Blackboard LMS for Business

3.5 / 5 76 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Director of Learning & Development, Operations, HR Directors, CLOs, Corporate Trainer / Training Officer, Instructional Designer, Sales Trainer


Average Ratings

76 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Blackboard
  • www.blackboard.com
  • Founded 1997
  • United States

About Blackboard LMS for Business

Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software applications and related services for learning and development. Blackboards training and learning solutions are implemented by corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, associations, and government agencies looking for cost-effective ways to deliver training with real impact.


Blackboard LMS for Business Features

  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing

Blackboard LMS for Business Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Great way to manage several classes with great flexibility to match personal style

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Overall it¿s an improvement over just 20 years ago when a syllabus and careful listening were the only way to connect with students. Also, I¿ve had great success sharing ideas with colleagues. Of course, faculty can be just irritating as the abovementioned students. I¿d say an ¿ignore¿ buttons would make this score go from a 7 to a 9.

Pros: I love the ability to reach all of my students or any subgroup in multiple ways. For example, personalized announcement, group emails, meeting and grading in realtime, scheduling office hours, and getting notifications are just a few of the native services, and each can be customized l.

Cons: The law of unintended consequences applies directly to blackboard. The same convenient and varied options that make the product great also give students more access (and wildly unrealistic expectations) to their professors. This is great for the 5% of students who have helpful and legitimate questions, but obnoxious for those who expect instant responses, midnight submissions, and A grades for D papers because ¿they clearly are trying. Just look at their blackboard logs and see!¿

Great start to online learning but can be difficult to use

Nov 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Pros: The menus are clean and simple Easy to navigate the menus, different screens and options Saves time and energy than going to an actual classroom

Cons: It is only as good as the instructor who sets it up. blackboard is easy to use, but if the instructor is not computer savvy (or lazy) then you can have a difficult time using the software. Maybe blackboard is harder to set up as an instructor than it is to use as a student

Blackboard has been around forever and does what you need.

Oct 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Blackboard is one of the tried and true LMS. It has all of the features and functionality that you need and has great customer support. It is a bigger company and has corresponding resources.

Cons: Seems to be very general in what it offers compared to some competitors that have particularized features that might be better for specialized courses.

Great student online software

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is great. It is very intuitive, and combines with drag and drop, which saves a lot of time. Easy to communicate with students as well and will notify you of student communication. Overall, I really like this software.

This is a really helpful tool for employees to train on their own time and at different sites.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of access and way it enables everyone to be on the same page and use time and resources effectively.

Cons: Not as many people in my office are familiar with Blackboard, so there is a learning curve, but if you can devote the time, it is very helpful.

Great features for institutions. I have been using this for around two years and his functions work pretty well!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The interfaz of the web page is quite useful, it makes a really good job for the purpose to be, the features to engage the user are meaningful.

Cons: It requires a lot of time to develop an activity because you have move from a lot of links inside the tasks.

INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT

Jun 06, 2017
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
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Comments: DISLIKE IT A LOT. OF MUCH BETTER STUFF OUT THERE

Pros: LOTS OF PLACES USE IT

Cons: CLUNKY AND UNFRIENDLY COULD GO ON FOREVER AND EVER AD EVER.

Mobile version is very hard to navigate and it is glitchy

May 08, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
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Pros: It is pretty easy to find learning materials - everything in one place. Quite user-friendly and pretty straight forward navigation.

Cons: Very slow application for mobile devices, so far one of the worst I've ever used. To load the page takes forever, sometimes you are not able to see the updates from your device, so you have to log in with the computer.

Great Solution for Annual Employee Training

Apr 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very rich features for managing course content, discussion boards, grade center.

Overall: Blackboard is a great tool for any training manager who is looking to develop e-learning courses for annual employee training requirements. It is easy to use and comes with lots of features.

Recommendations to other buyers: Compared to other products, Blackboard stands out as a leader of cloud-based LMS software solutions!

