Blackboard Learn software


141 reviews(4.0/5)
141 reviews(4.0/5)

Blackboard Learn is an interactive learning management system (LMS) suitable for higher-education universities, K-12 schools, government and military programs, as well as large businesses in a variety of industries worldwide.

The suite features content authoring and virtual classroom capabilities, along with certification management, extended enterprise, and social learning functionality. Available either in managed hosting, self-hosting or software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployments, Blackboard Learn also works on mobile devices so learners can access courses on the go.

The system features an in-system calendar so that users know due dates, along with an activity stream so important messages, projects, and courses that need attention surface to the top. Gamification features, including digital badges for learning achievements, are available along with e-commerce functionality so created courses can be resold outside the organization.

Pricing is based on the number of FTEs (full-time equivalent learners) that will be using the system on an annual basis and is customized towards the organization’s needs.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Bill from Tarrant County College

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Blackboard is not very easy to use

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Integration of all the programs the school needs into one program

    Cons

    UI is not very intuitive and very confusing

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  • Mariam from Hunter Vision

    Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Great for students

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    N/A
    Pros

    Blackboard is great to use as a student. It's user-friendly and very easy to learn and navigate through. Grades and assignments are easy to view.

    Cons

    The site could sometimes be slow or would go down but that was very occasionally. I didn't really have any issues using it.

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  • Bradford from Timothy Christian High School

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Blackboard is a powerful LMS

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    Blackboard is a powerful LMS where you can include many features. This is great because you can do virtually anything with Blackboard. I use it as a student in my doctorate program by we don't use it in our school where I work because it is pricey.

    Pros

    The number of features available for both the student and instructor is numerous. Recently they have made a number of improvements to make it more usable.

    Cons

    It does take a little while to learn how to navigate through the app. Sometimes it is not completely intuitive, however, sometimes that is the fault of the instructor. The mobile app is OK but not great. There are times when you can't get all of the information on the app that you can from the website.

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  • Fernando from Amesbury

    Specialty: Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    WOW !!! Perfect for teaches and students

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    N/A

    I love the tool and my kids loves it too. very easy to use and manage. Thank you

    Pros

    All is a pro, I can see my kids grades, students can upload homework and projects, and I can even pay scholarship. Excellent tool and easy to use

    Cons

    no cons that I could say. I have use it for 2 years and is very easy to use. Awesome tool for school and students.

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  • Assaf from Date Geek Group

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    A rigid platform for online training

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    This platform offers content modules, internal communication tools, evaluation tools, monitoring tools and learning management for online mode

    Cons

    Usually when there are many users interacting on the same page, there are usually speed problems or the platform is blocked.

    High cost of the license.

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  • Verified Reviewer

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

    August 2018

    Always seemed to be broken

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    I was required to use this tool at a university where I taught. I always hated this product, as it seemed klunky and disorienting.

    Pros

    UI was decent, and it seemed easy to use from a student perspective

    Cons

    Difficult to understand and set up, even for a tech savvy instructor. Counterintuitive in a number of ways. I spent too much time trying to get things to work, rather than working with my students.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Erica from Family Forward Services, LLC

    Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Great tool for students

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    Value for Money

    I have used Blackboard for many years. It is a great tool for students. Flexible

    Pros

    Easy to use
    easy to learn
    Flexible for Universities.
    Great for students to assist with organization

    Cons

    The system does go down from time to time, but nothing too negative. I do not have any negative comments.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Blackboard Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Blackboard is nice to use when you are looking for the work you need to do. It's fairly easy to navigate.

    Cons

    I really don't like the way that things are organized. Once you select a class it's really hard to determine where the information is.

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  • Jessica from Primary/Secondary Education

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Pretty easy and straightforward

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    Pros

    I just started a new job a couple of weeks ago. The school will stop using Blackboard once their contract runs out in October, so I haven't learned how to do most things. However, what I have learned to do seems pretty easy and straightforward.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons with Blackboard, especially with my limited knowledge of it. Everything I have used it for has been fine.

