Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time, multi-functional virtual classroom or web conferencing environment that gives you and your students the opportunity to meet online to learn, rather than in a classroom. Students log on at the same time for a live classroom session with you. It can also be used for:
- 'Live' teaching or tutoring sessions, including offshore / remote delivery
- Recording lectures and/or tutorials
- Web conferencing, e.g. virtual staff meetings or post graduate supervision
- Application sharing
- Staff development and training.
Users will be required to install the Blackboard Collaborate launcher to access sessions and recordings. This utility is available for Windows and Mac OS10.8.4+ and includes the required Java, you are no longer required to install and maintain the system version of Java. More information is available in the Getting started section.[Next: Getting started]