University Online Resources & Support

Overview


Blackboard Collaborate helps you to create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities for effective learning experiences and interactions for online, blended, and mobile learning. It helps to open up all-new aspects of real-time learning to engage more faculty, staff, students and guests.

For first-time users, Collaborate provides an in-session set up wizard, so that you can ensure your speakers, microphone and camera are set up and ready for you to get started.


For Teaching

  • Lecturers can schedule and deliver live classes using Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Capabilities include high-quality audio, multi-user video, integrated teleconferencing, PowerPoint import, shared whiteboard, public/private chat, breakout rooms, application/desktop sharing, guest participation, and more.
  • View participation reports to determine who attended the session, and for how long.
  • View recordings online or download in the MP4 format.

For Learning

  • Students can access Blackboard Collaborate sessions and recordings directly from within a UTechOnline Course, for a great user experience every time.
  • Join live classes and meetings on the go from mobile devices or tablets.
  • Collaborate with classmates via Blackboard Collaborate for more convenient team or group projects.

For Non-Instructional Web Conferencing (Training, Committee Meetings, etc.)

  • Conduct live skill development and training sessions for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Record training sessions for on-demand viewing anytime, anywhere.
  • Schedule online interviews for search committees to see candidates, instead of phone interviews. Decrease expenses related to on-campus interviews by identifying the strongest candidates and bringing fewer candidates to campus.
  • Feature guest speakers in live presentations or professional development offerings, without the travel expense.
  • Organize synchronous sessions with collaborators outside of UTech, Ja.