Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a live, online classroom where you can interact and work with your instructors and fellow students in real time. You can go to your Blackboard Collaborate sessions from any computer with an Internet connection. Click on the left panel for instructions to install, record and configure audio for Blackboard Collaborate.

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Privacy considerations in Blackboard Collaborate

Be aware that Blackboard Collaborate session text messages (even ‘private’ messages) are always visible to moderators, and that all your sessions will be recorded and accessible to program administrative staff, Blackboard Collaborate administrators and Onlinehelp Desk staff, as well as the other students in your course. You should not enter any text messages, make any verbal statements (into the microphone), or share any materials that you are not comfortable sharing with others or having archived as a permanent record.

Confidentiality Statement

Learning in the Blackboard Collaborate environment requires that you know the extent to which your confidentiality is respected. It also requires that you respect the confidentiality of others. Only the instructor, program administrative staff, Blackboard Collaborate administrators, Onlinehelp Desk staff, and the students registered in your course should have access to your Blackboard Collaborate sessions. No one else should be given access to the sessions without the approval of the participants; you should not share your login information with anyone! Communication and materials from your Blackboard Collaborate session should not be forwarded to people not registered in your course.