Blackboard Collaborate

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Quick Start Guides

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Tutorial Videos

Tool Bar Icons


Setting up your audio and video


Using the Whiteboard and Sharing Applications


Using Telephony


Notification Settings


Accessing Collaborate Ultra from the Course Menu


Changing your profile picture


Changing User Preferences



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Training for Faculty

First, please check the Educational Technology Workshop Calendar to see if there is a Blackboard Collaborate Workshop that fits your schedule. If there is not a workshop that fits your needs, please fill out the One-on-One Training Request form and an Instructional Technologist will then contact you to set up an online training appointment.

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Template Message for Faculty

Below is a template message for faculty members. It's recommended that you copy and paste the text below into an announcement in your courses using Collaborate Ultra. Remember to paste into Blackboard you must use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + V". The message will inform students how to use the software and get support if they need help using or configuring the software on their computer.

The online meeting will be held on <date> at <time> <time zone>. We will be using Blackboard Collaborate, a web conferencing tool that is similar to Skype. Here is the link you will need to join the Blackboard Collaborate session: <guest link to Collaborate room>

This webpage has tutorials that will show you how to join a Blackboard Collaborate session. If you need Technical Support, please call the Tech Support number at 1-877-708-2905. Be sure to join the meeting 5 – 10 minute prior to it starting, to ensure you can properly login.

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