Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning solution designed primarily for elementary and high schools, higher education and government facilities.

Blackboard Collaborate offers a browser-based web conferencing tool to facilitate interaction between instructors and students. It has a classroom chatter feature that offers a chatting platform for students to share text, audio and video content.

The interactive whiteboard feature displays PowerPoint slides for engaging multiple participants with a single presentation. Whiteboard content can be added or edited directly from Blackboard Collaborate without opening PowerPoint.

Users can personalize their profiles with pictures, videos and other content to facilitate communication. Blackboard Collaborate allows users to share PowerPoint and PDF files with classes without any additional software required.

The solution can be integrated with Blackboard Learn to provide a complete learning management system (LMS).

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Jennifer joy from Iridium Technologies Inc

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Excellent software for training tool

Pros

This software is amazing, it's easy to upload medias in this software. This software is let my creativity do

Cons

It only has 30 day free trial, hope to improve it to last long. Best software to use for training period.

Lorena from Samsung Philippines

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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October 2018

Very creative and easy to use to train

Nice app

Pros

It makes my training more creative, my team is always in active when im using it, they like it than writing on the white board

Cons

Hope to have a same features in pc and mobile phones.. it's good to use in pc than in phones, it always buggy

Wendell from LG Electronics Philippines

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

The best tool to train

Hoping for the offline version

Pros

It's a really helpful app, especially when i am having a training with my teams. Its veey easy to use and it makes my team feel not boring

Cons

It takes too long to add some pictures and other medias and you need to connect in internet before to use it.

Bernadette from Iridium Technologies Inc.

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Creative and less hassle to train

Best choice to use. Highly recommended

Pros

Blackboard is the other way to train. It is less hassle betwen trainer and learners. Very creative and less boring.

Cons

The free trial is only 30 days. And if you are having connection problems some of the participants may kick out during sessions.

Darwin wilfred from Iridium Technologies Inc.

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Very creative way to train!

Good to go app.

Pros

For me blackboard collaborate is the creative way to train people. Also its a good tool to break the hassle of distance betweens trainers and learners

Cons

It has a limitations especially in power point, when they lose connectivity it has tendecy to kick out participants during the session.

Erik from MSI-ECS

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

BC is the best!

Over all, its very helpful for us, highly recommended

Pros

Blackboard collaborate is very creative to train people.. especially in my job. I can use it on my phone. Highly recommended.

Cons

It only has 30 day free trial.. hopefully it will last more.. but i still like blackboard. Thumbs up!

Nikos from Wind Hellas

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Good choice for distant learning

For 4 years I was using this software and I can say I am very satisfied. But they can make some improvements to make it even better!

Pros

You can easily watch lectures and presentations online or recorded. It is easy to use and you can even download the recordings for future reference.

Cons

The interface seems a little outdated. Also when you download the presentation in pdf the format sometimes is not readable if there are letters in non English language.

Nova from MSI-ECS

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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October 2018

Online tutorial

Its a better way to teach other people in a easy way

Pros

I really like blackboard because i can use it on my phone.and it is easy to use in teaching trainers/learners

Cons

It has only 30 day free trial and it has limitations usually in powerpoint. Sometimes its just irritating

Melissa from mjschu@illinois.edu

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

Blackboard Collaborate

Overall, I think there are other collaboration platforms that can serve the same purpose and have better functionality online.

Pros

Blackboard Collaborate has a very easy to understand layout and a simple tutorial to get you up-to-speed quickly when you are new to the program. It works really well with other programs (such as PowerPoint) to integrate additional content into online lives session courses.

Cons

This semester, Blackboard Collaborate has had several issues with lag time, which is especially difficult to deal with in a Spanish course. It is hard to understand when someone is speaking in your native language on this program, let alone trying to understand someone during a live session when they are attempting to learn a second language. There have also been issues with people attempting to log in and it just spins and says "attempting to connect". Students have missed entire live sessions because they were unable to connect during the specified class time. It has been a very frustrating experience.

Austin from Independent

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Blackboard Collaborate - A virtual classroom

Overall, this software has made distance learning easy and interactive.

