Blackboard Collaborate

What is Collaborate?

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

Learn more at Blackboard's help page.


Getting Started

Check out this short video, designed to give you a quick tour of all the important features and controls in the user interface. Students can check out the attached Collaborate Student Guide for more detailed instructions on getting started.


Learn more

In Collaborate, students and faculty can take on different roles, with different abilities (click here for more on role permissions), in each session. Click the links below to learn more.

After clicking on the links, note the menus on the left hand side of Blackboard's Collaborate Help page, with other topics that may be of interest.

  • Participant

    • Get Started - some basics on getting started
    • Join Sessions - there are multiple ways to join a session, using a weblink, through your course, or even on your phone
    • Participate in Sessions - how to participate in sessions using chat, breakout groups, polls, etc
    • Present - how to present to the group, even as a participant
    • Accessibility - information on accessibility within Collaborate
    • Troubleshooting - support to help with common issues


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