Blackboard Collaborate is an interactive web conferencing environment. Bb Collaborate’s features include live two-way audio and video communication, a shared, interactive whiteboard workspace, live group text chat, application and desktop sharing, breakout rooms, and session recording.
Blackboard Collaborate can be used as a virtual classroom, allowing instructors to instruct and interact with their students in a live online environment. It also opens up possibilities for offering online office hours, online tutoring, and holding online meetings or webinars.
A new version of Blackboard Collaborate has been released: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The interface is completely new and different from the original Blackboard Collaborate interface. Currently Bb Collaborate Moderators have a choice as to which of the two interfaces they wish to use when they are setting up their sessions.
ICC faculty and staff who are interested in using Blackboard Collaborate, please contact the Teaching and Learning Center staff for more information or training: (309) 694-8908 or [email protected].