I would take Desire2Learn over any version of Blackboard, always!
September 15, 2015

I would take Desire2Learn over any version of Blackboard, always!

Dr. Dale Shank, LCSW | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn is being used for distance learning and in the school of social work. It provided a platform for students and instructors to supplement regular classes.
  • Grade book works very well, for keeping track of student's assignments, grades, etc. Provided a way to eliminate a paper grade book.
  • Works well for providing additional materials to students for courses. Much easier to use than Blackboard.
  • Ability to include recorded videos for substitute lectures for classes
  • Setting up groups/group areas was difficult. Compared to Blackboard it is much more time intensive to complete.
  • Easier customization of page layouts, graphics, etc.
  • Provided a stable platform for distance learning university students.
Comparable to Desire2Learn, many similar features to Blackboard Collaborate. Desire2Learn is more user friendly, and more stable.
I would recommend Desire2Learn over most versions of Blackboard. It has features that are not available in other platforms. While there is room for improvement, it is much easier overall, to set up a new course from scratch, than other platforms.