Blackboard Collaborate: Beyond the Basics

Blackboard Collaborate is XU's new Web Conferencing tool! Collaborate offers a live, virtual classroom environment with features that include audio, video, application sharing and content sharing. Collaborate provides the functionality needed to support the 21st century teaching environment. It facilitates a way for faculty and students to interact as if they were meeting face-to-face.

In this interactive workshop, participants will build upon the skills acquired in the Blackboard Collaborate Basics workshop.

Collaborate features that will be covered during this workshop include:

  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Application Sharing
  • Web Tour
  • File Transfer Library

Dr. Karen Nichols (CAT) has used Collaborate extensively and will share her experiences, as well as tips and best practices.

Note: This workshop will be held virtually. If you plan to attend this workshop from the comfort of your home or office, please run the first time users system check at least 24 hours in advance of the web conference to make sure your computer is setup and ready to go. A headset with microphone is recommended. Headsets will be provided for those who choose to attend the web conference in CAT computer lab (library, rm 532A). While it is sometimes possible to use iPhone headphones that have built-in microphones on VoIP programs like Skype, these headsets can cause heavy interference in Collaborate sessions. Therefore the iPhone type headphones are not recommended.

  • Led by: Janice Florent (CAT) and Dr. Karen Nichols (CAT)
  • Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Attend virtually or come to Library rm 532A
  • Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Note: Visit our website for additional Blackboard workshops or contact Janice Florent. Blackboard How-to guides and on demand videos are available. Also visit Blackboard Bits, Bytes, and Nibbles for Blackboard Tips.

To register: RSVP to to receive an email with a link to access the web conference. Please indicate whether you plan to attend web conference in CAT computer lab (Lib rm 532A). Because this is a a virtual workshop we will NOT serve refreshments.

Tags: Blackboard, Collaborate, virtual
Format: presentation
Event ID: 01306

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