Custom sessions provide instructors with a means of generating controlled and focused conversation among their students, in a setting similar to a physical classroom.
Navigate to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool (it can be accessed through Other Bb Tools)
Click on Create Session
Name your session and choose from a variety of settings under Event Details and Session Settings, including:
Session start and end times
Allowing early arrivals into the room before the session starts
Allowing recording downloads
Anonymizing chat messages
Allowing users to join the session using a telephone
Turning on and off students’ ability to:
Display their profile picture
Draw or write on the session whiteboard
Post a chat message
Share their audio or video with session participants
You may change some of your session’s settings during the session by clicking on the controls menu in the bottom right hand corner of the session window and then clicking on the gear (settings) icon.