Blackboard Collaborate™

Online Collaboration that engages everyone, anywhere.

Engage your tech-savvy, mobile enabled learners. Offer them a rich platform to connect and interact with you, each other and their learning content. Blackboard Collaborate offers a real time teaching and learning experience through virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces on the web or on mobile.

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Benefits

Learning and collaboration anywhere, anytime, any LMS

Learners love their mobile devices. So they’ll love the on-the-go anywhere, anytime, access Blackboard Collaborate offers; and you’ll love the increased possibilities for them to learn, connect and work together, and from any LMS.

Increase Student Engagement

All the benefits of being in a traditional classroom without actually being there. At the core of Blackboard Collaborate is all the web conferencing functionality you need to support a 21st century teaching and learning environment helping educators and students to engage effectively online one-to-many or one-to-one.

Expand Institutional Reach to All Learners

Support individual needs and learning styles, as Blackboard Collaborate enables a richer, more interactive online teaching, learning and collaboration environment for everyone, regardless of geography, economic status, device, platform or ability.

Increased reach and engagement with deeper LMS integrations

Whatever your LMS, Blackboard Collaborate integrates with it out of the box: Blackboard Learn™, ANGEL®, WebCT®, Sakai®, Moodle™ (including Joule), Desire2Learn™, Pearson Learning Studio, Fronter, BrainHoney, and Epsilen, and via APIs for customer applications.

Improve Student Outcomes

Changes in education have meant learners need more flexibility than the traditional classroom can bring. By augmenting, blending or replacing traditional methods, institutions can realise significant improvement in learning outcomes, student satisfaction and retention.

Do More With Less To Save Costs and Time

Expand learning beyond the physical classroom without adding commensurate costs, yet maintain or exceed the quality of instruction. And use the same technology for administrative meetings, virtual office hours, project meetings, or professional development sessions.

Highlighted Features

Mobile Collaboration

Give learners the mobile interaction they want, and are used to —anywhere at anytime, and do it from any LMS.
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Powerful Moderator Tools

In one glance, see all the students in the session in the Participant window along with indicators of their activity.
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Interactive Whiteboard

The whiteboard is the staple of all classroom instruction. You can focus the session around PowerPoint or OpenOffice presentation slides, engaging learners with content and opening discussions as you would in the classroom.
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Application Sharing

Sometimes you just need your students to see what you see. Share a single application, multiple applications, or your entire desktop with them: grant control and allow them to interact.
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Multipoint Video

Online learning, is all about engagement. With our follow-the-speaker, multipoint video, you can easily see who's talking, along with all the expressions and visual clues of a face-to-face conversation.
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Breakout Rooms

Students learn best when they engage and interact with one another in small groups to discuss course material. Breakout rooms enable just this desired behaviour.
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Deeper Seamless Integrations

Whatever your LMS strategy, Blackboard Collaborate fits in. Our collaboration technology integrates with leading learning management systems and provides APIs for customer applications.
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Enterprise Instant Messaging

Elevate simple text conversations to rich interactive whiteboard experiences instantly and conveniently - Great for online office hours!
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Voice Authoring

Voice Authoring adds a whole new dimension to the asynchronous learning experience. Students can post voice notes in a threaded discussion, podcasting allows instructors to create instant lectures, while voice recordings provide quick feedback to students.
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Client Stories

University of Warwick

How do you provide tailored, interactive, immersive and flexible language learning to foreign students? The University of Warwick improves the outcomes in it's language programmes.

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University of Derby

Online conversion: how the University of Derby use 'Virtual Open Days' to grow their fully online distance learning business.

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Southern Cross University

Invigorating online learning, integrating distance learning students with those on campus, reducing cost, and carbon emissions. The multi-faceted benefits of Blackboard Collaborate at Southern Cross University.

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University of the West of England

A robust, easy to manage environment for developing the professional abilities of vocational students using simulations at the University of the West of England.

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Testimonials

It enables me to reach out to students all over the country. It is the centrepiece of a flexible delivery programme that has increased my enrolments by 600% over four years.

Blackboard Collaborate is a great collaboration tool... We are able to run departmental meetings online, giving us huge benefits as staff don’t need to travel.

Blackboard Collaborate has enabled us to provide a better service to students, and focus on a student experience which allows distance with the human interaction that our student feedback surveys have illustrated are critical to student motivation.

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