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About Blackboard Connect

Blackboard's education technology platforms work to improve every aspect of the education experience. From universities to K12 classrooms to professional training and fully online learning environments, we have the technology and expertise to help you and your students succeed.

The Blackboard Learn LMS is your home base for anything from posting materials online to a complete virtual learning environment and everything in between.

Stay connected to your community with Blackboard Connect – your single mass notification solution for delivering everyday updates and emergency notifications.

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Users activity tracking and reporting
  • API System for Integrations
  • Multilanguage
  • Tablet Compliant
  • User management with organizational mapping
  • Off-The-Shelf integrations via API
  • One-page style Interface
  • White-Labeling for customization and reselling
  • Stunning UIX
  • On the Cloud, SaaS - No downloads or updates required


Supported languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Polish, Ukrainian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
Blackboard Connect integrates with GoToWebinar and more than 9 other solutions. View details
Support Options
  • FAQs
  • Knowledge Base
  • Online Support
  • Phone Support
  • Video Tutorials
Security and privacy
  • SSL for all pages in application domain
  • Multiple Location Data backup

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Domain Authority 86
Alexa Rank 319
Facebook 27
Twitter 75
Google+ 49
Integration 100
Support options 100
Platforms 100
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Blackboard Connect Integrations

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Web & Video Conferencing

Blackboard Connect integrates with GoToWebinar. GoToWebinar let you conduct do it yourself webinars with up to 1,000 people all for one flat rate...
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SnapLogic Salesforce Integration

Cloud Integration

Blackboard Connect integrates with SnapLogic Salesforce Integration. SnapLogic delivers rapid Salesforce integration with back-office SAP or Oracle ERP applications t...
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Web Analytics

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Web & Video Conferencing

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Critic Reviews

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    Cloudswave Score for Blackboard Connect

    Rating based on 19 Critic Reviews

    9 Favorable reviews
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    3 Mixed reviews
    25 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
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  • We've had quite a challenging task to significantly improve learning experience for our partners and employees in just 2 months. In fact, the deployment took us 3 weeks from the trial to a full launch. Thanks to a really fast API response we were able to integrate all our systems: SSO from company and partner portals, progress informer for a learner, real-time courseware customization depending on LMS metadata, certification synchronization with our CRM, extended reporting and some other important items. We're excited about how fast Docebo grows and eager to use all of new cool features that are to be added in future versions!

    Pros : 1. Fast and easy-to-use interface 2. Flexible settings 3. Reach functionality, including full support of business process to certify our partners 4. Fast and professional support and reaction to feature requests. 5. Very responsive API

    Cons : We'd like to see richer API (to have access to all of the objects on LMS side and manipulate them).

  • Blackboard Use Cases and Deployment ScopeIn my previous position, we were using Blackboard Learn through a consortium with Blended Schools Network to build a Virtual Academy for at risk students.

    Pros : Blackboard allowed for easy import and export of content from publishers like test generation in the Exam View Suite.The integration of Blackboard with Turn It In was also a positive of its use in the K-12 setting.

    Cons : Blackboard required significant training for new users to set up classes and incorporate their own content.The user management was a bit cumbersome, but this may have been due to Blended Schools restrictions.

  • Blackboard isn't the cheapest or the prettiest LMS in education, but it might not matter: Having solidified its leadership over eighteen years, countless partnerships, and a surfeit of features, it's unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon.

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User Reviews

  • 3 In total

  • User review from

    Rebecca Sealfon

    Blackboard is a broadly used course management software that has been adopted by many schools and institutions, including my university. When I used it for my own courses, it was a reasonable software system that offered many features which were not available anywhere else - it was revolutionary to have an online portal the students could log into, that would keep track of their progress in the course and all the course materials. The basic features of Blackboard are more or less the same today, and provide much of what the students and instructors need to conduct the course. Overall, Blackboard is a platform that helps organize the instruction of courses.

    Pros :

    • Blackboard has the features students and instructors need for a typical course - management of assignments, calendars, discussion boards, grades, chat, correspondence, and related features.
    • It is more than a decade old, and many of its customers are instructors who are reluctant to learn new technologies.
    • It has not become outmoded as its features still serve their intended purpose. In addition, Blackboard has several versions for K-12 education, university and higher education, government, and business.
    • It includes features to enable learning on mobile, offers analytics of student experiences, and provides a number of other specialized products for these use cases.