Blackboard - Helpful for course management

Apr 18, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: There is a great deal of functionality. Just about every action the instructor needs is accommodated.

Cons: Difficult to master. This is because there is so much functionality. It takes some investment in time.

Cumbersome

Apr 05, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: I have had the pleasure of using this product in many of my life aspects. And I can say, without a doubt, I have loathed every minute of it.

It's great!

Mar 14, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Comments: It's a great product! Finding all my grades were easily accessible.

Pros: Checking my grades were easy. I could easily communicate with my teachers. All my assignments were easy to find.

Cons: I felt like blackboard had a lot of updates that would take forever. The site would be shut down for a while.

I like it!

Mar 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I really liked it!

Pros: Blackboard is easy to use and I got really used to using it. It is easy to navigate around and check grades.

Cons: It doesn't have as many features as it could and it could have a more creative interface. Other than that I really liked it!

Not too bad

Mar 14, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Comments: I've used both Blackboard and Canvas in an educational environment. While Canvas has obvious strengths with many features available, Blackboard's ease of use has made Blackboard an everlasting tool at our school.

Pros: The interface is straightforward and easy to use. I could easily contact my professors and vice-versa. This was especially helpful for older professors who do not like the flashy parts of Canvas.

Cons: While the interface is easy to use, it's a bit outdated. There are not as many features as competitors such as group skyping, etc.

REVIEW ON BLACKBOARD

Mar 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: I believe that blackboard is a good system, but it could use some improvement.

Pros: Fairly Navigable and user friendly

Cons: The student view was good but the professor side was hard toe

Decent

Mar 12, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Used it for 5 years of engineering school. For the most part it was sufficient, but there were always the occasional outages and odd issues. Sometimes things were difficult to find, or teachers refused to fully adopt the service.

Pros: Centralized location for academic needs.

Cons: No uniformity forced bewtween professors.

Outperforms the Competition

Feb 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard beats the competition - hands down. I've used this software for over 10 years. They constantly improve the software. It's very fluid. Grading is a breeze. As an instructor, I can locate assignments and post grades quick and easy. I can identify students who are struggling and are at risk of not completing the course. Blackboard keeps me in touch with my students. Likewise, it keeps my students in touch with me - and each other. There are so many options for creating assignments, allowing students to view content, or interact with each other. I love using Blackboard Learn.

Pros: Easy to navigate. Simple to use. Effective learning platform

Just OK, I would pass it up

Feb 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: lots of options

Cons: bloated
unnecessary fluff
service goes down occasionally

Overall: Having used Blackboard extensively, I can say that it is an unnecessarily bloated software. It is replete with links and features that you don't want and will never need.

That's not to say it's bad. It can do everything you need it to. It's just not very pretty while it's doing them.

It's also prone to blackouts on a monthly-ish basis.

Blackboard in an Academic Setting

Dec 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Comments: I have been using Blackboard for about ten years to support classroom lectures. None of these classes have involved distance learning. I primarily use "Content" to post documents, "Discussions" to exchange information with students, in the "Tools" section I post announcements, send emails, and track tasks, and I use the "Grade Center" to update the students regarding their progress. Because this is in a university setting our IT department has been responsible for customer support and software purchases. Overall my experience with Blackboard has been very positive. However, my university regularly updates the software and it is often difficult to locate features when the version changes. Small differences in the interface can make finding a particular feature difficult.

Good Software

Dec 30, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Offline mode.

Cons: Looks like it's from the early 2000's.

Overall: Learned about this software in a professional development course I was in and a fellow teacher showed me it. Very easy to use. lots of good features....

A Tugboat Amongst Speedboats

Dec 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Interoperability, software extensions, and ability to build and scale coursework.

Cons: The software is somewhat unintuitive, with a cumbersome and clunky interface. The user interface and user experience is in dire need of a facelift.

