Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool integrated into every Blackboard course that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate opens right in your Chrome or Firefox browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session. It will work on phones and tablets without needing an additional app. Find out more in this guide.
Blackboard Collaborate was designed with accessibility in mind. Follow this link to review the vendor’s latest guidance on using tools such as screen-readers with Collaborate.
This video blog was created a few days before Collaborate was made live and was notified to members of the Blackboard-users mailing list.
The video description on YouTube has shortcuts to parts of the video that cover different features and aspects of Blackboard Collaborate.
At the moment it is your lecturers discretion as to whether your Blackboard Collaborate sessions may be recorded. While we expect recording to mostly be held in Panopto via Recorded Sessions in your Blackboard course menu, you may find that you can also access session recordings directly from Blackboard Collaborate.
We have collated the questions most frequently asked by UoS colleagues about Blackboard Collaborate and have compiled this useful list.
If you already have a question or technical issue, you may find the answer here.