Blackboard Collaborate Overview

Blackboard Collaborate is the #11 ranked solution in our list of top Virtual Meetings tools. It is most often compared to Google Hangouts: Blackboard Collaborate vs Google Hangouts

What is Blackboard Collaborate?
Blackboard Mobile give your learners, educators, and community access to all aspects of the educational experience on their mobile devices and they'll be able to go anywhere. Giving you the power to engage everyone on their terms and devices. Offering instant access to the information they need. Encouraging the interaction they crave.

Blackboard Collaborate is also known as Blackboard Mobile.

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Blackboard Collaborate Customers
University of Derby Online, Universty of Warwick, University of Liverpool, City College Norwich, Northumberland College, Mid-Kent College, Watson Pharmaceutials, Capella University, Shore Tel Sky, Lincoln PD, City of Somerville MA, Somerset County Council
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reviewer1389651
Certified Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering and Computing at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 1, 2021
Great for online learning, and straightforward setup, however needs more hands-on tutorials

What is our primary use case?

Blackboard is our teaching environment, for both online and on campus delivery, for interfaces to publisher's content for the courseware and for instructors to upload content for planned lessons. My topic area is data modeling and database design, When I am teaching, in advance of a scheduled meeting time for students to join the session, I upload into Collaborate content lessons (PowerPoints or PDF). During live-time sessions, I often go-to my desktop so that I can demonstrate using desktop tools for talking about and composing a simple design for a prototype. Due to the technical focus of… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution allows me to connect and collaborate with my classes."
  • "If there were maybe more tutorials outside of what I'm aware the university is suggesting, I would take more tutorials on effective ways to deliver content. I come from the industry and content was always needed when people that were observing were smart and involved and decision-makers instead of so passively just trying to pass the course. In my imagination, the tutorials would be a tool where the learners themselves can have much more hands-on learning during a Collaborate session."

What other advice do I have?

We use the latest version of the Ultra solution. There's always, with any tool, a simple, basic way of using the tool as the vendor supports it. That's the basics. Complications come if you're going to add content that goes beyond what is normally covered. Complications could happen. However, Collaborate isn't too complicated. Their alternative was annoying. It still is. When I'm teaching now with Ultra, I do two connections to Collaborate. One is with Chrome so that I can get past the tunnel of mirrors effect where there's an image within an image within an image, and it's a distraction. I…
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reviewer1380390
Founding Member at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Jul 16, 2020
Document uploads and annotation features enable us to have productive meetings

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution to meet with other teachers and to meet with students individually, as well as to meet synchronously for class. I'm a customer of Blackboard Collaborate.

Pros and Cons

  • "Document loading and annotation."
  • "The system can overload when too many try logging in."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
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