Accessing Blackboard Collaborate

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What is Blackboard Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a powerful all-in-one platform that offers you an immersive human experience through your computer, tablet, or mobile device anywhere, anytime. A fully interactive web conferencing environment and asynchronous voice authoring capabilities allow for greater engagement so that you’re not missing a thing.

All enrolled students will have access to Blackboard Collaborate via their Blackboard course. You do not need a username or password to access Blackboard Collaborate. If you plan on using a device or mobile you will need to download the Blackboard Collaborate app from the iTunes store. Please note that the app looks very different than accessing the platform using a computer/laptop.

Step 1 Accessing Blackboard Collaborate

Log into Blackboard and locate your Blackboard course

  1. From the Blackboard course menu, click the Blackboard Collaborate link. If you do not have a link on your course menu, this tutorial will show you how to add a link to Collaborate on your Blackboard course menu.

    NOTE: Some instructors may name this link with a different name. For example: Online Class or Blackboard Meeting.

Step 2 Accessing Blackboard Collaborate

  1. Select either the course room or session
  2. Click on the ellipse
  3. From the dropdown menu select Join Course Room