Overall: The Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) for Business has the pedigree of a well-established education company behind it but, much like its Education-based software, lacks many of the bells and whistles of its competitors. Unlike its competitors, it lacks a modern interface and is largely unintuitive, if not overly complex to use. While it lacks in overall usability, it does has a number of useful tools, as well as a number of third-party extensions developed through strategic partnerships. Another strength is interoperability, making it easy to integrate with CRM management tools such as Salesforce. There are a number of other providers out there, including some that are free, that may meet the needs of those looking for entry level, non-enterprise software. I'd recommend dipping your toes in the water with one of them prior to making an investment in Blackboard to see if they better meet your needs. With a somewhat hefty price tag, it may be better than making the long term investment!

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure to take a test drive prior to making an investment. Don't rely solely on a sales demo to answer the questions you may have.

Decent product, but expensive

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: · Diverse approaches to problem-solving.
· Common language for interaction.
· Efficient storage of information
· Flexible representation of information.
· Iterative approach to problem-solving.
· Organized participation.

Cons: Expensive.
Long wait times for tech support.

Overall: Great product for when your company doesn't have internal tech support. The company took care of everything for us. Unfortunately there were lots of limits and everything had an extra cost.

Helpful portal for students

Nov 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Blackboard is a great portal for students where they can submit and review feedback from assignments. When information is uploaded from the professor, it is inputted into the system automatically. It is also great for class discussions and journal entries. You can view responses from students and create a dialogue between the two submissions.

There are better softwares out there

Oct 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Comments: I used this product for a couple of classes for a year. Our university was in the process of phasing out BB. The interface is decently easy to use but you can miss some updates if you don't check it very often.

Pros: Viewing files and uploading homeworks is pretty easy.

Cons: The announcements from the TAs and the teachers don't get synced instantly. I have missed some change in deadlines because of this

Blackboard review

Oct 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Generally a great tool, user interface could be cleaner. Love the social and collaborative aspects! sometimes LMS can silo or hinder the ability to be creative with learning paths

Not user friendly enough to be efficient.

Oct 06, 2016
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Comments: We have the Lite version of Blackboard LMS and even with on site training for our teachers the product is not user friendly enough for our teachers to use it. The usage percent of the LMS portion of Blackboard in our K-12 school district is 0% and we would no longer have this portion of it if it had not been housed under our web hosting services for a priced bundle. The Lite version of the LMS is hosted under the website so the functionality of using it is quite convoluted and confusing for both our Teachers and Students. The Full version of Blackboard Learn is supposed to be much more user friendly but unfortunately for a K-12 school district with approximately 500 students is not cost efficient. However, since we have started looking at additional LMS's within the last two years, Blackboard is the only LMS that provides the full extent of what WE are requiring as an LMS for our school. We require that any LMS that we purchase will have the ability to integrate seamlessly with our SIS (Infinite Campus) and offer a CMS for our teachers to be able to house not only their content but have access to thousands of other teachers content (that the other teachers are willing to share). Our administration requires that we can use the LMS as a way to connect with the community and parents of our students via a system messenger/phone/text product (Blackboard Connect) and an app (ParentLink) that anyone in the community can download for constant up to date school information (which Blackboard offers). It also needs to be compatible with GAFE & cost attainable for our school. We have spoken with many LMS vendors and have yet to find any product that is capable of offering exactly what we need for our school, that our school could actually afford. Blackboard is the only LMS that we have found that offers all of the products and has all of the integration that we as a school district need.

Pros: All of the products and integration that our school needs with an LMS.

