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Compare Blackboard Learn and Sakai

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side-by-side comparison of Blackboard Learn vs. Sakai
based on preference data from user reviews. Blackboard Learn rates 3.9/5 stars with 741 reviews. By contrast, Sakai rates 3.7/5 stars with 94 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
Sakai
Sakai
(94)
3.7 out of 5
Sakai
Star Rating
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Market Segments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Enterprise (50.3% of reviews)
Sakai
Sakai
Enterprise (49.5% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
No pricing information available
Sakai
Sakai
No pricing information available

Blackboard Learn vs Sakai

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Blackboard Learn easier to use. However, Sakai is easier to set up and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Sakai overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Blackboard Learn meets the needs of their business better than Sakai.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, Blackboard Learn and Sakai provide similar levels of assistance.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Blackboard Learn over Sakai.
Categories
Shared Categories
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Sakai
Sakai
Blackboard Learn and Sakai are categorized as Learning Management System (LMS)
Unique Categories
Sakai
Sakai has no unique categories
Pricing
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Pricing
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Sakai
Sakai Pricing
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Responses: 667
Sakai
Sakai
8.1
Responses: 87
Ease of Use
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 672
Sakai
Sakai
7.4
Responses: 88
Ease of Setup
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.5
Responses: 135
Sakai
Sakai
6.6
Responses: 21
Ease of Admin
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 133
Sakai
Sakai
7.9
Responses: 21
Quality of Support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 540
Sakai
Sakai
7.3
Responses: 65
Ease of Doing Business With
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 102
Sakai
Sakai
7.8
Responses: 18
Product Direction (% positive)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.4
Responses: 672
Sakai
Sakai
6.3
Responses: 86
Features
Platform Content
File Sharing
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.0
Responses: 43
Sakai
Sakai
7.0
Responses: 5
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 29
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Collaborative Learning
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.5
Responses: 42
Sakai
Sakai
6.3
Responses: 5
White-Labeling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 29
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Content Library
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.4
Responses: 43
Sakai
Sakai
5.3
Responses: 5
Assessments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 42
Sakai
Sakai
7.3
Responses: 5
Grading
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.9
Responses: 44
Sakai
Sakai
7.7
Responses: 5
Course Authoring
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.5
Responses: 41
Sakai
Sakai
6.0
Responses: 5
Video Conferencing
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.3
Responses: 24
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Platform Additional Functionality
Cloud
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.8
Responses: 27
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Mobility
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 37
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Messaging
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.0
Responses: 36
Sakai
Sakai
6.3
Responses: 5
Platform Data
Visualization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Responses: 38
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Dashboard
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.4
Responses: 41
Sakai
Sakai
6.3
Responses: 5
Analytics
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.7
Responses: 35
Sakai
Sakai
Not enough data available
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Blackboard Learn and Sakai were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
16.6%
Sakai
Sakai
27.5%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
33.1%
Sakai
Sakai
23.1%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
50.3%
Sakai
Sakai
49.5%
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%
Sakai
Sakai Industry
Higher Education
37.4%
Education Management
16.5%
E-Learning
8.8%
Marketing and Advertising
7.7%
Hospital & Health Care
5.5%
Other
24.2%
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...

Sakai
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
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...

Sakai
GH
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.

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
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
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
Sakai
Sakai Discussions
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