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(Bb Ultra) Accessing Collaborate

To access Blackboard Collaborate, look in the "Details and Actions" section of your course over to the left to find the "Join...

More on (Bb Ultra) Accessing Collaborate Updated 6/3/20 by A. Cressey
Add a Link to Your Collaborate Room

Creating a shortcut to your Blackboard Collaborate room in the course menu is pretty easy. Just click the little + icon in the upper left of...

More on Add a Link to Your Collaborate Room Updated 3/11/20 by R. Davidson
Breakout Groups

Just like in a face-to-face classroom, Collaborate's breakout groups are a good way to get students interacting.   Breakout Activity...

More on Breakout Groups Updated 7/9/20 by R. Davidson
Collaborate Guest Access

Faculty who need like to provide access to Collaborate someone who is not enrolled in their Bb course site -- guest lecturers or students from...

More on Collaborate Guest Access Updated 2/3/21 by R. Davidson
Collaborate participants list - muting, changing roles, sending chats

The Collaborate participants list lets you manage and communicate with individuals in your session. To access the participants list, click the purple...

More on Collaborate participants list - muting, changing roles, sending chats Updated 9/13/17 by R. Davidson
Collaborate room (session) settings

By default, each course has a Collaborate room accessable by clicking the GET LAUNCH LINK in the upper right side of the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra...

More on Collaborate room (session) settings Updated 11/30/17 by R. Davidson
Create a Collaborate session

You can use Collaborate sessions to create separate spaces inside Collaborate for different uses. For example, you might create a Virtual Office...

More on Create a Collaborate session Updated 9/13/17 by R. Davidson
Get the Link to a Collaborate Recording

Recording links are an excellent way to share a recording ... Rather than directing students to a particular part of the site, you can post an...

More on Get the Link to a Collaborate Recording Updated 3/20/20 by R. Davidson
Group Presentations Online with Collaborate

If you're looking to replace student presentations, whether individual or group work, you can prepare a Collaborate recording assignment which...

More on Group Presentations Online with Collaborate Updated 3/26/20 by R. Davidson
How do I let students download my Collaborate recordings?

By default, downloading of Collaborate recordings is disabled. To enable downloading, you'll need to edit the session's settings. Navigate to...

More on How do I let students download my Collaborate recordings? Updated 9/14/17 by R. Davidson
How do I start recording in Collaborate?

To start recording a Collaborate session, click the hamburger button in the upper left corner of the screen, then click START RECORDING....

More on How do I start recording in Collaborate? Updated 3/26/20 by R. Davidson
Kandao Meeting Device Setup for Blended Classes

Faculty teaching a blended class -- a class with both online and face-to-face students participating in the same synchronous session -- will likely...

More on Kandao Meeting Device Setup for Blended Classes Updated 7/9/21 by R. Davidson
Mac OS Issue - Collaborate Cannot Access Camera / Microphone

If you are on a Mac OS and are having difficulty getting your camera or microphone to work in your web browser (a particular issue for Blackboard...

More on Mac OS Issue - Collaborate Cannot Access Camera / Microphone Updated 2/12/21 by A. Cressey
Polling in a Collaborate session

Blackboard Collaborate includes a polling tool that makes it easy to ask your students questions and get responses on the fly. Unlike more...

More on Polling in a Collaborate session Updated 9/14/17 by R. Davidson
Share a presentation or image with Collaborate

Whether you're planning on giving an interactive lecture or just providing virtual office hour, at some point you will probably want to push an...

More on Share a presentation or image with Collaborate Updated 9/14/17 by R. Davidson
Share and use a whiteboard in Collaborate

To start using the Collaborate's whiteboard, open the Collaborate panel by clicking the purple button in the lower right corner of your session...

More on Share and use a whiteboard in Collaborate Updated 9/14/17 by R. Davidson
Share your screen or an application with Collaborate

While the SHARE FILES option is an excellent way to share images, PDFs, or static PowerPoint slides with your class, on occasion you may want to...

More on Share your screen or an application with Collaborate Updated 4/3/20 by N. Blume
Sharing an editable file for synchronous group work

When teaching a synchronous session, we often want students to work together toward an end goal. We also often want a shareable record of that...

More on Sharing an editable file for synchronous group work Updated 7/9/20 by R. Davidson
Use Your Smart Phone as a Web Cam

Whether you are trying to run a Collaborate session or pre-record a lecture for your course, you probably want access to a web camera. IDS has had a...

More on Use Your Smart Phone as a Web Cam Updated 8/12/20 by R. Davidson
Where are my recorded Collaborate sessions?

To find recorded Blackboard Collaborate sessions, navigate to Blackboard Collaborate inside your course (if all else fails, go to TOOLS in the course...

More on Where are my recorded Collaborate sessions? Updated 9/14/17 by R. Davidson

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