Stop COLLABORATE and listen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 16, 2015

Stop COLLABORATE and listen

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Collaborate

Well, it varies by department. But Blackboard Collaborate is used to hold virtual meetings, professional development sessions, parent and student conferences, and virtual office hours, and for student projects.
  • File sharing can be done in session and is quick and seamless.
  • No software downloads are required if you are using the Ultra version.
  • Very user friendly.
  • I've run into issues with downloading the launcher especially for remote users.
  • There are some known issues with the launcher not playing recordings of sessions.
  • There is a bit of lag when sharing the desktop or trying to do a web tour.
  • Allows for increased participation across the organization by eliminating the need to travel.
  • Opens communication to outside resources.
I've other webinar tools like Go to Meeting and Adobe...I would say they are all comparable.
Blackboard Collaborate is best used to host a live session. While there is the ability to record, I do not think it is a best practice to pre-record sessions then send out a link.

Blackboard Collaborate Feature Ratings

High quality audio
High quality video
Low bandwidth requirements
Not Rated
Desktop sharing
Calendar integration
Meeting initiation
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
Live chat
Audience polling
User authentication
Participant roles & permissions
Confidential attendee list