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Great for small groups of online students
https://www.trustradius.com/web-conferencingBlackboard CollaborateUnspecified6.990101
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February 01, 2018

Great for small groups of online students

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is generally used across our e-school. Teachers use the software to present live and recorded lessons to our students across the state of Florida. It allows us to deliver instruction in a more interactive method, reaching all types of learners and incorporating audio, video, and interaction.
  • Internal communications
  • Training
  • Enables teachers to upload PowerPoint presentations and display them for the class
  • Allows multiple people to be present at one time
  • Has adequate tools for teachers to be able to engage class in interaction (polling, raising hand, allowing microphone and video camera sharing)
  • Blackboard Collaborate frequently causes us to see "Exception errors"
  • Students and teachers regularly get "kicked out" of the online classroom/lose connectivity
  • PowerPoints are static. Does not support animations unless using another program to upload.
  • We've been better able to engage students in their learning opportunities
  • We can host reviews, allowing students to prepare better for exams, and thus boosting test scores
  • We can get to know our online students in a personal way
  • Elluminate
Blackboard is just the most widely known software. All of them have issues and glitches, but Blackboard is well supported.
I think it's great for online instruction in groups less than 100. I do not feel it is the best option to support a large group. I have seen issues with the software freezing in large groups of 500+.

Blackboard Collaborate Feature Ratings

High quality audio
5
High quality video
5
Low bandwidth requirements
4
Mobile support
8
Desktop sharing
8
Whiteboards
9
Calendar integration
Not Rated
Meeting initiation
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
10
Slideshows
10
Live chat
9
Audience polling
10
Q&A
Not Rated
User authentication
5
Participant roles & permissions
9
Confidential attendee list
9