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Blackboard Help


Navigate the Blackboard Collaborate interface with ease.

  1. An Audio Video panel that shows you the speaker
  2. A Participants panel that lists everybody participating in the session including moderators.
  3. A Chat panel where you can have public or private chats with other participants.
  4. A main presentation window that moderators use to share content. By default the whiteboard is displayed when Collaborate opens. Whiteboards make editing tools available to every participant.

If you find the panels distracting, you can collapse, move, and resize them.

Give it a Try

Open a practice session and get comfortable. Use our optional configuration sessions to test your connection, settings, and configure your audio. To find the right configuration session for you, see Step 2 on our Web Conferencing - First Time Users page (available in English only).