What is Blackboard (Bb) Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate is a webinar platform designed for use in online teaching. Instructors schedule webinars using Bb Collaborate as a virtual classroom  to share course material and interact with you and other learners via synchronous audio, video, and chat. Desktop applications and web resources such as multimedia can be displayed directly within the webinar room.

In order to use Bb Collaborate you will need: a built-in or external microphone, a built-in or external webcam, and a secure internet connection. For more information on technical requirements click here. Bb Collaborate is a web-based platform accessed through your Quercus course site, the Learning Management Engine at the University of Toronto. It does not require downloading an application on your computer.

The attached document is designed to provide learners with support in using  Bb Collaborate within Quercus. Download the Bb Collaborate user guide for learners here:

Job Aid - Bb Collaborate for Learners.pdf


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