Happy Blackboard Collaborate User
December 04, 2015

Happy Blackboard Collaborate User

Christine Paige | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Collaborate

I have used Blackboard Collaborate at a previous institution as well as the current institution I am at. My current school uses Blackboard Collaborate across our whole campus as a tool for meetings of various groups. We are a distributed institution so it is very heavily used. We also use it with our students since we are primarily an online college.
  • Very easy to launch
  • Lot's of tools available to communicate/interact, (emoticons, chat, voice, hand raise).
  • Simple interface - easy to navigate and use.
  • Have a more detailed polling option that allows you to add questions in with the answers instead of using the whiteboard or PowerPoint.
  • Ability to play a video simultaneously.
  • Employee efficiency.
  • Office Hours – Allows the college to maintain its model of minimizing physical space needs for our huge adjunct base.
  • Attracting Higher Quality Speakers - One faculty member estimated a potential savings of $3,000-$4,000 by inviting guest experts in his field to his class via Collaborate. Being able to bring these rich learning opportunities to a classroom is invaluable to the learning process.
Blackboard Collaborate is great for online meetings when you are a distributed institution. It is also perfect for our adult student population because it is intuitive and easy for them to launch and participate.

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