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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn does a great job of integrating collaborative technology for teaching or community discussion. It encourages me to use other tools to innovate my instruction and to engage students differently--aspects that always improve learning as well as satisfaction with the learning and achieving process. The most negative or inappropriate experience I have with Blackboard is when I use mobile access--using my iPad or iPhone or other device is a sketchy way to access Blackboard. I can easily get on it with my computer/laptop, but using mobile devices is quite frustrating b/c the typing blocks and buttons bounce around and do not properly populate on the device. In HTML language, the iFrames are not set up to function well on mobile devices.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

I currently use, talk about and promote all educators using Moodlerooms. The functionality that Moodlerooms provides is unmatched in most software. It is well suited in all educational realms. Teachers that teach all online electronic courses could use this to post assignments online, separate the classes and post a variety of assignments, tasks, and activities. Additionally, in blended situations where some students are face to face and sometimes working at home, the Moodlerooms makes it easy to education and be a hands-on teacher and a hands-on learner. Less appropriately, I find using Moodlerooms in some of the private sector industries could be tougher. Moodlerooms provides people and content management, and to use it in advertising or marketing and accounting, it could be difficult to find an easy use and function for it.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Blackboard Learn
7.4
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.2
Course authoring
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Course catalog or library
Blackboard Learn
7.1
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Player/Portal
Blackboard Learn
7.1
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
Learning content
Blackboard Learn
8.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Mobile friendly
Blackboard Learn
6.3
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Blackboard Learn
7.9
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
6.0
Assignments
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Compliance management
Blackboard Learn
6.3
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
8.0
Learning administration
Blackboard Learn
8.4
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
9.0
Social learning
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0

Pros

Blackboard Learn

  • Blackboard is fairly easily to use, no large learning curve is needed.
  • Blackboard has very little down time.
  • Blackboard several add-on functionalities that add value.
  • The clickable rubric is a great tool...although the point system should not be broken down to such tiny small points.
Donna Kjellander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Something that Moddlerooms does very well is that it allows teachers to structure their online classroom as one focused curriculum.
  • Moodlerooms also allows for customization of the layout. Being able to add and remove certain functions that Moodlerooms can perform definitely helps.
  • Moodlerooms is able to add different types of activities to the rooms for increased interaction.
  • Moodlerooms provides large chat opportunities to all students that are online at the same time.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Easier to change permissions.
  • Adding the ability to tweet.
  • Decrease bandwidth to improve back end loading times.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 8.0
Based on 15 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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

I would select Moodlerooms over many competitors as a result of what it offers in terms of functionality and control. Google classrooms has a definite place in education; however, Moodlerooms provides significantly more control for authors. As the owner and manager of the content, and as someone familiar with technology, I can incorporate a lot more functions and create different layouts with functionality boxes
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

  • Moodlerooms has given classes of mine a positive ROI because it improves the educational experience for all students. It has helped all of our students, and with this, we can even help students who can not get to the classroom for some reason.
  • It helps to improve student scores, GPAs, and college attendance.
  • The positive impact can be directly correlated with the improvement of grades for students. Being able to access work in person and via Moodlerooms helps students to learn anywhere and any time. Grades have improved, and that is due to Moodlerooms.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blackboard Learn

General

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

Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackboard Learn
7.3
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Blackboard Learn
4.6
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

Usability

Blackboard Learn
10.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

Support Rating

Blackboard Learn
8.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

Online Training

Blackboard Learn
7.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

Implementation Rating

Blackboard Learn
10.0
Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms)

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