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Better collaboration means more effective learning

Better collaboration means more effective learning


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Blackboard Collaborate

With the new Blackboard Collaborate™, a fully redesigned web conferencing application built for learning, you have a reliable, simple, and convenient tool that enables everyone with anytime, anywhere collaboration. Designed with the learner in mind, our new technology delivers a level of engagement that makes learners forget they’re not in a physical space.

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Better collaboration for more effective learning

Today’s learners want new ways to engage and collaborate. Virtual classrooms and online professional development deliver new opportunities to meet your learners where they are. Inspire and engage your learners with the easy to use online collaborative solutions they crave.


Easily reach your students, wherever they are

Blackboard Collaborate has been redesigned to make anytime web conferencing with your students simpler, easier, and more reliable.

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Simple yet full-featured collaboration

Web conferencing should be easy. Our capabilities are intuitive so you can focus on interaction, rather than technology.

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Collaboration, for every way of teaching

From virtual meetings to hybrid and online learning, you’ll have all of the synchronous learning tools you need.

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Easy to use, so you can just teach

With quick startup and intuitive workflows, educators and learners are free to focus on interaction and engagement.


Stop, collaborate, and listen!

Stay engaged in your learning anytime and anywhere with Blackboard Collaborate flipped learning, virtual meetings, and collaboration.

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Your learning, on-demand

Pause, rewind, or fast-forward lessons. You’re in charge of your learning experience with Blackboard Collaborate.

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Rich, high-quality video and audio

HD audio and video enables a more engaging learning experience. Display up to five HD videos per conference.

Synchronise learning across all technology

Synchronous learning is a breeze!

Browser-based web conferencing means there’s nothing to install and every learner has easy access.


Success Stories

Attracting Students From Afar
Case Study

Attracting students from afar

The University of Derby uses Virtual Open Days to help grow their fully online distance learning business, giving students chance to experience Blackboard Collaborate. This has become the key way for the University to convert enquirers through to enrolments, whilst giving prospective students an in depth overview of a specific course or subject area.


Synchronous online learning for higher education

Blackboard Collaborate provides unmatched synchronous learning with a full upgrade for 2015. On its own or within our Learning Solutions, our education-specific web conferencing capabilities enable institutions to foster collaboration and drive student retention and success.


Key Features

Easily reach your students, wherever they are

Blackboard Collaborate has been redesigned to make anytime web conferencing with your students simpler, easier, and more reliable.

Students in computer class

Simple yet full-featured collaboration

Web conferencing should be easy. Our capabilities are intuitive so you can focus on interaction, rather than technology.

Students in computer class engaged in lecture

Collaboration, for all teaching models

You’ll have all of the synchronous online collaborative learning tools you need to meet your instructional goals.

Different students using different devices to log into their LMS

On the go and learning together

Give your students more options to stay engaged – with personalized learning tools for their mobile-enabled lives.


Your all-in-one, 24/7 classroom & group study tool

Whether you’re taking a fully online course or you just want to have a virtual study group after class, we make it easy and fun to create a collaborative learning environment with your classmates and professors from anywhere.

People receiving instruction in a web class

Learn together without getting together.

Take classes, join study groups, collaborate on projects, attend virtual office hours – from wherever you are.

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Good-looking, fun to be with, reliable

Our sleek, intuitive interface provides you with audio, video, chat, whiteboard, and more, using world-class technology that is modern and reliable.

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A classroom that is always on – and on you

No matter where you roam, work with classmates and professors from the comfort and convenience of your phone or tablet.


Support every way of teaching and learning

Blackboard Collaborate keeps students engaged anywhere and anytime, increasing course completion. It is an easy-to-use, reliable, and scalable platform for web conferencing that enables you to reach all students, all the time.

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Engaging, personalised learning options

Support large online programs, blended learning, virtual office hours, professional development, and faculty meetings – all with one toolset.

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To ensure adoption, it’s easy to use

With quick startup and intuitive workflows, your educators and students are free to focus on interaction and learning.

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Mobile collaboration from anywhere

Give today's mobile-enabled students the connection they crave and the personalization they demand.


Easy-to-use, reliable, scalable collaboration

Your school needs a world-class teaching and learning tool that engages students and connects them to your institution. Blackboard Collaborate was specifically built for education and does just that. And it integrates seamlessly with your LMS.

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Your comprehensive learning solution

Our learning solutions combine our LMS, synchronous learning, and mobile capabilities to fit your institution’s needs.

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Streamlined tools promote broad adoption

With fast deployment and easy-to-use features, your educators and students will quickly embrace Blackboard Collaborate.

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For reliable and scalable collaboration

By leveraging standards-based WebRTC technology, we provide best-in-class audio, video, and application sharing.


Success Stories

Attracting Students From Afar
Case Study

Attracting students from afar

The University of Derby uses Virtual Open Days to help grow their fully online distance learning business, giving students chance to experience Blackboard Collaborate. This has become the key way for the University to convert enquirers through to enrolments, whilst giving prospective students an in depth overview of a specific course or subject area.


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    We are now the fastest-growing part of the University of Derby. Innovation is at the forefront of everything we do and students are at the centre of our decision-making.

    Julie Stone, Director of University of Derby Online Learning, University of Derby

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    Blackboard enables us to accommodate the needs of students and support their academic success, and to enable lecturers to adapt a diverse range of teaching methodologies.

    Dolf Jordaan, University of Pretoria

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    If we didn't have Blackboard Collaborate, I don't see how our online enrollments could grow.

    Ray McCandless Director, Center for Teaching Excellence University of Findlay


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