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Blackboard Collaborate

3.8
(66 reviews)

Blackboard Collaborate is a dynamic tool that allows learners to be actively engaged virtually, participating in training, gaining new skills and learning from their peers “face-to-face” no matter where they are.

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Blackboard Collaborate Features

Basics

Audio Calls

Meetings facilitate high quality audio communication, both one-on-one and between larger groups.

84%
(Based on 43 reviews)

Video Conferencing

Meetings fascilitate high quality video conferencing, both one-on-one and between larger groups.

83%
(Based on 48 reviews)

Scheduling

Scheduling web meetings is streamlined, intuitive, and integrated into calendar and email software.

82%
(Based on 36 reviews)

Meeting Initiation and Joining

Starting and joining conferences is streamlined.

81%
(Based on 51 reviews)

Muting

Grant participants the ability to address the meeting and retract when desired.

91%
(Based on 47 reviews)

Recording

Conferences can be recorded for future use.

86%
(Based on 42 reviews)

Screenshare

Able to share your desktop screen or an application with the rest of the conference.

84%
(Based on 50 reviews)

Follow-Up and Breakout Meetings

Can easily initiate meetings with select participants from the main conference interface.

82%
(Based on 36 reviews)

Content Sharing

Video Streaming

Live streams audio and video from both teacher and student managed devices

85%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Session Recording

Captures each session via a stream recording feature

Not enough data available

File Sharing

The ability to share PowerPoints, images, and other file types

96%
(Based on 8 reviews)

Content

Slideshow

Persenters can cue up a Powerpoint presentation or other slideshow for display in the conference.

88%
(Based on 42 reviews)

Rich Media

Presenters can embed high quality images or video into the presentation.

87%
(Based on 34 reviews)

Annotation

Presenters or users can annotate a whiteboard or the presentation.

83%
(Based on 31 reviews)

Collaboration

Whiteboard

Contains an interactive whiteboard for both student and teacher use

88%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Hand Raising

Provides a hand raising feature for students that wish to ask questions or offer insight

80%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Participation Controls

Teachers control participation permissions for students

64%
(Based on 5 reviews)

Survey Tools

Creates online polls within the classroom environment

Not enough data available

Screen Sharing

Permits screen sharing between the teacher and students

85%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Interaction

Chat

Conferences have a text chat feature, both private and public.

88%
(Based on 48 reviews)

Polling

Presenters can poll the audience with a survey or let them respond with an electronic hand raise.

86%
(Based on 38 reviews)

Q&A

Participants can submit questions which presenters can answer privately or publicly.

n/a

File Share

Allows users to share individual files/folders with users in the conference.

86%
(Based on 44 reviews)

Functionality

Technical Support

Live technical support available for all users

Not enough data available

Text Chat

Text chat tools within the classroom

70%
(Based on 6 reviews)

Markup Tools

Ability to markup different media types within a session

Not enough data available

Platform

Mobile

Offers a mobile app or mobile optimized website to video conference from smartphones or tablets.

74%
(Based on 27 reviews)

Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime), with high audio/video quality and without dropping calls.

77%
(Based on 47 reviews)

Bandwidth Usage

Software optimized to perform well without taking up an exorbitant amount of bandwidth.

74%
(Based on 45 reviews)

Participant Permissions

The ability to grant users access to conferences as moderators, presenters or participants--individually or based on user role or group.

83%
(Based on 44 reviews)

Security

User authentication and security measures like confidential attendee lists keep conferences private and secure.

89%
(Based on 38 reviews)

Enterprise Scalability

Provides features to allow scaling for large organizations.

85%
(Based on 29 reviews)