Cons: The lite version is not user friendly and thus is not useable.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have never used the Full version of Blackboard Learn but the Lite version is not an easy system for Teachers/Students to use.

great product

Oct 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Great product. Integrates perfectly with my education goals. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!

a Long Term User's Honest Experience

Mar 23, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Quick background, was in high tech sales and marketing for many years prior to teaching and heavily involved with custom Computer Graphics systems since Time Arts Lumena was around (predecessor to Photoshop). Check out my LinkedIn profile for more details. On to the product review -- I've been using Blackboard for *many* years, and have been teaching (and doing) Web Design and Development since 1993. I'm retiring shortly, so I can be absolutely frank and honest about my experience with this app without fear of upsetting IT folks or admins that I would have to work with in the future. Truthfully, the ONLY reason I use this app is because I have no alternative at the College where I teach and it gives the students easy access to information, but so would any LMS (Learning Management System). The UIX (User Interface Experience) is incredibly archaic and counter-intuitive. It's also painfully slow to use, as it does constant server requests (just paste the URL for a Blackboard connection into http://www.webpagetest.org/ for testing). Sometimes one single click every 15 seconds is all the system will react to when I'm using the grade book, etc. -- in the "real" world, without captive users, no one would ever return to a site with those response times. To be fair to Blackboard, part of that may (or may not) be our schools network or Blackboard interface setup. As far as usability, Blackboard needs to let the User Interface and UIX designers (if they even had any) direct the techs and coders. It's *very* obvious that it's been the reverse, . They should 'steal' some Apple UIX people and give them some *real* power to direct how the app works and what it looks like. I've just finished using Blackboard for 3 hours+ doing things that should have taken 1 hour or less had the interface been optimized and more thought out. For example, under the 'Assignments' and 'Course Documents' sections there is no easy way to reorder or batch select using something basic like check boxes or a multi-select hot keys. Also, any NEW assignment or document post goes to the BOTTOM (the absolute reverse of a Blog post) So I need to drag it back to the top (where it logically should go). However, even that is awkward, since when I drag to the top of the browser the window does not auto-scroll. I have to hold the left mouse button at the same time as I use my middle finger to roll the mouse wheel -- duh!!. There IS a small text window pop-up accessed via an archaic icon to reorder posts, however, that shows only 5 assignment titles at a time (no window resize function to show more than 5). I can reorder them there, but need to do a single mouse click each time it moves up one position, but again, with no way to see more than 5 and no way to multi-select. So, if I have 50 course documents and want to shift 5 new documents to the top (where they belong) that's almost 250 mouse clicks to re-position 5 documents to where they should be in the first place - duh!! In Gradebook it only shows 10 students listed by default. I can change the setting up to 50 but the next time I go back it's back or need to refresh something -- it's back to 10. It doesn't save defaults or give me a choice. This may seem to be nit-picking, but over the period of a 14 week semester that's a lot of wasted time time and clicks. I'm going to end my review here as I have more work to do, but when I saw a 4 star review for this LMS being the solo review I had to balance it out. Bottom line is, the concept is good -- many, many modules/tools in a LMS bundled package but the execution is absolutely awful. Just Google search 'Blackboard sucks' or 'I hate Blackboard' if you want real faculty and user opinions sans any marketing spin. Other telltale signs are when a company start to lose long-term clients. Ryerson University in Toronto just did a switch from Blackboard after "a multi-year consultation process". More on that process is here http://lms.blog.ryerson.ca/ Hopefully that last paragraph doesn't get censored, because that's the source of raw truth.

Pros: 1. it's an LMS and something is better than nothing. 2. It's full of examples I can show my students on how not to do UI and UIX 3. Well established company is behind it 4. Modular front-end 5. Many bells and whistles

Cons: 1. Counter intuitive, clunky, awkard UI (User Interface) - improve it by hiring UI/UIX experts and giving them actual control over the app interface and functions. 2. Slow (even when on the same network node or high speed cable connection) - needs a code rewrite/optimization. 3. Ancient aesthetics (although some design elements are now "flat design-ish") - hire UI and UIX designers and actually allow them to direct the final interface. 4. Many glitches (I've a folder full of screen-shots, if you want proof) - again a code rewrite needed, or ideally a complete start-over with newer code philosophies and methods.

