Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing provides functionality for 21st century teaching and learning, such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms and session recording.

Collaborate allows you to conduct a synchronous online class from the convenience of your office computer. All you and your students need is a webcam and a computer with an Internet connection. 

Collaborate creates a virtual classroom where you can present materials, create live audience polls, interact with your students, and create breakout rooms all in real time. The ability to divide the class into small groups offers students the chance discuss the material with their peers. This is a great strategy for examining case studies and mimicking real-world problem-solving strategies.

You can also use Collaborate to hold virtual office hours.