing that I did not like about Blackboard was the need for a new window when logging into emails or self service.

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: Software Advice
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Harold Chacón

Blackboard is the best LMS

2020-06-10

it's really very good, the tracking data about the student and the review about the class.

Pros

All posibilities in a only one software integration, more functionality in all cases for apply diferent tool.

Cons

interface is confused but have too much posibilites for take different way to make the class and evaluations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joel Thomas Bartlett

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 student, I get mobile access and notifications about grades, announcements, and course changes that help me manage my learning.

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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Matt Graf

An incredible way for businesses to train and educate employees and clients!

2017-08-15

Having this at our disposal has rapidly sped up training processes.

Pros

Having this in place makes it incredibly easy to train and educate employees and clients alike!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Walker

Blackboard learn

2018-04-19

Pros

I took a lot of online courses during my higher education learning, and it made my life a lot easier having an organized way to manage and track my courses.

Cons

It requires a lot of time to develop an activity because you have move from a lot of links inside the tasks.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Cassie Rivard

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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Justin Harbin

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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Andy Ryff

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 for Business

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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Richard Robin

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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Yaroslav Kozak

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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MATILDA KORLEY

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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Melissa Kuehnle, M.A.

Quick and Easy

2019-08-01

We use Blackboard to text those who have signed up for text messaging from the College.

Pros

It also reports how many of each group received the text and if there were any issues pushing the message out.

Cons

It is broad and doesn't tell you where your message will be truncated for certain service providers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Brittany Carter

Not aware of all features

2018-01-19

I wish any integrated system or software could set up a way to record a live class post it to a course unit and have online student watch and participate as if they are a part of the on ground course.

Pros

I like the way I receive notifications when someone posts.

Cons

I wish it could Track attendance Or notifications when certain assignments are submitted

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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John Crisp

Verified Reviewer

a Long Term User's Honest Experience

2016-03-23

. -- in the "real" world, without captive users, no one would ever return to a site with those response times.

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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Phil Handcock

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
(Information Technology and Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Tried, True and Old

2019-05-03

The best thing about this platform is it robustness and age. It has years of development behind it which means that it's unlikely to break an supports nearly all external tools available for LMS'. Aside from that, it's clunky, un-intuitive, ugly and does not allow nearly as much customization as newer LMS'. Avoid this if possible.

Pros

- Robust and solid - Supports integration with many external tools

Cons

- Outdated design - Cluttered interface - Un-intuitive layout

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Juan Nocua

Verified Reviewer

Great features for institutions. I have been using this for around two years and his functions work pretty well!

2017-07-11

Pros

The interfaz of the web page is quite useful, it makes a really good job for the purpose to be, the features to engage the user are meaningful.

Cons

It requires a lot of time to develop an activity because you have move from a lot of links inside the tasks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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