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Blackboard Collaborate: Virtual Classroom Tool Designed for Education

With pedagogically rich features and deep integration to the learning environment, Blackboard Collaborate™ enables instructors to create engaging, personalized, and pedagogically innovative experience for learners.

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Foster Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage All Students

With Blackboard Collaborate, instructors find it easy to take their course beyond video conferencing and enjoy the time saved with automated administrative tasks.

Students appreciate having a seamless learning environment that takes the guesswork out of using the virtual classroom.

Plus, institutions value the expanded performance insights that span synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Top Reasons Institutions Choose Blackboard Collaborate

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Made for Education

You'll notice in the details of our features that we invest the time to understand your needs. Blackboard Collaborate is—and always has been—designed specifically to meet the needs of instructors and learners.

Video Conference

Make It Easy for Instructors to Go Beyond Video Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate's many robust features can be easily incorporated on the fly as a way of ensuring students are comfortable contributing and engaging. 

Raise Hand

Give Instructors the Control to Promote Student Engagement

With Blackboard Collaborate, the instructor is empowered to modify student permissions on the fly, monitor chats, manage access to recordings, and extend guest access—all ways to encourage learner participation. 

Online Attendance tracking

Save Instructors Time by Eliminating Burdensome Administrative Tasks

Tailored and automated attendance tracking, ready-to-use course rooms, and automatic posting of recordings are a few of the ways Blackboard Collaborate essentially eliminates the time required managing the virtual classroom. 

Collaborate Participant Chat

No Download, No Separate Login—Just One Seamless Learning Environment

Deliver one seamless and consistent learning environment to students that takes the guesswork out of accessing and navigating the virtual classroom.

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Foster Peer-to-Peer and Social Learning

Tutoring, mentoring, and team projects are just a few of the ways instructors can use the additional virtual student classrooms.

Blackboard Data

Leverage Data Across Your Teaching & Learning Ecosystem

Drive better data-driven decision making by gaining a complete view of student performance and engagement.


Plan Details

There’s a Blackboard Collaborate plan tailored to meet your institution’s specific needs.

Features Department License Enterprise License
Track usage and attendance reports
Session creation and scheduling
Professional training available
Unlimited Classrooms
Schedule, manage and join sessions and recordings within LMS
LMS Integration
Maximum attendees per session 500 500
Storage Limit (Hours)* 1,750 Custom
Storage Limit (GB) 500 Custom
Total Minutes 1,000,000 Custom
Moderator Access Anyone Anyone
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*Approximate number of hours.


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