Take your classroom to students, wherever they are, with web conferencing & Blackboard IM.

Blackboard Collaborate integrates with Blackboard and offers a mobile app for a real-time learning experience to meet instructor and student needs.

Using Blackboard Collaborate

Minimum System Requirements
Test Your Computer Settings for Blackboard Collaborate Use

Adding Blackboard Collaborate to your Blackboard Course
Loading Content to Your Collaborate Session
Using the Menus in Collaborate
Quick Start Guide for Participants
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing Room
Closing Blackboard Collaborate
Enabling the Grade Center

Using Telephony for Moderators
Collaborate Mobile App for Participants
Accessing Collaborate Recordings in Blackboard


Blackboard IM is an instant messenger that synchronizes with UA Banner enrollment records. This means that students and teachers are automatically connected with other Blackboard IM users enrolled in the same courses. Blackboard IM is primarily used for office hours and for UA Early College.

Using Blackboard IM

Download Blackboard IM through Blackboard Learn

On Demand Learning Center
Creating a Blackboard IM Account
Accessing the Settings Page
Adding Contacts to Your Contacts Tab
Adding a Contact to a Group

Adding a New Group to Your Conacts Tab

Blocking and Unblocking Users
Changing Your Password
Changing Your E-mail Address

Creating a New Custom Status
Enabling Blackboard IM for New Courses

Demoting a Participant to the Waiting Room

Promoting a Participant to the Main Room

Office Hours Views

Office Hours Custom Settings

Removing a User from Your Contacts Tab

Starting a Screen Sharing Session
Starting a Whiteboard Session

The Classmates Tab

The Contacts Tab
The School Tab
The Status Bar

Modifying Your Profile