Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate™ gives you the functionality you need in a 21st century teaching and learning environment, such as two-way audio, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording. Educators and students can engage as if they were in a traditional classroom, with as good as, or even better, outcomes.

To see Blackboard Collaborate in action, short demos are available online at:

To see the Collaborate Solutions Brochure:

Collaborate now requires you download a launcher:

Using the Launcher on Windows through Blackboard


  • Mobile Web Conferencing from iPhone or iPad
  • Echo Cancellation
  • Improved Classroom Management
  • Student engagement via whiteboard, polling, emoticons, and breakout rooms
  • Enhanced Closed Captioning
  • Ability to assign a grade to a live or archived session in the Grade Center
  • Link to Collaborate inside the Course Calendar
  • See and hear multiple speakers at one time

To familiarize yourself with Collaborate and how it works, please take a few moments to review the Blackboard Collaborate Platform Overview.