Needs a lot of UI improvement

Mar 08, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
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Pros: Automated e-mails to students in your class. This is nice so that if you make an announcement on Blackboard it will get auto-emailed to all the students. I could see this being useful though I didn't really use it myself. It's once of those features that should be front and center in Blackboard but is buried like most other things in this software.

Cons: Rather than trying to figure out what a teacher would reasonably use Blackboard for, and what they need to communicate to their students via the internet, Blackboard just decided to make every feature possible that a teacher might ever conceivably use. As a result the interface is cluttered beyond repair, it is confusing, possibly useful features are hidden and many useless features that nobody uses are all over the place. Blackboard tries to accomplish everything and as a result accomplishes nothing.

Recommendations to other buyers: Many people get stuck using Blackboard because no other major competitor has risen to challenge it. I know lots of professors who never used it because they found it too confusing, and most used it as minimally as possible, just as a quick reference to the syllabus and Powerpoints. That seems to be basically what it has been reduced to, which I guess is fine but if you are just sharing files use something else. Dropbox, anything is better than this.

Well established platform

Feb 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am consulting for two institutions - the one a large higher education institution - 45 000+ Blackboard users - self hosted and the other - smaller business school - 1000+ Blackboard users - hosted. I present training and support to the faculty on how to use the LMS. Although one can discover a lot for yourself using the Blackboard help site, there are a few tips and tricks that make life a lot easier which is not always that intuitive. Problems that we are trying to solve: changing the faculty's teaching philosophy from traditional lecture based teaching to a more active learning environment. Blackboard certainly address that well - as long as you plan your activities properly, you can get excellent feedback for example let the students read or view a video on a specific concept and then let them write a pre-test before they come to the lecture. This will help you to identify where the gaps still exist which you can address then in class. Also using a flipped class room approach - Blackboard can be used to assist you in flipping your class room where you can also monitor and track which of your students engaged beforehand. I have been using WebCT and then Blackboard.

Pros: Everything is in one space - lots of tools - the sky is really the limit. I also like the Best Practice parts of the help site - it helps you to get ideas of how you can use the tools.

Cons: In terms of support from Blackboard, sometimes the person who receives the inquiry do not read properly or English is a second language because we often have to explain again and again before they understand - that is the only frustration I currently have with the support. It is unfortunately a very expensive product since the institutions are not based in the USA and therefore we are subjected to the exchange rate.

Blackboard Review

Jul 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Had a good experience using blackboard. I liked how it was organized

Great service!

Jul 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used Blackboard both during my time at school and at my business. I have to say that it kept me very organized with helped me to find the tasks that I needed to do and complete them. If you're a student or work for a higher education facility, don't hesitate to get Blackboard.

Blackboard

Apr 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: ease of use - able to complete entire course and retain back semesters

Cons: sometimes gets difficult to move between modules for grading and testing

Recommendations to other buyers: try loading a beta course use fictional data before going live

Review of Blackboard Learn

Apr 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Comments: Review of Blackboard Learn

Pros: It was easy to use and made accessible by web ports that the University offered.

Cons: The product was never the problem--the content was written in a way that made the courses sometimes difficult to follow or absorb quickly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Content review for absorbability is key to getting people to finish the training in a timely manner.

BLACKBOARD at Everglades University

Apr 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: BLACKBOARD at Everglades University

Pros: Many learning options for both teacher and student

Cons: Can get a little overwhelming with so much info at first. Once teacher/student use it frequently, it is a simple tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Can be specifically designed for your own schools use.

Blackboard

Apr 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: Used to take classes, stores syllabus, test scores, messages from teacher, assignments, discussions, etc

Cons: Product is a little clunky to use, could be laid out a little more user friendly

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't have any recommendations for others evaluating software like this

A streamlined way to connect educators to students

Apr 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: A streamlined way to connect educators to students

Pros: Blackboard is used by most universities these days to facilitate more online learning. In general, Blackboard is very intuitive to use.

