Blackboard Collaborate

What is Blackboard Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with participants. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Collaborate allows students to stay engaged and up to date with course content when emergencies occur.

  • Weather
  • Family
  • Health

It is also a great way to engage with guest speakers. 

Instructors can share content including; PowerPoint, videos, images, and other documents the same way you would in class. Students can join using a variety of devices including; computers, tablets, or smartphones. 

Students can participate using the chat feature, raising their hand, or using a mic and they can also use and interact with the whiteboard feature if enabled. 

The following video provides an introduction to Blackboard Collaborate. 

The following links provide detailed information for Setting up and Facilitating Sessions. 


Setting up a Blackboard Collaborate Session

Facilitating Sessions Using Blackboard Collaborate

Using Breakout Groups In Blackboard Collaborate

Viewing Your Blackboard Recorded Collaborate Session

Collaborate Session Attendance and Reports