Blackboard Collaborate

Bb Collaborate Overview

Blackboard Collaborate™ is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution. The tool is tightly integrated with HuskyCT, the University’s learning management system, and its features complement the existing functionality of HuskyCT. Collaborate also has unique in-session tools, such as breakout rooms, an interactive whiteboard, application sharing, polling, and a hand-raising feature, that enhance engagement and the face-to-face feel of online classes.

Both Classic and Ultra versions of Collaborate are now available to use in HuskyCT. See our recent blog post for more details!

Classic vs Ultra

Classic Ultra





HuskyCT Integration Seamlessly incorporate live and recorded Collaborate sessions in your HuskyCT course(s). Scheduling and configuring a live session is quick and easy.
Interactive Whiteboard A multi-user tool with a wide range of annotation tools, including text and drawings.
Application Sharing Share applications and documents with multiple users in real-time.
* Google Chrome is required for application sharing when using Ultra (applies to both moderators and participants)
Web Tour Blackboard’s unique Web Tour feature allows moderators to launch an internet browser on participant’s computers. The moderator can then navigate the site remotely, which reduces screen rendering delays.
Remote Control Allows moderators to pass control of shared desktop content to another user in the session.
Polling Use the polling feature to ask participants Yes/No or multiple-choice questions during a session.
Chat An interactive chat tool allows moderators and participants to communicate via text during a session (public and private).
Hand Raising Participants can alert the moderator if they have an issue or question during the session by using the hand raising feature.
Breakout Rooms Session attendees can be placed into "breakout" rooms with their own private Audio, Video, Whiteboard, Application Sharing, etc.
Session Recording Moderators can record "live" Collaborate sessions in both "Classic" and "Ultra" versions. Playback is available in MP4 format.
Mobile Support Both versions of Collaborate are supported on mobile devices via free apps from the App Store (Android) and iTunes (iOS). - Classic uses the Bb Collaborate mobile app - Ultra uses the Bb Student mobile app
Guest Invitations Invite participants from all across the institution and beyond.

Support for Ultra

Support for Classic

Quick Launcher Reference Guide