Blackboard Collaborate

by Blackboard

Who Uses Blackboard Collaborate?

Corporate/Government Education & Training and Development leaders, CLOs, HR, sales trainers

What Is Blackboard Collaborate?

Focused on education and training, Blackboard Collaborate is designed for simplicity, accessibility and to support education and training workflows. Whether it's an online meeting, virtual group training, or connecting remote employees, our one-click virtual training solution offers a level of connection and engagement that makes learners forget that they're not in a physical space.

Blackboard Collaborate Details

Blackboard

https://www.blackboard.com

Founded 1997

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Blackboard Collaborate deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Projections
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Workflow Management

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  • Customizable Templates
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  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Learning Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
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  • Multi-Language
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Overall rating

4,2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,1
Customer Service 4,1
Features 4,2
Value for Money 4,1

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Gabriela R.
Gabriela R.
Employee
Food Production, 10 000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/19

"Blackboard Collaborate Review"

Comments: My overall experience with Blackboard Collaborate is always amazing. My grades have improved so much with this and I have been so much more organized because it comes with a calendar and reminder of when assignments are due and I never miss an assignment.

Pros: A feature that I absolutely love about this software is the breakout rooms for group projects. I love that professors can break us into groups and it is not difficult to see in Blackboard. I love how easy it is to use this software. I also love that I get to see my professors feedback on any assignments that have been graded. I love seeing the exact percentage as well instead of it saying "B+". I absolutely love Blackboard!

Cons: One feature that I hope that this software improves is sharing the computer audio. It would be really helpful to get audio instead of text because I feel like it is easier to communicate faster and a lot more easier than text. Either way I highly recommend this software because It has helped me be more organized. There are no features that are difficult.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/05/19
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EIR
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/10/24

"Classroom Video conferring"

Comments: my overall experience of Blackboard Collaborate is good

Pros: As opposed to web casting and video conferencing software, Blackboard Collaborate has interrogations and features that are specifically designed for engagement with the learners/audience

Cons: I am a new user of the Blackboard Collaborate's license so far nothing to complain about. Although the budget for this product is more expensive than our previous option

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  • Reviewed on 2019/10/24
David S.
Professor
Education Management, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/15

"Blackboard Collaborate"

Pros: Blackboard has been around for a long time and they certainly have a handle on online educational resources. I used Blackbaord as a student and then as an educator. Customization of courses and assignments is clean looking. There are a few different way to organize lessons, modules and the like to fit your teaching and training preferences, or virtual conferences. Assessing assignments and the built-in grading is a really fluid and offers a few different modes for categorizing activities. I usually use weighted system with some extra credit and compared to other platforms I've used like D2L or Canvas, Blackboard is much easier to work with. I Personally prefer Canvas, but Blackboard is really solid. *My institution recently switched from Blackboard to D2L.

Cons: Blackboard comes with themes and font styles, but the over all look is kinda of boring, despite the various backgrounds it offers.
Blackboard also offers some embedded applications like Wikis, and other educational resources from publishers like Pearson, and while most of them seem to function, I've had many issues with these connected resources being broken.
Hyper links seemed to constantly break in my announcements after some time, this could be me or an issue with one of my student's browser though, but I thought I'd put it here for people new to this software.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/15
Regina H.
Student
Higher Education, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/13

"Good for the basics of remote classroom learning"

Comments: Overall, I think Blackboard is an adequate software for classes to use as far as the basics go (e.g. putting syllabi and class readings online, administering quizzes and tests, grading). The look and feel of the software can be improved upon and it can be made more user-friendly, but overall, it does an okay job.

Pros: I like that it has the basic features needed for this type of software, such as the ability to administer and grade quizzes online. It is pretty intuitive to use, but it could be better.

Cons: The whole program looks and feels very dated. Because it looks so dated, it feels like it has not been upgraded in a while and could be difficult to use. It surprisingly is pretty intuitive to use however, but there are still ways that it could be improved upon. For example, grading assignments can be made an easier task that does not need to be featured on a separate page.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/10/13
Sal P.
Academic Advisor
Higher Education, 10 000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/06/29

"A Full-Featured Digital Classroom Software"

Comments: I have found Blackboard Collaborate to be a full-featured program that covers the majority of my needs for the online classroom environment. From monitoring the room, to screen-sharing, to voice chat and video, to uploading recordings, Collaborate shines.

Pros: I have found Collaborate to be very intuitive to use, all the more important in a fast-paced, online classroom setting. It is easy to modify student permissions and roles in the event things get of-track, and it is easy to review chat messages as well as ensure recordings saved, uploaded, and distributed. It is also easy for me to monitor classroom attendance at a glance and separate students into smaller breakout sessions.

Cons: I would like some sort of centralized view of the breakout sessions. As one classroom leader, it is difficult to monitor all chats at once, as I found some students would get off-track and it took me a few moments to visit each separate room. It is possible I missed some sort of easy-switch feature that would allow me to do this. Overall, my experience has been very good.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/06/29