BlackBoard learn - a solid course management system
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 06, 2019

BlackBoard learn - a solid course management system

Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Blackboard Learn
  • Blackboard Collaborate

Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is the course management system used by both recent employers. I have used it for several years as a student too. The system is very reliable, easy to navigate and customize. It includes several modules, one of which is blackboard collaborate which enable live remote sessions.

Having online students is so common these days and having all course collaboration and live sessions in one secure centralized location is a necessity for both students and universities.
  • Instructors can easily customize the course page.
  • It has the capability to do online exams, class discussions, automatic grading, and live sessions.
  • Integrates with local LDAP and single sign-on services.
  • Although the current graphic user interface is easy to use, it can be improved with larger fonts, dynamic menus, and attractive graphics.
  • The system does not include a module to pay the school fee.
  • The roster tab lacks detailed information about students.
  • Blackboard Learn attracts students interested in online classes. Thus it increases enrollment.
  • It improves collaboration between students which leads to a better learning experience.
  • It eases lecturer's tasks in organizing the course content and facilitates his overall role.
Blackboard is more expensive than its direct competitors but has better customer support and a wider variety of features. Courses are more structured in blackboard. The graphics are less messy compared to Moodle and Edmodo. Blackboard has more interactive features and the code is not easy to hack. It integrates well with most LDAP systems compared to Moodle and Edmodo that integrate into the most common LDAP systems only.
Blackboard learn is suitable to universities with 1K+ students enrolled. The system is very reliable and facilitates distance learning and remote classrooms. Although the subscription cost per student might be high compared to other course management system, Blackboard offers a wide range of features and customization capabilities that students and professors use nowadays.

Blackboard Learn Feature Ratings

Course authoring
8
Player/Portal
8
Learning content
9
Mobile friendly
7
Assignments
9
Compliance management
5
Learning administration
10
Learning reporting & analytics
9
Social learning
7