As part of the default course template, the Collaborate Virtual Classroom is automatically available for every course, ready for you to use. The classroom can be used for:
This will open the Collaborate virtual classroom in a new page.
By default, Blackboard instructors all join Collaborate rooms as Moderators with full control over the session. Students join as participants so can view what is happening as well as share their audio and video. Blackboard have more information on all of the different user types that you may wish to use. However, you can override the defaults by clicking on Session Settings.
Click Save to confirm your changes
In addition to the main course room, you can also set up separate meeting rooms within the same course area. This can be useful for setting up specific sessions that may include tutorials, 1-1 meetings or rooms that are only available for specific times or days of the week.To set up a new session:
Guest links can be generated by the system to share access to a main course room to participants that are not enrolled on the course, or are not members of the university (for example, visiting lecturers). To generate a guest link:
Please be aware that recordings (especially for long teaching sessions) may take some time to process.
The processed video can be found by all students enrolled in the course by clicking on the Virtual Classroom page, then clicking the black burger menu icon at the top left of the pane:
Click Recordings to view all available recorded sessions.
Clicking on a link opens the selected video in a new tab.
To activate the content controls, click the purple Collaborate Panel button at the bottom right of the screen to access the virtual classroom tools
Click the Share Content button:
This allows you to use the following tools:
Click the Sessions menu again, and choose Leave Session: