About Blackboard Collaborate™

Blackboard Collaborate™ is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution. This fully redesigned solution delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they are together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools. Combining the capabilities of industry leaders Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate™ provides a comprehensive online learning and collaboration platform designed specifically for education. It helps thousands of higher education, K-12, professionals, corporates, and government organizations worldwide deliver a more effective learning experience through blended and mobile learning online collaboration tools. It will help you open up all-new aspects of real time, or anytime learning to engage more students and improve outcomes.

A Wide Spectrum of Online Collaboration Tools

Blackboard Collaborate™ technology delivers an open, education-focused online collaboration platform that provides a wide spectrum of online collaboration tools: Web Conferencing, Mobile Collaboration, Instant Messaging, Voice Authoring, Seamless Integrations, etc.. Please click here to learn more about the online collaboration tools.

New Developments with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard is continuing to develop its Blackboard Collaborate Ultra real-time video conferencing tool in new and exciting ways.  Here is some documentation on some of the new features/changes you will see.

Another big change that was made is in how Bb Collaborate Ultra integrates into a BbLearn course.  They have created a whole new tool called "Blackboard Collaborate Ultra", whereas the old tool was just Blackboard Collaborate.  With this new tool, you now have the ability to once again create your own sessions, record them, and access your recordings. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

As with any course tool, it is recommended that if you are not using it in your course, you should go to the Tools link  in the Table of Contents menu and "Hide Link" for each tool not being used.  This way your students do not see it and try to use it.

Seeing is Believing

See for yourself why Blackboard Collaborate’s online collaboration platform is the clear choice for teaching and learning for both K-12 and Higher Education. These short videos highlight key features and benefits. Watch. Then try it for free.

Equal Opportunity Access

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Blackboard Collaborate provides a variety of features that promote accessibility. That gives you a richer, more interactive online collaboration, teaching and learning environment for everyone—regardless of geography, economy, or ability.