Blackboard Collaborate – Basic “How-To” Guides

Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing and virtual classroom tool that supports real-time online discussion and collaboration.

  • Interactive whiteboard for commenting and sharing presentations
  • Chat function for real-time text input. web tours to discuss and investigate websites and polling
  • Application sharing for moderators to share an application (e.g. MS Excel) and give participants remote control
  • Breakout rooms to facilitate group work
  • Session capture: record a guest speaker, lecturer or student presentation for later viewing and evaluation
  • Set up sessions within your Blackboard course and have accessibility options

Blackboard Collaborate: Instructions for Use

Faculty are strongly encouraged to pre-record session lectures and post the link within Blackboard Learn. This will significantly decrease technical issues your students may experience during a live online session. If you do not have a Blackboard Collaborate account or to have your password reset, please contact Angela Bourgeois at the Timmins IT department to have this done for you.

Step 1: Create the Session
Step 2: Sharing the Guest Link & Accessing Your Session
Step 3: User Interface
Step 4: Sharing Presentations and Files
Step 5: Accessing the Recorded Session Link

For On Demand training on using Blackboard Collaborate, visit