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Blackboard Collaborate: Getting Started


Screenshots of instructions below (see video below for closed captioning)

Setting up your computer

Equipment needed:

  • A computer or device with an reliable internet connection
  • Speakers or headphones.

To participate with your audio and video, you may use

  • A microphone  
  • USB headset or speakers
  • A webcam or the built-in webcam on a laptop, or a smartphone

Compatibility: Check your computer or device:

Setup Audio and Video:

Add a Profile Picture:

Creating a Collaborate Session:

Recorded Sessions

Collaboration and Engagement Tools:

Brief Tour of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra?

Instructors may add recorded lectures, presentations or use web-conferencing using Blackboard's Collaboratelogo Collaborate

  • share a whiteboard
  • view web pages, slides, or video simultaneously
  • view or share documents
  • chat by voice or text
  • watch a pre-recorded session or lecture
  • engage students in breakout groups
  • and more...

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Courtney Mlinar
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Elgin Campus Library
Austin Community College
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621

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