Blackboard Collaborate


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

Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Online

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 127 2019: – 2018: – 2017: – 2016: 123 2015: 77 2014: 71
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

“During the lockdown, I used Blackboard Collaborate to teach Dutch. It was great that I could make small groups, so students could practice speaking the language. Also, by sending polls it was easier to involve all students.” Kirsten, Dutch Language Teacher, Netherlands, 2020

Quick Guide to Blackboard Collaborate

Here you will find basic guidance and links on how to use Blackboard Collaborate for teaching, training, learning and development.

Access to the Quick Guides is currently only for registered users. Registration will open up again shortly.