Working in Blackboard can be a challenge as I am more familiar with Moodle. The Blackboard available at course sites is not identical to the blackboard used in our courses at CSUEB. My major challenge was keeping uniformity with fonts, which required working in html. Working with both systems, each has strong and weak points. I do know I am not ready at this point to design a new learning management system.
Overall our chat sessions on line and group discussion posts were key in our communication with each other.