Pros

I really enjoyed how easy it was to use this software. I've used the software for one my online learning classes. I like how interactive you can get with others and the amount of ways you can interact with each other in the virtual classroom.

Cons

I was having trouble connecting at first to my class room and getting the room setup but once I was in there I had no trouble. There was occasional lag with the webcams but once it leveled out all was fine.

Vincent from MSI-ECS

Specialty:  IT/software

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Learn for all

Good for all

Pros

It is a good venue for learners to break from the usual classroom setting, it is accessible and it can be a good tool to break the hassle of distance between trainers and learners

Cons

It has some limitations for example animations in power point and it has a tendency to kick out participants during sessions when they lose connectivity
your'e welcome

laina from Community College

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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September 2018

Great Transact system

Pros

The software is very detailed. There are many part to one action, you can control everything you need to. It is easy to learn, which i have had to do. But also it is easy to learn and study on your own. The outcome results for example as on a register, is also detailed and self explanatory.

Cons

It is an older system. I think it needs to be updated where there is not so much room for error. It is very 90s set up.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

Blackboard

Pros

Ease of use, navigation is way easy, the look /design is good.

Cons

The mobile access. The double authorization sign in from the website. No way for it to remember and its a hassle signing in over and over again.

Gabriela from Stone and Style

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

Good

It is good and helps to be in classes when is you are not physically in a class.

Pros

It has a lot of useful features.
Good to keep track of courses.
You can view again the material.

Cons

It is needed a very good Wif connetion, if the internet is not good it fails.

James from Western Oklahoma State College

Number of employees:  1 employee

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September 2018

Blackboard Collaborate Intergates

Blackboard Collaborate creates an interactive classroom environment. Online learning, which is definitely blowing up, is a new avenue to connect students from almost any device. It has some limitations as the sound and video doesn’t always work, but it’s the closest thing to an online classroom as you can find. Works on almost any device, so I recommend this software.

Pros

Connects users nationally and globally into an interactive environment.

Cons

Can be glitchy and doesn’t always allow some functions.

Heather from Amarillo College

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

Great for Interviews, Synchronous classroom discussions

Faculty and administrators are using Collaborate to conduct interviews with candidates at a distance. It works very well, and that is one of our major uses for the tool.

Pros

I like that it is geared toward educators, unlike many other webinar software. Its whiteboard, integration with Blackboard for ease of use, and breakout rooms are fantastic for teaching. I also like that with the update in the past two years, it no longer requires Java or any download of 3rd party software to work.

Cons

With all of the problems of the previous software, it did have some features I miss in the update. The ability to combine multiple sessions into one is sorely missed by our faculty. In Blackboard, each class is assigned a separate room. Sometimes faculty want to have one session, and providing the guest link to other students enrolled in another class does not work.

Jason from Neutron Industries

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Makes online college way more personable

Generally, i really love that going to school online is so much easier and more accessible

Pros

I like Blackboard because it's made going to school online, for me, much more personal. I love that I can access it from my phone too.

Cons

Sometimes, when there are too many students on at the same time, it will freeze or stop. It gets really good irritating.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2018

Blackboard Collaborate is a great way to connect with students.

Pros

What I like most about Blackboard Collaborate is the interactive tools.

Cons

I was glad to see this software updated with great new features.

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Good in theory

This is a great tool for online teachers, however learning how to use all of the features can be tedious. There should be more user friendly options in the program.

Pros

Many options for conferences via the internet, accessible on many devices, stable connection

Cons

Takes a lot of practice to learn how to use effectively, not easy to figure out without training

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Distance Virtual classroom presentation made possible!

Pros

Blackboard is a virtual classroom as it can show you power point presentation at the same time your presenting it, through a camera! Distance learning is now made easier and more convenient by having your power point presentations play at the same time you are explaining it. It is also very helpful for the student who cannot follow through a manual side by side slideshow presentation of the power point and the speaker.

Cons

It might require quite a lot of data usage or a fast internet connection for it to work properly and for you to actually understand something in your lessons. Some features might also be confusing for the students who are first time users but overall, the concept and idea of having both your presentation and you at the same frame is a great idea!


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