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What is Blackboard Learning Management?
Blackboard Collaborate is a fully redesigned, online collaborative learning solution that delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they're together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools. The new Collaborate is a fully redesigned, high-quality, browser-based web conferencing solution. With features like high-quality, high definition audio and video, application sharing, and a thoroughly redesigned, modern user experience, Blackboard Collaborate offers an incomparable online learning environment. Synchronous collaboration enables real-time feedback, creating a personalized learning experience for educators as well as learners. Educators can adjust the pace of learning based on immediate feedback.

Blackboard Learning Management was previously known as Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard .

Blackboard Learning Management Customers
University of Derby, University of Warwick, John Moore's University
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Daniel Terán
Instructional Designer and Elearning Developer at UNIKEMIA
Real User
Leaderboard
Cloud-based solution that is flexible and produces detailed reports
Pros and Cons
  • "One of the most important features is the possibility of creating unlimited subdomains."
  • "It would be ideal to create a more responsive or more intuitive template for access from telephones or tablets."

What is our primary use case?

Blackboard is our main ally as a learning management system. With this platform, we have managed all of our courses and implemented them in our own platform in order to obtain the statistics of the users.

How has it helped my organization?

Blackboard allows us to manage all our users since it has a very powerful server that supports the platform. For example, we have had courses of up to five thousand users and the software has always been stable. With other LMS products, there were problems with slowness when many users signed up or interacted at the same time.

What is most valuable?

One of the most important features is the possibility of creating unlimited subdomains. In this way, we can create customers who need their own platform that is independent of ours. Another very enriching function is the report center panel, which shows very detailed reports concerning actions of the users and teachers, as well as the general progress for each course.

What needs improvement?

The best thing they can do is to improve the templates for mobile phones. Without this application, access to courses using some devices is a little complicated. It would be ideal to create a more responsive or more intuitive template for access from telephones or tablets.

For how long have I used the solution?

Four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has a very powerful server, which until now has not failed the service even once.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is unlimited because they have a plan to offer solutions as services and we can create complete platforms or virtual schools to offer them to other clients.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used other LMS products, but I had to change platforms because the previous solution did not have the capacity to manage thousands of users in real time. Besides, other LMSs depend on my own server's resources. This is not the case for Blackboard, where I do not have to worry about the technical requirements because they offer all of the servers and services in the cloud.

What was our ROI?

The ROI depends on the plan you choose. To this point, we have been able to generate an ROI of 50%.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

At the beginning, you can choose a basic plan. As your users grow you can buy a more expensive license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we evaluated Moodle, Chamilo, and Canvas.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very robust learning platform that is constantly updated.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
GauravGulati
Executive Online Learning at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Collaborative tools enable students to learn via debates, discussion, blogs, games

What is most valuable?

  • Content sharing: Helps the students to access content anytime, anywhere and the instructor can track the access details.
  • Collaborative tools: Help students to clarify concepts via debates, discussion forums, blogs.
  • Announcements
  • Emails
  • Online assessments

How has it helped my organization?

We are developing engaging content, putting some of the content online (blended mode) which helps students to learn via attractive features like games, quizzes, etc.

What needs improvement?

There are some minor bugs which will be resolved in upcoming updates.

For how long have I used the solution?

Two-plus years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How are customer service and technical support?

Good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

My Moodle. We switched because it does not have all the facilities that blackboard can provide.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For licensing related information, please contact Blackboard.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My Moodle.

What other advice do I have?

Such a good product, you can use this within any domain/field, such as the education sector, organizations, corporations.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.