Web Conferencing that Transforms Teaching and Learning

 Blackboard Collaborate Web conferencing screenshot
  • Facilitate interactive instruction, help, and meetings
  • Educate anytime from your preferred LMS
  • Enhance learning, improve outcomes, and increase retention

Whether you have two learners or two hundred, Blackboard Collaborate™ web conferencing capabilities (formerly Elluminate Live! and Wimba Classroom) significantly enhance the user experience. View quick demo >

Features built for education

At the core of Blackboard Collaborate, web conferencing gives you the functionality you need to support a 21st century teaching and learning environment, such as two-way VoIP, multi-point video, built-in phone conferencing, interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, mobile collaboration, and session recording. Educators and students can engage in the virtual classroom as if they were face to face, with as good as, or even better, outcomes. Learn more >

Support for what happens before and after a live session

Blackboard Collaborate provides pre-session planning and post-session recording management tools that support the entire instructional cycle.
  • Use Blackboard Collaborate Plan to organize and script session content ahead of time, automating routine tasks so you can focus on facilitating real-time interaction.
  • View classroom recordings on the desktop or easily convert for download or streaming to any mobile device to meet the needs of on-demand active, learners. Learn more >
  • Use Blackboard Collaborate Publish to create standalone, interactive recordings in the native Blackboard Collaborate recording format.

Accessibility from the ground up

Web conferencing with Blackboard Collaborate eliminates barriers to support individual needs and learning styles. The end result is a richer, more interactive online teaching, learning, and collaboration environment for everyone, regardless of geography, economic status, or ability. Learn more >

Session administration and management

Minimize administrative overhead with powerful Session Administration System (SAS) tools. Administrators have unprecedented power to manage users, schedule web conferencing sessions, and track learners' activities with robust, out-of-the-box reporting. Learn more >


Our simple, flat-fee licensing model will meet your needs for departmental deployment or enterprise-wide adoption. Learn more >

Seamless integration from your LMS

Feel confident about deploying Blackboard Collaborate, regardless of your LMS strategy. Our web conferencing, enterprise instant messaging, and voice authoring capabilities integrate with leading learning managemen systems. And we provide APIs for custom applications. Learn more >



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See Blackboard Collaborate in action

Customer-driven Design

"I have been impressed with how open the Blackboard Collaborate development team is to user participation in interface design. We were able to prioritize needs for the product based on a wide variety of user experiences from many institutions. Through this process, the Blackboard Collaborate user interface was essentially designed by thousands of users of both Wimba and Elluminate."

- Robin M. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences