71 – Blackboard Collaborate


Blackboard Collaborate offers a social, interactive learning experience with virtual classrooms, online conferencing and instant messaging. Previously known as Elluminate

Website:    www.blackboard.com/platforms/collaborate/overview.aspx
Cost:  Commercial. Free trial
Availability: Online
2013: 66
2012: 50
2011: 60
2010: 35
2009: 43=
2008: 50=
2007: 50=

Comments from some of those who selected Blackboard Collaborate as one of their Top Tools

“reliable and clever, best online classroom tool” Teresa MacKinnon, 2014

Pre-2013 comments

“For training between campuses as well as virtual office hours, I have come to really love Elluminate’s flexibility and power. The fact that the experience is the same for both Mac and PC users is also a very strong selling point for me. Not free.”  Audrey J Williams

“Stable, efficient, feature rich web-conferencing tool for business. I’d love to have the interface in my local language though.”  Stylianos Mystakidis

“my favorite presentation software for remote presentations and teaching”  Lisa Neal

“synchronous communication”  Chip Bruce