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Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Bb Collab


Resources for Moderators        |        Resources for Students

As previously announced, the PASSHE Wimba Classroom contract ended June of 2013. Blackboard Collaborate is the replacement web conferencing tool for all PASSHE system universities. Students, please click on the "Resources for Students" link above.

With the final migration to Collaborate, Wimba archives are no longer available for download.

Collaborate Overview

The Collaborate product gives users improved functionality to support a 21st Century teaching and learning environment including live audio, video, interactive whiteboard, content display, application and desktop sharing, polling, breakout rooms, session recording and chat. Educators and online students can engage as if they were in a traditional classroom. Collaborate is not just for those teaching online, face-to-face instructors can use it to enhance learning of more difficult concepts by recording lessons so students can replay as necessary. Departments can hold virtual meetings and office hours. The possibilities are endless.

Documents and Resources For Moderators:

* Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate in your D2L Course:  Creating an Online Room, joining and running a session, configure audio, recording a session and using archives

* Getting Started for Presenters: Moderators Guide

* Essentials for Moderators 

* Attending a Session on a Mobile Device

* Accessibility Guide   (Recording) (6 min.) (opens in Collaborate)

* Introduction to the Whiteboard recording (6 min.) (opens in Collaborate)

* Introduction to Application Sharing recording (4 min.) (opens in Collaborate)

* Introduction to Web Tour recording (3 min.) (opens in Collaborate)

* Publish Tool



Quick Reference Guides for Moderators:

o Getting Started for Presenters: Moderators Quick Reference Guide

o Introduction to the Participants Panel

o Loading a PowerPoint File

o Using the Whiteboard

o Using the Polling Feature

o Using Application Sharing

o Using Web Tour

o Getting Started with Recordings


Top Ten Ways of Using Blackboard Collaborate

Top Ten Benefits of Using Blackboard Collaborate


Documents and Resources For Students:

* D2L – Accessing a Collaborate Session or Archive

* Participant Orientation (10 min. VIDEO)

* Getting Started for Participants Quick Reference Guide

* Essentials for Participants

* Attending a Session on a Mobile Device

* Accessibility Guide