Compare Blackboard Learn vs Sakai

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comparison of Blackboard Learn vs. Sakai
based on data from user reviews. Blackboard Learn rates 3.8/5 stars with 658 reviews. Sakai rates 3.8/5 stars with 87 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
Blackboard Learn
Free Trial Unavailable
Sakai
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.1
8.1
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.4
7.5
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
6.6
6.6
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.0
7.8
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
7.2
7.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
7.4
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
6.2
6.4
Meets Requirements
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Sakai
8.1
Ease of Use
Blackboard Learn
7.4
Sakai
7.5
Ease of Setup
Blackboard Learn
6.6
Sakai
6.6
Ease of Admin
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Sakai
7.8
Quality of Support
Blackboard Learn
7.2
Sakai
7.4
Ease of Doing Business With
Blackboard Learn
7.4
Sakai
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Blackboard Learn
6.2
Sakai
6.4

Features

Platform Content
File Sharing
Blackboard Learn
8.8
Sakai
Not enough data available
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Sakai
Not enough data available
Collaborative Learning
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Sakai
Not enough data available
White-Labeling
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Sakai
Not enough data available
Content Library
Blackboard Learn
7.6
Sakai
Not enough data available
Assessments
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Sakai
Not enough data available
Grading
Blackboard Learn
8.3
Sakai
Not enough data available
Course Authoring
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Sakai
Not enough data available
Video Conferencing
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Sakai
Not enough data available
Platform Additional Functionality
Cloud
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Sakai
Not enough data available
Mobility
Blackboard Learn
8.7
Sakai
Not enough data available
Messaging
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Sakai
Not enough data available
Platform Data
Visualization
Blackboard Learn
6.3
Sakai
Not enough data available
Dashboard
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Sakai
Not enough data available
Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Sakai
Not enough data available

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
16.8%
28.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
33.7%
21.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
49.5%
49.4%
Blackboard Learn
Small-Business
16.8%
Mid-Market
33.7%
Enterprise
49.5%
Sakai
Small-Business
28.7%
Mid-Market
21.8%
Enterprise
49.4%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Higher Education
45.5%
Higher Education
34.5%
 
Education Management
18.7%
Education Management
17.2%
 
E-Learning
9.0%
E-Learning
9.2%
 
Primary/Secondary Education
2.6%
Marketing and Advertising
8.0%
 
Information Technology and Services
2.1%
Hospital & Health Care
5.7%
 
Other
22.1%
Other
25.3%
Blackboard Learn
Higher Education
45.5%
Education Management
18.7%
E-Learning
9.0%
Primary/Secondary Education
2.6%
Information Technology and Services
2.1%
Other
22.1%
Sakai
Higher Education
34.5%
Education Management
17.2%
E-Learning
9.2%
Marketing and Advertising
8.0%
Hospital & Health Care
5.7%
Other
25.3%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Neil H.
User in Internet

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...

Terry G.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in E-Learning

Sakai allows for so much flexibility. More is given besides course sites. Project sites can retain and manage information for administrative needs and accreditation boards. Creativity can allow for designs for committees and projects way beyond the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Stefan B.
User in Information Services

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...

Administrator in Higher Education

Not all of the navigation is intuitive, which is a particular problem for our ESL students. Sometimes when modifying page text with HTML tags it can cause issues with how the page appears but that seems to have been fixed for the most part with 11.

 
Blackboard Learn
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Neil H.
User in Internet

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...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Stefan B.
User in Information Services

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...

Sakai
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Terry G.
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in E-Learning

Sakai allows for so much flexibility. More is given besides course sites. Project sites can retain and manage information for administrative needs and accreditation boards. Creativity can allow for designs for committees and projects way beyond the...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator in Higher Education

Not all of the navigation is intuitive, which is a particular problem for our ESL students. Sometimes when modifying page text with HTML tags it can cause issues with how the page appears but that seems to have been fixed for the most part with 11.

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