Cons: Blackboard can often be very buggy, making it sometimes more frustrating to use than typical teaching methods.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend Blackboard simply because of its functionality and wide usage in the higher education realm. Consider its market performance.

Decent product

Apr 14, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Decent product

Pros: It's fairly simple to use, which allows for ease of access for students and faculty.

Cons: Customization, while presented as something that is supposed to be a highlight, is really difficult and convoluted.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure that you try all the layers to see if you can really accomplish the goals you set out initially to tackle.

Blackboard Review

Apr 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard Review

Pros: This product is very easy to use and has very diverse advantages.

Cons: There are occasionally glitches with the software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use the product as much as possible, using the various options.

comment on blackboard

Apr 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: comment on blackboard

Pros: A lot of useful functions. Interaction between instructor and students.

Cons: platform not user friendly and attractive; not easy to navigate

Recommendations to other buyers: test try from both sides to gain experience of using

Blackboard

Apr 14, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: This product gives teachers the ability to interact with students outside of class and provide additional materials which are readily available throughout the semester.

Cons: The menus are not the most user friendly, and sometimes it takes too many clicks to find the page which I am trying to get to.

Recommendations to other buyers: I think that it is beneficial to weigh the pros and cons of the software and decide whether or not its benefits outweigh its weaknesses.

Comprehensive & changeable program to use

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Comprehensive & changeable program to use

Pros: It allows each user to chose what modules to use based on need.

Cons: It needs lots of maintenance, it seems almost bi-weekly.

Recommendations to other buyers: I don't have any recommendations at all, I am using this software for a class.

Blackboard Review

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard Review

Pros: I like Gradebook, inline grading, and online tests.

Cons: The rubrics for assignments do not scroll separate from the page.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try a variety of free programs in addition to programs that you pay for to see which meets your organizations needs.

Blackboard learn

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard learn

Pros: Good interface for posting assignments and interacting with students.

Cons: Not every teacher uses it in a standard way. Some teachers do not upload grades.

Recommendations to other buyers: Find a way to standardize it between classes so it is more useful for students.

Blackboard Revgiew

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard Revgiew

Pros: Like the ability to do classes online. It is much more time efficient than in-person classes when facilitated by a competent professor.

Cons: Cumbersome at times. It can be slow, although that might have nothing to do with BBL.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it, try it out to see if it meets your needs.

Review of Blackboard Learn

Apr 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Review of Blackboard Learn

Pros: Various options available, flexibility of use, good tools for organization.

Cons: Some tasks are a bit onerous to set up, but aren't an issue once they are set up. Sometimes students have issues with time outs and accessibility.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ask the perspectives of both educators and students because different people have different types of issues with the product.

The updated version is very user-friendly.

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: The updated version is very user-friendly.

Pros: The alerts that appear inside a course are the best feature of the update.

Cons: It's still clunky when it comes to adding content and making it accessible to students.

Recommendations to other buyers: Consider teacher, student and manager perspectives, and ensure the software works well for those with visual impairment.

Blackboard Review

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Blackboard Review

Pros: The Simplicity of its use as well as the amount of information which can be gleaned from it.

Cons: There is nothing to mention that would qualify as an answer.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the time to work through the program. That is the only way to fully appreciate how well it works.

The interactive nature of blackboard

Apr 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
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Comments: The interactive nature of blackboard

Pros: I have been teaching an online course using Blackboard for three years. I find that it is easy to use in terms of developing my teaching modules and has the flexibility I need.

Cons: There is nothing that I don't like about the product. I can do most anything that I need to do with it.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would suggest that they think about the different methods of presentation and communication that they would like to use.

Blackboard

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: It is easy to use, intuitive and very customizable.

Cons: I have had no issues with this software. It has made my school a good experience overall.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take multiple classes using this software because since it is so customizable, users may have differing experiences based on the classes they take.

I think the blackboard learn is a nice learning system.

