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Video Conferences (Blackboard Collaborate)

Creating a new Collaborate instance

Blackboard Collaborate™ is a simple, convenient and reliable online collaborative learning solution. This fully redesigned solution delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they’re together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools.

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In this article you will learn how to create a new Blackboard Collaborate instance to your course, and how to work with the Blackboard Collaborate Tool.

To begin adding an instance to your course shell, please follow these steps:

  1. Select the content section where you want to add the video conference.
  2. Click on Create learning activity > Collaborate  (A new window will appear).
  3. Enter a Session Name.
  4. Write a Description ( if applicable).
  5. Select the conference's Start date and time.
    • Note: Participants can access all conferences 15 minutes before the session starts.
  6. If you are planning on give a participation or attendance grade based on this activity:
    1. On your right options panel select Grade.
    2. Set the Grade Type to Point.
  7. After you are done setting Collaborate session click Save and return to course.


Blackboard Collaborate Overview

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