Collaborate is a real-time web conferencing platform built into Blackboard. Collaborate gives instructors the ability to meet virtually with students through their web browsers, share presentation materials from their computer screens, and communicate with students via synchronous audio, video, and text chat tools.
Discover the basics of using your Course Room in Blackboard Collaborate (a real-time, two-way web conferencing platform), including how to set up the room, how to connect to your room, how to allow your students to access the room, and how to manage basic interactions.
Learn more sophisticated features of Blackboard Collaborate, including how to set up custom meetings/sessions (that can even be used across multiple courses or course sections), how to retrieve session recordings and share them with your students, how to use the interactive whiteboard, and the best way to share certain file types in your session.
Review strategies and options for facilitating student group work in Blackboard Collaborate, both in your own class sessions and through the creation of custom sessions for your students on their own.
If you are not finding the information you need on this page, please search for help on Collaborate using our Help Scout system, or please contact the Faculty Assistance Center (FAC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Blackboard's Collaborate Information Resource Site||View|
|Blackboard Groups: Using them with Collaborate||View||Collaborate vs. Kaltura Capture: Compare and contrast||View|
|Course links to Collaborate: How to create them||View|
|Course Room: Accessing it from your Blackboard course||View|
|Course Room: How to set it up||View|
|Course Room: How to share a link to it||View|
|Internet connection: How to check its strength||View|
|Multiple courses/sections: How to create a unified Collaborate||View|
|PowerPoints: How to share them||View|
|Recordings: How to access them||View|
|Recordings: How to share them with students||View|
|Roles: Setting them for your session||View|
|Screen sharing: Fixing the infinite window (tunnel) effect||View|
|Student attendance: Tracking with reports||View|
|Student cameras: How to turn them off||View|
|Student (Participant) Guide: Overview||View|
|Student (Participant) Guide: Troubleshooting||View|
|Students: Creating fake/placeholder students for a session||View|
|Text chat: Managing the instant messaging feed||View|
|Troubleshooting: Black frozen screen with a purple circle||View|
|Word files: How to share them||View|