Blackboard Collaborate Review - why 4.2 stars?

Blackboard Collaborate Review
ITQlick Score: 91/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.2/5)
Pricing: 10/10 - high cost
Category: Classroom Management -> Blackboard Collaborate
Ranking:Ranked 2 out of 7 Classroom Management systems
Company: blackboard
Pricing: starts at $1,600 per year
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: Blackboard Collaborate pricing, Blackboard Collaborate alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 08, 2021

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What is Blackboard Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a cloud-based collaborative learning platform built designed principally to serve elementary & high schools, government facilities, and higher education institutions. The platform provides instructors and students with web conferring tools which help facilitate interactions between them.

The core features of Blackboard Collaborate software solution include Audio / Video Conferencing, Brainstorming, Chat / Messaging, and Content Management among others. The classroom chatter feature facilitates students with a charting platform where they can share audio, text and video content.

Blackboard Collaborate software is a product of Blackboard Company found in the US and established in 1997. The platform supports Windows and Web-based devices. Blackboard Collaborate also features a whiteboard feature that helps display PowerPoint slides to facilitate engaging various participants with one presentation.

What is Blackboard Collaborate rating? ()

The rating of Blackboard Collaborate is 4.2 stars out of 5 and the total score is 91 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Blackboard Collaborate's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is Blackboard Collaborate the best Classroom Management?

Blackboard Collaborate is ranked 2 out of 7 software in their category (Classroom Management systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of Blackboard Collaborate software are Chronus and JoomlaLMS. Chronus software is a cloud-based mentoring solution that allows organizations to monitor and manage their mentoring programs but in comparison, Blackboard Collaborate is a cloud-based collaborative learning platform that offers web conferencing tools. Blackboard Collaborate software is a product of Blackboard Company while Chronus is a product of Chronus Company.

Both Chronus and Blackboard Collaborate platforms offer Documentation, Webinars, Live Online, and In-Person forms of training. Blackboard Collaborate provides Online and 24/7 (Live Rep) support whereas Chronus offers Online, Business Hours, and 24/7 (Live Rep) client support.

JoomlaLMS is a cloud-hosted or on-premise learning management system that offers course sales platforms, eLearning websites, and business training programs, but in comparison, Blackboard Collaborate is a cloud-based collaborative learning platform that offers web conferencing tools.

JoomlaLMS offer Online and Business Hours modes of support while Blackboard Collaborate offers Online and 24/7 (Live Rep) support. Blackboard Collaborate software is a product of Blackboard in the US but JoomlaLMS is a product of JoomlaLMS in Belarus.

Both JoomlaLMS and Blackboard Collaborate give training through Documentation, Webinars, Live Online, and In-Person channels.

What is the cost of Blackboard Collaborate?

The cost of license starts at $1,600 per year. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 10 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Blackboard Collaborate

What should you ask blackboard during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Blackboard Collaborate and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Blackboard Collaborate in action.

Is it the right software for you?

Blackboard Collaborate offers s collaborative learning and web conferencing tools mainly for elementary & high schools, government facilities, and higher education institutions. The software is ideal for use with small, medium and large institutions. Different markets such as Asia, India, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, the United States and more, use this software.

List of categories

Call Recording
Video Conferencing
Content Management
Team Collaboration
Chat
Presentation
Touch Screen POS

List of features

Chat
Project Collaboration
Content Management

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.