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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ALEKS

ALEKS does a great job of helping students fill in the gaps in their learning so that they have a solid foundation to move on to higher-level mathematics. It works very well with self-motivated students. It doesn't seem to work as well with less motivated students.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

It is hard to think of scenarios that Blackboard Learn is not appropriate, I think it is one stop for all the learning management solutions and is well suited especially for distance learning students. It works the best for:
  1. Hosting quizzes, assignments, powerpoints related to course content
  2. Grading
  3. Surveys related to course progress etc,.
The only area where I did notice (probably a bug) is the submission of word documents. To be more elaborate the word documents submitted for assignments etc,. sometimes get messed up especially from a formatting perspective. Hence I always convert my word documents to pdf to submit them.
Meena B | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
7.1
Course authoring
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
7.1
Course catalog or library
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
6.8
Player/Portal
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Learning content
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
8.0
Mobile friendly
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
6.1
Progress tracking & certifications
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
7.8
Assignments
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Compliance management
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
6.4
Learning administration
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Learning reporting & analytics
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
6.6
Social learning
ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
5.8

Pros

ALEKS

  • Differentiating instruction
  • Tailoring individualized curriculum to cater to each student's unique needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • Provides HTML quality course content that is easily retrievable and viewable.
  • Provides multiple methods of communication: email, threaded discussions, real-time "live" online discussions, as well as grade portal.
  • Allows facilitators multiple methods of grading or providing feedback: threaded discussions, rubric scoring, personal comments, inline viewer, or download/upload attachments.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ALEKS

  • Reports can confuse students
  • Limited ways to solve a problem
  • Can lead to mimicry
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • Although the current graphic user interface is easy to use, it can be improved with larger fonts, dynamic menus, and attractive graphics.
  • The system does not include a module to pay the school fee.
  • The roster tab lacks detailed information about students.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ALEKS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 4.6
Based on 11 answers
There are several aspects of Desire2Learn that outweigh the benefits of using Blackboard. I find that the Desire2Learn system is a bit more user friendly and looks more up-to-date. However, the decision to renew systems is not up to me because the entire University uses the same system. Regardless, I think I would choose Desire2Learn over Blackboard because of its improved user interface.
James Gurney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ALEKS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 5 answers
It is very usable for both faculty and students. The interface is pretty intuitive and most students can use it without a lot of additional training. Faculty do need some training to effectively use the interface, but they usually get it pretty quickly. We have had to create some additional programming to give faculty a way to delve deeper into the content.
Inez Whipple | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ALEKS

ALEKS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We did not need much support because installing and running ALEKS on Schoology was relatively easy; the department followed the steps outlined in the user manual on how to install ALEKS and were able to do so quickly. ALEKS help team has been helpful, but overall we did not need their help.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 7.7
Based on 19 answers
Itʻs a good platform for certain things such as tests. Blackboard may not be the most user friendly but there is always room for improvement in any website, business, etc. When used with other platforms such as Google Classroom, Blackboard can be more effective, but when used by itself I feel it is not as impactful from a student perspective.
Quincy Tamaribuchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ALEKS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ALEKS

I was not able to find any other products on your list, that I feel are really like ALEKS. I think of ALEKS as more of a teaching platform whereas other platforms I have used--MyMathLab, WebAssign, Knewton--are more of a homework platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

I have used Schoology before, and I think Blackboard Learn has many more features, and is easier to navigate. It is well organized, and easy to customize for each user. Schoology might be better suited for a mobile device, but when the mobile version of Blackboard is not up to par, I have been able to get on a mobile browser on my phone instead.
Lori Riegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ALEKS

  • Improved foundational math skills
  • Improved student engagement in math courses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackboard Learn

  • At one of the institutions that I worked for, the ROI was excellent for the number of users we were serving; however, I could not speak to other instances as I was not aware of the overall cost of the contract.
Rachel Hudish | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ALEKS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ALEKS Editions & Modules

Edition
1-Month$19.951
3-Months$49.951
6-Months$99.951
12-Months$179.951
  1. per term
Additional Pricing Details

Blackboard Learn

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Blackboard Learn Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ALEKS
8.4
Blackboard Learn
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
4.6

Usability

ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
10.0

Support Rating

ALEKS
10.0
Blackboard Learn
7.7

Online Training

ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
7.0

Implementation Rating

ALEKS
Blackboard Learn
10.0

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