Blackboard

Blackboard LMS for Business


4 / 5
160 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

160 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    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 the largest learning company in the world. With over 100 million learners and 20 years of experience, we've perfected the art of effective learning. We've helped over 700 corporate and government organizations around the world deliver outcomes-based learning that drives employee growth in a measurable way. Our unified learning ecosystem of both technology and services provides a trusted one-stop solution that powers learning programs that make employees and organizations thrive.


Blackboard LMS for Business Features

  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulation
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Training Companies

Blackboard LMS for Business Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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.

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!"

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.

Abomination is an Understatement

Feb 06, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is web-based. Some modules can be dragged and dropped. It has a lot of useless features I don't ever need or use, while missing ones that I do need.

Cons: Let's be real. Blackboard never heard of "less is more." They could learn a lesson from likes of Uber.

Here's what students need:

1. Educational content

2. Tasks with Due Dates and eventually grades

3. Chat (Group and Private)

4. Notifications

If a millennial designed Blackboard, the entire application could fit into a 3 page app, simple enough for a retard.

They went out of their way to make it complicated, so it would seem better on paper. They've put so many bells and whistles that it is an absolute nightmare for both students and professors alike. Confuses everyone and is a bottleneck in our educational system we should be doing without.

Overall: I had the opportunity to go to school online, or check assignments on a web-based platform. I liked that. But other than that, I cannot say a single good thing about it.

Blackboard LMS

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The greatest feature of this product is the ease of use with regards to its navigation. When we started using Blackboard LMS, I literally trained a large portion of our staff on the ins and outs of the software in less than 2 hours. This has made classroom organization the easiest it has been in decade. Our instructors can distribute class materials, assignments, and grades with a few clicks. It is absolutely amazing!

Cons: Installation can be both lengthy and problematic if you are moving from an incompatible LMS. While we were lucky, we still ran into bugs while making our transition. This was frustrating, but was luckily done during the summer, when attendance was at its lowest.

Overall: Classrooms disorganized?! Not with Blackboard! This will make classroom administration a breeze, saving your instructors and administrators a lot of time and make your classroom management 1000% more efficient!

Blackboard can be great...

Jul 24, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I have used this system for as long as my university has had it available, 10+ years. I use it every semester and I am constantly finding new things it can do. It has been very helpful in keeping track and making available for my students their grades and assignments. It also has the ability to be personalized for each class.

Cons: As I said in the Pro's, I am always learning new things. The problem is I have to dig to find the information I am looking for and seeing what else blackboard can do. Also, I find it difficult to transfer information from one semester to another. I have used the help menu to find information but it is not very user friendly. You would think after 10+ years I would be more proficient but every semester I have to relearn the system.

Blackboard Learn

May 07, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Blackboard is one of the giants of the e-learning industry, so you can expect resourcing and the support indicative of a premier product. The mobile experience was relatively intuitive, which is a must in the current environment where students may be working full time while earning an online degree.

Cons: Compared to other learning management systems (such as Canvas or Schoology), Blackboard reflects the features and structuring of learning management systems of days gone by - specifically, it is structured most closely around a 'document dump' approach to online learning. This approach has been soundly refuted in the research, and while one can certainly design a quality learning environment, many of your end users will likely not have the discernment to do so. From a student's perspective, it is often difficult to access key pieces such as messaging and grades when enrolled in multiple courses at once.

Blackboard is a powerful LMS

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Blackboard is a powerful LMS where you can include many features. This is great because you can do virtually anything with Blackboard. I use it as a student in my doctorate program by we don't use it in our school where I work because it is pricey.

Pros: The number of features available for both the student and instructor is numerous. Recently they have made a number of improvements to make it more usable.

Cons: It does take a little while to learn how to navigate through the app. Sometimes it is not completely intuitive, however, sometimes that is the fault of the instructor. The mobile app is OK but not great. There are times when you can't get all of the information on the app that you can from the website.

This was the only LMS choice offered by my institution. Appreciated what it offered.

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blackboard makes organizing course content easy with standard options and the ability to add content with ease. Students enjoyed the standardized ability to track lecture notes, videos and access course readings. For me, it managed the basics of course content delivery really well.

Cons: Student management was challenging. I spent many hours working out how to grade material online and how to hide or show results for students. I found the help files not particularly useful for these challenges, and as these were things that I only performed once or twice per year, I tended to forget how to resolve these issues.

Love Blackboard - Used as a teacher and a student

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Blackboard is one of the pinnacle learning suites out there. I've had the privilege of being a student and a teacher with BB and have to say that I have never been let down by the amount of plugins that teachers can use and the ease of navigation for students. This tool really does check all of the boxes and makes remote learning a little bit easier.

Cons: As a teacher, there are almost too many ways that you can configure the course room and it can get fairly overwhelming. As a student, I didn't really have any cons!

Outperforms the Competition

Feb 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Blackboard

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Blackboard makes it possible to teach courses fully online. It is also useful for courses that are being taught on-campus, because all the materials can be posted there so instructors don't have to print multiple copies, and students can access them anytime. Instructors can also have blackboard grade quizzes and tests automatically (except essay questions have to be graded manually) so students can check their answers after submitting their work. Tests and quizzes can also be timed, and if you have students with disabilities who have extended time on tests as an accommodation, you can set them up with the additional time.

