Solid solution for activity-based learning
June 04, 2021

Solid solution for activity-based learning

Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Collaborate

In this difficult time of COVID-19, it is hard for the students to present in all the classes in person. Blackboard Collaborate is the virtual classroom solution that address all the problems faced by faculty and students during online classes. We are using this tool in our organization to provide live classroom sessions to our students. Not all the departments are using this tool. Every department is using the tools according to their convenience, but in the department of computer science, we are using this tool for online classes as well as for department meetings.
  • Live Poll is an amazing option to engage students during live sessions
  • Breakout groups allow you to interact with students one on one or to interact with them by making small groups
  • Live captions
  • Chat option
  • Delay in audio/video especially when you have more students in class
  • Requires very high bandwidth
  • ROI is high, as most of the teachers are using same credential for class
Breakout rooms is the best feature of Blackboard Collaborate, and this is the reason why we are using it for project classes.

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My rating is 7 out of 10 because of the delay in the video transmission, due to which students often lose interest in the class.
Overall performance is good. You can record the lectures so that your students can review them and see them later as well.
It is well suited when you have to do activity-based learning where you can breakout your class in small groups and interact and assign them activities separately. For regular classes, it is a somewhat expensive solution in comparison to Google Hangouts Meet and Zoom. We are using it for project classes where students are divided into the teams of five to six and every team is assigned a different project.

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