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Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate



ZOOM is a tool that enables you to conduct Web-based conferences, online meetings, and group chats. With Zoom, you can schedule a meeting or start a meeting on the fly. You can join a meeting from your desktop or laptop computer (Windows and Mac), mobile device (iOS and Android), and even other conferencing platforms such as Polycom. You can invite people from both within and outside Georgetown to participate in your meeting.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COLLABORATE:
 
Blackboard Collaborate will no longer be available at Georgetown University starting June 30, 2016. If you need to maintain access to any Collaborate recordings, please download and archive your content prior to June 30, 2016. For all your future web-conferencing needs, we recommend that you use Zoom. Please contact us if you have any questions or require any assistance.

Please follow the steps below to access your Collaborate recordings:
 

 


BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE is a web conferencing and synchronous communication solution that offers a robust tool set that allows instructors to web conference and connect with students and colleagues.
 
When an in-class, face-to-face meeting is not possible, faculty and students can utilize Blackboard Collaborate to meet online for class lectures, discussions, presentations, and much more.

Collaborate's audio, video, and recording capabilities can be utilized to ensure academic and instructional continuity (other features include use of private and public chat, a whiteboard, application and desktop/screen sharing, a clip art library, and the ability to add and edit content at any time).
 
Collaborate can be accessed from within Blackboard at https://campus.georgetown.edu:

  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Click on a course site
  • Click on Tools
  • Click on Collaborate

Browse the guides and the FAQs below for more specific steps and to get started.

INSTRUCTORS:
I Have Never Used Collaborate Before. What Can I Do To Start a Synchronous Meeting with my Students?
How can I verify if my computer is properly configured to access a Collaborate session?
Windows: Setting Up your Computer System to Use Collaborate
Mac: Setting Up your Computer System to Use Collaborate
Schedule a Collaborate Session and Meet with your Students Online
I Have Scheduled a Collaborate Session. How Do I Join it?
I Have Scheduled a Collaborate Session. How Do my Students Join it?
Can Non-Students or Guests Join a Collaborate Session? How?
Can I Use a Telephone to Dial-In to a Collaborate Session?
Blackboard Collaborate Quick Reference Guide for Moderators (PDF)
Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing Moderator Tools
Invite Users Via Email When Scheduling a Session
Invite Users Via Email After You Have Scheduled a Session
Play a Blackboard Collaborate Recording
Share a Blackboard Collaborate Recording

STUDENTS:
How can I join or attend a Blackboard Collaborate session?
How can I verify if my computer is properly configured to access a Collaborate session?
Windows: Setting Up your Computer System to Use Collaborate
Mac: Setting Up your Computer System to Use Collaborate
Blackboard Collaborate Quick Reference Guide for Participants (PDF)
Play a Blackboard Collaborate Recording


FAQs:
What is Blackboard Collaborate?
What is meant by "Moderator", "Participant", "Session Attendee", and "Invitee"?
How can I verify if my computer is properly configured to access a Collaborate session?
What are the minimum system requirements?
My Collaborate session does not start. What can I do?
My Collaborate session recording does not appear in my Blackboard course site yet. What can I do?
Is there a comprehensive documentation and training site for Blackboard Collaborate provided by Blackboard, Inc.?
Is there a Blackboard Collaborate Moderator Manual?
How is credit given for attending a session and what constitutes attendance?
How can I use Collaborate Mobile?
Is there a limit on the number of participants that can join a Collaborate session?
How do I clear the cache on my browser? 
 
Collaborate Ultra: Coming Soon