Collaborate is used to deliver real-time, synchronous, educational content to our users. Specifically, online classes use Blackboard
Collaborate to deliver online lectures and presentations using the audio and video components within Blackboard
Collaborate as well as the fully interactive whiteboard. Instructors load presentation materials and slides on the interactive whiteboard while student participants follow everything that occurs on the screen. Many classes also use Blackboard
Collaborate for group study sessions -- often times without instructor participation. Students are able to share desktop applications, use the interactive whiteboard, and communicate with each other through the built in text chat tools as well as through the audio and video modules.