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Blackboard Collaborate

Top Rated
82 Ratings

Blackboard Collaborate

Top Rated
82 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Blackboard Collaborate

It's useful for a classroom video session with a professor, as multiple students can access it at once (it will stream better if only the instructor uses video and others just use chat) and both lecture or answer questions, employing the Whiteboard feature as necessary. There is a hand raising option students can use to signal that they have a question, or they can just put a question in on the chat section.It is not as interactive as some video tutoring platforms I have seen, but it is something that our support services at school have access to with a site license, so it's ideal for us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Blackboard Collaborate
7.2
High quality audio
Blackboard Collaborate
7.4
High quality video
Blackboard Collaborate
7.0
Low bandwidth requirements
Blackboard Collaborate
6.2
Mobile support
Blackboard Collaborate
8.3

Screen Sharing

Blackboard Collaborate
8.0
Desktop sharing
Blackboard Collaborate
7.4
Whiteboards
Blackboard Collaborate
8.7

Online Meetings / Events

Blackboard Collaborate
9.4
Calendar integration
Blackboard Collaborate
9.8
Meeting initiation
Blackboard Collaborate
9.7
Integrates with social media
Blackboard Collaborate
8.2
Record meetings / events
Blackboard Collaborate
9.3
Slideshows
Blackboard Collaborate
9.9

Online Events Collaboration

Blackboard Collaborate
9.6
Live chat
Blackboard Collaborate
9.3
Audience polling
Blackboard Collaborate
9.9
Q&A
Blackboard Collaborate
9.5

Online Events Security

Blackboard Collaborate
8.1
User authentication
Blackboard Collaborate
5.7
Participant roles & permissions
Blackboard Collaborate
9.5
Confidential attendee list
Blackboard Collaborate
9.0

Pros

  • Enables teachers to upload PowerPoint presentations and display them for the class
  • Allows multiple people to be present at one time
  • Has adequate tools for teachers to be able to engage class in interaction (polling, raising hand, allowing microphone and video camera sharing)
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Cons

  • Sometimes the settings seem a little complex for instructors. There have been vast improvements over the last year in this regard, but I lost some of my instructors due to the setup issues and now have to coax them back in. Making the setup as seamless as possible is very important when trying to get adoption from faculty members.
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Likelihood to Renew

Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a tool that faculty likes to use. It has so much flexibility to allow students to see a class even if they happen to not be available in the classroom.
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Usability

Blackboard Collaborate8.9
Based on 3 answers
Collaborate is a easy to use, easy to learn, and a well supported product. It is not overly complex yet it is quite feature rich. I think that most users (both instructors and students) should find it easy to use without much outside help.
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Reliability and Availability

Blackboard Collaborate8.0
Based on 1 answer
The availability of the software is quite impressive. You can access it at any time that you want and from anywhere that you want, but that depends on how the software is set up by the University. There might be sudden outages due to not having enough space on your database, which we had that very issue happen recently here at our University. During that time, you could not access their blackboard at all until it was brought up online again.
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Performance

Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
The performance of the software is remarkable. The loading speed of the pages is more than satisfying, it all depends on the users internet package. So far, there wasn't any issue of Blackboard slowing down other software or systems when integrated with them
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Support

Blackboard Collaborate9.0
Based on 1 answer
Blackboard support is quite knowledgeable and quick to respond to requests.
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Alternatives Considered

Blackboard Collaborate came bundled with our LMS.
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Scalability

Blackboard Collaborate8.0
Based on 1 answer
The reason for this rating is that the software is a pretty good tool that can be utilized for use in all of the Universities around the world. It has the capability to fulfill the needs of various different education systems. Although, there are slight improvements that are needed, therefore the rating is at 8.
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Return on Investment

  • Since we did not implement Blackboard this question is not applicable.
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Pricing Details

Blackboard Collaborate

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