Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing platform integrated with the university's Blackboard Learning Management System (L.M.S.). Instructors can create Blackboard Collaborate sessions from within any of their Blackboard courses.
Blackboard Collaborate sessions work best if all participants use a combination headset/microphone (to avoid echoes). To use the video feature, users will need a webcam if one is not built into their computer.
First Time Users
If you are new to Blackboard Collaborate, use this Blackboard Support Portal self-service article to test your system to be sure it meets the minimum technical requirements to use the software.
Blackboard Collaborate Technical Support may be contacted 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Their technical support system allows for support via email, live chat and telephone.
Training for Moderators
In Blackboard Collaborate terms, instructors, or those who facilitate sessions in Blackboard Collaborate, are called moderators.
- Getting Started for Moderators Quick Reference Guide
- Essentials for Moderators
- Moderator's Guide
- Accessibility Guide
- Overview for Moderators
- Introduction to the Participants Panel
- Using the Audio & Video Panel
- Using Chat
- Audio Setup Wizard
- Loading a PowerPoint File
- Using the Whiteboard
- Introduction to the Whiteboard
- Using the Polling Feature Wizard
- Using Application Sharing
- Introduction to Application Sharing
- Using Web Tour
- Introduction to Web Tour
- Using Telephony
- Getting Started with Recordings
Training for Participants
Anyone who participates in a Blackboard Collaborate session and who is not a moderator is a participant in that session.