Blackboard Collaborate Instructions for Students

Blackboard Collaborate (BBC) is the online platform used by SRU to allow professors to host real-time online meetings with their students. A BBC session is like a chatroom, but with the added benefit of voice and video chat. BBC is free for students to use, does not require the installation of any software, and can … Continue reading Blackboard Collaborate Instructions for Students


Create a Blackboard Collaborate Webinar Room – Updated for 2017

Slippery Rock University provides all faculty with access to Blackboard Collaborate, a live classroom/webinar platform that allows for real-time online meetings. During meetings, faculty can present PowerPoint presentations and other documents, draw on a virtual whiteboard, and use voice, video, and text chat with their students. As of Fall 2017, faculty will no longer find … Continue reading Create a Blackboard Collaborate Webinar Room – Updated for 2017

Troubleshooting the Blackboard Collaborate Classroom

Are you using Blackboard Collaborate to conduct synchronous online lectures? Now and then a student will call or e-mail our office for help regarding this tool. Sometimes the web conference window displays buggy behavior, or completely fail to load. Here is a brief outline of the troubleshooting tips we usually recommend: Still using Internet Explorer? … Continue reading Troubleshooting the Blackboard Collaborate Classroom