WebEx to Replace Blackboard Collaborate in May 2018
Blackboard Collaborate will no longer be available as a campus online meeting tool beginning in May 2018. We encourage you to begin using WebEx for online meetings and courses to prepare for this change. WebEx is integrated into iCollege for ease of use in instruction. Get Started Using WebEx >

Blackboard Collaborate, also known as vClass, is a real-time virtual environment for course audio and video conferencing. It provides a powerful and easy-to-use collaboration environment to hold classes and meetings in a webinar format. You can use Collaborate to bring guest speakers in, hold project meetings, or create online break-out rooms for small-group discussion. Collaborate allows instructors and students to:

  • Text, talk and video chat online, using your computer’s microphone and camera
  • Deliver presentations and share applications and whiteboards
  • Poll group participants in a live format
  • Record online sessions for later playback
  • Dial-in through an integrated phone bridge (Only available for stand-alone sessions)


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iCollege-Integrated Session
Instructors in iCollege already have instant access to Collaborate:

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Stand-Alone Sessions
For a stand-alone Collaborate session, request a meeting.

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For Instructors: Create a New Collaborate Room in iCollege
How to Use Collaborate
Grant Access to Collaborate Rooms in iCollege
For Students: Join a Collaborate Room in iCollege
For Facilitators of
Non-Academic Meetings:
Create a Stand-Alone Session
How to Use Collaborate
More: BlackBoard Collaborate Knowledge Base