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Comments: I think the blackboard learn is a nice learning system.

Pros: I like Blackboard Learn because of its friendly GUI and nice help menus, so that I can learn by myself.

Cons: The program is kind of slow to run in the computer, and sometimes lags very much.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try to improve the program performance and streamline the menu options.

In theory, it is a useful product. In practice it is terrible; repeatedly crashes, is slow, and has a non-intuitive interface.

Apr 13, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
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Comments: In theory, it is a useful product. In practice it is terrible; repeatedly crashes, is slow, and has a non-intuitive interface.

Pros: When it works, it allows me to better serve the students and opens up online teaching options which I otherwise would not have.

Cons: The program constantly crashes. I waste many hours each week having to re-do things because of system errors.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you have a strong customer support network and that you receive adequate training.

Blackboard learning is a resource for students and teachers alike

Apr 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard learning is a resource for students and teachers alike

Pros: This is a good place for multiple documents to be posted

Cons: It requires a log in, and I often forget my password

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it out and you will get used to it. It does have the capability for you to message other people in your group, to post documents, and to check your grades.

My experience as a Blackboard Learn user

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: My experience as a Blackboard Learn user

Pros: Easiness of use. I used it for academic purposes while I studied English, and have no major problem interacting with the plattform

Cons: The version I knew seems to be a little bit older, then it doesn't have good graphics on

Recommendations to other buyers: Work with the product more than six years and exploit all its possibilities

AC blackboard review

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: AC blackboard review

Pros: Pretty easy to use and distribute information to appropriate parties.

Cons: Can be a little tricky to find tools or post things that are easily found.

Recommendations to other buyers: To look and see how accessible and functional it is.

MBA Review

Apr 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: MBA Review

Pros: Interactive with teachers and students, easy to navigate and intuative.

Cons: Seems slow to respond at times, alerts are a little buggy.

Recommendations to other buyers: Are the tech requirements really what you are looking for?

Functional Class Websites and Grade Management

Apr 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Functional Class Websites and Grade Management

Pros: I have experienced no bugs and it performs exactly as I expect it to.

Cons: Scrolling through the online gradebook is a pain. Also, it is not always clear what is visible to the students and what is only available to instructors.

Recommendations to other buyers: From the point of view of a user, this software is about equivalent to Moodle, but I would check relative pricing and ease of implementation.

Blackboard

Apr 11, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: I like the ability to use Blackboard as a mode of communication with the students.

Cons: I do not like that some features are difficult to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would recommend that they explore all of the features of the software. Some other learning management systems do not have as many features as Blackboard.

Blackboard Review

Apr 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Blackboard Review

Pros: It helps students learn and think and be creative. Students like Blackboard Learn too, just as do instructors.

Cons: Nothing. I have no complaints or negative things to say about Blackboard Learn.

Recommendations to other buyers: When others evaluate this product, they should try to put themselves in the shoes of teachers and students.

Blackboard

Apr 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: That I can use it to submit assignments for school

Cons: There seems to be a lot of updates/maintenance days where it is not available

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you don't wait until the last minute to turn any work in because you might not be able to due to updates/maintenance

Blackboard

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: I like the ease of use of this product and its accessability.

Cons: It doesnt seem to be user friendly for some people which makes it difficult. and the layout is boring/ugly

Recommendations to other buyers: I am sorry, I do not have any recommendations at this time.

Blackboard

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: It is a good way to post class homework and see grades.

Cons: It has a lot of unnecessary features that clutter the program and make it difficult to find things.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have no other recommendations for others evaluating the software

Education Platform Revier

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Education Platform Revier

Pros: It has a lot of available features and can support a good deal of material. Allows me to provide my students with many resources and to provide immediate feedback on assessments.

Cons: Can be cumbersome to use. The navigation is not very streamlined. They created an app that also is not fully useful for the material posted.

Recommendations to other buyers: Compare to freely available resources before investing.

