Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you share files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with your students.


Blackboard Collaborate opens in your internet browser, so there is no need to install any software or applications to join a session. Watch the tutorial video for a quick overview of Blackboard Collaborate and download the

Faculty Handout for more detailed instructions. 

All-In-One Resources


Faculty Resources

For detailed instructions on all the features within Blackboard Collaborate.

Student Resources

Need Blackboard Collaborate resources for your students?

Troubleshooting Tech Issues

Best practices for the optimal experience in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Task-Specific Resources


Getting Started

Learn how to confirm your computer setup and compatibility, schedule a Blackboard Collaborate session, copy a guest link to send to students, and add sessions to the Blackboard calendar.

Preparing for a Session

Step-by-step guide for setting up and preparing for a Blackboard Collaborate session. Includes: adding a profile picture, preparing shared content, and session settings.

Moderating a Session

Provides a thorough overview of user roles, settings, permissions, and tools available in a Blackboard Collaborate session.

Sharing Content

Steps for sharing a blank whiteboard, applications, and files within a Blackboard Collaborate session.

Moderating Breakout Groups

Provides information on how to moderate Breakout Groups while in a Blackboard Collaborate session.

Locating a Recorded Session

Once your session is complete, use this guide to find and share the recordings.

Session Attendance Report

Explains how to view an attendance report for a prior Blackboard Collaborate session.

Blackboard Collaborate for Moderators

If you need additional information, access Blackboard resources here.

Technology-Focused Module


In this short interactive presentation, faculty build new technology-focused skills and learn how to apply teaching best practices in the online classroom. Faculty members complete the online module at their own pace. At the end of the presentation, faculty submit a short survey of their experience to verify completion. There are no required meetings or any other synchronous component for the module.

How long does it take?

The average completion time is 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Module
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    In this self-paced learning module, faculty will learn the steps to successfully set up a virtual class session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

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