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Blackboard Learn

Online learning management system and course management

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280 reviews
Eugenio C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

How a big platform loose the ranking

Reviewed on 15/12/2020

The mobolebapp is not functional, there is no gamification nor maestries.

Pros

I like the advertisements they did in the past, everyone knew how expensive and famous it was.

Cons

They did not innovate, they both a lot of little competitors and lately they are selling them because that strategy has lost again more innovative platforms and cheaper.

Jason C.
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  • Industry: Plastics
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Not just for Schools

Reviewed on 6/4/2021

We really like it and would suggest using it. Good luck!

Pros

This is a great program that is designed for schools but works well for business also. It brings the lots of high end features.

Cons

The program functioned well but there was definitely functionality that was offered that was not needed and slowed down implementation.

Michael R.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Outperforms the Competition

Reviewed on 10/2/2017

Blackboard beats the competition - hands down. I've used this software for over 10 years. They constantly improve the software. It's very fluid. Grading is a breeze. As an instructor, I can locate assignments and post grades quick and easy. I can identify students who are struggling and are at risk of not completing the course. Blackboard keeps me in touch with my students. Likewise, it keeps my students in touch with me - and each other. There are so many options for creating assignments, allowing students to view content, or interact with each other. I love using Blackboard Learn.

Pros

Easy to navigate.
Simple to use.
Effective learning platform

Andy R.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

A Tugboat Amongst Speedboats

Reviewed on 14/12/2016

The Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) for Business has the pedigree of a well-established education company behind it but, much like its Education-based software, lacks many of the bells and whistles of its competitors. Unlike its competitors, it lacks a modern interface and is largely unintuitive, if not overly complex to use. While it lacks in overall usability, it does has a number of useful tools, as well as a number of third-party extensions developed through strategic partnerships. Another strength is interoperability, making it easy to integrate with CRM management tools such as Salesforce. There are a number of other providers out there, including some that are free, that may meet the needs of those looking for entry level, non-enterprise software. I'd recommend dipping your toes in the water with one of them prior to making an investment in Blackboard to see if they better meet your needs. With a somewhat hefty price tag, it may be better than making the long term investment!

Pros

Interoperability, software extensions, and ability to build and scale coursework.

Cons

The software is somewhat unintuitive, with a cumbersome and clunky interface. The user interface and user experience is in dire need of a facelift.

Myca A.
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  • Industry: Philanthropy
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great Tool for Learning

Reviewed on 18/12/2018

With all of the available options on the market today, it's important to test and test again for your use cases!

Pros

I had an opportunity to use Blackboard throughout graduate school and really appreciated the way you could easily collaborate with other students and teachers. The interface is relatively easy to use, and it was friendly for international students, too.

Cons

I suffered through multiple glitches that caused assignments to not be turned in exactly as needed. To this day, not sure if that was user error, poor setup of the system or truly a problem with the software.

Cassie R.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The only way to learn!

Reviewed on 11/2/2018

Pros

This product helped me get through my college years unscathed! Everything is right in front of you. It is very organized and helps keep track of all classes, schedules, and reports.

Cons

Blackboard does take some getting used to. It can be a little intimidating at first. I think what it really needs is a mini tutorial for first time users and that would help so much!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Useful tool for online learning.

Reviewed on 19/3/2018

It got the job done, especially after a class was created and populated.

Pros

Very useful for delivering content. As a student I used this software. It is tough to be an all in one stop, but BB has improved greatly over the years through trial and error.

Cons

As a teacher/administrator, BB was bulky and took a while to load new classes. Maintenance was easier, but took forever to establish for the first time.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Good but can be better

Reviewed on 19/12/2018

Pros

The number of tools integrated within the Blackboard so that multiple URLs and passwords need to be managed is a breath of fresh air!

Cons

The grade center can give a view by the student. Seeing columns of assessments for a number of students make it somewhat cumbersome as the # of assessments grows. Also, it is difficult to see all the courses that a student is taking.

Valbona C.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome product

Reviewed on 9/3/2018

Pros

BBB is by far the best LMS in the market. Very using friendly and smooth integration with publisher's websites.

Cons

I would be great if a delete button can be added under announcements. I copy announcements from one course to another and it becomes time consuming to delete the announcements one by one instead of in bulk.

Matthew H.
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  • Industry: Philanthropy
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Blackboard

Reviewed on 27/3/2018

Pros

Blackboard's ability to allow multiple users to discuss topics and provide group feedback. Blackboard's embedded video function is helpful in presenting content across a lesson.

Cons

Clicking through multiple boxes and links to access content can be confusing, streamlining the UI would help delivery better.

Jake S.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Blackboard, a students nightmare

Reviewed on 15/7/2019

As a prospective teacher myself I wouldn't use this at all in the classroom

Pros

Almost nothing other than your teacher gets back to you kind of quickly.

Cons

Blackboard is old software, difficult to navigate, hard to find sub options like emailing your teacher or locating discussion boards.

