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side-by-side comparison of Blackboard Learn vs. Totara Learn
based on preference data from user reviews. Blackboard Learn rates 3.9/5 stars with 741 reviews. By contrast, Totara Learn rates 4.1/5 stars with 42 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
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
(42)
4.1 out of 5
Totara Learn
Star Rating
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Market Segments
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Enterprise (50.3% of reviews)
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Mid-Market (64.5% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
No pricing information available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
No pricing information available

Blackboard Learn vs Totara Learn

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

  • Reviewers felt that Blackboard Learn meets the needs of their business better than Totara Learn.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Totara Learn is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Totara Learn over Blackboard Learn.
Categories
Shared Categories
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Blackboard Learn and Totara Learn are categorized as Corporate Learning Management Systems
Unique Categories
Totara Learn
Totara Learn has no unique categories
Pricing
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Totara Learn
Totara Learn Pricing
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.2
Responses: 667
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.5
Responses: 30
Ease of Use
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 672
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.8
Responses: 30
Ease of Setup
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.5
Responses: 135
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.4
Responses: 7
Ease of Admin
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 133
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.4
Responses: 7
Quality of Support
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 540
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.8
Responses: 30
Ease of Doing Business With
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.3
Responses: 102
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.6
Responses: 7
Product Direction (% positive)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.4
Responses: 672
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.4
Responses: 29
Features
Course Authoring
Course Builder
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.3
Responses: 7
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.7
Responses: 27
Role-Based Templates
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 7
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.4
Responses: 25
Assessments & Quizzes
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.7
Responses: 9
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.6
Responses: 29
Instructor-Led Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
9.2
Responses: 8
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.9
Responses: 28
Course Delivery
Learning Paths
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 8
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.1
Responses: 27
24/7 Availability
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.3
Responses: 7
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.9
Responses: 28
Communication & Notifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.4
Responses: 28
Assignment Scheduling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 9
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.5
Responses: 26
Course Management
Gamification
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.9
Responses: 6
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.7
Responses: 24
Varied User Types
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.6
Responses: 28
Certifications
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.9
Responses: 7
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.5
Responses: 27
Industry Compliance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Platform
Customization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Integration APIs
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Internationalization
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
User, Role, and Access Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Performance
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Mobility
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Reporting
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
Dashboards
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
Not enough data available
LMS Marketplace
E-Commerce
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.3
Responses: 23
Course Marketplace
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.6
Responses: 24
Subscriptions
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.8
Responses: 23
Interface
White Labeling
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.6
Responses: 6
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.1
Responses: 26
Multilingual
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
Not enough data available
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.2
Responses: 25
Training & eLearning
Assessments and Practice
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
8.1
Responses: 28
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.0
Responses: 27
Content Delivery and Tracking
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.8
Responses: 32
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.7
Responses: 27
Content Creation
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.2
Responses: 27
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.8
Responses: 27
Customer Training
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.5
Responses: 20
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.0
Responses: 26
Manager Portals
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 17
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
7.2
Responses: 24
Content Storage and Management
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
7.0
Responses: 28
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.3
Responses: 26
Content Libraries
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
6.7
Responses: 24
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
8.6
Responses: 26
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Blackboard Learn were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment, while reviewers for Totara Learn were more commonly in the Mid-Market segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
16.6%
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
22.6%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
33.1%
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
64.5%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn
50.3%
Totara Learn
Totara Learn
12.9%
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%
Totara Learn
Totara Learn Industry
Computer Software
71.0%
Hospital & Health Care
6.5%
Retail
3.2%
Medical Practice
3.2%
Medical Devices
3.2%
Other
12.9%
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...

Totara Learn
GC
User in Consumer Goods

As a consultant for Totara LMS I would totally recommend Totara to other customers. In short... The Downside: - Very complex to learn for people who do not have any technical understanding - Usability very low because of too complex site-structure and...

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...

Totara Learn
Bess J.
User in Computer Software

I've been using Totara for six years now. I'm surprised to say that I like the solution more and more every year in a row. I still don't have anything to do with it. The built-in exam tools are perhaps the most powerful, but from a usability point of view,...

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
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