Blackboard Collaborate Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Blackboard Collaborate Reviews

Blackboard Collaborate

Online collaboration

4.27/5 (63 reviews)

Blackboard Collaborate overview

Today’s geographically dispersed workforces, flexible hours and demanding work schedules can make in-person training and development expensive and inconsistent, if not impossible. Organizations need a dynamic tool that allows learners to be actively engaged virtually, participating in training, gaining new skills, and learning from their peers “face-to-face” no matter where they are.

Our browser-based and download-free, one-click virtual classroom and online collaboration tool leads to rapid adoption with minimal hand-holding. And, with broadened device support and a powerful mobile app, participation is possible anytime, anywhere.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Web Conferencing for Professional Education

Blackboard Collaborate reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
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Lauren Masino

I've been using this for years, and love it, but it has major issues

Reviewed 2016-08-27
Review Source: Software Advice

Blackboard Collaborate is such a great option for online teachers. We use it to meet with students and present lessons live on the computer. I use it weekly. It is seamlessly integrated with PowerPoint. The features are neat - you have lots of controls as a moderator. You can allow students to speak, use video cameras, type, draw, add pictures to the whiteboard, etc. You can set how many students can be speaking at once. You can mute them by taking away tools. You can create breakout rooms. You can play all sorts of media. You can remove students who are not behaving. You can lock the room or allow attendees in late. I've met with anywhere from 1 to 700 participants. You can make permanent forcing slides and make sure that students can't do anything without a teacher being present, but there are downsides to those functionalities as well. The app is really great. It is limited, and simple, but I've never had a problem with it.

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Anonymous Reviewer

Good collaborative tool for long-distance learning

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-27
Review Source: Capterra

Lots of useful features for professors and students that makes online learning feel more personal. Instant messaging works well and the interactive whiteboard is indispensable. It's a nice touch that it's browser-based, so there's no need for students to download a desktop version as it can be accessed anywhere. Students seems to benefit from the instant interaction with the teacher with the two-way webcam capabilities. Uploading files, slides, and videos is smooth and useful.

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Libby Kielb

Best way to organize assignments for classroom

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

I used blackboard as a student. I always liked when a teacher would use blackboard to upload assignment, post grades, have PowerPoints available, and even when test and quizzes there. Seeing grades posted throughout the semester, referencing resources that teachers posted, and taking quizzes and tests on it. I also appreciated that they worked with group projects to connect with other students in the class and to upload assignments.

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Cortney Denman


Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-01
Review Source: Software Advice

I like that they don't try to update it every two days. Typically with updates come new issues that slow down the process of student learning to deal with technical issues.

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Courtney Carpenter

Great tool for college classes.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

Saved time and effort during a busy college life.There is so much to keep track of with classes, assignments, grades, etc. and blackboard lets everything stay in one place so students and teachers aren't spending too much time just locating items.

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Blackboard Collaborate pricing

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Blackboard Collaborate features

API (104 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (71 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (79 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (67 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (69 other apps)
Calendar Management (78 other apps)
Client Portal (48 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (48 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (69 other apps)
Data Import/Export (46 other apps)
Document Storage (54 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (48 other apps)
Electronic Payments (63 other apps)
Invoice Management (57 other apps)
Invoices (94 other apps)
Real Time Data (47 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (61 other apps)
Search Functionality (52 other apps)
Third Party Integration (71 other apps)
Tracking Features (47 other apps)

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#21 in Learning Management System (LMS)

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Additional information for Blackboard Collaborate

Key features of Blackboard Collaborate

  • Browser-based, download-free
  • Broadened device support
  • Responsive design
  • High definition audio and video
  • Interactive whiteboard, polling, breakout groups, chat
  • WCAG Guidelines 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 compliance
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Simple deployment, convenient access: Our browser-based and download-free, one-click virtual classroom and online collaboration tool leads to rapid adoption with minimal hand-holding. And, with broadened device support and a powerful mobile app, participation is possible anytime, anywhere

High quality Web RTC technology: High definition audio and video, faster, sharper application sharing and a thoroughly redesigned, modern user experience allow for a more personal, engaging experience.

Designed specifically for education & training: Focused on education and training, Blackboard Collaborate is designed for simplicity, accessibility and to support education and training workflows. Tools such as an interactive whiteboard, polling, and breakout groups engage learners and integration with Blackboard Learn, Moodlerooms and any LTI-compliant LMS allow you to blend synchronous, asynchronous, and mobile capabilities.

Inclusive user experience: Designed in accordance with WCAG Guidelines 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 standards in the U.S. and always verified by a 3rd party, Collaborate ensures all employees have access to training and development opportunities