Cons: I used Blackboard the whole time I was in graduate school (2 years) for both online and on-campus courses, and I have only positive things to say about it.

Overall: It was a lifesaver for me because I actually needed printed materials in alternate formats anyway, and it was aaccessible with my screen reader, JAWS. I would definitely recommend Blackboard as a means to provide course materials to students.

Needs a lot of UI improvement

Mar 08, 2016
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

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Takes some training but data features are excellent

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: The data features are this program's best features. I can readily and easily determine percentage of completion, proficiency rates, etc., of my team on modules we post here within minutes. It helps the strategic planning process tremendously.

Cons: For users who are not used to e-Learning, navigating through the platform takes time for training and support. It is not as readily user-intuitive as others. Plan for this as you roll out the usage of this software.

Blackboard for Business works great!

Nov 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoyed the navigation features that made it easy to use Blackboard LMS. Some new software my company has implemented has been very difficult to navigate and understand, but this was not.

Cons: We experienced some browser issues with Blackboard. Many could not access certain features using Internet Explorer, which we understand now is outdated. Google Chrome seemed to be the best browser to use and has work pretty good ever since.

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.

Effective learning management system with good tech support

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Announcements, quizzes, compatible with TurnItIn assignments, makes grading simple. Easy to communicate with students and provide information regarding assignments. Posting media is also simple.

Cons: Difficult to administer exams due to inability to block access to Internet during testing. Would also like a feature that allowed a simple way to drop lowest score in a category. Creating quizzes is a bit tedious as well.

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My school uses this program to upload lecture notes and other class material

May 15, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Everything I need for class can be downloaded in as a PDF or as a Microsoft file. Easy for professors to give you the information you need.

Cons: Way too many folders, way too confusing. Its clearly confusing for the professors to figure out where they should upload and store files, because I have the hardest time finding them. Can be difficult to navigate. Needs to be streamlined, at least for what we are using it for.

Useful tool for online learning.

Mar 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very useful for delivering content. As a student I used this software. It is tough to be an all in one stop, but BB has improved greatly over the years through trial and error.

Cons: As a teacher/administrator, BB was bulky and took a while to load new classes. Maintenance was easier, but took forever to establish for the first time.

Overall: It got the job done, especially after a class was created and populated.

Blackboard for College

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: User friendly, simple, no training required, ease of attaching files, used at several colleges, and most people have experience using the software for their college needs.

Cons: Problems with uploads occasionally, but basically the format could look a little nicer. It doesn't have a lot of flaws, but in comparison, I prefer Canvas to Blackboard for college assignments and coursework.

Blackboard From A Students Perspective

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use for students and you can easily figure out what is going on with the class. It is hard to do grad calculations when the professor does not include the weights though.

Cons: There are not too many cons with this product. However, most teachers struggle with the instructor interface. Although I believe this system is much more organized when compared to an eLearn.

Better than ENGAGE

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I prefer this platform any day over what my college currently uses.

Pros: User friendly with a clear homepage. I was easily able to access my grades, assignments, schedules and navigate with ease. Blackboard tech support was very responsive to any issues.

Cons: The only thing that I did not like about Blackboard was the need for a new window when logging into emails or self service.

The only way to learn!

Feb 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This product helped me get through my college years unscathed! Everything is right in front of you. It is very organized and helps keep track of all classes, schedules, and reports.

Cons: Blackboard does take some getting used to. It can be a little intimidating at first. I think what it really needs is a mini tutorial for first time users and that would help so much!

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.

Not too bad

Mar 14, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Perfect for online courses

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I'm taking online courses and my professors use Blackboard and I love it. I'm very unorganized and forgetful, Blackboard lets me know whats coming up and lets me communicate with my professors and get help.

Cons: My iPad doesn't have data so I can only log on under WiFi... I guess that's my problem though not Blackboards.

Awesome product

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: BBB is by far the best LMS in the market. Very using friendly and smooth integration with publisher's websites.

Cons: I would be great if a delete button can be added under announcements. I copy announcements from one course to another and it becomes time consuming to delete the announcements one by one instead of in bulk.

Blackboard

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Blackboard's ability to allow multiple users to discuss topics and provide group feedback. Blackboard's embedded video function is helpful in presenting content across a lesson.

Cons: Clicking through multiple boxes and links to access content can be confusing, streamlining the UI would help delivery better.

A rigid platform for online training

Aug 31, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: This platform offers content modules, internal communication tools, evaluation tools, monitoring tools and learning management for online mode

Cons: Usually when there are many users interacting on the same page, there are usually speed problems or the platform is blocked. High cost of the license.

As a student, I am very satisfied with this software.

Jun 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to navigate, you can easily see all of your courses and grades in each course. You can easily upload and view assignments and take online tests.

Cons: Newer updates on this software have made certain actions difficult to find/ navigate, but I have no real negative feedback for this software.

A staple to higher education learning

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I took a lot of online courses during my higher education learning, and it made my life a lot easier having an organized way to manage and track my courses.

