Características, reseñas y alternativas de Blackboard for Business

Blackboard for Business

Online learning, learning management system, lms, course management

3.9/5 (159 reseñas)

Información general sobre Blackboard for Business

Blackboard for Business enables you to provide today’s diverse employees and learners with the flexible professional development, training, and online learning that they need to be successful. Our learning platforms are built on the fundamentals of how people learn, enabling learning online, on demand, and in real time. learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls.

Our comprehensive solution is more than an LMS. It is a fully unified learning platform is that is trusted, flexible and impactful. And our support and experience ensures your success.

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Disponible en los países siguientes

Asia, Australia, Canadá, China, Europa y otros 5, Alemania, India, Japón, Latinoamérica, África y Oriente Medio

Idiomas admitidos

Inglés, Francés, Alemán, Italiano, Portugués, Español

Reseñas de Blackboard for Business

Calificación general
3.9/5
75% reseñas positivas
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Excelente
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Muy bien
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Media
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Mediocre
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a Long Term User's Honest Experience

Revisado el 23/3/2016
Fuente de la reseña

Quick background, was in high tech sales and marketing for many years prior to teaching and heavily involved with custom Computer Graphics systems since Time Arts Lumena was around (predecessor to Photoshop). Check out my LinkedIn profile for more details.

On to the product review -- I've been using Blackboard for *many* years, and have been teaching (and doing) Web Design and Development since 1993. I'm retiring shortly, so I can be absolutely frank and honest about my experience with this app without fear of upsetting IT folks or admins that I would have to work with in the future.

Truthfully, the ONLY reason I use this app is because I have no alternative at the College where I teach and it gives the students easy access to information, but so would any LMS (Learning Management System).

The UIX (User Interface Experience) is incredibly archaic and counter-intuitive. It's also painfully slow to use, as it does constant server requests (just paste the URL for a Blackboard connection into http://www.webpagetest.org/ for testing).

Sometimes one single click every 15 seconds is all the system will react to when I'm using the grade book, etc. -- in the "real" world, without captive users, no one would ever return to a site with those response times. To be fair to Blackboard, part of that may (or may not) be our schools network or Blackboard interface setup.

As far as usability, Blackboard needs to let the User Interface and UIX designers (if they even had any) direct the techs and coders. It's *very* obvious that it's been the reverse, . They should 'steal' some Apple UIX people and give them some *real* power to direct how the app works and what it looks like.

I've just finished using Blackboard for 3 hours+ doing things that should have taken 1 hour or less had the interface been optimized and more thought out. For example, under the 'Assignments' and 'Course Documents' sections there is no easy way to reorder or batch select using something basic like check boxes or a multi-select hot keys.

Also, any NEW assignment or document post goes to the BOTTOM (the absolute reverse of a Blog post) So I need to drag it back to the top (where it logically should go). However, even that is awkward, since when I drag to the top of the browser the window does not auto-scroll. I have to hold the left mouse button at the same time as I use my middle finger to roll the mouse wheel -- duh!!.

There IS a small text window pop-up accessed via an archaic icon to reorder posts, however, that shows only 5 assignment titles at a time (no window resize function to show more than 5). I can reorder them there, but need to do a single mouse click each time it moves up one position, but again, with no way to see more than 5 and no way to multi-select. So, if I have 50 course documents and want to shift 5 new documents to the top (where they belong) that's almost 250 mouse clicks to re-position 5 documents to where they should be in the first place - duh!!

In Gradebook it only shows 10 students listed by default. I can change the setting up to 50 but the next time I go back it's back or need to refresh something -- it's back to 10. It doesn't save defaults or give me a choice. This may seem to be nit-picking, but over the period of a 14 week semester that's a lot of wasted time time and clicks.

I'm going to end my review here as I have more work to do, but when I saw a 4 star review for this LMS being the solo review I had to balance it out. Bottom line is, the concept is good -- many, many modules/tools in a LMS bundled package but the execution is absolutely awful.

Just Google search 'Blackboard sucks' or 'I hate Blackboard' if you want real faculty and user opinions sans any marketing spin. Other telltale signs are when a company start to lose long-term clients. Ryerson University in Toronto just did a switch from Blackboard after "a multi-year consultation process". More on that process is here http://lms.blog.ryerson.ca/

Hopefully that last paragraph doesn't get censored, because that's the source of raw truth.

