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BlackBoard Collaborate

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What Is It?

Combining the capabilities of industry leaders Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate provides a comprehensive learning platform designed specifically for education. It is helping thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations worldwide deliver a more effective learning experience through online, blended, and mobile learning.
— BlackBoard Collaborate Website 2013-02-12


  • Blackboard Inc.

Open Source


Supported Languages

  • English

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7


  • Be Enrolled in a Class


  • version 11


  • Free 30-Day trial
  • Apply for a quote offer


  • Video conferencing
  • audio collaboration
  • document sharing
  • moderator can control how many people can collaborate at once
Pros Cons
  • After the 30 day trial, users can create a weaker version of the product for free
  • Has restricting access on who can collaborate/speak/contribute
  • Have to apply for a quote to buy the real version