Blackboard Collaborate

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 pricing overview

Blackboard Collaborate has a free version and offers a free trial.


Starting Price

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Pricing Details

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Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Blackboard Collaborate deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

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

Training Software

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
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  • Task Planning
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  • Task Scheduling
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Blackboard Collaborate Reviews

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Overall rating

4.2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.1
Customer Service Software 4.1
Features 4.2
Value for Money 4.1

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Gabriela R.
Employee
Food Production, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/05/2020

"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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/05/2020
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EIR
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/10/2019

"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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/10/2019
Ornella F.
Arquitecta
Architecture & Planning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/04/2021

"Blackboard herramienta de aprendizaje"

Comments: Mi experiencia en general ha sido buena, no excelente, pero si bastante buena es una aplicacion completa que te permite continuar los estudios o impartir clases de buena manera, permite encuestas, compartir presentaciones y demases, lo recomiendo para gente que trabaja en el area educacional.

Pros: Lo que mas me ha gustado de esta herramienta es las distintas funciones que tiene, aulas online, poner material a disposicion, mensajes, separacion de los cursos, es una excelente herramienta para el estudio online y sin duda facilita mucho la organizacion, es un poco dificil de usar pero no toma mas que unos dias adaptarse.

Cons: Lo que menos me gusta es que suele tener problemas con el acceso a las aulas online, normalmente los enlaces a estas estan rotos y arroja problemas, que te llevan a intentar un par de veces hasta que finalmente funcione.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/04/2021
Regina H.
Student
Higher Education Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/10/2020

"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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/10/2020
John P.
Student
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support Software
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/01/2021

"Great for any Educational Program"

Comments: Overall experience, I would like to see if blackboard has an app. If not, I would recommend switching to Canvas and using that program since that program is easy to use and the app is rather great. Blackboard is still a great program and I had no issues with it but we all want the simplicity of a program from students to teachers because we as humans just want programs to work and work with us to achieve goals.

Pros: Great product that I use when I went to a community college. We use to use this as our online resources for materials like class work or books and etc. It was easy to use and I loved the simplicity of the layout

Cons: No cons to generate because it was a fairly easy program to use and I would definitely recommend to anyone who is in the educational background to use.
ONE CON - not sure if they have an app now but Canvas has an app and that program works great. So I would definitely recommend looking into that.

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  • Reviewed on 21/01/2021