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Blackboard Review

Blackboard OUR SCORE 92%
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  1. What is Blackboard
  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?

Businesses and educators looking to reach and teach their learners and employees can look to Blackboard for help. This learning management system (LMS) creates and delivers online courses to recipients even with little to no face-to-face meetings. The system has a customizable open architecture, a course management system, and scalable design that can easily merge with authentication processes and student information systems. Blackboard users have four specific modules to choose from, depending on the learner demographics they are targeting: K-12, Higher Education, Government, and Business. A number of applications and business systems can also easily integrate with Blackboard, such as Learning Environment, BrainHoney, Epsilen, Pearson LearningStudio, Sakai Collaborative, Moodle Learning Management System, and itsLearning. Users also only need to pay for what they need, as Blackboard is quote-based.

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Blackboard features

Main features of Blackboard are:

  • Collaborate Integration
  • Group Management
  • Grading Enhancements
  • Student Preview
  • SafeAssign
  • Enhanced Cloud Profile
  • Portfolio
  • Social Learning
  • Data Management
  • Blackboard Drive
  • Course Enrollments
  • Active Collaboration
  • Calendar
  • Content Editor
  • Retention Center
  • Dynamic Content

Blackboard Benefits


The main benefits of Blackboard Learning Management System are its mobile support, ease of use and pricing flexibility.  The following spells out these benefits in details:

Learners and students gain a number of benefits from using Blackboard Learning Management System. First and foremost, Blackboard works on all types of tablets and smartphones, so users can access wherever they may be. Its dashboard is also intuitive and easy to navigate, much like existing social networks.

Educators who use Blackboard are equipped with a number of methods to improve engagement from students and learners, as well as to motivate them to reach their full potential. Businesses, on the other hand, can encourage learners within the company to keep connected using Blackboard’s collaboration suite. Businesses also have control over any learning activities happening with the organization.

Blackboard is a product that blends real-time support and learning, which in turn encourages professional development and competitiveness within the company that uses it. Data can also flow seamlessly between other types of business software as Blackboard easily integrates with third-party applications and learning management systems. Companies also get to enjoy other features that include: Student previews, Calendars, Collaborative Integrations, SafeAssign, Data Management, and a lot more.

Any additional functions needed can be easily acquired, thanks to Blackboard extensions available for corporate users. Businesses also do not need to worry about the price tag, as Blackboard offers a flexible pricing scheme that only charges users for what they ordered. Any problems encountered with the system can also be easily fixed by getting in touch with customer support.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Blackboard Integrations

The following Blackboard integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Epsilen
  • BrainHoney
  • Pearson LearningStudio
  • Desire2Learn
  • Moodle Learning Management System
  • itsLearning
  • Sakai Collaborative and Learning Environment


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Pricing Plans

Blackboard pricing is available in the following plans:

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