Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate

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A Quick Introduction

  • Blackboard Collaborate is a web based conferencing tool designed for use in online teaching.
  • You can create virtual classrooms and online meeting spaces to share material and communicate with your students.
  • Blackboard Collaborate offers both synchronous and asynchronous options.
  • It hosts a variety of on board tools such as a Collaborative Whiteboard, Breakout Rooms, and also has the ability to allow you to share desktop applications materials and resources with your participants.
  • You have the ability to record all of your sessions and post recording links into blackboard learn for your students to access at a later date.
  • Because Blackboard Collaborate is a web based conferencing system, it means that there’s nothing to install and every student and teacher has easy access.
  • It works best in Google Chrome.
  • To access Blackboard Collaborate, you simply need to open your browser and navigate to, from there you can input your credentials that you were provided from your IT department and start creating your first session.

Instructions – Introduction To Blackboard Collaborate (PDF Version)