127 – Blackboard Collaborate

BACK on the list in 2020

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

Website: blackboard.com/online-collaborative-learning/blackboard-collaborate.html
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 72

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.

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