What is it?
Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing system that is fully integrated into Blackboard Learn to allow students to interact with their instructor in real time. Many instructors in our distance learning program use this program to facilitate online office hours, but it lends itself to any synchronous online activity. If your instructor is using Collaborate, you will need to download and install some software prior to your first session. This is a one-time only download.
Essentials for Participants (web guide)