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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate

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.

Who Uses Blackboard Collaborate?

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

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Reviews of Blackboard Collaborate

Average score

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

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Gabriela
Gabriela
Employee in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Food Production, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Blackboard Collaborate Review

5.0 4 years ago

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.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Blackboard Collaborate Review

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Blackboard collaborate is a straightforward tool that is very effective for educational purposes.

Pros:

As a university student in the COVID-19 pandemic, blackboard collaborate was a complete necessity. I used this app everyday for at least 2 years while navigating through classes, webinars and even exams. It is a great app that is geared toward hosting larger groups. This software is easy to use and the interface is very interactive. It allows for screen sharing and even fantastic features that allow the host to give attendees impromptu multiple choice quizzes. The break out room feature is also beneficial in managing larger groups. One of my favorite features is the promotion of asynchronous learning by providing recordings of meetings and classes. The icons are also very easy to use, even for first time users.

Cons:

Blackboard collaborate needs an extremely strong internet connection to run smoothly. Other than that, the app is quite reliable.

Arturo
Arturo
Multi-tasking in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Your Blacboard virtual classroom integration

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: The overall experience of Blackboard Collaborate is compliant and straightforward because as I said it does not have many features or differentiators against its market competition, it is simply the blackboard addon to take online classes or virtual meetings, its stability also characterizes it but from there on out, it is a pretty normal platform, and very easy to use.

Pros:

What makes collaborate stand out is its stability when it comes to virtual meetings, of course depending on your network is what determines your experience during the meeting of course. Another thing is that in my case, being still a student, the collaborate is already integrated into the class in a section where either the teacher creates the icon on the left bar, or you simply go to the blackboard tools and you can find there the meeting you want to enter the entire course you have. The platform is designed for you to join immediately so if you are in a hurry, the software will take care of that and help you with that.

Cons:

I didn't see many disadvantages of blackboard collaborate when it comes to taking classes or having meetings with my team when planning projects, since it is a virtual meeting software that complies but is quite simple, which does not have many differentiators out of the market. It is quite reliable, but for some reason, my teachers prefer to take better classes in Microsoft Teams because they feel it has better and more features than blacboard collaborate.

Noxolo
Noxolo
Tutor and Student in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Collaborate Personal Experience

5.0 4 months ago

Pros:

I love that one can teach, create and manage sessions, get grades and have online training and seminars.

Cons:

I don't like that sometimes the number of people who can attend an online session is limited (it was 250 personnel) and that it crashes.

Wassim
Associate Professor in US
Computer Networking, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Blackboard Collaborate: Video Conferencing Embedded into the Blackboard LMS Platform

4.0 10 months ago

Comments: Very great experience. Has been using it with Blackboard for conducting video lectures and office hours in my online and face-to-face university courses.

Pros:

The integration of Blackboard Collaborate with the Blackboard LMS makes it very easy to conduct video chat sessions with course participants for the sake of online lecturing, tutorial sessions, or office hours. Collaborate has more or less all the features available in dedicated video conferencing tools such as Zoom or MS Teams with the ease and flexibility of using it from within the Blackboard LMS.

Cons:

Some performance lagging in voice has been experienced on slow network connections. The number of participants is not the cause of this but probably the media tuning algorithms to smooth the lags cause by intermittent Internet connections.