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To maintain the highest continuity of service possible during COVID-19, Blackboard disabled certain non-essential features in Collaborate that can impact overall system stability. These features are:

  • Timer (a countdown timer that helps with classroom time management) 
  • Chat typing indicator (a visual indicator that someone is typing but have not yet completed their thought. The chat feature itself will still be available.) 
  • Netstats indicator (a visual indicator of connection quality next to each user)  

Use our Blackboard Collaborate Cheat Sheet to get started. 

External Collaborate Resources

Watch the Skill Builder Collaborate webinar recording (September 2019)

Getting Started Guides

As of June 1, 2020 Collaborate will support these browser versions:

  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium) 80+
  • Google Chrome 79+

All older versions of these browsers will no longer be supported. Update your browser to the latest version.

What's New in Bb Collaborate 

August 2020 (upcoming)

  • Private recording links
  • New whiteboard tools (planned)

June 2020

  • Download poll results 
  • Share document camera
  • Instructor access to download recordings without enabling participant access
  • Whiteboard improvements: Easier to select and rotate items

Review previous updates here or full release notes from Bb.