Cons: The UI/UX was outdated but not over complex. From my recent research it still seems that blackboard is the same now as it was 10 years ago?

Blackboard allows me to provide a compelling space for teaching and to inspire learning.

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: There is little question about the advantages of Blackboard over other lms; however, the cost for using it year after year is a problem that bears consideration prospectively.

Pros: I like its many features, from the journal to the discussion board and the integrated gradebook. The discussion board is especially useful, as it can be manipulated to affect teaching strategy and learning outcomes. The gradebook is helpful because its weighting help students to understand where they are at all times in the course.

Cons: I do not like that, on occasion, copy and paste are difficult. I am not always happy with the ease of prioritizing items listed in certain aspects of the course.

Blackboard is getting better

Jun 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Quite a few people are using the LMS. Due to current uses Blackboard has changed much of their compatibly with other software.

Cons: This product could be much better. One of the major problems is how email sent through this system can not be responded to in an other email client

Great tool for schools

Oct 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Very easy and simple to use interface. All classes and class related materials are very easy to mavigate.

Cons: Not sure if its a con but it is very basic and it need an interface upgrade to keep up with today's advanced tech but I do not want to lose the its simplicity either.

Easy and Convenient

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Accessibility to information, the ease to navigate from one thing to another. Everything is listen in the needs order for the most part.

Cons: I don't remember any cons using black boards. It was easy convenient to look at my assignments, find my classes and print my syllabus.

Easy to use

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I liked using it as a student. Was able to login to my classes and see my grades and homework due through the app.

Cons: Don't really have any cons besides not all my professors using it. Would be nice if all of them did so that all of my school work would be in the same place

Blackboard Learn

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that it connects to email and seems to be very organized. I can access all learning tools and assignments just by logging into one portal.

Cons: at times can be difficult to navigate around. There are a ton of things you can click on, can be easy to get lost at times.

Great way to have an organized online learning experience.

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great for online classes because it helps keep homework and assignments organized. Easy to navigate between weekly tasks.

Cons: Seems a little bit out dated. Can be a little bit confusing at first time use especially if the instructor does not know how to utilize it.

makes doing homework easier

Oct 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: classes and teachers are already set up and organised for you. you just enter the website and you, no need to find your classes. your class, homework, grades, teacher info, everything is right in there already

Cons: without learning how to use it first, it can very difficult for beginners or for those who aren't computer savvy. learning how to submit homework, message your teacher, or connecting to digital content can be confusing and tricky. my school is now making it mandatory to take a blackboard class that teaches you how to use it before you sign up for online classes, but not all schools do this.

Way too many bugs.

May 10, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's free to use. It's great to learn or teach from afar. The option to record the class is great.

Cons: I'm always losing connection. It's difficult to set up. It's not user-friendly at all to me. I'd like tutorials posted or linked within the rooms.

Blackboard is the most convinient LMS for everybody. Friendly and customizeable enviroment

Oct 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Good value for money, very convinient, multi task, contemporary, easy to use teaching tool. I love it

Pros: Easy to use platform, easy to configure depending the current needs. Rich and attractive interface. Sharing is a piece of cake and motivates the students to interact and comunicate. The price is affordable and it works in any smartphone and tablet, any available device. You are capable to get any tool when you need it. It fosters both independant, self pace learning and collaboration and interaction.

Cons: There is an issue for the educatior, when it is about the assignments and assessments. Not so easy to handle. Utilizes some standards that it might not fit to everyone's taste. It need to be updated more often.

Decent

Mar 12, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Mandatory Use

Mar 16, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Makes communication with professor about a particular assignment pretty easy, but that's about it. The web based is nice.

Cons: Just seems to be a bit outdated at this point. I've been using this for what seems like an eternity at school.

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Using it super-easily everyday for classes

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very simple tool. Can set notifications based on requirements (i.e., grade upload, assigment upload, etc.)

Cons: Not easy to follow up discussions regarding any assignment or project. The discussion board can be placed better.

A software continually behind the times.

Jan 09, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: If you are looking for this kind of system, I would suggest Canvas. It is was better. Easier to navigate, easier to customize, and works on every type of device.

Pros: I have used this for a total of 4 years. 1 year at my old position and 3 years at my current. Eventually you just get used to it. It has all of the basic tools to communicate, set up unique folders, in depth permissions, etc.

Cons: It is old and dated to work around. It still has issues working on Mac vs PC on random files. Videos often start playing on there own... or they don't play at all. It seems like any system update destroys all of your link you put on it.

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
Value for Money
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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.

Easy way to stay up-to-date on class

Oct 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The messaging functionality was an efficient way to stay informed on updates about the class. I also enjoyed that all of my classes were easy to find in one place.

Cons: Sometimes the dashboard could be hard to navigate. My experience also depending greatly upon the professor of the class utilizing the software in the best way possible.

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.

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
Value for Money
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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!

Great for students

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Blackboard is great to use as a student. It's user-friendly and very easy to learn and navigate through. Grades and assignments are easy to view.

Cons: The site could sometimes be slow or would go down but that was very occasionally. I didn't really have any issues using it.