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December 04, 2015

Happy Blackboard Collaborate User

Score 10 out of 101
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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.

Blackboard Collaborate Feature Ratings

High quality audio
High quality video
Low bandwidth requirements
Desktop sharing
Meeting initiation
Record meetings / events
Live chat
Audience polling
User authentication
Participant roles & permissions
Confidential attendee list