Atlassian Confluence Review
Confluence vs. Blackboard Learn


Both Confluence and Blackboard Learn have the capability to utilize wikis for instruction. Depending on the features you need, one may be better for your course than the other. Wikis in Blackboard Learn have a direct tie in to all of blackboard’s features, especially the grade book. However Confluence has a greater overall feature set, thereby making it a much more powerful wiki tool.

Below is a wiki comparative grid between these two applications.

Features

Confluence

Blackboard Learn wiki

Viewable to Public

Yes, if wanted

No (only to individual classes)

Content hierarchy control

Yes

No

Wiki lifespan

Beyond life of course

Only life of course

Individual user access control

Yes

Yes, but must have admin. create

Groups

Yes, but must have admin. create

Yes

Wiki mark-up supported

Yes

No

Rich text editing

Yes

Yes

Direct BB grade book access

No

Yes

History – Track users

Yes

Yes

Student created pages

Yes

Yes

Threaded -Commenting

Yes

Yes

Embed video

Yes

Yes

Embed PDF, Word, or PPT files

Yes

No

Attach documents

Yes

Yes

Blogging

Yes

Yes, but external to wiki

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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