Puntos a favor

1. it's an LMS and something is better than nothing.
2. It's full of examples I can show my students on how not to do UI and UIX
3. Well established company is behind it
4. Modular front-end
5. Many bells and whistles

Puntos en contra

1. Counter intuitive, clunky, awkard UI (User Interface) - improve it by hiring UI/UIX experts and giving them actual control over the app interface and functions.
2. Slow (even when on the same network node or high speed cable connection) - needs a code rewrite/optimization.
3. Ancient aesthetics (although some design elements are now "flat design-ish") - hire UI and UIX designers and actually allow them to direct the final interface.
4. Many glitches (I've a folder full of screen-shots, if you want proof) - again a code rewrite needed, or ideally a complete start-over with newer code philosophies and methods.

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Great way to manage several classes with great flexibility to match personal style

Software usado A diario durante Más de dos años
Revisado el 7/11/2017
Fuente de la reseña: SoftwareAdvice

Overall it’s an improvement over just 20 years ago when a syllabus and careful listening were the only way to connect with students. Also, I’ve had great success sharing ideas with colleagues. Of course, faculty can be just irritating as the abovementioned students. I’d say an “ignore” buttons would make this score go from a 7 to a 9.

Puntos a favor

I love the ability to reach all of my students or any subgroup in multiple ways. For example, personalized announcement, group emails, meeting and grading in realtime, scheduling office hours, and getting notifications are just a few of the native services, and each can be customized l.

Puntos en contra

The law of unintended consequences applies directly to blackboard. The same convenient and varied options that make the product great also give students more access (and wildly unrealistic expectations) to their professors. This is great for the 5% of students who have helpful and legitimate questions, but obnoxious for those who expect instant responses, midnight submissions, and A grades for D papers because “they clearly are trying. Just look at their blackboard logs and see!”

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7.0/10
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Well established platform

Revisado el 23/2/2016
Fuente de la reseña

I am consulting for two institutions - the one a large higher education institution - 45 000+ Blackboard users - self hosted and the other - smaller business school - 1000+ Blackboard users - hosted.

I present training and support to the faculty on how to use the LMS. Although one can discover a lot for yourself using the Blackboard help site, there are a few tips and tricks that make life a lot easier which is not always that intuitive.

Problems that we are trying to solve: changing the faculty's teaching philosophy from traditional lecture based teaching to a more active learning environment. Blackboard certainly address that well - as long as you plan your activities properly, you can get excellent feedback for example let the students read or view a video on a specific concept and then let them write a pre-test before they come to the lecture. This will help you to identify where the gaps still exist which you can address then in class. Also using a flipped class room approach - Blackboard can be used to assist you in flipping your class room where you can also monitor and track which of your students engaged beforehand.

I have been using WebCT and then Blackboard.

Puntos a favor

Everything is in one space - lots of tools - the sky is really the limit.
I also like the Best Practice parts of the help site - it helps you to get ideas of how you can use the tools.

Puntos en contra

In terms of support from Blackboard, sometimes the person who receives the inquiry do not read properly or English is a second language because we often have to explain again and again before they understand - that is the only frustration I currently have with the support.

It is unfortunately a very expensive product since the institutions are not based in the USA and therefore we are subjected to the exchange rate.

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Abomination is an Understatement

Software usado A diario durante Más de dos años
Revisado el 6/2/2018
Fuente de la reseña: Capterra

I had the opportunity to go to school online, or check assignments on a web-based platform. I liked that. But other than that, I cannot say a single good thing about it.

Puntos a favor

It is web-based. Some modules can be dragged and dropped. It has a lot of useless features I don't ever need or use, while missing ones that I do need.

Puntos en contra

Let's be real. Blackboard never heard of "less is more." They could learn a lesson from likes of Uber.

Here's what students need:

1. Educational content

2. Tasks with Due Dates and eventually grades

3. Chat (Group and Private)

4. Notifications

If a millennial designed Blackboard, the entire application could fit into a 3 page app, simple enough for a retard.

They went out of their way to make it complicated, so it would seem better on paper. They've put so many bells and whistles that it is an absolute nightmare for both students and professors alike. Confuses everyone and is a bottleneck in our educational system we should be doing without.

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Blackboard LMS

Software usado A diario durante Más de dos años
Revisado el 25/9/2018
Fuente de la reseña: Capterra

Classrooms disorganized?! Not with Blackboard! This will make classroom administration a breeze, saving your instructors and administrators a lot of time and make your classroom management 1000% more efficient!

