Blackboard Collaborate Upgrade on Thursday, October 4, 2012

EdTech will be upgrading the Blackboard Collaborate building block inside of Blackboard on Thursday, October 4, 2012, starting at 5 p.m.

Blackboard Collaborate will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour (5 – 6 p.m.) during the upgrade process.

Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom available to all Blackboard courses. For more information about Collaborate, visit:

Blackboard Collaborate Upgrade on Thursday, August 2, 2012

Blackboard Collaborate will be upgraded to the latest version at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Collaborate is a virtual learning environment integrated into Blackboard.

The newest version has some minor enhancements such as greatly improved noise cancellation features and the ability to better monitor which permissions each participant has within the Collaborate session.

This upgrade is not expected to cause any outage of Blackboard or Collaborate services.

For more information, contact Educational Technology at

Blackboard Collaborate Training Opportunities

Educational Technology is offering several opportunities to learn about Blackboard Collaborate in August (before Fall 2012). Collaborate is a virtual learning environment where students and instructors can interact online much as they do within a traditional classroom.

To sign up for a training opportunity, visit the link below:

Each training opportunity will cover the following:

  • Uses (live class, record a class, virtual office hours)
  • Features (white board, application sharing, web tour, changing permissions, chat, polling)
  • Creating a new session
  • Accessing recorded sessions

For more information, contact EdTech at