Blackboard Collaborate allows the use of virtual classrooms, webinars, on-line meetings and webinar sessions. There are a number of tools for moderators such as a virtual white board, screen sharing, web tours and polling.
Participants can communicate through text chat, as well as using a microphone or web cam when permitted. It can be very useful in distance learning as well as when using a blended approach. Aston has integrated Collaborate with Blackboard to allow for ease of use.
How do I use it?
As a Participant
As a student you will mostly be expected to take part in sessions as a Participant.
As a Moderator
Depending upon how your lecturer might want you to use the tool you may take part in sessions as a Moderator.
Preparing your computer for your first session
Preparing your computer for your first Collaborate session. This guide will get you set up to attend a Collaborate session.
Click here for information for currently supported internet browsers that will work with Blackboard Collaborate.
Need help? Contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on firstname.lastname@example.org