    Cons :

    • When I used Blackboard as a student, it was one of the slower and clunkier sites on the web. Apparently, this problem persists.
    • In recent years, Blackboard's website has had a number of outages, causing many universities to switch products to the open-source Moodle or others.
    • In addition, Blackboard has poor Linux compatibility and support.
    • Blackboard is one of the oldest players in its market and competition has increased with the development of the open-source Moodle, Edvelop, ILIAS, Canvas By Infrastructure and other types of software. If I were an educator, I would probably use Blackboard if provided by my institution but would favor an open-source tool if I were to select a tool on my own.

    • December 13, 2016
  • User review from

    Ana Paulina Valencia Rubio

    The first thing you need to know about Blackboard is that it is a very comprehensive and complete platform, which is fantastic if your school provides it for you, but also makes it very complex. As a consequence, it has a couple of downsides. I have been lucky enough to experience Blackboard both as a student and as a teacher, so I will divide this review according to each of those roles as they can be very different in their interaction with the platform.

    Blackboard was a fantastic tool to have available as a student, as it allows them to have everything they need from a class in one place: all course information, documents to download, places for discussion, a space for receiving announcements from the teacher, a way of messaging the instructor, a place to take tests and get grades (either immediately or after the instruction gave one, if it was an open test), a place to share with teams, a class roster with contact information for everyone on the list, etc. Having Blackboard was an almost fool-proof way of assuring that you never had to ask anyone for anything, as you could have everything in there.

    That said, it could get stressful at times. In order for it to be completely effective, it requires a lot from the teacher. If students would like to receive announcements in their e-mail, the teacher would have to select the option, otherwise, they'd just have to constantly check in; if the students want to find information about the course, the teacher had to upload it first –and a lot of the older teacher just never chose to use it as a tool, because it is a very complex one and if you're not technologically inclined, I can see it getting daunting. As a teacher, the experience is entirely different, as everything is in your hands. If you choose to use it to its full capability, however, it's an amazing tool!

    You can communicate with students, and only say things once –something that all teachers can appreciate. You don't have to be switching apps or platforms as you can have them upload assignments, grade them in the same place, and even have them work in teams. But doing so is not always as easy as it should be. For starters, communication with students is either one-sided or very tricky. It would be nice to have a sort of chat room or something that allowed for more seamless interaction. Also, and maybe because of its complexity (and this may just have been an issue with my specific institution's servers) uploading stuff takes a long, long time and a lot of steps. It would be much better to have a simple "Upload" dialog that took one step, instead of three (very long) of them. However, it's a platform I definitely recommend. Even with its flaws, which are understandable for such an ambitious project, it has amazing capabilities and does make teaching or studying a lot easier.

    Pros :

    • It has pretty much everything that you need in an educational platform.

    Cons :

    • The interface is not the easiest to use.
    • It's not entirely intuitive.
    • Some processes (i.e. communication between teacher and student, the uploading of documents) are much longer than they should be.
    • The mobile app doesn't work for teachers.

    • December 7, 2015
  • User review from

    Dipali Dey

    Both my undergraduate (in the UAE) and graduate (in the USA) universities rely on Blackboard. I have used this platform for more than 5 years now and I think it's the best educational tool out there for schools and universities. It is very easy to navigate and you cannot go wrong with Blackboard. With Blackboard, you can easily carry out collaborative work with fellow classmates (though it is seldom used, thanks to Google Drive), create new tasks and manage them effortlessly, all your grades and notes are in one place etc. Organization of notes and assignments can be done efficiently on Blackboard. The different tabs help segregate the sections which makes it easy to navigate. I have heard of its competitor, Moodle, but never really had the chance to use it since both my universities used/use Blackboard and I am quite comfortable using it. The only negative aspect that I have noted is that sometimes professors tend to avoid using Blackboard altogether and find it easier to email the notes/assignments to students. I can only think about a training CD as the solution to this problem or making the user interface easier at the professors’ end. As a student, I personally find it very easy to use. It is also possible to integrate third party software as well. For example, Digication. The Blackboard Suite also includes Blackboard Collaborate which offers video conferencing capabilities.

    Pros : - Best platform for organization of notes and assignments - Very good for collaborative work - Breakdown of grades using the weighted average method can be done so you can keep track of your grades along the way (no surprises!) - User-friendly interface - Mass messaging is easy - Easy to insert links

    Cons : - The interface is not at all exciting and could do with a spruce up - Minimum training is required since not all professors are excited to use Blackboard - Pricey from management’s point of view

    • September 12, 2015
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