Blackboard Collaborate Suite

A variety of tools are available within the Blackboard Collaborate Suite of products.  Whether you need something simple and quick, or a more complex solution, there is an option to meet your needs:

  • Blackboard IM - Blackboard IM is an enterprise instant messaging platform designed and built for education that allows for student, faculty, and staff collaboration using chat, voice, video, whiteboard, web, application sharing, and web conferencing.  This tool may also be used to set up help desks for faculty and student services units. If you would like to establish a help desk, please send an email to
  • Blackboard Web Conferencing (Blackboard Ultra) - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra provides live virtual classroom/meeting spaces supporting multi-way audio, video, application sharing, polling, and content display. These web conferencing rooms may be used within every Blackboard course (guest access can be provided) or outside of the Blackboard interface via a web browser.  Full conference recording capabilities are available.  Read more.
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