Zoom, Feature Comparison to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

How does Zoom compare to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra?


Note: The Blackboard Collaborate service will retire on June 30, 2020. This article will be unpublished at that time.
The Zoom service is replacing Blackboard Collaborate. It is available starting in Spring 2020.


  Blackboard Collaborate UltraZoom
1Invite guests (non-UIUC affiliates) with URLYesYes
2Session RecordingYesYes
3Recording DownloadYesYes
4Automatic Meeting RecordingNoYes
5Mobile AppYesYes
6Breakout RoomsYesYes
7Share/Push Content to/from Breakout RoomYesNo
8PollingYesYes
9Chat exportYesYes
10Private chatYesYes
11Maximum number of attendees
  • Up to 250
  • 500 by special request
  • Pro license allows 300 participants
12Session time limitNoNo
13Session timeout due to inactivityYes, not specifiedYes, after 40 minutes of inactivity
14Share files, Powerpoint, PDF, Etc…Yes, integrated File Share or Application Share
15Share Screen or ApplicationsYesYes
16WhiteboardYesYes
17Export WhiteboardNoYes
18Share computer audioNoYes
19Create separate sessions for group use within the LMS?Yes, groups within Compass can have separate sessionsNo. Enhancement request is on file with Zoom
20TimerYesNo. Enhancement request is on file with Zoom
21Attendance, Session Reports or Participant LogYesYes, found under Reports > Usage
22Breakout groups could be pre-defined/populated as opposed to randomNoNo. Enhancement request is on file with Zoom




Keywords:blackboard features compare   Doc ID:93187
Owner:Martin L.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2019-07-17 07:23 CDTUpdated:2020-05-20 13:50 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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