Puntos a favor

The greatest feature of this product is the ease of use with regards to its navigation. When we started using Blackboard LMS, I literally trained a large portion of our staff on the ins and outs of the software in less than 2 hours. This has made classroom organization the easiest it has been in decade. Our instructors can distribute class materials, assignments, and grades with a few clicks. It is absolutely amazing!

Puntos en contra

Installation can be both lengthy and problematic if you are moving from an incompatible LMS. While we were lucky, we still ran into bugs while making our transition. This was frustrating, but was luckily done during the summer, when attendance was at its lowest.

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10.0/10

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Test drive a free trial of the latest release of Blackboard at https://preview-learn.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/trialSiteLandingPage

Funciones de Blackboard for Business

  • API
  • Panel de actividades

  • Base de datos de empleados
  • Creación de informes en tiempo real
  • Creación de informes personalizables
  • Creación de informes y estadísticas
  • Creación de marca personalizable
  • Gestión de contrataciones
  • Gestión de empleados
  • Gestión de la conformidad
  • Importación y exportación de datos
  • Integración de terceros
  • Notificaciones automáticas
  • Portal de empleados
  • Portal para empleados
  • Recordatorios automáticos
  • Seguimiento de actividades
  • Seguimiento de candidatos
  • Seguimiento de tiempo y asistencia
  • Solicitudes de tiempo libre

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Funciones principales de Blackboard for Business

  • Automate Outcomes Assessment
  • Blackboard Collaborate Integration
  • Blackboard Open Content
  • Course Embedded Assessment
  • Course Themes and Structures
  • Date Management tool
  • Discussion Boards and Calendar
  • Easily Create and Manage Groups
  • Easy Update and Management of Files
  • Enterprise Surveys and Course Evaluations
  • Global Learning Social Network
  • Grade Center, Digital badges and certificates
  • Interactive Rubrics
  • Learner Activity Reporting
  • Needs Grading Smart View
  • SIS Integration Framework
  • Standards and Goals Alignment & Performance Reporting
  • Test Deployment and Design
  • Video Embedding and Content Editor

Preguntas frecuentes sobre Blackboard for Business

He aquí algunas preguntas frecuentes sobre Blackboard for Business.

P. ¿Qué tipo de planes de precios ofrece Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business ofrece los siguientes planes de precios:

Prueba gratis: Disponible

Test drive a free trial of the latest release of Blackboard at https://preview-learn.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/execute/trialSiteLandingPage

P. ¿Cuáles son las características principales de Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business ofrece las siguientes características:

  • Automate Outcomes Assessment
  • Blackboard Collaborate Integration
  • Blackboard Open Content
  • Course Embedded Assessment
  • Course Themes and Structures
  • Date Management tool
  • Discussion Boards and Calendar
  • Easily Create and Manage Groups
  • Easy Update and Management of Files
  • Enterprise Surveys and Course Evaluations
  • Global Learning Social Network
  • Grade Center, Digital badges and certificates
  • Interactive Rubrics
  • Learner Activity Reporting
  • Needs Grading Smart View
  • SIS Integration Framework
  • Standards and Goals Alignment & Performance Reporting
  • Test Deployment and Design
  • Video Embedding and Content Editor

P. ¿Quiénes son los usuarios habituales de Blackboard for Business?

Los clientes habituales de Blackboard for Business son:

Grandes empresas, Empresa mediana, Administraciones públicas, Empresa pequeña

P. ¿Qué idiomas admite Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business admite los siguientes idiomas:

Inglés, Francés, Alemán, Italiano, Portugués, Español

P. ¿Qué tipo de planes de precios ofrece Blackboard for Business?

No tenemos información sobre los planes de precios de Blackboard for Business

P. ¿Blackboard for Business es compatible con dispositivos móviles?

Blackboard for Business admite los siguientes dispositivos:

Android, iPhone, iPad

P. ¿Con qué otras aplicaciones se integra Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business se integra con las siguientes aplicaciones:

Clearlogin, Collegix, EMPOWER SIS, Panopto, Vitrium Systems, Zoom, iSpring Learn

P. ¿Qué nivel de compatibilidad ofrece Blackboard for Business?

Blackboard for Business ofrece las siguientes opciones de asistencia:

Asistencia en línea, Asistencia telefónica, Tutoriales en vídeo