Seamless Integration for Sakai

The Blackboard Collaborate™ web conferencing integration for Sakai® 2.6 lets you easily and seamlessly integrate live, synchronous distance learning and collaboration into your coursework. This integration enables:

  • Session creation by instructors and teaching assistants
  • Ability to display, list and modify scheduled sessions
  • Single sign-on launch of classroom from within Sakai
  • Scheduling and delivery of Blackboard Collaborate sessions
  • Single-click access to Blackboard Collaborate Sessions
  • Ability to create, store and view Blackboard Collaborate recordings
  • Ability to assign moderator and participant roles
  • Assign sessions to sections within Sakai
  • Sessions can be created for specific Sakai sites or for all sites

For Instructors & Staff

Schedule and deliver sessions using our Internet-based, real-time virtual classroom that includes best-in-class VoIP, shared whiteboards, PowerPoint import, public and private chat, application sharing, breakout rooms, session recording, and much more. Participants can launch a synchronous session directly from Sakai for a better user experience every time—regardless of computer platform or Internet connection speed. Plus, Sakai's calendar is automatically populated with each session as a course or user event.

For IT & Technical Staff

Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing integration for Sakai installs into your existing Sakai environment quickly and securely. It connects to the Blackboard Collaborate application you already host on your own server or as an ASP service with Blackboard Collaborate.


The Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing integration for Sakai 2.7 is available to both ASP and self-hosted customers. Your Sakai administrator can download the application from the Downloads section on the Blackboard Collaborate Support Portal. The account credentials for the Support Portal are provided with your order. To enable the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing integration for Sakai in your account, please contact your sales representative.


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“Thanks to the integration of Blackboard Collaborate with Sakai, we are able to make this service easily accessible to virtually every member of our institution. The integration empowers our faculty, staff, and students to create and conduct virtual meetings with others, wherever they may be. The successful adoption of Blackboard Collaborate at U.Va. was made possible by the integration of Blackboard Collaborate with our LMS.”  -Trisha Gordon, Blackboard Collaborate Coordinator, Information Technology Services, University of Virginia