Blackboard Collaborate is the primary virtual classroom tool used at the University of Detroit Mercy.


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iPhone and Collaborate

It is possible to access both Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate using an iPhone. There is a Blackboard App available in the AppStore, which...

Join a Collaborate Session

Under the Blackboard Collaborate heading, click the JOIN SESSION link. A menu will open containing currently available sessions.


Find Blackboard Collaborate

To access Blackboard Collaborate, click TOOLS in the left-hand course navigation menu.

Then choose Blackboard Collaborate...

Find Collaborate Recordings

Click the More (three-dot) button right of the Blackboard Collaborate heading under Details & Actions,

Choose VIEW ALL...

Collaborate Basics

In this short video, we cover the basics of running an online class using Blackboard Collaborate, including sharing your video, sharing a...

Collaborate Guest Access

Faculty who need to provide access to Collaborate someone who is not enrolled in their course site -- guest lecturers or students from another...

Find Collaborate Session Options

From the Collaborate page, locate the room or session you wish to modify. Click the (three-dot) more button right of that item to view the...

Report Collaborate Issues to Blackboard

If you are experiencing a problem or problems with Blackboard Collaborate such as bad audio or video, or...

Find Collaborate Session Panel

The Collaborate Session panel opens automatically when one creates a new session by clicking the CREATE SESSION button on the Collaborate...

Start or Stop a Collaborate Recording

To start recording a Collaborate session, click the three-line "hamburger" button in the upper left corner of the screen to open the...