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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time, web conferencing tool. Think of it as a virtual meeting space. Blackboard Collaborate is being used by some faculty to meet with their classes to give live demonstrations, hold discussions, or have guest lecturers. 

We recommend that all participants have access to a microphone and speakers. Participants can still use Collaborate's chat feature without a microphone. To use Collaborate, download this Getting Started for Participants PDF, then watch this Participant Orientation video.

Join a Collaborate session, on the specified date, by using the link provided to you by the moderator of the session. It's recommended that you join the session 15 minutes prior to the start time to make sure you are ready to go.

If you need assistance, contact Nancy Edmonds at 410-777-2671, or e-mail