Blackboard Collaborate facilitates live online meetings. Participants meet in real time via audio and video sessions. They then can share files, conducting polls and quizzes, write on a shared Whiteboard, and interact in various other ways. Recorded sessions can be referenced at a later date.
Members of the UVa community can use Blackboard Collaborate through the UVaCollab Blackboard Collaborate LTI tool. Through this tool, UVa students and faculty can create Blackboard Collaborate sessions and manage recordings. For those that not want to use this tool, Blackboard support contacts for each department can also create sessions.