Blackboard Collaborate is an online web-conferencing program that can be used for virtual meetings or class sessions. Participants can speak to one another using a headset microphone, see one another using a webcam, write to one another using text chat, view PowerPoint slides and share applications or a whiteboard. Training is recommended before requesting a Collaborate “room” and facilitating a session.
- Collaborate training opportunities are listed in the college’s technology workshop calendar, which requires a login
- Collaborate has reference guides for participants and moderators on its website
- Center mentors can contact their local faculty instructional technologists for more information.