123 – Blackboard Collaborate

DOWN 46 places

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

Website Cost Availability
Commercial. Free Tria Online
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 77 2014: 71 2013: 66 2012: 50 2011: 60 2010: 35 2009: 43= 2008: 50= 2007: 50=
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016

Comments from some of those who selected Blackboard Collaborate as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2016

“Collaborate Ultra Finally a decent interface and no install circus. Despite occasional hiccups with hosting, it’s a brilliant online tool for teaching synchronously.” Christian King, e-learning developer, Australia

Previous comments

“We use this platform extensively for training across our different campuses, as well as for offering virtual office hours to our students.” 2015

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

“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