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based on preference data from user reviews. Blackboard Learn rates 3.9/5 stars with 741 reviews. By contrast, Intrepid by VitalSource rates 4.6/5 stars with 17 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
(741)
3.9 out of 5
Blackboard Learn
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
(17)
4.6 out of 5
Intrepid by VitalSource
Star Rating
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Market Segments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Enterprise (50.3% of reviews)
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Enterprise (85.7% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
No pricing information available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
No pricing information available

Blackboard Learn vs Intrepid by VitalSource

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Intrepid by VitalSource easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Intrepid by VitalSource overall.

  • Blackboard Learn and Intrepid by VitalSource both meet the requirements of our reviewers at a comparable rate.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Intrepid by VitalSource is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Intrepid by VitalSource over Blackboard Learn.
Categories
Shared Categories
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Blackboard Learn and Intrepid by VitalSource are categorized as Corporate Learning Management Systems
Unique Categories
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource is categorized as Online Learning Platform, Course Authoring, and eLearning Content
Pricing
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Pricing
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Intrepid by VitalSource Pricing
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Responses: 667
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
8.2
Responses: 13
Ease of Use
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 672
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
9.0
Responses: 13
Ease of Setup
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.5
Responses: 135
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
8.1
Responses: 12
Ease of Admin
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 133
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
7.5
Responses: 12
Quality of Support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 540
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
9.4
Responses: 13
Ease of Doing Business With
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 102
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
8.9
Responses: 12
Product Direction (% positive)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.4
Responses: 672
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
9.1
Responses: 13
Features
Course Authoring
Course Builder
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.3
Responses: 7
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Role-Based Templates
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 7
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Assessments & Quizzes
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.7
Responses: 9
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Instructor-Led Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.2
Responses: 8
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Feature Not Available
Course Delivery
Learning Paths
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 8
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
24/7 Availability
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.3
Responses: 7
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Communication & Notifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Assignment Scheduling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Course Management
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 6
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Varied User Types
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Certifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.9
Responses: 7
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Industry Compliance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Platform
Customization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Integration APIs
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Internationalization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
User, Role, and Access Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Performance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Mobility
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Dashboards
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
LMS Marketplace
E-Commerce
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Feature Not Available
Course Marketplace
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Feature Not Available
Subscriptions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Interface
White Labeling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Multilingual
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Training & eLearning
Assessments and Practice
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 28
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
6.7
Responses: 8
Content Delivery and Tracking
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.8
Responses: 32
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
7.9
Responses: 8
Content Creation
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.2
Responses: 27
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
8.5
Responses: 8
Customer Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 20
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
8.3
Responses: 5
Manager Portals
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 17
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Not enough data available
Content Storage and Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 28
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
8.3
Responses: 7
Content Libraries
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Responses: 24
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
Feature Not Available
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Blackboard Learn and Intrepid by VitalSource were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
16.6%
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
7.1%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
33.1%
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
7.1%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
50.3%
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource
85.7%
Reviewers' Industry
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Industry
Higher Education
45.1%
Education Management
19.3%
E-Learning
9.7%
Primary/Secondary Education
3.0%
Information Technology and Services
1.9%
Other
21.0%
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource Industry
Telecommunications
21.4%
Information Technology and Services
21.4%
E-Learning
14.3%
Professional Training & Coaching
7.1%
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
7.1%
Other
28.6%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Blackboard Learn
Neil H.
User in Non-Profit Organization Management

From a student user perspective, I like how easy and uncomplicated Blackboard can be to keep up with my classes all from one place online. It allows me to easily access documents, online quizzes, online tests, grades and any other relevant class resources...

Intrepid by VitalSource
G
Consultant in E-Learning

Easy navigation...clarity of structure....features like leaderboard, resource center, etc

Most Helpful Critical Review
Blackboard Learn
Stefan B.
User in Research

It is cumbersome to use. It seems like a product from the '90s and takes too much effort, even for trivial tasks. The interface has improved a bit with recent updates, but it is still complicated to use. Many common tasks are actually implemented better...

Intrepid by VitalSource
G
Administrator in Education Management

- to slow in developping new products - not really mobile friendly, the reactive design doesn't work well - Would be good to have a superuser group to help in the design of new functionalities and to test them - need of a better API integration - lack...

Discussions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Discussions
It seems like I see a lot of reviews saying 'back in the day' in reference to how Blackboard has been surpassed by several new products. What new products are out there today that compete well or have surpassed Blackboard in both features and usability?
3 comments
Jon J.
JJ
It think D2L (Desire To Learn) is a pretty good modern alternative to Blackboard. It requires far less down time and is more intuitive. I've had better...Read more
API
1 comment
Asmat M.
AM
Hi Asmat, This is Shaun from G2. If you’re looking for information about APIs in Blackboard Learn, this is a useful website:...Read more
I would be curious if the designers have taken to heart the UX concerns that have been raised.
1 comment
JM
Everyone dislikes their enterprise level LMS and wants to replace it. I worked with Bb daily for 8 years. Yes. I had complaints about the UX. But the...Read more
Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource Discussions
Does Intrepid sell content for things like Workplace Harassment, Business Ethics, etc.?
1 comment
Offical Response from Intrepid by VitalSource
We do not sell course content but we partner with a host of trusted organizations that can build content to meet any educational need and host that on our...Read more
How many years of expertise does Intrepid have in the industry?
1 comment
Offical Response from Intrepid by VitalSource
Does Intrepid partner with other thought leaders in the industry?
1 comment
Offical Response from Intrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid is proud to partner with global leaders for digitized offerings on our platform, strategic alliances, content creation, and more.Read more
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