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Learndot

Love that Learndot has Stripe integration, love the fact that all of our registration now happens on a single website instead of having courses listed on one site and then having to go to Eventbrite for the actual registration. Love that it integrates with SFDC and WebEx.
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Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is particularly well suited for a class that meets in person. When used as a supplement to in-person meetings, Blackboard can be a very strong resource because of the announcement section and the ability to create discussion boards. However, for classes that only hold online meetings, Blackboard sometimes proves lacking because of the inability to add video/audio recordings for lectures. Purely online classes become more like an online reading club than a true class.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Learndot
Blackboard Learn
5.5
Course authoring
Learndot
Blackboard Learn
6.0
Course catalog or library
Learndot
Blackboard Learn
6.0
Mobile friendly
Learndot
Blackboard Learn
3.0
Assignments
Learndot
Blackboard Learn
7.0

Pros

  • Integrations
  • User maintenance
  • Course scheduling
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  • Gradebook management. Although it seems many instructors do not use the advanced features of the grade book, it does a good job of organizing and tracking assignments created within the LMS and those that exist outside (but must be accounted for in the grading scheme).
  • Document management. Covers all the basics of making resources available for students to access. Submitting documents tends to work well, although sometimes the interface experiences difficulty with larger files.
  • Student communications. Email especially (of course), but the Announcements feature is also used quite often to good effect. The scheduling of announcements is a handy feature.
  • Course modules. Not a particularly popular feature, but the ability to setup modules within a course helps to keep things better organized for students to experience. Rather than dumping materials into many folders, the modules system helps guide students through the content as the instructor intends for them to do.
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Cons

  • Limited reporting
  • Tougher integration with SFDC than expected
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  • The recent upgraded version has affected the connectivity for the instructors & students with frequent bumps out of the session - breaking the teaching thread
  • Loading of presentations can have technology glitches that don't occur from student to student or instructor to instructor
  • Company support team is reluctant to help on-line support unless the facility/organization's support team have been utilized first, which often is not possible when problems occur after hours when evening classes are in session and organization's IT staff leave at 5 pm.
  • Grading center in BlackBoard was recently upgraded and this has increased the labor intensity of the instructor grading assignments within BlackBoard
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Blackboard Learn4.6
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SUNY mandated.
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Usability

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Blackboard Learn7.7
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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.
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Support

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Blackboard Learn4.5
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The majority of tickets are answered and resolved quickly, but every once in a while a ticket gets "escalated" and then the next tier of support is much slower in following up.
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Implementation

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Blackboard Learn10.0
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Blackboard's Managed Hosting was top-notch in getting us up and running quickly.
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Alternatives Considered

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We did a Desire2Learn pilot, and there was no comparison. Blackboard won out, even in its declining state.We did a Canvas pilot, and, weighing all things, price, product, support, ease of use, ease of transition, Canvas ultimately won
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Return on Investment

  • Better customer service
  • Fully contained customer facing experience
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  • Increased course enrollments
  • Faculty development
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Pricing Details

Learndot

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

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