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"Document loading and annotation.""The solution allows me to connect and collaborate with my classes."

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"The ability to share a screen during a meeting is one of the most valuable features. You can also be directly connected on the computer and on the phone with the same account. It is flexible.""The screen sharing is the most valuable feature. It ties in with Google docs and Google sheets so that we can work on a single document as a whole group of us at once. That's the biggest feature we rely on.""The group chat is a very good feature, where you can see all of the participants on cameras.""Google Hangouts is very quick and easy to use, and the quality is very good.""Very good voice and video calling options.""The most valuable features are the chat features and the video conferencing features that enable more than two or three people to be connected at a time.""The ease of navigation is good, as we can easily share data and screens.""It is very easy to use and is available as soon as you open a Google account."

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"The system can overload when too many try logging in.""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."

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"We purchased a videoconference system called Zoom. We want to see if Google Hangouts has the ability to integrate our Zoom device to use it with Hangouts and meet directly.""Not a ten because there's room for improvement. Sometimes there is disconnectivity.""The way it works with anonymous users should be improved. That could be strengthened to let anonymous users do more.""I would like to see more focus on features for interacting with the participants in a group chat, such as screen sharing.""I would like to have a whiteboard feature, where I can draw a sketch or diagram and show it to the people in the meeting.""Sending documents and other things is not an option.""There should be more space for multiple users at a time so that multiple people can connect, can share, and even transfer control to another colleague, employer, student, etc.""The algorithm should be improved to automatically deal with poor connections in a better way."

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"The screen-sharing feature is the most valuable feature.""We are using the free version of Google Hangouts.""This solution is available for free with the opening of a Google account."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are the chat features and the video conferencing features that enable more than two or three people to be connected at a time.
Top Answer: This time last year I would've said the pricing is fantastic but Google increased their pricing recently and so our costs doubled. I don't think it's as cost-effective as it used to be. I would say… more »
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Overview
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.

Hangouts Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently.

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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Blackboard Collaborate vs. Google Hangouts and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,654 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Blackboard Collaborate is ranked 13th in Virtual Meetings with 2 reviews while Google Hangouts is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews. Blackboard Collaborate is rated 7.6, while Google Hangouts is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Blackboard Collaborate writes "Great for online learning, and straightforward setup, however needs more hands-on tutorials ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Hangouts writes "Screen sharing feature ties in with Google Docs and Google Sheets so that we can work on a single document as a whole group of us at once". Blackboard Collaborate is most compared with , whereas Google Hangouts is most compared with . See our Blackboard Collaborate vs. Google Hangouts report.

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