Instructional Technology Resource Center

Web Conferencing Using Collaborate

Collaborate is web conferencing or a virtual classroom with a whiteboard, chat, audio, video (limit of 6), application sharing, polling and other tools to engage students in a synchronous online environment.

All courses in Moodle ISU 2 can add a Collaborate Session using the "Add an activity" dropdown menu inside the course. If you do not have a Moodle ISU 2 course, you can request a Collaborate Session using the Collaborate Web Conferencing Online Request Form.

Moderator Resources

Creating a Collaborate Session

Creating a session in your Moodle ISU course: Handout
Collaborate Web Conferencing Online Request Form Use this online form to request a Collaborate Meeting outside of Moodle ISU 2.

Moderating a Collaborate Session

First Time System Check
Download and Install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher: Handout
Moderator Overview Recording
Collaborate: Moderator Basics: Handout
Collaborate: Modertator Checklist: PDF Handout
Collaborate: Moderator Introduction Slides: PowerPoint File
Collaborate Support Portal
Documentation and Recorded Training for Moderators
Suggestions for Audio and Video Devices
Collaborate Plan! Online Form

Downloading a Collaborate Session

Collaborate: Downloading a Session: Handout

Participant Resources

Before Your First Collaborate Session - pdf
First Time System Check
Download and Install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher: Handout
Participant Orientation
Documentation and Recorded Training for Participants
Suggestions for Audio and Video Devices

Troubleshooting Java Issues with Collaborate

The Blackboard Collaborate Launcher should eliminate any problems with Java.

Download and Install the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher: Handout
Troubleshooting Java for Collaborate PC Version: Handout

For more information about using Collaborate contact the ITRC.


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