Compare Blackboard Learning Management vs. Zoom

Blackboard Learning Management is ranked 3rd in Learning Management Systems with 1 review while Zoom is ranked 2nd in Virtual Meetings with 26 reviews. Blackboard Learning Management is rated 10.0, while Zoom is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Blackboard Learning Management writes "Cloud-based solution that is flexible and produces detailed reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoom writes "Very user friendly, easy to share screens, and lots of useful features". Blackboard Learning Management is most compared with Adobe Connect, Webex and TeamViewer, whereas Zoom is most compared with TeamViewer, 3CX, Adobe Connect, Skype for Business and PGi GlobalMeet.
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One of the most important features is the possibility of creating unlimited subdomains.

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The solution is easy to use with an easy user interface.There are lots of great features available to every user.The most valuable feature is the ability to connect to and conduct meetings.The solution is very user friendly and flexible.The ability to share graphics and visuals.The most valuable features are that you are able to share the screen, and draw on it.This video conferencing product is easy to use.Ability to record sessions.

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It would be ideal to create a more responsive or more intuitive template for access from telephones or tablets.

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It would be useful, for my purposes, to be able to run a meeting like a webinar where the solution doesn't show all of the people on the actual call. It would be great if it had the flexibility to allow people to "hide" themselves from the meeting, or to give the person running the meeting the capability of choosing who could be seen, or not.How they have the gallery aligned when someone is sharing a screen isn't ideal right now. If there were more options on how to arrange it, would be ideal.They need to improve the background feature, to be able to set a background without interfering with the current background.The privacy settings need to be more apparent, otherwise anyone can wander into meeting rooms and disrupt them.Occasional system overload that requires a restart.The time limitations for the free version should be increased from 40 minutes.The security needs to be improved.Password requirement for every meeting.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
At the beginning, you can choose a basic plan. As your users grow you can buy a more expensive license.

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We have an account but we are also using the free version.The price is $149 USD yearly.I have been using the free version of Zoom.The cost of Zoom has led me to use WeChat, instead.Zoom is available with an open license that can support meetings of up to 40 minutes.In the basic version, there is a 40-minute time limit on group meetings.There is a 40-minute time limit when you use the basic version, which is free.Zoom is a very cheaply priced video conferencing solution, and using this product has saved our business a lot of expense.

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James P (Pat) Carlisle
author avatarChetan Woodun
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If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, Zoom will do just fine. You can also share your screen as well as choose the option to share presentations ( in your case, its the Digital manual).
Cisco Webex is more for making video calls but some use it for training as well due to the fact that it was already used but I have experienced some latency (lag) with it. Anyone in the group viewing may correct me on this one.
In terms of popularity, its Zoom and webex which are the most popular tools
Blackboard and Adobe connect are more considered the virtual classroom technologies for teaching. They have many advanced features offering multi-classroom features which encourage students to engage differently.
They are far less popular than zoom or webex.

According to your requirements, I would encourage you to go towards Zoom. You can start by the free version and upgrade to the pro version depending on your requirements

Also, it works seamlessly on laptop, IOS and Android devices
Hope this helps.
Also, note that this was a quick review and we are doing a more comprehensive review based on a per -component basis.

author avatarSYED AMIN
Real User

For training session Webex is best the best solution.

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Also Known As
Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard
Zoom Video Communications
Blackboard Collaborate is a fully redesigned, online collaborative learning solution that delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they're together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools. The new Collaborate is a fully redesigned, high-quality, browser-based web conferencing solution. With features like high-quality, high definition audio and video, application sharing, and a thoroughly redesigned, modern user experience, Blackboard Collaborate offers an incomparable online learning environment. Synchronous collaboration enables real-time feedback, creating a personalized learning experience for educators as well as learners. Educators can adjust the pace of learning based on immediate feedback.

Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Our easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Message me to learn more about how Zoom can help your business or organization Visit and follow @zoom_us.

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Sample Customers
University of Derby, University of Warwick, John Moore's UniversityFortinet, Veeva, Proofpoint, Box, Ticketmaster, Trend Micro, Caesars Entertainment, Santa Clara University, Pandora, Stanford Continuing Studies
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Financial Services Firm15%
Logistics Company15%
Marketing Services Firm15%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Software R&D Company20%
K 12 Educational Company Or School14%
Comms Service Provider13%

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