Blackboard Collaborate (Faculty)

  • Blackboard Collaborate is a powerful all-in-one platform that offers an immersive human experience through a computer, tablet, or mobile device anywhere, anytime.

  • A fully interactive web conferencing environment and asynchronous voice authoring capabilities allow for greater engagement to avoid missing anything.

  • Offers a robust tool set that allows web conferencing to connect with one student or an entire class.

  • Faculty and students can collaborate using audio, video, and recording capabilities.

  • Also available are private and public chat, a whiteboard, application sharing, a clip art library, and add and edit content at any time.

Getting Started:

It is recommended that Blackboard Collaborate is accessed on a computer that has a web cam, speakers (or better yet, headphones), a microphone and a reliable internet connection.  Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as they are the recommended browsers for Blackboard Learn.

On the left-hand menu of a course, click on Course Tools then Blackboard Collaborate.  

Under course tools, Blackboard Collaborate is highlighted

Options are available to enter an existing room, edit settings for existing rooms, set defaults for sessions to create, create new sessions from this page, and search existing sessions and recordings.

To enter a room, select Join Room. On the Room Details page, select Join Room to initiate Blackboard Collaborate.

When selecting “Join Room” on the Room Details page or a recording link in the Recordings table, Blackboard Collaborate checks to see if the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher is installed. The launcher is a utility for Windows and Mac that provides a convenient and reliable way to launch Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions and recordings. If it is not already installed, Blackboard Collaborate will prompt a download.

Once the launcher is installed, selecting a session or recording link triggers the download of a .collab file. The launcher uses this file to run Blackboard Collaborate. (Because the launcher includes the required Java, there is no need to install and maintain the system version of Java.)

For every course, Blackboard Collaborate generates two types of rooms that require no scheduling.

Or, to create individual sessions for specific occasions:

Please be sure to add a course link so that students have access.

Keyboard Navigation in Blackboard Collaborate.

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