Blackboard Learn

A marketing-leading LMS for education, biz, gov, and more.

About Blackboard Learn

Easy, engaging, and accessible, Blackboard Learn has been redesigned in collaboration with educators and is better than ever before.

With hundreds of new SaaS based features, a network of over 200 partners, and deep, seamless integrations all designed to work reliably alongside your current technologies, Blackboard Learn is low-maintenance, modern, simple, and focused on improving learner outcomes.

See what else is new with Blackboard Learn at Anthology.com/learn.


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Blackboard Learn Software - A modern and intuitive learning management system (LMS) designed in collaboration with the global education community, providing students and faculty with a more inclusive, flexible, and insightful experience.
Blackboard Learn Software - Built to be mobile-first, Blackboard Learn is the only LMS that provides the same great experience on PC, tablet, and smartphone. And Blackboard Learn was the First LMS to achieve accessibility Certification from the National Federation of the Blind
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn supports instructors with multiple formative and summative assessment methods, and features capabilities that reduce stress for students to maximize results and minimize anxiety.
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn has progress tracking tools embedded right into instructor and student workflows, making it easier for instructors to help students when and where they need it most.
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Blackboard Learn Software - A modern and intuitive learning management system (LMS) designed in collaboration with the global education community, providing students and faculty with a more inclusive, flexible, and insightful experience.
Blackboard Learn Software - Built to be mobile-first, Blackboard Learn is the only LMS that provides the same great experience on PC, tablet, and smartphone. And Blackboard Learn was the First LMS to achieve accessibility Certification from the National Federation of the Blind
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn supports instructors with multiple formative and summative assessment methods, and features capabilities that reduce stress for students to maximize results and minimize anxiety.
Blackboard Learn Software - Blackboard Learn has progress tracking tools embedded right into instructor and student workflows, making it easier for instructors to help students when and where they need it most.

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Abhuday
Abhuday
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy and flexible learning management system.

Reviewed on 2023-04-16

Students are satisfied with it.

Students are satisfied with it.

Pros

It has very strong and fast customer support service.

Cons

It's bit costly and there are no free version.

Alternatives Considered

Moodle

Reasons for Choosing Blackboard Learn

More features are there in Blackboard.

Switched From

Google Classroom
Kayla
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  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BlackBoard as a student

Reviewed on 2020-04-15

It's super easy to navigate and find all your resources on. It's well organized and I love it.

It's super easy to navigate and find all your resources on. It's well organized and I love it.

Pros

I really like using blackboard. It is a lot better than other programs I've had to learn for school. It is super easy to navigate. You can find all your assignments there. There's a calendar to make when assignments are due. My favorite part I think, is the fact that you can email another student through blackboard. So if you are doing a project and you've never met your partner, or don't have their information, you can email them through blackboard.

Cons

There really isn't anything that I don't like about it.

Richard
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Blackboard - Really clunky!

Reviewed on 2020-03-05

At our institution Bb Learn instructions sometimes don't match the local implementation.

At our institution Bb Learn instructions sometimes don't match the local implementation.

Pros

What I like most about the software is what is is *supposed* to do: serve as a total course management system.

Cons

Everything about Blackboard is clunky — at least as it is set up in our university. Operations that should be drag and drop require multiple clicks. Nearly every function in Blackboard is present in other generic software and works more efficiently. In addition, Blackboard (as set up in our school) forces templates onto teachers, Redoing the templates into usable form takes lots of clicks.

Here are two examples of the most egregious design errors.

1. The Bb gradebook. It vaguely resembles like Excel or Google sheets in how functions. But unlike spreadsheets where one can easily duplicate columns and reassign formulas, the Gradebook requires separate multiple-menu-click operations for every column creation, every grade entry and every grade change. We find little flexibility in creating grading formulas, compared to off-the-shelf spreadsheet programs. And the import-export functions of Bb gradesheets to generic spreadsheets is so clunky that it is unusable.

2. Course duplication. Bb allows the teacher to duplicate a course. Except it doesn't really work. If you try and duplicate the course you taught in the year 2020 for use in 2021, you find that Blackboard will duplicate the general template for all university courses without importing all of the eaacher's innovations.

Newkirk
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  • Industry: Libraries
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blackboard Learn for Aiken Technical College's Embedded Librarian Program

Reviewed on 2023-02-09

I post announcements about our Library's online resources and also monitor a Discussion Board...

I post announcements about our Library's online resources and also monitor a Discussion Board thread called "Ask a Librarian." I get plenty of questions in the Discussion Board and also in response to the announcements, especially closer to assignment due dates.

Pros

I can post a variety of media in the Announcements section and in the Content Areas. The more options I can give students to access the information they need, the better.

Cons

There may be a way to do this and I haven't figured out how yet, but I would like to be able to transfer a whole content area from one course to another instead of starting from scratch each time.

Alternatives Considered

Moodle

Reasons for Switching to Blackboard Learn

It had better functionality with the campus portal.
Luis Carlos
Luis Carlos
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Does the job and has everything you need

Reviewed on 2021-12-28

I like that it does a little bit of everything. Some other professors at my university liked to...

I like that it does a little bit of everything. Some other professors at my university liked to rely on BB Learn for everything, including video-conference and online exams. Being as feature rich as it is, BB Learn has the problem that the user interface might be very challenging for some people. I guess you either really like it or really don't, so when it doesn't click you can get frustrated by a lot of things. Still, for the people loving it, they will make the most out of it. One of the best tools out there. Easy to recommend for general purposes.

Pros

I like that if you're a power user and your students get into it, this is probably the only eLearning tool you will ever need. It has everything from homework assignments to actual video-conference; besides of the usual tools like forums and work groups. The online exams are very useful, specially if you don't want to manually grade tons and tons of tests.

Cons

I don't like the user interface. Most of the tools are one more click away than I think they should. Very useful things like the exams are really powerful, but creating them is so awkward that sometimes you prefer to just handle a document.

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Blackboard Learn FAQs

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Blackboard Learn offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9,500.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Anthology for more pricing details.

Blackboard Learn has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Blackboard Learn supports the following languages:

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, traditional Chinese

Blackboard Learn supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Blackboard Learn has

Blackboard Learn offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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