Assaf Y.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

A rigid platform for online training

Reviewed on 31/8/2018

Pros

This platform offers content modules, internal communication tools, evaluation tools, monitoring tools and learning management for online mode

Cons

Usually when there are many users interacting on the same page, there are usually speed problems or the platform is blocked.

High cost of the license.

Hannah B.
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

As a student, I am very satisfied with this software.

Reviewed on 15/6/2018

Pros

Easy to navigate, you can easily see all of your courses and grades in each course. You can easily upload and view assignments and take online tests.

Cons

Newer updates on this software have made certain actions difficult to find/ navigate, but I have no real negative feedback for this software.

Paul K.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great way to have an organized online learning experience.

Reviewed on 25/9/2018

Pros

Great for online classes because it helps keep homework and assignments organized. Easy to navigate between weekly tasks.

Cons

Seems a little bit out dated. Can be a little bit confusing at first time use especially if the instructor does not know how to utilize it.

Simon S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Hard to use software that is also very expensive!

Reviewed on 19/8/2020

Okay.

Pros

Blackboard LMS is great for schools as well as faculty in organizing their class materials although it can be a bit confusing for your average user.

Cons

Price and the fact it was hard to implement.

Edward R.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Blackboard - Helpful for course management

Reviewed on 18/4/2017

Pros

There is a great deal of functionality. Just about every action the instructor needs is accommodated.

Cons

Difficult to master. This is because there is so much functionality. It takes some investment in time.

Jolene H.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Okay but expensive

Reviewed on 10/1/2020

It was fine but it needs to be updated. Also it thinks it’s the best but it really isn’t. The company should look at how much they charge and are people really getting what they should for that price tag.

Pros

The software is very traditional. It has great capabilities for pulling information out across courses and makes evaluating courses easy.

Cons

It is not very user friendly and is sort of clunky. It needs to have easier interfacing for both the student and the teacher. It would be nice if it had flow guides for online courses. It gets very confusing in there.

Stephen G.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Just OK, I would pass it up

Reviewed on 6/2/2017

Having used Blackboard extensively, I can say that it is an unnecessarily bloated software. It is replete with links and features that you don't want and will never need.

That's not to say it's bad. It can do everything you need it to. It's just not very pretty while it's doing them.

It's also prone to blackouts on a monthly-ish basis.

Pros

lots of options

Cons

bloated
unnecessary fluff
service goes down occasionally

Jason S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Worked for school

Reviewed on 5/9/2019

Pros

Kept me up to date on school assignments and projects due.

Cons

The app wasn't as easy to use as the website.

Justin H.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Blackboard Learn

Reviewed on 7/5/2018

Pros

Blackboard is one of the giants of the e-learning industry, so you can expect resourcing and the support indicative of a premier product. The mobile experience was relatively intuitive, which is a must in the current environment where students may be working full time while earning an online degree.

Cons

Compared to other learning management systems (such as Canvas or Schoology), Blackboard reflects the features and structuring of learning management systems of days gone by - specifically, it is structured most closely around a 'document dump' approach to online learning. This approach has been soundly refuted in the research, and while one can certainly design a quality learning environment, many of your end users will likely not have the discernment to do so. From a student's perspective, it is often difficult to access key pieces such as messaging and grades when enrolled in multiple courses at once.

Brian B.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Solution for Annual Employee Training

Reviewed on 20/4/2017

Blackboard is a great tool for any training manager who is looking to develop e-learning courses for annual employee training requirements. It is easy to use and comes with lots of features.

Pros

Very rich features for managing course content, discussion boards, grade center.

Evelyn W.
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  • Industry: Medical Practice
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blackboard

Reviewed on 15/10/2019

Pros

Awesome technology for keeping up with school

Cons

Occasional glitches in system. But much else

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

seemingly popular but surprisingly clunky

Reviewed on 4/12/2018

This is not a minor software and many have found it to be worthwhile, so consider my review in context of your particular business needs. There may be aspects that fit your needs quite well. I just haven't found them in my case.

Pros

I can't say too much positive other than it is a reliable platform. Rarely experience outages which affect business critical functions.

Cons

I think that the back-end reporting features must be the shining star of this software. The front-end user experience is less than adequate. I have used blackboard to deploy data and assessments for 5 years, and I still have questions which require professional assistance at least once a quarter. It is time consuming to use and does not produce a clean interface.

Ankit K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Decent software for Education Institutions

Reviewed on 23/1/2019

Pros

One stop portal that has an overview of all academic resources for the students. It has a good grade tracking system too which allows for better reporting for faculty.

Cons

The UI feels outdated. I cannot find all the subcategories just throughout the search bar on top. They need to make a more clean, simple UI that doesn't crowd the webpage and gives brief, to-the point information.

Yuan W.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Decent features, but UI needs to be improved

Reviewed on 30/10/2018

Pros

It's good as a central platform from which we can access all of the course information, both current and historical. Course announcements can also be made through it - communication among professors and the class is easy.

Cons

While it has a number of decent features, the usability is not great. UI needs to be improved - it's hard to find what you want within the site sometimes.