Blackboard Collaborate Reviews

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Laura Abercrombie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Usability

8
Blackboard collaborate, is very easy to use, in my opinion. However, I consider myself fairly computer and technologically literate. Some professors, students, and parents I know who try to use the software have a difficult time with it.

Some suggestions for improvement--I think there should be an autostart tutorial for participants (and session leaders, if I'm being honest) with an checkbox option to "never see this again" if you find yourself to be an expert. It should cover the basics such as: the raise hand feature (or the other polling features), the chatbox feature, the whiteboard feature, and the mic/camera. This way, we don't have students freaking out when they enter the session and us having to calm them down every single time. It may make the program a little less "lightweight" which I know is what you're going for--but it makes the workflow more challenging for those of us actually using the software regularly.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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Feature Scorecard Summary

High quality audio (25)
5.3
High quality video (25)
5.2
Low bandwidth requirements (24)
3.5
Mobile support (5)
2.0
Desktop sharing (25)
6.5
Whiteboards (25)
6.8
Calendar integration (10)
10.0
Meeting initiation (18)
6.6
Integrates with social media (5)
8.2
Record meetings / events (24)
7.7
Slideshows (7)
7.7
Live chat (25)
8.2
Audience polling (23)
8.1
Q&A (7)
8.1
User authentication (18)
6.4
Participant roles & permissions (23)
6.7
Confidential attendee list (13)
6.6

About Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is an online, collaborative learning platform well-suited for the education industry and corporate learning needs. It includes features such as screen and application sharing, web conferencing, and integration with Blackboard Learn to provide a complete learning management system (LMS).

Blackboard Collaborate offers a browser-based web conferencing tool to facilitate interaction between instructors and students. It has a classroom chat feature that offers a messaging platform for students to share images, text, audio, and video. It also supports live captioning to meet the accessibility needs for deaf and hard of hearing students with its Blackboard Live Closed Captioning Service feature.

Its interactive Whiteboard feature is used for conducting presentations using PowerPoint slides for engaging multiple participants with a single presentation. However, Whiteboard content can be added or edited directly from Blackboard Collaborate without opening PowerPoint. And despite being browser-based, Blackboard Collaborate does offer some features through its Blackboard Collaborate ™ Mobile app.

Blackboard Collaborate Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No