- Audio communication via a microphone, headset, or telephone
- Video communication via webcam
- Application and desktop sharing with participants
- Group collaboration of whiteboard space
- Moderated chat functionality
- Participants can raise hand, indicate yes or no, participate in polling activities, etc.
- Instructors can create and manage their web conferences directly
- Guest speakers can join and lead sessions by using a public link
- Recordings of sessions are archived
- Blackboard Collaborate sessions can also be made available for public attendance.
For users who wish to participate with audio, their system must have a sound card, speakers, and a microphone. For users that want to share video, they must have a webcam installed on their system. Users who wish to participate in conferences who do not have these peripherals installed on their systems can still communicate during a collaboration session through the use of the text chat tool.
Blackboard Collaborate offers accessibility features that allows users to easily navigate and read the Collaborate web interface. The web interface supports screen readers for all available creator and viewer interfaces. The web interface also support keyboard access, allowing you to use the tab key to access all available functions. All sessions fully support adding and displaying captions. For additional information on Blackboard Collaborate’s accessibility features, visit Blackboard Collaborate’s Accessibility Conformance Report (WCAG Edition).