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Student learning in a virtual classroom.

A virtual classroom for collaborative learning

Give your learners a simple, convenient, and reliable synchronous learning solution that’s built for education and training. Learners can engage with each other and the material, and feel like they’re together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools – wherever their day takes them, whatever device they’re using.

Digital classroom software

Like an in-person classroom or training setting, a virtual classroom is a place where learning happens. Educators facilitate, while learners actively engage with the material and interact with one another. All with the added convenience and cost savings that a digital environment has to offer.
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Why Blackboard?

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Complete virtual classroom tools, all in the browser

With the redesigned Blackboard Collaborate, there’s no Java: everything happens in the browser. So deployment is simple and everyone has convenient access to tools, with nothing to install.

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High-quality audio, video, and application sharing

Engage learners with HD audio, video, and dynamic adjustment for bandwidth/network constraints. With WebRTC technology, your learners will notice clearer conversations, a better experience, and faster, sharper application sharing.

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A more satisfying user experience for everyone

What’s better about our virtual-classroom user experience? It’s our dedication to education, deep integration with Blackboard Learn™, superior support for academic workflows, and full accessibility for educators and learners, including those with disabilities.


A seamlessly superior virtual learning experience

Seamlessly integrated with Blackboard Learn, or any LTI compliant LMS, our full-featured virtual classroom offers a shared whiteboard, a group browser, a question-and-answer box, a map for course navigation and more--all designed to give educators and students many creative ways to work together.


Key Features

Simple, powerful tools for collaborative learning

Bring your teaching and learning environment into the 21st-century with two-way VoIP, multi-point video, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, mobile collaboration, live closed captioning, and session recording.

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Smooth LMS integration

Our virtual classroom and learning management systems combine to provide a seamless learning experience that improves student achievement and curbs costs.

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Mobile collaboration

Meet the needs of today’s active learners with the interaction they want – anywhere, anytime, from any LMS.

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Efficient, effective training

Reduce professional development costs by cutting down on travel and location costs while also preserving class time.


Success stories


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    It’s great for professional development when teachers can see how Blackboard is being used.

    Jason Bihler, Instructional Designer, Metro Nashville Public Schools

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    Blackboard helped us increase specialty oil sales from 20 percent to 45 percent in two years.

    Ken Barber Manager, Learning & Development, Jiffy Lube International

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    Blackboard Collaborate has helped us save time, cut travel, and reach students in a new way.

    Jim Whittaker, Instructor/Director of Institutional Research Math/Operations, Blue Mountain Community College

An unmatched virtual classroom for K-12

Blackboard Collaborate provides unequalled tools for synchronous learning in the K-12 classroom and beyond, to meet the evolving needs and expectations of students and parents. Our solution helps all teachers get comfortable with integrating technology into their classrooms.


Key Features

All-in-one flipped classroom solution

With our Innovative Classroom and Open Collaboration solutions, educators can create mobile-friendly flipped lessons on a single platform. Blackboard Collaborate also enables teachers to capture and publish flipped content with ease.

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Effective professional development

Educators who learn in a virtual classroom are more comfortable integrating technology into their classrooms.

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One affordable solution includes support

Simplify your virtual classroom experience and curb costs with Blackboard as your provider for LMS and web conferencing.

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Mobile collaboration

Students can conveniently join a live session from anywhere using their devices.


Success stories


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    It’s great for professional development when teachers can see how Blackboard is being used.

    Jason Bihler, Instructional Designer, Metro Nashville Public Schools

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    Our professional development has taken away teachers’ fear as they enter their classrooms.

    Doug Renfro, Coordinator of Instructional Design, Metro Nashville Public Schools

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    I've created a way for a kid to move as fast as he can through a chapter or as slowly as he needs to.

    David Hamman, Science Department Chair, Medina High School, Ohio

An unmatched virtual classroom built by educators

Our virtual classroom software was designed by educators to transform the way education is delivered—and experienced. When seamlessly integrated into Blackboard's Learning Solutions, the virtual classroom supports the complete online learning experience that today’s student’s demand.


Key Features

All-in-one virtual classroom for better outcomes

With Blackboard Collaborate, you can personalize learning and provide customized and flexible options for students with integrated collaboration tools. Boost learning outcomes and engagement with unparalleled online collaboration capabilities.

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Synchronous learning

With Blackboard’s web conferencing solution, educators and students can engage online as if they were face-to-face.

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Mobile collaboration

Students can conveniently join a live session from anywhere using their device.

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A seamless learning experience

When students and educators can easily and effectively meet online, your institution will see greater adoption and improved outcomes.


Success stories

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    Blackboard Collaborate has helped us save time, cut travel, and reach students in a new way.

    Jim Whittaker, Instructor/Director of Institutional Research Math/Operations, Blue Mountain Community College

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    Mobile web conferencing will let us provide the innovative degree programs our students deserve.

    Marcel Brechtoldt, System Admin-Principal and Senior Lecturer, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Instant meetings. HD quality. No downloads.

With Blackboard Collaborate, organizations, employees, and training professionals can communicate, interact, and truly engage with each other—formally and informally—anywhere, anytime.


Key Features

Better training and collaboration

Effective web conferencing offers cost savings by streamlining onboarding, communications, and services, and reducing travel. Get training that’s at least as good as in-person instruction and conference calls, while retaining and engaging employees.

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Develop pre-set session plans

Save time by organizing, scripting, and packaging your content and activities before your live web conferencing session.

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Automate your sessions

When you automate the routine tasks of running your conferencing session, you can focus on real-time interactions.

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Provide mobile web conferencing

With our mobile solution your users can easily join a web conference or training session on their favorite devices.


Success stories


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    Blackboard helped us increase specialty oil sales from 20 percent to 45 percent in two years.

    Ken Barber Manager, Learning & Development, Jiffy Lube International

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    Blackboard Collaborate is the only virtual conferencing product that's all about learning.

    Becky Pluth, President and CEO, The Bob Pike Group



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