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Blackboard Collaborate

Overview

Blackboard Collaborate is a learning solution that provides web conferencing and mobile collaboration that seamlessly integrates with Blackboard. It helps instructors to create virtual classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces that reach more students. It also offers innovative approaches to peer-to-peer interaction and learning with a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they’re together in a traditional classroom.

ACC has four web conferencing tools available: Blackboard Collaborate, Google Meet, Zoom, and Webex. To decide which web conferencing tool is best for your needs, please reference the Web Conferencing Tools Comparison Chart.

Access

Every faculty has access to Blackboard Collaborate. Use your ACCeID credentials to log in: http://acconline.austincc.edu

Request Support

If you need support, please submit the Faculty Support form. Need ideas on how to implement Blackboard Collaborate into your teaching? Please visit the Teaching Consultations & Support page to set up a consultation.

Faculty Need to Know:

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra provides a single room for the course that stays open for the life of the course and where the name of the room is also the name of the course.

    1. Collaborate Ultra REQUIRES faculty to use the latest versions of Chrome Browser or Firefox to access ALL of the available features.
    2. For Chrome: Collaborate Ultra needs to have the “Block third-party cookies” setting turned off. For additional information go to Browser Support.
    3. You can add a link to Collaborate directly in your course menu. This is recommended for class sessions. If your are using Collaborate for one-on-one sessions, you can just provide the URL to the Collaborate room to the student.
    4. Collaborate is integrated into Blackboard for students to access easily with one single sign-in.
    5. Students can participate in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session directly from mobile device (Apple, Android, or Windows) with the free Bb student app called Blackboard App. Within the app, students are able to fully interact during the session. For more see Blackboard App Quick Start Guide.

Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate

 

  1. To access Blackboard Collaborate use your ACCeID credentials to log in: http://acconline.austincc.edu
  2. Review the Set Up Collaborate page for step-by-step instructions.
  3. Additionally, review the Blackboard Collaborate articles on the Teaching & Learning Knowledge Base to learn more!

 

Access Issues?

Can’t log in? Forgot your password or do you need to reset your password? Please visit:

ACC Technical Support Services 

Training and Support

Teaching consultations are available to help you implement this tool into your teaching.

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The Faculty & Instructional Support Specialists (FISS) can also provide training.

Request FISS Help

Workshops to learn about the tools available for teaching and learning are available.

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Contact

Not finding what you need? Please email TLEDcomms@austincc.edu. If any content on this page needs updating, please email tledwebsite@austincc.edu.