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Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous conferencing tool built into Blackboard Learn. It can be used for holding office hours and presenting live lectures.  For technical assistance with Blackboard Collaborate contact Blackboard Collaborate support.

What you want for your courseWhat you need to doWhat students need to do
Hold office hours or non-recorded lecture
  1. Add link to course menu or Add link to a content area
  2. Create Session or Edit room settings
  3. Join Meeting
  1. Join Meeting
Give students a collaborative work space
  1. Add link to course menu or Add link to a content area
  2. Create Session

Present live lecture, recorded for further review
  1. Add link to course menu or Add link to a content area
  2. Edit room settings
  3. Join Meeting
  4. Record session
  5. Add recording link
  1. Join Meeting
  2. Play recordings
Hold student presentations
  1. Add link to course menu or Add link to a content area
  2. Students join room as moderators
  3. Join Meeting
  4. Optional: Record session, add recording link
 
Hold session with unregistered guests
  1. Add link to course menu or Add link to a content area
  2. Allow guests in session
  3. Join Meeting
  4. Optional: Record session, rename video, add recording link
  1. Access room as a guest
Record lecture for students to watch on their own time

We no longer recommend using Blackboard Collaborate as a lecture capture tool. Please view instructions on creating Echo360 PCAP recordings.

 
Students record presentations for instructor and classmates to review on their own time

We no longer recommend using Blackboard Collaborate for student presentation. Please view instructions on using VoiceThread.