Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Help Documents

For the best experience in using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra:

  1. Use Google Chrome
  2. Clear Browser Cache

Zoom Blackboard Integration

GVSU recently has acquired Zoom, and enabled Zoom Blackboard Integration.

Blackboard Collaborate Support

For Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30 support call (616) 331-8526  or email You may also leave a message at this number that will be answered as soon as possible.

For weekend and evening support call the Blackboard Collaborate helpline toll free at 877-382-2293

Blackboard Collaborate™ is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution. This fully redesigned solution delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they’re together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra provides a single room for your course that stays open for the life of your course. By default, the name of the room is the name of your course.

Note: The Chrome web browser is required for Collaborate Ultra. 

Collaborate provides opportunities for:

  • Online Office Hours
  • Online Guest Speakers
  • Interviews
  • Advising


  • Study Sessions
  • Small Group Projects
  • and more!

Video Overview of how to use Bb Collaborate Ultra in any BB course

Overview of BB Collaborate from the student point of view