Blackboard Collaborate

  • Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is now available for all faculty and staff at Morton College! some of the exciting new features are as below:

    • Brand-new architecture that runs directly in a browser - no need to install anything on your computer!
    • A modern aesthetic and streamlined interface
    • HD audio and video
    • Personalized participant profiles
    • Quick & easy file and application sharing
    • Breakout rooms for small group collaboration
    • Easy guest access for guest presenters or participants from outside Morton College
    • Mobile access to live sessions and recordings via the Blackboard app (student app) 
    • Instant and convenient text chat
    • Live closed captioning 
    • Integrated telephony for listening/speaking via a telephone
    • Polling to get real time feedback from your students
    • Attendance Reports
    • Diversified emojis

    Overview

    Blackboard Collaborate is a comprehensive online learning and collaboration tool designed specifically for education. Morton College Faculty and staff can create live sessions easily and free-of-charge, to facilitate engagement and interaction for teaching, learning, and other purposes. 

    Blackboard Collaborate helps you to create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities for effective learning experiences and interactions for online, blended, and mobile learning. It helps to open up all-new aspects of real-time learning to engage more faculty, staff, students and guests. 

    For first-time users, Collaborate provides an in-session set up wizard, so that you can ensure your speakers, microphone and camera are set up and ready for you to get started.

    For Teaching

    • Faculty can schedule and deliver live classes using Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing. Capabilities include high-quality audio, multi-user video, integrated teleconferencing, PowerPoint import, shared whiteboard, public/private chat, breakout rooms, application/desktop sharing, guest participation, and more.
    • View participation reports to determine who attended the session, and for how long.
    • View recordings online or download in the MP4 format (for storage, or hosting on another video platform, like YouTube).

    For Learning

     

    • students collaborating around a laptop or through mobile phones
    • Students can access Blackboard Collaborate sessions and record directly from within a Blackboard Course, for a great user experience every time.
    • Join live classes and meetings on the go from mobile devices or tablets.
    • Collaborate with classmates via Blackboard Collaborate for more convenient team or group projects.

     

    For Many Other Purposes( Training, Committees, Meetings, etc.)

     

    • faculty or staff holding a meeting via web conferencing
    • Conduct troubleshooting, professional development and training sessions for faculty, staff, and students. 
    • Record training sessions for on-demand viewing anytime, anywhere. 
    • Schedule online interviews for search committees to see candidates, instead of phone interviews. Decrease expenses related to on-campus interviews by identifying the strongest candidates and bringing fewer candidates to campus. 
    • Feature guest speakers in live presentations or professional development offerings, without the travel expense. 
    • Organize synchronous sessions on research and scholarly activities with collaborators outside the college. 

    Collaborate Browser Support 

    Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience is based on modern web technologies including HTML 5 and WebRTC. You don't need to install Java or a launcher.

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