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Blackboard Learn

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Blackboard Learn FAQs

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

Blackboard Learn has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $9500.00/year
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


Q. What languages does Blackboard Learn support?

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


Q. Does Blackboard Learn support mobile devices?

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


Q. Does Blackboard Learn offer an API?

No, Blackboard Learn does not have an API available.


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

Blackboard Learn product overview

Price starts from

9500

Per year

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 pricing information

Value for money

4.1

/5

513

Starting from

9500

Per year

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Free trial
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Blackboard Learn features

Functionality

4.1

/5

513

Total features

72

7 categories

Most valued features by users

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

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Blackboard Learn users reviews

Overall Rating

4.2

/5

513

Positive reviews

81

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.63/10
Rating distribution

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202

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18

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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.
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.
Blackboard Learn is a frustrating platform to use.

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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 2 years 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 3 years ago

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Abhuday T.

Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy and flexible learning management system.

Reviewed a year ago

Students are satisfied with it.

Pros

It has very strong and fast customer support service.

Cons

It's bit costly and there are no free version.

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Wassim I.

Computer Networking, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Blackboard Learn: The Leading LMS Platform for Higher Education

Reviewed 10 months ago

Very great experience. I rely on Blackboard Learn in managing all my online/face-to-face courses. I also rely on it in providing training sessions, tutorials, and office hours.

Pros

I have been using Blackboard Learn to support my undergraduate and graduate university courses. I mainly use it to flexibly:1. Post course lecture notes and recorded videos.2. Post assignments and manage their submission policies and due dates3. Conduct exams and quizzes4. Post grades to students and link it to Banner to be on the University database system5. Use many tools such as Blackboard Collaborate to conduct video conferencing sessions and office hours with students

Cons

Creating exams and assessments can be streamlined in a better way to create questions of different types more flexibly and rapidly. I recommend having a tool to do MCQ grading (such as Gradescope) integrated in the Blackboard LMS. Moreover, integrating video editing tools into the LMS itself would be a great addition as well.

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Richard R.

Education Management, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Blackboard - Really clunky!

Reviewed 4 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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Rafael P.

Higher Education, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience with Blackboard Learn is amazing, since it is a platform that has all the features (and beyond) I need for higher education (as a student). The communication and course management are just spot on. I feel this software has a great potential and amazing capabilities and it is definitely my favorite e-learning platform. I could easily recommend it to any higher education student/teacher.

Pros

What I like the most about Blackboard Learn is the amazing and complete features it offers to its users. I use this software for higher education (as a student) and it is very complete and reliable. I can track all my courses, appointments, works, grades, files and many more in the same place, which is perfect for me. 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. Other than that, I don't have any other "complaints" about Blackboard Learn. I may mention that in the beginning of the pandemic, with the introduction of online classes, this software was a life-saver and my institution needed to contact the support team, who was very responsive and agile to solve all the issues at that time.

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Arturo L.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Your new classroom (digital)

Reviewed 2 years 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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