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  • Alessandro from Casa Pellegrino Boutique Hotel

    Specialty: Hospitality / Travel

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Nice product for schools

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I took many classes using Blackboard. It is good for schools and universities, you can contact the teacher, see grades, take assignments and quizzes, videos, among others. Complete software for learning.

    Cons

    Sometimes using the software it could be a little bit slow, and you need a nice Internet connection.

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  • Kody from Metro Technology Services

    Specialty: Software / Technology

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

    August 2018

    Solid Educational Tool For Public School

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Easy to use product for younger students to begin learning using online tools and computer based applications.

    Cons

    Pages would sometimes not load and the navigation can be difficult at first so some improvement on it would be useful.

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  • Sherry from Health, Wellness and Fitness

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Blackboard Learning as a student

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    Pros

    Useful in that you an interact with other members of the class through the tool. Teacher posted videos were fairly easy to access

    Cons

    Locating the documents that went along with the course were very difficult, it took some time navigating the software as a first time user.

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  • Debbie from The Wilderness Center

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Blackboard can be great...

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    I have used this system for as long as my university has had it available, 10+ years. I use it every semester and I am constantly finding new things it can do. It has been very helpful in keeping track and making available for my students their grades and assignments. It also has the ability to be personalized for each class.

    Cons

    As I said in the Pro's, I am always learning new things. The problem is I have to dig to find the information I am looking for and seeing what else blackboard can do. Also, I find it difficult to transfer information from one semester to another. I have used the help menu to find information but it is not very user friendly. You would think after 10+ years I would be more proficient but every semester I have to relearn the system.

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  • Jessica from University of South Florida

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Blackboard for College

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    Pros

    User friendly, simple, no training required, ease of attaching files, used at several colleges, and most people have experience using the software for their college needs.

    Cons

    Problems with uploads occasionally, but basically the format could look a little nicer. It doesn't have a lot of flaws, but in comparison, I prefer Canvas to Blackboard for college assignments and coursework.

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  • Krishna from FCA

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Modern Educational tool

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    This is one of the modern educational tool and it has a ultra course view and also offers a wide range of educational videos.

    Cons

    To get a great experience the cloud based SaaS configuration is required and also the software is little expensive.

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  • Ana from EPIC Consultant

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    Great for online classes

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    Pros

    Some of my classes at the university were online. My university uses this software so I had the chance to use it too. It is easy to use and works fine in any browser. You even see your grades and have everything organized

    Cons

    The software doesnt let you customize your dashboard. Maybe having this option, people could organize their contents as they like and find it more easier to look for info.

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  • Tim from Prodynamix

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    Blackboard is getting better

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Quite a few people are using the LMS. Due to current uses Blackboard has changed much of their compatibly with other software.

    Cons

    This product could be much better. One of the major problems is how email sent through this system can not be responded to in an other email client

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  • Jordan from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

    Specialty: Non-Profit

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    June 2018

    Perfect for schools!

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Blackboard is an organized and easy to use point of reference for college students and other individuals. The software is designed in a way that offers fast and convenient access for users with a number of features.

    Cons

    The only cons for this software occur when the users are not keeping it updated. Other than that, this product is highly recommended for colleges and universities as an organized and effective way for teachers and students to interact and use as a point of reference.

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  • gretchen from Siganture smiles

    Specialty: Healthcare / Medical

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    blackboard is great and efficient

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    Love the app!!

    Pros

    blackboard is easy to use, very convenient, reminds you when you have a assignment due, great for looking at grades and keeping on track.

    Cons

    Sometimes it doesn't notify you ever time you have an assignment due. The older version was a little more organized then the latest version.

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  • Siddesh from Marimba Auto

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Good Learning tool

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Pros

    Its a great way to educate the people or employees or students virtually as providing online courses with no face to face meetings.

    Cons

    Some times its hard to understand the content from the materials provided and some help is required.

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