Blackboard Collaborate - Top 2 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 08, 2021

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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.

2021's Top Blackboard Collaborate Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Blackboard Collaborate that are worth checking out: Collaborize Classroom for SMBs, Edmodo for large size business,

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
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Blackboard
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
10/10
License pricing
$1,600 per year
Functionality
10
Best for SMBs
Collaborize
ITQlick rating
3.1/5
Score
62/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
Best for Enterprise
Edmodo
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
11
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1. Collaborize Classroom - Best for SMBs

Collaborize Classroom is an alternative Classroom Management software, Collaborize Classroom installed on-premises, Blackboard Collaborate can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Collaborize Classroom, with a pricing score of 6 is considered less expensive to implement than Blackboard Collaborate with a score of 10.

Collaborize Classroom is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Collaborize offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Collaborize Classroom Vs Blackboard Collaborate

2. Edmodo - Best for Large Business

Edmodo is an alternative Classroom Management software, Edmodo installed on-premises or used cloud based, Blackboard Collaborate can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Edmodo, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Blackboard Collaborate with a score of 10.

Edmodo is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Edmodo offers 11 main features). compare head to head: Edmodo Vs Blackboard Collaborate

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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.