66 – Blackboard Collaborate

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

Blackboard Collaborate has dropped back down the list again after achieving quite a high position in 2010.

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