Blackboard Collaborate is an easy-to-use web conferencing tool that enables instructors, researchers, administrators and others to create virtual classrooms and meeting spaces.
• Groups can conduct web-based conferences • Faculty and TAs can hold online office hours • Instructors can facilitate online peer-to-peer tutoring opportunities • Research groups can collaborate over long distances in real time • Meeting organizers can record lectures, conferences, and presentations for later use.
Blackboard Collaborate is a highly customizable browser-based product that features:
• Live and recorded audio/video • Screen and application sharing • Content presentations • Whiteboard • Interactive polling • Public/private text chat
User Guides for Students and Faculty (PDFs)
View a demo on Blackboard Collaborate Interactive Features
See for yourself why all-new Blackboard Collaborate is the clear choice for teaching, learning, and collaboration for academic institutions worldwide.
A message from BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE SUPPORT
Recently there have been several well-publicized security vulnerabilities associated with the Java browser plug-in. These vulnerabilities have all revolved around bypassing Java security mechanisms designed to restrict what unsigned applets or applications are able to do.
It is important to note that in these cases, Blackboard Collaborate applications themselves were not vulnerable to security threats. However, users who had Java enabled in their browser and browsed malicious websites, were.
Blackboard Collaborate recommends that all Mac OS X users should stay up-to-date with the latest versions of Mac OS X and Java in order to continue to access Blackboard Collaborate services. Although Apple blocked older versions of Java due to security concerns, the latest versions of Java have corrected the concerns and are no longer blocked by Apple. For more information on what has happened and why Apple blocked Java, see Knowledge Base Article 2791. In addition to security benefits, users on the latest versions of Mac OS X and Java will be able to launch web conferencing sessions.
For information on getting the latest versions of Java please see Knowledge Base Article 2785. As of today, we are not aware of any security vulnerabilities for users using the latest versions of Java.Web conferencing users with the latest version of Java may have difficulty quitting the web conferencing application. Users can use Force Quit. For more information on how to Force Quit an application please review Knowledge Base Article 2788.