Blackboard review

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3.5 / 5
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Comments: Blackboard review

Pros: Flexibility and ease of use. Communication with community and interface. Good product support.

Cons: Sometimes slow response to issues. Software interface can make it difficult to locate or cross-reference items.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure your primary objectives can be accomplished. There can be ways to accomplish tasks if there is no direct tool available.

Nice but Complicated

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Comments: Nice but Complicated

Pros: Well known in the education field. It has support groups and help channels already set up.

Cons: It is pricy and has too many setup options. You must plan your implication or you might be reworking everything later.

Recommendations to other buyers: Implantation time and work flow is very important. Expect to rethink the way you do things and know why it has always been done that way.

Blackboard

Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Blackboard

Pros: Ease of use, notifications, ability to navigate pages

Cons: It could look more up-to-date, i have not had to contact the vendor yet, so i am not sure the ease of that

Recommendations to other buyers: Make a favorites list so you can go back to pages that you use the most easily

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Apr 10, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
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Comments: Not Applicable

Pros: Easy to use. Intuitive interface. used in school as well so have used it for many years

Cons: No known downsides.

Recommendations to other buyers: You want to be able to post materials in addition to having the ability to interact and perform evaluations.

blackboard review

Jan 15, 2015
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used blackboard as an online central hub for each class during my first couple years at the University of Mary Washington. Blackboard provided each teacher the ability to create diverse classes through their use of online tools such as blogs, online collaboration, and easy communication between professors, classmates, and participants in other classes of the dame subject. These tools that Blackboard provided could have created an amazing classroom experience at home. However, blackboard was so complicated to use and had so many bugs that it became more of a hassle than a tool to be utilized. Posted materials would disapear or be locked out of no where. Blogs wouls stop refreshing. One time, a professors whole page was reset to blank over night. These things would always be quickly fixed but annoying none the less.

Basically Good

Jan 15, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Blackboard puts differently formatted information - pdf, simple data, hyperlinks, etc. - in one spot, but it can be more user friendly. The tools sections, in particular, is so full that it makes looking for the most basic thing a chore. Why, for example, are grades in the tools section? Emailing all members of a class is not prohibitively complicated, accessing course materials is not hard (though they tend to be organized in ascending order from the first thing posted to the last, which is annoying because typically a student would be looking for the latest course material first and not last), and all of the most necessary links - except for grades - are conveniently located on the side bar.

Blackboard review

Jan 15, 2015
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall, Blackboard gets the job done. It's frequently inconvenient and irrelevant, but it serves its purpose. The learning modules are frustrating for the student because downloads begin automatically, which is annoying. The app is inconsistent at best and incomplete at worst. The grade-viewing feature needs more options to break down assignments, students should be able to sort assignments into categories such as projects, tests, homework, etc... The announcement feature is nice.

Blackboard review

Jan 15, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: I used blackboard as a student at Georgetown. Professors differed in how the used the program - some would post a syllabus and forget about it, while others would post everything from grades to homework to multimedia and made ample use of features like the discussion board.

Overall, I found it useful. Blackboard streamlined communication between me, my professors, and my classmates. I think Blackboard does feature a lot of "noise", in the sense that it offers many tools both I and my professors never had a purpose for.

Not so useful

Jan 15, 2015
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used Blackboard in college and found it absolutely useless. It was difficult to navigate, tricky to use and a headache in general. Once you got past the not so User Friendly part, I can see it's appeal for administration, but even then I've seen more frustration than not.

Nice learning system

Jan 14, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am SO glad to be able to give Blackboard a positive review. For me, it is the total package, and makes it so easy to get all of my coursework up, uploaded, and ready to go!

Continues to be a great product.

Jan 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Blackboard was an innovator back in the day and still continues to have a strong hold in online educational platforms. Online learning would not be where it today without it. As many people as there are out there that detest it, well look at your other options, are they really that much better. Perspective is key.

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
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Nov 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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