Blackboard Collaborate is a web-based conferencing system that allows faculty and students to meet and communicate via voice, video, text, and desktop sharing. Collaborate allows faculty and staff to create virtual classrooms, offices and office hours, and meeting spaces that offer greater opportunities for effective and engaging learning experiences and interactions for online and blended/hybrid learning.
Blackboard Collaborate incorporates many features and tools that can be used by the moderator/instructor in a grouping of easy to access menus.
Blackboard Collaborate incorporates features that allow you to facilitate small group collaboration. Using the Breakout Group tool, you can create breakout groups that are separate from the main room and assign students to these rooms. If you are new to Collaborate, please read the Getting Started in Collaborate and Collaborate Interface Tools pages first.