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Blackboard Collaborate: "Stop COLLABORATE and listen"
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December 16, 2015

Blackboard Collaborate: "Stop COLLABORATE and listen"

Score 10 out of 101
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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
8
High quality video
6
Low bandwidth requirements
Not Rated
Desktop sharing
8
Whiteboards
8
Calendar integration
8
Meeting initiation
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
10
Live chat
9
Audience polling
9
User authentication
10
Participant roles & permissions
10
Confidential attendee list
10