Blackboard Collaborate™ enterprise instant messaging capabilities (formerly Wimba Pronto) allow your academic institution to create a learning network to support office hours, school services, meetings and desktop video conferencing—all initiated through presence and instant messaging. With Blackboard IM, students and instructors can easily see who’s online and available so they can instantly communicate with peers, colleagues, and experts. You even launch a Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing session with a single click.
Elevate simple text conversations to rich interactive experiences—instantly and conveniently—for informal learning, help, and collaboration outside the formal classroom. Enable instant communication, collaboration, and peer-to-peer learning with:
Presence and instant messaging to find others and interact on demand
Desktop video conferencing and VoIP audio for cost-effective meetings
LMS and flat-file integration for complete directory of teachers, students, and classes
Convenient, ad hoc network invitations and broadcast notifications
Whiteboard with built-in learning objects and templates
Application sharing and queued chat for tutoring and online office hours
Instant access to campus services and instant school-wide notifications
Universal accessibility and advanced privacy features
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“Blackboard Collaborate is ideal for allowing us to bridge the gaps between online students and their instructions, while furthering an overall sense of community and connectedness.””
—Jeremy Bond, Administrator, CMS Off Campus Programs, Central Michigan University
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