Blackboard Collaborate: Best Practices for Participating

Blackboard Collaborate gives you the functionality you need to support a 21st century teaching and learning environment, such as multi-point audio and video, interactive whiteboard, and file, application and desktop sharing. Educators and students can engage as if they were in a traditional classroom, with as good as, or even better, outcomes.


  • Find a comfortable place with no distractions.
  • Perform a Tech Check (Settings Panel > Audio and Video Settings) in order to test your audio and video is working correctly prior to your session.

In-Session Tips

  • Be sure to join the session 5 – 10 minutes prior to the start.
  • Participate in the session by responding to questions and providing feedback to the moderator.
  • Raise your hand when you have a question or a comment.
  • Use Chat to send text messages during the session.
  • Remember that running other applications on your computer can slow your connection to the session.

Page last modified June 25, 2020