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Product Details

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.

Contact Details

Blackboard

https://www.blackboard.com

Founded in 1997

Located in United States

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Demo

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Blackboard LMS for Business Features

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

Blackboard LMS for Business Reviews

Showing 5 of 242 reviews
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Service
3.8/5
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 7, 2019

“A decent LMS, but there are better ones out there that have less workability issues”

OverallI have used both Blackboard and Moodle in the past, and I found them very similar for what they offered. I would have been fine using Blackboard indefinitely had I not found out about Canvas, which is what we are using now and I am absolutely it's biggest fan!
ProsI used Blackboard for almost 10 years, and it was a decent LMS for my needs. When Blackboard Collaborate came out, it was even better because it added a new layer of possibilities (I could have several webinar/conversations going, merge conversations, and/or present to different groups at one time). However, there were always bugs in the system, even though we updated constantly. The Blackboard app was also very limited.
ConsToo many bugs and freezes; many of my students had issues with accessing links when they used different internet browsers. Good for a small school or business, but not larger ones.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 7, 2019
Brian C.
Sr. Health data analyst
Medical Practice, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 7, 2017

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

OverallOverall 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.
ProsI 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.
ConsThe 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!"
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 7, 2017
Hannah D.
Clerical Assistant
Education Management, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 4, 2019

“Needs some work for organization”

OverallNot great. If I were to choose, I would go with canvas, which my university will be switching to in the next four years.
ProsProbably my favorite thing about this software is how you can link videos, external links, and also professors can create quizzes, assignments, and tests on the platform and select various settings for their individual assignment/assessment. I LOVE taking tests on here because they are straight forward.
ConsThey really need to add a "flag" feature to the tests that are made and administered through the program. There have been many times when I am taking a long multiple-choice test and am not sure of the answer but then remember it 20 questions later, but by that time I can't find the original question that I remembered the answer for. The organization of this information system is, however, trash. Navigating around the site between classes and tabs within each class is annoying and not very intuitive. The way the site is made reminds me of someone trying to make a sign with a lot of diverse information, but everything on the sign is 12pt time new roman font - there's little differentiation between different ideas and concepts.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 4, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: GetApp
February 23, 2016

“Well established platform”

OverallI 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.
ProsEverything 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.
ConsIn 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.
Source: GetApp
February 23, 2016
Joel Thomas B.
Teacher
Education Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 24, 2018

“As both a teacher and a student - Blackboard works for me”

OverallMake sure you explore the user guides and options, blackboard can be a powerful tool but some of it's features are less than obvious!
ProsAs a instructor blackboard lets me integrate a lot of different types of media through Kaltura, structure time released content ,vary assessments, and deliver individualized learning opportunities. All of these elements are crucial to my instruction. As a student, I get mobile access and notifications about grades, announcements, and course changes that help me manage my learning.
ConsWhile the features are wonderful, they are somewhat convoluted to properly utilize, requiring more steps than I would like, and can sometimes be "hidden" in such ways that I have to refer back to user guides because it's not a very intuitive integration. Therefore, as a student, I find many of my professors do not fully take advantage of the learning management system because they have limited knowledge.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 24, 2018