Create a Collaborate Session
Blackboard Collaborate allows the creation of virtual classrooms in which students can participate. Collaborate allows users to communicate via voice, video, text, and desktop sharing. It provides an environment for online learning, meetings, training, and on-demand presentations.
- Login to Blackboard and enter the course in which you would like to add a Collaborate session.
- Enter or create the Content Area that will display your Collaborate Session.
- Once inside of your Content Area, click Tools and then select Blackboard Collaborate from the drop
4. In the Bb Collaborate List Page, click Create Session.
b. Change the start and end times for this session.
c. Select the repeat off button to have the session repeat throughout the semester. Repeated
sessions will use the same start and end time as the first created session, but will create additional
sessions for other dates based on the options you select.
d. Change the early session entry to allow users into the session before the desired start time and
5. Scroll below the Session Information to change the Room Options: Session Type, Teleconference Options, Room Attributes, Grade Center Integration, and Assign Roles.
Course: All users registered in this course can attend the session.
Shared: All users registered in courses that you teach can attend this session.
Use Built In: The system generates the teleconference number, code, and PIN for participants and moderators.
Use third party: To use another method, provide the information.
Do not use teleconference: Use VoIP. Users are able to hear the session through their computer speakers or USB headset.
Recording Mode: Controls the recording for the session. Can be Manual, automatic, or disabled.
Max Simultaneous Talkers: Maximum number of simultaneous talkers allowed at the start of the session
Max Cameras: Maximum number of simultaneous web cameras allowed at the start of the session
View Private Messages: Allows moderators to view all private chat messages in the session.
All Permissions: All participants have full permissions access to session resources such as audio, whiteboard, and so on
Raise Hand on Entry: Users automatically raise their hands when they join the session
Allow In-Session Invitations: While in a session, moderators can invite users to join
Hide Names in Recordings: Names of participants are hidden when viewing recordings
Preload Content: Upload a file to use in the session
Add a grade column: Once the session ends, you can pull an Attendance Report which will allow you to push the points to the Grade Center
All users join as participants: All users will join the session as a participant
All users join as moderators: All users will join the session as a moderator giving them access to every functionality in the session.
Assign access: Restrict who can join this session as a moderator or a participant.
6. Once you have made all of your room options select save.