Blackboard Collaboration

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.

To get started, please visit Blackboard Support – System Check.  If you have difficulty downloading the software, contact the distance learning office at

Did you know, there really IS an app for that?  Check out details at the Blackboard Mobile Collaboration site.  Find it on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Essentials for Participants (web guide)

Participant Guides