Collaborate is an online virtual classroom/meeting space which allows users to connect via audio, see each other via webcams, use a chat tool, collaborate on documents and view presentations, and access other features. 

To access Collaborate, you will need to select the module in Blackboard that relates to the group you wish to collaborate with. Once in the module, select 'Communication & Tools' link from the left hand navigation and then 'Blackboard Collaborate Ultra'.

To find out more about how Collaborate can be used to enhance your students' learning experience, view the video below.

Collaborate has been developed in accordance with internationally recognised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA. The Accessibility in Blackboard Collaborate help pages provide guidance on use with screen readers, keyboard short cuts and other tools to support an accessible learning experience.

The TEL team are happy to provide advice and support about how best to use Collaborate to enhance learning and teaching. Contact your faculty partner for more information. 

Workshops on getting started with Collaborate are held regularly. Check iTrent for details and to book a place