Blackboard Collaborate

Online collaboration & web conferencing solution

About Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning solution which enables employees to fulfill training requirements anywhere, anytime, with audio, video and webcam support, file sharing, and mobile collaboration, plus an interactive whiteboard, chat functionality, and more.

Today’s geographically dispersed workforces, flexible hours and demanding work schedules can make in-person training and development expensive and inconsistent, if not impossible. Organizations need a dynamic tool that allows learners to be actively engaged virtually, participating in training, gaining new skills, and learning from their peers “face-to-face” no matter where they are. Blackboard Collaborate's browser-based and download-free, one-click virtual classroom and online collaboration tool leads to rapid adoption with minimal hand-holding. With broadened device support and a powerful mobile app, participation is possible anytime, anywhere.

Key benefits of Blackboard Collaborate

  • Simple deployment, convenient access: Our browser-based and download-free, one-click virtual classroom and online collaboration tool leads to rapid adoption with minimal hand-holding. With broadened device support and a powerful mobile app, participation is possible anytime, anywhere

  • High quality Web RTC technology: High definition audio and video, faster, sharper application sharing and a thoroughly redesigned, modern user experience allow for a more personal, engaging experience.

  • Designed specifically for education & training: Focused on education and training, Blackboard Collaborate is designed for simplicity, accessibility and to support education and training workflows.

  • Tools such as an interactive whiteboard, polling, and breakout groups engage learners and integration with Blackboard Learn, Moodlerooms and any LTI-compliant LMS allow you to blend synchronous, asynchronous, and mobile capabilities.

  • Inclusive user experience: Designed in accordance with WCAG Guidelines 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 standards in the U.S. and always verified by a 3rd party, Collaborate ensures all employees have access to training and development opportunities

  • Devices

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    Markets

    Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Universal accessibility means that anyone can engage and participate in the teaching and learning experience
    Blackboard collaborate is accessible on any internet-enabled device, including desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile
    Share files quickly and easily with drag and drop tools
    The raising hand feature tracks the order in which hands are raised and lets the moderator call on participants
    Profile pictures personalize the learning experience and can represent users in place of video
    Instant, convenient chat with all participants promotes participation
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    Blackboard Collaborate screenshot: Universal accessibility means that anyone can engage and participate in the teaching and learning experience Blackboard Collaborate screenshot: Blackboard collaborate is accessible on any internet-enabled device, including desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile Blackboard Collaborate screenshot: Share files quickly and easily with drag and drop tools Blackboard Collaborate screenshot: The raising hand feature tracks the order in which hands are raised and lets the moderator call on participants Blackboard Collaborate screenshot: Profile pictures personalize the learning experience and can represent users in place of video Blackboard Collaborate screenshot: Instant, convenient chat with all participants promotes participation

    Features

    Total features of Blackboard Collaborate: 41

    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Application Access Control
    • Assessment Management
    • Brainstorming
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Content Management
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Drag & Drop
    • Electronic Hand Raising
    • Event Scheduling
    • Feedback Management
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • Interactive Whiteboard
    • Learning Management
    • On-Demand Webcasting
    • Personalisation
    • Polls/Voting
    • Presentation Streaming
    • Presentation Tools
    • Private Chat
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Real-time Broadcasting
    • Recording
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Screen Sharing
    • Search/Filter
    • Session Recording
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Training Management
    • Two Way Audio & Video
    • Two-Way Audio & Video
    • Video Call Recording
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Support
    • Virtual Classroom
    • Whiteboard

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5
    (335)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.1/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support
    4.1/5

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    Gabriela R.
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Blackboard Collaborate Review

    Reviewed on 19/5/2020

    My overall experience with Blackboard Collaborate is always amazing. My grades have improved so...

    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
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Other for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Classroom Video conferring

    Reviewed on 24/10/2019

    my overall experience of Blackboard Collaborate is good

    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

    Ornella F.
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Blackboard herramienta de aprendizaje

    Reviewed on 14/4/2021

    Mi experiencia en general ha sido buena, no excelente, pero si bastante buena es una aplicacion...

    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.

    Regina H.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good for the basics of remote classroom learning

    Reviewed on 13/10/2020

    Overall, I think Blackboard is an adequate software for classes to use as far as the basics go...

    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.

    John P.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great for any Educational Program

    Reviewed on 21/1/2021

    Overall experience, I would like to see if blackboard has an app. If not, I would recommend...

    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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    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

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    Blackboard Collaborate has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Blackboard Collaborate supports the following languages:

    English

    Blackboard Collaborate supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Blackboard Collaborate integrates with the following applications:

    CANVAS, Schoology

    Blackboard Collaborate offers the following support options:

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

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