Blackboard Collaborate is an online, collaborative learning
platform well-suited for the education industry and corporate learning needs.
It includes features such as screen and application sharing, web conferencing,
and integration with Blackboard Learn to provide a complete learning management
Blackboard Collaborate offers a
browser-based web conferencing tool to facilitate interaction between
instructors and students. It has a classroom chat feature that offers a messaging
platform for students to share images, text, audio, and video. It also supports
live captioning to meet the accessibility needs for deaf and hard of hearing
students with its Blackboard Live Closed Captioning Service feature.
Its interactive Whiteboard feature is
used for conducting presentations using PowerPoint slides for engaging multiple
participants with a single presentation. However, Whiteboard content can be
added or edited directly from Blackboard Collaborate without opening
PowerPoint. And despite being browser-based, Blackboard Collaborate does offer
some features through its Blackboard Collaborate ™ Mobile app.