Blackboard for Business

Blackboard for Business

Online learning, learning management system, lms, course management

3.9/5 (233 reviews)

Blackboard for Business Overview

Blackboard for Business enables you to provide today’s diverse employees and learners with the flexible professional development, training, and online learning that they need to be successful. Our learning platforms are built on the fundamentals of how people learn, enabling learning online, on demand, and in real time. learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls.

Our comprehensive solution is more than an LMS. It is a fully unified learning platform is that is trusted, flexible and impactful. And our support and experience ensures your success.

Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Blackboard for Business Reviews

Overall rating
3.9/5
76% positive reviews
76
Excellent
102
Very good
36
Average
12
Poor
7
Terrible
Brian C.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/11/07
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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!”

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Hannah D.

Needs some work for organization

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/05
Review Source: Capterra

Not great. If I were to choose, I would go with canvas, which my university will be switching to in the next four years.

Pros

Probably 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.

Cons

They 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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Well established platform

Reviewed on 2016/02/23
Review Source: GetApp

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.

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Ease of Use
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Joel thomas B.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/24
Review Source: Capterra

Make sure you explore the user guides and options, blackboard can be a powerful tool but some of it's features are less than obvious!

Pros

As 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.

Cons

While 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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Blackboard LMS

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/25
Review Source: Capterra

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!

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Blackboard for Business Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Value for money

Test drive a free trial of the latest release of Blackboard. Contact Blackboard for detailed pricing information.

Blackboard for Business Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard

  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Blackboard for Business

Key features of Blackboard for Business

  • Automate Outcomes Assessment
  • Blackboard Collaborate Integration
  • Blackboard Open Content
  • Course Embedded Assessment
  • Course Themes and Structures
  • Date Management tool
  • Discussion Boards and Calendar
  • Easily Create and Manage Groups
  • Easy Update and Management of Files
  • Enterprise Surveys and Course Evaluations
  • Global Learning Social Network
  • Grade Center, Digital badges and certificates
  • Interactive Rubrics
  • Learner Activity Reporting
  • Needs Grading Smart View
  • SIS Integration Framework
  • Standards and Goals Alignment & Performance Reporting
  • Test Deployment and Design
  • Video Embedding and Content Editor

Blackboard for Business FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Blackboard for Business.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Blackboard for Business offer?

Blackboard for Business offers the following pricing plans:

Free Trial: Available

Test drive a free trial of the latest release of Blackboard. Contact Blackboard for detailed pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business offers the following features:

  • Automate Outcomes Assessment
  • Blackboard Collaborate Integration
  • Blackboard Open Content
  • Course Embedded Assessment
  • Course Themes and Structures
  • Date Management tool
  • Discussion Boards and Calendar
  • Easily Create and Manage Groups
  • Easy Update and Management of Files
  • Enterprise Surveys and Course Evaluations
  • Global Learning Social Network
  • Grade Center, Digital badges and certificates
  • Interactive Rubrics
  • Learner Activity Reporting
  • Needs Grading Smart View
  • SIS Integration Framework
  • Standards and Goals Alignment & Performance Reporting
  • Test Deployment and Design
  • Video Embedding and Content Editor

Q. Who are the typical users of Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Blackboard for Business support?

Blackboard for Business supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Blackboard for Business offer?

We do not have any information about what Blackboard for Business pricing plans

Q. Does Blackboard for Business support mobile devices?

Blackboard for Business supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Blackboard for Business integrate with?

Blackboard for Business integrates with the following applications:

Clearlogin, Collegix, EMPOWER SIS, GoSignMeUp, Mercer Mettl Assessment Battery, Panopto, Vitrium Systems, Zoom, iSpring Learn

Q. What level of support does Blackboard for Business offer?

Blackboard for Business offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials