Blackboard, more beta perhaps?
January 19, 2021

Blackboard, more beta perhaps?

Craig Smallish | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Blackboard Learn

Overall Satisfaction with Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is used college wide.

Pros

  • Good for organizing content

Cons

  • The content formatting features are, well, how should I say this, terrible.
  • I do not have direct knowledge of what the annual cost for implementation of this resource is, so i cannot speak to the ROI.
I did not select Blackboard Learn.

Do you think Blackboard Learn by Anthology delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Blackboard Learn by Anthology's feature set?

No

Did Blackboard Learn by Anthology live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Blackboard Learn by Anthology go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Blackboard Learn by Anthology again?

No

I've used Blackboard for many, many years. With each version I remain hopeful that the formatting tools will improve. Battling simple text formatting considerations have looong been a struggle, with the most recent "upgrade" leaving me in total and complete exasperation. No, that's not an exaggeration.

Yes, I do understand that importing text, and the process of copying and pasting can often include residual coding which can sometimes create havoc. Sadly however, I'm referring to the direct keystroke entry of content, directly within the Blackboard pane. Plain and simple, it's an absolute buggy nightmare.

Even the limited formatting tools that I found here on TrustRadius are:
  • Fabulous by comparison to Blackboard
  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive for the first time user
  • Don't result in a wonky, embarrassing presentation
  • All of the above
Wow, look, even the bullet points and indents worked!
Honestly Blackboard, this is getting really, really old. Two words of advise, beta testing.

Blackboard Learn by Anthology Feature Ratings

Course authoring
1
Course catalog or library
4
Player/Portal
7
Learning content
7
Mobile friendly
3
Progress tracking & certifications
5
Assignments
5
Compliance management
5
Learning administration
5
Learning reporting & analytics
9
Social learning
3

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