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Blackboard Collaborate Review

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  1. What is Blackboard Collaborate
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Blackboard Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a web-hosted redesigned collaborative learning service that offers a high level of engagement. It helps make remote learners feel that they are studying together in the same room through the software ‘s collaboration and conference features. Blackboard Collaborate is founded on the ‘No User Left Behind’ technology of the vendor. This technology provides users with top-rated social networking, audio, video, and web services that are needed to deliver interactivity and functionality to approach and engage more students, to enhance learning results, and to facilitate continuous collaboration.

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Blackboard Collaborate features

Main features of Blackboard Collaborate are:

  • Browser-based web conferencing
  • High-quality video &  audio
  • Real-time annotations & text
  • Chat
  • Mobile collaboration
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Blackboard Learn integration
  • Participant engagement
  • Universal accessibility
  • Personalized profiles
  • File sharing

Blackboard Collaborate Benefits


The main benefits of Blackboard Collaborate are faster and sharper AppShare, mobile learning, and real-time annotations and texts. Here are the specifics:

Faster and Sharper AppShare

Users can use visual app selector if they want to share their screen or an app. Layout’s auto-adjust helps them highlight shared contents without visual blocks.

Mobile Learning

Users can record sessions using a mobile-friendly format for flipped lessons. They can capture video and audio as well as shared contents and play them all later at MP4 format.

Real-time Annotations and Texts

You can use real-time annotations and texts for more improved collaboration. Its whiteboard text editing helps you add and edit content on the go.

Follow-the-Speaker Layout

This functionality makes it easy for users to know who is talking by putting an active speaker on the larger top space among up to 5 HD videos during the conference.

Hand-raising Feature

When it comes to learning, participation is essential, and there is where Blackboard Collaborate becomes useful. This feature monitors the order in which learners’ hands are raised and allows the moderator to call on participants for answers.

Classroom Chatter

Blackboard Collaborate offers fast and convenient chatting with all members. When needed, it can disable as well. This functionality supports Twemoji (Twitter’s emoji standard).

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Blackboard Collaborate Integrations

The following Blackboard Collaborate integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Pearson LearningStudio
  • Moodle
  • Sakai
  • Desire2Learn
  • Moodle


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Pricing Plans

Blackboard Collaborate pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
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